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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 16, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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CAI for LS2 swap in a 69 RS

Have a question for you guys. I am in the final stages of my LS2 swap into my 69 RS and am trying to find the best place to run my CAI. I wanted to run it through the core support but the RS head light doors will not let that happen. I know I can just run it into the front drivers or passengers side fender corner but I wanted more cold air than just putting it in the corner of the fender. I was thinking since I relocated the battery to the trunk I could cut a hole in the inner front fender well where the battery used to sit and put the cone filter down in the area under the fender well between the front valance and the tire. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 16, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Re: CAI for LS2 swap in a 69 RS

Hasn't anybody tried this spot on a LS swap?? Anyone????
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 16, 07:41 AM
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Re: CAI for LS2 swap in a 69 RS

https://www.roto-fab.com/1967-69-cam...old-air-intake

This is what I used. It is sealed to the engine compartment so you would only be getting cold air from around the headlight areas. I really think that is the best place to draw air. You won't get the air flow going through the fender well or have room for a filter with the angle the fender extension is.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 16, 07:47 AM
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Re: CAI for LS2 swap in a 69 RS

Mike, welcome to Team Camaro! this is a great source for info but this may be in wrong section, you may try the LSX Swap section
LSx Swap - Team Camaro Tech
as regulars probably dont visit this section often, I know I dont.
Here ia a link to a great LS website- I hope this is OK but tons of LS swap people there
Conversions & Hybrids - LS1TECH
I am doing a LS6 into a 69 Firebird but havent gotten that far with it (I have been chomping at the bit to start back on it!)
sounds like you are closer than I am good luck with your swap and you may want to post some pics up -maybe start new thread in LSX swap section
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Ok, I will try there. I love this site and all the beautiful Camaros!!. I have done many Chevys in the past but this is my first 69 and it has been my life long dream to have one and now I do. LOTS LOTS LOTS more money into this build than I originally wanted but it will be worth it in the end. I Sold a 69 Chevelle SS that I literally just finish a frame off on and only drove it once to get this car when it came up for sale. FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
Thanks for the input.
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heck, I just learned more seeing Huskers link there thanks I like the look of that air intake system!
Mike post some pics up men are visual creatures! I have had several 69s over the last 38 years of car ownership they are worth it! enjoy!

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 16, 10:47 AM
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Re: CAI for LS2 swap in a 69 RS

I would not go to the trouble of putting it through the inner fender.

The area behind the headlight even on an RS gets lots of cool enough air already. Plus don't have to deal with the debris and water from the tire throwing it into your filter.
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I thought about the debris but I figured I could put a block plate between the filter and the tire. SO that area in the fender corner gets enough air? That would be a lot easier than going through the lower inner fender for sure.
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I thought about the debris but I figured I could put a block plate between the filter and the tire. SO that area in the fender corner gets enough air? That would be a lot easier than going through the lower inner fender for sure.
I ran Spectra intake on my built LS7 RS and my LS3 525 Standard. Also ran Airaid on an LS3 480. All behind the driver side headlight.

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Re: CAI for LS2 swap in a 69 RS

Ran the roto-fab unit as well. I have to say out of everything that I bought. The fit and finish on this is just awesome.



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Ran the roto-fab unit as well. I have to say out of everything that I bought. The fit and finish on this is just awesome.



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Roto-fab is a great company. I have been working with them on their engine covers. They actually sent me a set to cut up to fit around things on my engine for mock up. I just sent them back and they are going to make me a custom set for the normal price. The only extra cost I had is I had to pay for shipping the set back. The covers are a pretty heavy gauge aluminum and are probably close to 1/16" thick.
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GPHusker, any pics of their cover?

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Here is a picture of their mock-up covers on my engine. The paint on them is just spray paint and really looks like crap. Like I said, it was just some mock-up ones they sent. The new covers come bare aluminum and you need to paint them up as you want.


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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 16, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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They are nice air boxes but they are kind of pricy but you get what you pay for right. It does look like a nice piece!!.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 16, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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I ran Spectra intake on my built LS7 RS and my LS3 525 Standard. Also ran Airaid on an LS3 480. All behind the driver side headlight.

Moved batteries to trnk and used the tray area for fuse box

Vega$69, If you used that spot and had no issues with more HP than mine I would be comfortable using that spot. Mine is basically stock (for now)..
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