1967 Mustang Cold Air Intake
If you’ve already installed a cold air intake on your daily driver, you may be wondering if you could do the same thing to your 1967 Mustang. A cold air intake is one of the easiest mods you can do to improve engine efficiency and create minor horsepower gains. A cold air intake draws cooler, denser air into the engine. This essentially brings more oxygen into the engine. The effect is kind of like what happens when you use a bellows to stoke a fire in your fireplace. The fire ramps up as the cool air is injected. A 1967 Mustang cold air intake would work the same way — drawing cool air in, and allowing the internal combustion to occur more efficiently.
1967 Cold Air Intakes
How a 1967 Mustang Cold Air Intake WorksA cold air intake in a 1967 Mustang works the same way a cold air intake in any vehicle works. The whole idea is to cool the air that enters the engine to increase efficiency. Using the ideal gas law, PV=nRT, we can understand how a cold air intake can increase horsepower and performance.
Let’s apply the mathematical principle to a 4.7-liter 289 Hi-Po. Let’s say it’s a nice, warm sunny day and your 1967 Mustang engine is pretty warm. It’s getting hot in the engine bay and the air surrounding the engine is about 150 degrees Fahrenheit. With all other conditions being equal, if we were to cool that air by only 20 degrees, we would effectively pull in 3.5% more oxygen. This is because cooler air is denser and thus contains more oxygen.
An easy way to cool that air is to pull air into the engine from cooler parts of the bay. You could install a snorkel style 1967 Mustang cold air intake that pulls air in from the fender area or even install a ram air scoop to pull cooler air from above the hood directly into the engine.
More Oxygen Equals Increased Efficiency and PerformanceInstalling a ram air intake or cold air intake in your 1967 Mustang can greatly improve vehicle performance. Additionally, a quality air filter can aid in improving vehicle performance. Whether you’re in the market for a 1967 Mustang cold air intake, a ram air filter or premium air filter, consult with the Mustang experts over at CJ Pony Parts.
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