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Just thought I'd let everyone in on how to do this if anyone is interested in doing it. I bought an 02 Mustang GT intake tube from Dan for 20 something dollars shipped. With the help of Brian I was able to do this and thought it might be helpful to just post it so everyone can see how it's done.

-First, you cut the tube in half right between the two vacuum hose connections. It's easy to do, you just go along the side of the raised ridge all the way around. Flip on end of the tube over.

-Cut off the vacuum connection on the tb side of the tube (the one without the plastic insert). cut it flush with the surface of the tube.

-Cut a 3" aluminum pipe about 7-8" long and cut one end at an angle. Stick the end with the angle in the tb side of the tube and put the angle in such a way that it blocks off that hole from the connection that used to be there. put the other end of the pipe in the other piece of tube and clamp both sides down tight. You can see from my pics that the hole is not clamped off, but it's tightly pressed against that aluminum pipe and it won't leak at all.

-cut a piece of 3" aluminum pipe about 2" long and stick it in the hole where the throttle body would normally go, then take the piece off the stock violin case that has the hose connection and clamp it on top of the end of the tube. The aluminum pipe will provide a hard material for clamping force.

-Now you've got a tube that will route correctly for the 94-95 and will fit upto a 90mm LMAF on the end. Believe me the 90 fits. It took about half an hour to squeeze that dang thing on there but it fits nicely. Here are the pics.

**the piece from the violin case isn't pictured because it's still on my violin case on the motor. I'm waiting for my apten chip to run the 90 LMAF.**






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You just need to paint or powdercoat the exhaust tubing black to make it look good in there. I might give that a try next time I see my car.
 

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Yeah I've got some matte black bumper paint that's real durable and I'm going to paint the tube with that when I get the chance.
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i used a 96 t bird tube turned backwards and it almost fit perfect had to add like 2 inches is all.
 

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For the breather tube,

1/2" ID Elbow <img src="http://www.mn12tbird.com/mods/gtintake/breathertube01.jpg">

5/8" ID Heater hose <img src="http://www.mn12tbird.com/mods/gtintake/breathertube02.jpg">

The 96-97 bird and the 99+stang are identical except for the size of the MAF outlet. 96-97 bird works fine for stock MAF, but those of us who went to larger have to use the 99+ stang one. Even the 96-97 boys do a direct swap to the 99+ tube when upgrading their MAF.
 

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my pcv hose went straight into the connection on the GT tube. No modification required.
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Mine did too until I broke it but some people are having problems with it :zdunno: so I thought I would help them out.
 

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Thomas said:
[Bcut a piece of 3" aluminum pipe about 2" long and stick it in the hole where the throttle body would normally go, then take the piece off the stock violin case that has the hose connection and clamp it on top of the end of the tube. The aluminum pipe will provide a hard material for clamping force. [/B]
I am doing this part now, and holy ballz this isn't easy. fitting a 3" pipe into a 3" tube isn't that easy! but I got it after shaving a bnit of the inside of the tube with an exacto knife.

Also, this is alot more tough if you are using a STB, I have no idea how I am gonna manuever around that JL brace, it's huge!

PS this sucks...

:D Dave
 

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It's just like a virgin, it's tight but it does stretch. :tongue:
 

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Hey Shadow, I ran into another kink.....Can you help? I have my zex box mounted into the side of the engine bay where the airbox goes. With my Tbird K&N I have no fitment issues. NOw while trying to use the mustang GT airbox, I have run into a snag. It doesn't fit. Can I cut off the two mounting bolt hole things on the side? And would I have problems if the hole in the airbox is kinda facing the zexbox? Would I have many airflow issues?

problem is I need a kind of quick fix, I have to work tomorrow night, and I have no extra money until Friday to buy a Mustang K&N, if I need to, I don't wanna if I dont have to.

Thanks

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I just used my stock airbox and flipped the rubber connector around backwards. (usually goes from big to small, I made it go from small to big.. Very tight fit, but works.) Of course I used an accufab adapter too. I know the GT Box needs to be slightly modified to fit well but I don't know what "bolt hole things on the side" you are talking about, pics would help. If I remember right the method I've heard was to cut off some of the snout of the box to get it to fit into the hole into the fender.
 

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DMcBrideBoston said:
I need to get this PI intake on badly
You and me both buddy. :D
 

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whitecoug has an 02 gt box and his zex solenoid sits right underneath it on the side cosest to the shock tower. You can't even see it as it sits right underneath the box. Very sleeper-like.
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Thomas said:
whtiecoug has an 02 gt box and his zex solenoid sits right underneath it on the side cosest to the shock tower. You can't even see it as it sits right underneath the box. Very sleeper-like.
-Thomas
Just going to say that...but somebody beat me to it...If you point the rubber hosse side angled towards the motor and the feed line from the front pass. corner it should fit ok. i could only use 3 screws though, but it ain't going anywhere. and yes, you can only see the purple from about one angle...i need to paint it white and cover it with dirt to match the rest of my car :D

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Well, I just got up and I am going to finish this jerry rigged project today. This PI intake needs to go on with the quickness. I'm gonna get some funny looks at my dyno tune on Saturday:rolleyes:

94-95's officially suck in my book!(stock)

Thanks whitecoug and Thomas.....I'll give it a whirl.

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I bought it that way. I got it in the PCV section of Pep Boys. It's practically identical to what's in the drivers side head, btw just without the "pin" to keep it from moving, so that's probably what it was intended for.
 

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Thanks SHadow....Is it for any particular vehicle or just something that looks like it?

I just finished up the wiring for the mass air, now to put stuff together to look good....

BTW: can I drive without the breather for 10 or 15 minutes to the parts store, or is that bad....

Dave
 
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