Bear claw - Airbox

HeR3tic

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What is it that comprises the air box that is under the bear claw. It it a filtration device or simply an air distribution box which obtains air from the underseat filter. I've failed to obtain the answer from the shop manual.:confused:
 

Pig9r

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It's a plenum or air distribution box. It clamps to the throttle bodies. I'll take a photo tomorrow of the one I took off mine.
 

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Slinky

Great! I'm brain storming here. My idea is how to input cyclonic air flow into the throttle bodies, cheaply. Could be anti-cyclonic for the folks down under:) Which ever way the toilet (water closet) circulates. I'm by no means a mechanic; so, whether such would be advantageous for TBs is a question for all ya'll that are so enabled. BTW: "all ya'll" is plural.

I'm thinking of kicking a slinky down the stairs. Or a the very least employing a few spirals off the length of a slinky to impart some air circulation for increased air and fuel mixture:confused: Your photos will give me some greater insight. I've a TBI spacer device on my K1500 with a Jasper 350cid V-8. It's no more than an inch tall. It seems to have improved both mileage, by 1-2 mpg, and throttle response. I have only have seat of the pants support for the latter.
 

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Would you say the portions of the three TB seals that extend inward into the "plenum" air box are about 1/2" deep? And while you're at it:confused: What is the I.D. of those portions? 50 mm?
 

travelguy

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heritic hombre from the other site found the internal support spring from the uni filters is the correct size for what you're describing... kinda a vortex effect. he has velocity stacks but feels the spring placed inside the tb's improved the response..
 

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