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Lug_Nut 03-12-2008 03:41 AM

The doubling of the gasket is probably more a contributor to the seat-of-the-pants improvement than any restriction you've added.
You've begun on your way to creating a 'high-rise' manifold, a long known performance enhancer.

Reishi 03-12-2008 07:16 AM

Well, I already have a TB Spacer under the TB. I placed the screen under the TB spacer.

I am looking forward to seeing how this pans out as well as I am barely able to afford gas for this thing as it is.

kamesama980 03-12-2008 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by SD26 (Post 93353)
The screen obviously reduces the area of the intake. Might just help increase the intake velocity. I've seen that done with epoxy on some racing motorcycle intakes.

Looking forward to your follow up.

That's a completely different thing. the screen will increase velocity for the franction of an inch of it's thickness but the air will slow down again as soon as it's past it. using epoxy in the manifold/runners is to eliminate dead space and therefore eddies in the air as it flows through. it keeps the velocity constant and reduces destructive turbulence

101mpg 03-13-2008 04:03 AM

And then again, you would think that car companies would be shipping the European and Japanese more fuel efficient versions of the same US cars we have right now but they can't manage THAT either.


Originally Posted by Erik (Post 93232)
I would think that if it would really help, car companies would already be doing it on FE cars like the Prius, Yaris etc..

red91sit 03-13-2008 09:00 PM

Interestingly enough, a college used this trick to convert a car to run on Ethanol, this, as well as a bit of heat made the ethanol atomize to combust even on the coldest of days. The only problem i see with this ( as well as on mechanical injection systems" is that an intake block, will make you have to open the throttle more to get the same power, but with out an o2 sensor (i have one hehe) it will not know that it is getting less air than it usually does at this throttle opening.... Rich booo.

Reishi 03-15-2008 05:10 PM

So should I invest in one of the O2 sensor trickers?

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