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Post  markmanuel on 3/4/2008, 9:19 am

hi all been reading a bit about side air intake aerodynamics and thinking of fitting some air scoops on the air intakes to my car its a small modification, and am fitting an air duct kit to the front if i have any information on both items i will post my reply

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Post  Rich on 3/4/2008, 5:22 pm

Good idea Mark. I've been looking at scoops for quite a while. I'm quite surprised I've only seen one car with them fitted. They are readily available from eBay... Have a look here.

As my air filter is already fed from the nearside vent, so already getting cold air, the scoop will help to actually force the air in, so I'm hoping to see a difference to throttle response and fuel economy!

By the way, I think you're quite brave modifying a Limited Edition MGF! I would suggest that as these scoops have to be bonded to the existing trims, it may be an idea to obtain another set for the mod on so you can retro fit the originals should you wish to sell the car in the future.

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Post  Guest on 3/4/2008, 7:27 pm

I got some from here http://www.m-99.co.uk/Car_Bodykits/MGF/mgf.html ages ago, but not got round to fitting them. Still sat at the back of the garage!
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Post  Nick on 3/4/2008, 8:18 pm

Yup I have some too, but havent fitted them yet, I'm waiting to find a rover 820 or 827 airbox for a cone filter first. I've never seen them fitted to a car andn I'm not sure wether to keep them black, spray them body colour or put a carbon effect film on them?


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Post  Rich on 3/4/2008, 10:39 pm

That's one of the reasons I haven't got any yet. As I've got silver trims on a blue car now, which I really like, I suppose the best thing to do would be have the whole thing silver. But it's the black mesh inside that really finishes them off nicely and you wouldn't see much of them from a side profile. I wouldn't want to make them body colour as they would just look like weird bumps on the side...

Hmmm. More thought needed... scratch

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Post  Guest on 3/4/2008, 11:11 pm

I have a plan for mine, but I can't reveal! It's top secret!
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Post  Rich on 4/4/2008, 2:32 am

scubastewart wrote:It's top secret!
Give it five minutes and we'll all know what it is... Just like all your other 'Top Secret' projects! We'll have to weed out the snitches...
Twisted Evil Dunno! Laugh my a**e off!

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Post  markmanuel on 4/4/2008, 7:58 am

thank you all, as for the mod on the car, the hood is now black, its now got a front splitter thats black, its got mud flaps they are also black , i was thinking of putting on the air scoops in black its looking good i think, and yes i would like it to be the first car in the club with air scoops the race is on lads, may get them on for sunday. got the air duct kit from mike satur today so going to have some fun there, see you all on sunday Very Happy ps i will never sale my car. I also heard the weather is going to be rubbish on Sunday so bring your WELLIES!!

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Post  Guest on 4/4/2008, 8:37 am

Nice one Mark, you'll def beat me, as I don't even have an engine at the moment, let alone thinking about fitting the scoops!!!! Shocked

Be good to see them though.
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Post  daved on 5/4/2008, 5:11 am

From the eBay they look like stuff off a Hoover Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Only joking Mark. They look quite understated actually. Can't make Sunday so piccies please

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Post  markmanuel on 6/4/2008, 5:46 am

my air scoops are on, let see if they remain on going to brookland on sunday i hope, thats a good run if they are going to come off it will be then,

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Post  Nick on 6/4/2008, 9:15 am

What did you use to bond them on with Mark? I still have to fit mine...


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Post  markmanuel on 6/4/2008, 6:37 pm

well i got them from ebay and the guy sent me the glue i think its windsceen glue, i have some left over if you need it any way its holds, the only trouble is its very think. was going to brookland today, its now snowing and the day is canceled Crying or Very sad

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Post  Rich on 6/4/2008, 7:09 pm

I think you'll find it's mastik. That's what's usually used for bonding bodykits. I used it on a spoiler on my MG Maestro way back in the 80's!
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Post  markmanuel on 7/4/2008, 2:27 am

thank you rich, do you think they will remain on the car after a good run out i.e 70mph + Very Happy

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Post  Rich on 7/4/2008, 3:09 am

I really can't answer that one, having no experience. But I know when I fit mine, I'll be bonding mine some other way and may put a small bolt or wire through, then use some isopon or something to hide it before rubbing it all down and spraying it. They way, they will never come off!
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Post  Nick on 14/4/2008, 1:57 am



I have fitted my scoops now (I've sprayed them body colour), I used araldite and clear mastick and it seems to be clinging on OK so far Wink


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Post  Guest on 14/4/2008, 9:24 am

Nice one Nick, looks good. As expected, i'll be last to get them fitted, but I do at least have a working engine now!

Look forward to seeing them at the next meet.
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Post  Stu on 14/4/2008, 10:59 am

I'm interested in fitting some air scoops,will have to have a look at the next pub meet and check them out,pic looks good.Do they attatch to body work of car or plastic trims?
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Post  Rich on 14/4/2008, 5:20 pm

They are bonded to the existing air intake trim...

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