Cold Air Intakes

1979 Mustang Cold Air Intakes

Cold Air Intakes

At one point or another, most Mustang owners think about how they can boost their pony car’s power and increase its performance without breaking the bank. There are a few easy ways to do this is in a 1979 Mustang: Install a 1979 Mustang cold air intake or ram air box; Clean or replace your air filter. Your engine needs oxygen to perform. It’s mixed with fuel before being ignited in the combustion chamber, which powers the engine. If you can help fan the flame in the combustion chamber, you’ll experience an increase in power, performance and efficiency simply from drawing cooler, denser air into the engine.

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1979 Cold Air Intakes

How Oxygen Affects Power and Performance

Air that is cooler is denser and more oxygen rich. As a result, one of the easiest ways to enhance vehicle performance is by installing a 1979 Mustang cold air intake.

In a typical engine set up, the engine receives air through the intake manifold, which is on the engine itself. The air surrounding the engine is typically hot, due to the heat the engine gives off. A cold air intake routes air from cooler areas directly into the engine. This cooler, oxygen rich air allows combustion to occur more efficiently, and the more efficiently your engine runs, the greater performance results you’ll see.

It’s not every day you see a 1979 Mustang with a cold air intake, as they’re more commonly available for EFI vehicles rather than carbureted. However, there are cold air intake options out there for carbureted engines like the 1979 Mustang, and they are commonly referred to as ram air boxes.

This type of 1979 Mustang cold air intake requires installing snorkels and tubing, which route air from the front of the vehicle directly to the carburetor surrounding the air filter. By installing the snorkels directly in the path of oncoming air, the cooler air in front of your vehicle is essentially forced into the engine, creating a cold air intake.

Other Ways to Improve Air Flow

Aside from installing a 1979 Mustang cold air intake, there are a few additional things you can do to improve engine performance and efficiency. A dirty or clogged air filter will prevent vital oxygen from reaching the engine, so make sure to clean or replace your air filter for optimum performance.

To start reaping the benefits of improved air flow, check out our selection and order your air filter cleaning kit or replacement air filter today! And if you have any questions, our Mustang specialists are available via phone, email or online chat to help you find the parts you need.

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