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what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

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what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by H.M.X » February 16th, 2008, 4:35 am

I've been entertaining several options for an air cleaner with my stroker in my small-body AMC but haven't come up with anything yet. Have you gone over the rocker arm cover (like a YJ/TJ) or down toward the radiator (like an XJ)?

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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by Shark » February 16th, 2008, 8:31 am

how much room you got?
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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by H.M.X » February 17th, 2008, 1:48 pm

not a lot, especially forward of the intake and exhaust.

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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by Shark » February 17th, 2008, 4:09 pm

got any pics?
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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by H.M.X » February 18th, 2008, 10:57 am

a dark one, yeah:

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Underneath the temporary air cleaner, you can see where I mounted the ECM on the shock tower. Forward of the ECM is the coolant recovery tank, then forward of that is the washer bottle. If I do go forward, it'd be a tight routing around the power steering pump. If I go over the rocker arm cover, there's hardly any space between the battery and the alternator to draw fresh air in.

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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by Shark » February 18th, 2008, 1:21 pm

wow, you werent joking. that is a tight space.
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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by 1bolt » February 18th, 2008, 3:03 pm

if a cowl induction hood isn't out of the question the firewall on the cool side of the engine is perfect and will give you as much as 6% increase in power (12 rwhp on a 200 wheel hp stroker) if you seal it to the cowl opening.
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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by yuppiexj » June 20th, 2008, 11:09 am

A guy I know in Richmond VA dropped a Renix 4.0 in a spirit and here's the custom air cleaner adapter he used and retained the stock air cleaner.

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he has a nice swap gallery
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Re: what did you do for an air cleaner in your small-body AMC?

Post by amcinstaller » June 22nd, 2008, 11:14 am

yea, these cars are frickin tight. im not sure on my spirit either actually, i was thinkin about a turbo and intercooler before which would have simplified things alot, but now im not so sure on turbo. how much room is there above the rear of the engine and under the hood on your car? and which car is it? i think i remember reading on another forum you have a 80's style amx, but i could be worng
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