Making functional ram air for 351

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Re: Making functional ram air for 351

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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 14 Feb 2018, 23:10

Very nice, but a bit too pricey. I’m going to copy 1969XR7Vert
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Re: Making functional ram air for 351

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Post by MercuryDon » 15 Feb 2018, 02:13

Here's what I did.
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Re: Making functional ram air for 351

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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 15 Feb 2018, 18:56

Did you make any provision for water to drain or do you just not drive in the rain?
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Re: Making functional ram air for 351

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Post by leonbray » 16 Feb 2018, 15:38

MercuryDon wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 02:13
Here's what I did.
Is that a 71 - 73 Mustang Ram Air Seal?
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Re: Making functional ram air for 351

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Post by cyclonelou » 16 Feb 2018, 16:52

Drain hoses can be rigged up. You can get the factory ram air system, original(expensive?) or repro parts. Or you can just carry a big fluffy towel in the car and block the scoop's opening when you wash it or get caught in the rain.Simple. That's what I do and it works.Obviously not for a concours restoration.

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Re: Making functional ram air for 351

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Post by 69XR7Ragtop » 19 Feb 2018, 06:27

I just drilled evenly spaced drain holes in the bottom of the outer ring so all water would just drain onto the manifold. It's worked for me and is not really noticeable.
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