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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:27 pm 
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Hi ppl,

I have been thinking about air box for my R1 carbs.
I have contacted my local FRP specialist..... also, race parts ppl for quotes.

Looks like I have to pay more than £400 even for Glass fibre ones.
I have now made my R1 spaced equally to 84mm pitch instead of original setup.
Can any of you think of any idea how or to buy cheap?
I know Oz made one with his friend and so on.
My local specialist told me that he can teach me how to make it.

I have ali plate which I cut already to size, I need to make dome with pipe sticking out to fit K+N filter which was for My Crx 1.6Vt.


Some if or help will be nice!!!

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are you able to weld the aluminum? Just fold up a box out of aluminum sheet and weld or have it welded. Cut your four holes, and attach some small bells. Do you have the dimensions you need for the box (total size, spacing between carbs and size of carb opening. Also do you know where you need the opening for the air filter? I could make you one, but shipping to the uk might be expnsive.

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Thanks for an offer.
I went on ebay and bought Lotus Elise exige carbon fibre airbox in the end.

I modeled airbox with CAD and sent it to my friends' friend.
He came back to me with price over £450 for a Glass fibre airbox.
He will need to make wooden pattern, then mould then so on.

Lotus one was £195 and it is carbon fibre item and it will do the job.

I did think about Aluminum plate and so on.
Problem is that, I will need to have domed shape so that I can have screen wiper and so on.

If it was aluminum, I could shape it with a hammer but... I wanted to have looks as well :oops: .

Like I said thanks ofr your offer, very much appriciated.


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Atchi...do a one time mould out of polystyrene foam. Wrap it in kitchen clear wrap - Glad Wrap - and then make airbox on outside. Pour in acetone once cured, to dissolve foam. Use polyester resin for heat resistance. Talk more later about it if you like!

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oz - could i somehow use this method to do my shaker scoop internals,
(see post in general) not familiar with process, sounds interesting,
always want to try something new. details?

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is an airbox essensial for a carb setup? iv not thort bout this. will i gain performance from doin so?

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It's advisable to get an air box dude, as then cold air can be channeled directly into the carbs, without one the carbs will suck in warm air from the engine bay unless you plan on ducting air to the carbs from a bonett vent?

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