Hey guys. I plan to very soon create an enclosure for my Pipercross Cone filter, fitted to my 1.6 8v astra. I've heard endless up's and downs about cone filters and their ability to suck in huge amounts of warm air, evem with a heat shield.
My "custom enclosure" idea is to create an aluminium surround for the cone filter, with two holes. One will be to house the air filter and allow the feed to the engine, and the other will allow for a cold air feed pipe to be attached to the aluminium enclosure.
It will be detatchable - for future cleaning, and Will probably be held in place by hose clamps (the clamps which you screw to tighten) which will hold it onto the cone filters pipe.
I shall post images of my project when has started, this is the perfect oppitunity I feel to gain the maximum out of a cone filter. IMHO no peformance gains will be reached, but at least I know a large amount of hot air will NOT be sucked into the engine!
If anyone cares to throw in any comments, be they negative or posative about what I am about to do, then please feel free - after all, this is only a project...