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I Need some K&N CONE filter HELP, please!
ridgeback Offline
Member
#1
I want to install a K&N CONE but unclear to as how many different cones or kits are available for the TC. I have seen a few pics posted of other members K&N filters and curious to as why are they not covered? Is it O.K. for these filters to get wet? Does anyone know the K&N part# for the common TC set-up? Is it just a filter or a kit?
Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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Jonesy Offline
Senior Member
#2
I basically just got one that would fit right on my VAM after I gutted the factory air breather box. I hear its not good to get them wet, thats why I am gonna buy one of those with the water shield on it(Seen it in one of my 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords mags)

Jonesy
(Just out of curiosity, whats that canister thing just below the VAM, anyone know)
Michael "Jonesy" Jones
87 Medium Red Clearcoat Metallic 5 speed
2 Tone Leather Interior, All options including factory sunroof/moonroof
168,500 miles - So Far
Mainly stock, K&N Filter, custom ram air
New paint job COMING SOON(repainting factory med. red with ghost flames.)
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Blade1433 Offline
Senior Member
#3
It's a charcoal canister. This way if you're ever at a Browns game and about to have a cook out, you'll never be without your Kingsford

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Blade

"Drive it like you stole it"

88 bone stock TC with 138k, 5spd, burgundy, almost all options with new U-joints, tranny Xmember, front end, FULL tune-up with select MSD products, new horizontal axle shock thingies, custom interior, white face guages. Coming soon: boost guage and air fuel ratio guage on the pillar, Gillis valve, K&N, gutted upper, knife edged lower, gutted E6, T3, and steam cleaned engine bay.
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GT350R Offline
Senior Member
#4
Jonsey, that canister is a charcoal canister just like Blade said. It is to vent the gas tank fumes so it does not pressurize from heat or vacuume from using the gas.

I just stuck a K&N on my GT's vam and was done with it. I dont drive the car in the rain , but i dont think it would get wet if I did.

On the TC I found a "almost brand new" K&N in a TC in the junk yard. It was the stock replacement filter.
GT350R
(sold Sad ) 87 5speed, Motorsport head, [email protected]+2, [email protected], gutted or ported everything & all the typical junk.
84 Gt350 2.3T T-top
84 Turbo GT 418rwhp

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Jonesy Offline
Senior Member
#5
Well, the hose from the charcoal canister(good one Blade) I disconnected from the rubber elbo going to the factory breather. I see no way to reconnect it since I have the cone filter on it. Do I necessarily need to reconnect it? If so HOW?

Jonesy
(lol the Browns [Image: biggrin.gif] )
Michael "Jonesy" Jones
87 Medium Red Clearcoat Metallic 5 speed
2 Tone Leather Interior, All options including factory sunroof/moonroof
168,500 miles - So Far
Mainly stock, K&N Filter, custom ram air
New paint job COMING SOON(repainting factory med. red with ghost flames.)
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#6
The part # is RE-0930 cone filter. That's just the filter. You don't have to reconnect the charcoal canister. If you mounted it in front of the radiator support wall behind the headlinght or high in the fender well it won't get wet.

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS. Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
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Hybridbird Offline
Posting Freak
#7
THe #0840 fits great also.

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segfaultxr7 Offline
Posting Freak
#8
I have my K&N mounted in front of the radiator, but fairly high up to protect it from rain that splashes upward. I used air intake hose from the VAM to near the headlight, the attached a 3" duct from that hose to the filter, which I secured in place with a duct hanger. It isn't pretty, but it works and it won't fall off. [Image: smile.gif] I used something other than the RE-0930, it's similar in size but it is shaped like a cylinder rather than a cone.

The filter won't be damaged or anything if it gets a little damp, but obviously you don't want it in a position where it could get soaked! If a few drops of rain hit it or something, no big deal.

While we're on the topic, a car parts store guy was telling me that there is some sort of bag you can slip over a cone filter, it is normally nonrestrictive but instantly swells up and seals off the filter if it gets dunked in water. He said they had a promo video where they started a car, revved it up, and dunked the filter/bag in a 5-gallon bucket. It didn't swallow any water. Has anyone seen these for sale? I've never heard of them other than from that guy, if they are really that effective I figured everyone would be using them!
88 TC 5-speed
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kellyb Offline
Member
#9
see my post under performance tips about how I mounted mine so it won't get wet, won't suck hot engine compartment air, and will get fresh air with maybe a bit of a ram effect.

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1987 TC Black out, red in. Tag: TC BIRD 7.
1963 Jag Mark 10 getting 5.0 transplant.
1975 MG Midget. wife's car.
2001 PT Cruiser. Hey, its retro!
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1987 TC Black out, red in. Tag: TC BIRD 7.
1963 Jag Mark 10 getting 5.0 transplant.
1975 MG Midget. wife's car.
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade
fave quote:"No man is a failure who has friends." Clarence the angel.
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B D Offline
Member
#10
See my post under performance upgrades.
B D

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87 TC 5-Speed, Remote mount K&N filter system
88 Thunderbird Sport 5.0
91 Ranger
87 Turbocoupe 5-Speed, Remote mount K&N filter system,Steeda Shifter,New Heater Core,new clutch.
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