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My cavalier does not have an air intake pipe, the one from the nose cone to the frying pan on the carb, would this be sold by the length or is it a part number?

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21 hours ago, Julian said:

My cavalier does not have an air intake pipe, the one from the nose cone to the frying pan on the carb, would this be sold by the length or is it a part number?

It wouldn't have had one fitted from new Julian.

My Manta is 1978 & doesn't have one.

You probably have an air filter enclosure like mine

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Later carb Manta's e.g. 1980 onwards have this type of air filter enclosure & a plastic fitment that the other end of the pipe clips into.

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My 1980 Sportshatch had the pipe fitted, pretty sure I have the front browny beige plastic thing somewhere if needed.

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On 8/14/2018 at 10:56, Rapierdave said:

It wouldn't have had one fitted from new Julian.

My Manta is 1978 & doesn't have one.

You probably have an air filter enclosure like mine

5b72a68864091_MantaEngine.thumb.jpg.82490bb1c8e58004285ce27b49614003.jpg

Later carb Manta's e.g. 1980 onwards have this type of air filter enclosure & a plastic fitment that the other end of the pipe clips into.

IMAG0390.thumb.jpg.a0d524e3e5a3385ab4ff853aa6519fc3.jpg

If it didn't have one when new Dave, I will leave well alone then.  Many thanks to all who replied.

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Thats why mantas where faster than cavaliers, :ph34r:

Cavalier had a solid front, no grill, therefore no air feed, on the manta it was in line with the slot, but had an air trap door to stop 100mph bugs etc, getting to the air filter, would benefit from removing this trap and adding a tea strainer, would need cleaned out regularly,  cars a bit sluggish, hold on until i remove some bugs.

been reading up on air feed, its pretty interesting, a redtop xe is meant to run cleaner on original panel filter opposed to a cone, to get the same surface area that is force fed, you would need to run a 12 inch round cone filter, and impossible to force air in, without incasing it, gonna play soon, 

Been playing with a 400cc race bike, redline starts at 12,000 and revs to 16,000! Experimenting with manta inner airduct tubes etc, interesting, one is cold air forced, with a metal gauze, other is slightly hot, fitted wee digital temp gauge it each, very interesting, seems perfect temp is 10 to 15 degrees at 100 mph, 10,000 revs, no dyno, but the induction noise is magic!  7am morning or 8pm night. Why go for a spin on a hot day! 

I gonna experiment with a redtop xe next, starting with forcing air into a cone, need to find or make a air capture or will remove one inner lens. 

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