1983 Mustang Cold Air Intakes
Doing some hot laps? Out enjoying a warm, sunny day on your favorite roads? You’re going to want to keep your Mustang cool. A Mustang performs better when the intake air is kept cool, as cold air is more oxygen dense, and it’s that oxygen that mixes with your fuel to create combustion in your engine. The problem with most factory engines, including those on a stock 1983 Mustang, is that the air filter is usually located right on top of the engine. The heat from the engine quickly heats the air going into your intake, which reduces your performance. One way to minimize this effect is to install a cold air intake. Read on to learn the advantages of this setup, and other ways you can help your car keep cool.
1983 Cold Air Intakes
Cold Air for High Performance
All automotive engines produce heat. In the case of a performance car like your 1983 Mustang, it produces a lot. For convenience and space reasons, manufacturers often install the air filter close to the intake. The problem is this engine heat quickly transfers to the air intake, and this hot air isn’t ideal for creating maximum power in your engine.
A cold air intake for your 1983 Mustang relocates the filter box away from the engine (typically on the side of the wheel well), and brings cooler air directly into the intake.
Other Options for Cooler Air
While a cold air intake is a great way to go, there are some additional steps you can take to improve your air intake as it is:
• Replace your air filter often, as a dirty or damaged filter will reduce air flow
• In between changes, clean your filter and filter box to remove dirt and debris
• Make sure your radiator and openings on the front of your car are clean and unobstructed
The goal is to get the maximum amount of air into your engine compartment and keep your ‘Stang running cool. If you want to improve the cold air flow of your 1983 Mustang, take a look at what we have to offer here in our online CJ Pony Parts catalog.
You can sort by year and model, so you can find parts that fit perfectly in your 1983 Mustang. Ordering is simple and secure, and with just a few clicks, we can send you your parts with fast, free shipping. Any questions? Give us a call or contact us online, we’ll be more than happy to help you improve your 1983 Mustang’s cold air intake!