Fox Looking at going back to a stock air box?

nickyb

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A quick search on car-part.com returned a lot of results on an 87 thunderbird. Might be the route to go...

incidentally it showed the mustang and mark vii interchange so it is the same part.
what did you put in search to get the assembly?
 
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Mstng93SSP

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Back in the day, when most of us had stock-ish cars the advertised hp gain with the "cold air induction" had more to do with the fact that most everyone had the air silencer still, and removing that alone was probably the hp gain. I have never been a fan of the cai.
 
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Some DEI heat shielding over the metal would be a better insulator than the plastic and rubber with header and engine bay heat.
Bed liner or some dynamat might look better, but DEI makes quality products.
QUOTE="nickyb, post: 9249031, member: 148504"]
We ain't got much rain in this desert . But I feel the stock box must be cooler air then this chrome sh*t I got now.After I drive home from work I can't even touch that chrome beach.
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nickyb

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Some DEI heat shielding over the metal would be a better insulator than the plastic and rubber with header and engine bay heat.
Bed liner or some dynamat might look better, but DEI makes quality products.
QUOTE="nickyb, post: 9249031, member: 148504"]
We ain't got much rain in this desert . But I feel the stock box must be cooler air then this chrome sh*t I got now.After I drive home from work I can't even touch that chrome beach.
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That sounds like something I would do.Thanks
 

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Around 30 years ago when my 89 had about 35k miles and was still under warrranty, I drove through a heavy rainstorm and ended up twisting 4 of my rods. As soon asI got the car back, off came the intake silencer. I swear it acted as a funnel.
 

nickyb

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Around 30 years ago when my 89 had about 35k miles and was still under warrranty, I drove through a heavy rainstorm and ended up twisting 4 of my rods. As soon asI got the car back, off came the intake silencer. I swear it acted as a funnel.
sounds like it sucks
 

darryl paarman

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Does any one know what kind of hardware is used to mount the stock air box ? Mine never had it when I bought it. Is it just bolts or special mounts ? Thanks.
 

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Pretty much anything that was equipped with an SEFI 5.0 (HO or not) built on a Fox platform will have the correct air box. Mark VII, Thunderbird, Cougar, etc.

Air silencers are another story. The one installed on Mustangs is Mustang-specific due to differences in the amount of space available under the fenders of other models.

Air tubes are also another story. The Mustang air tube is also Mustang-specific. Other tubes will fit, but certain models (e.g.: Mark VII) have a weird air tube with a narrow section just after the air box.