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Ok, I have trolled the internet and this forum for months now looking for a solution to this issue. Basically everyone knows that the factory airbox and flexy pipe setup on the TB42 petrol (and diesel) is a big POS. I have a ZD30 airbox ready to go in, however NOBODY seems to have a solution as to how to remove the standard airbox from the top of the carby and adapt a silicon coupling and some 3" pipe to plumb it to the airbox in the front corner of the engine bay.
Does anyone know if there is another vehicle which uses the same carby which might have a remote airbox? All that is needed I imagine is some sort of attachment to bolt onto the top of the carby with a 3" round outlet, or any size round outlet that can have a pipe coupling attached.

I have considered cutting up the factory box and making something myself, as a last resort I imagine this is what I will do. I know Millweld and also Traction Fab make up some replacement airboxes but I am looking for something to plumb up to a ZD30 box.

Without rambling too much, does anyone have any further ideas??!?! Plans?? Has anyone made something up?

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I'm a simple man Joey. Tell me why the factory setup is such a POS. It has transported air from the guard to the cheap and effective oiled factory airfilter to the carby on mine for the 18 years I have owned it, so I'm happy.

PS - I did have to mod it a little bit to fit around a diesel style second battery.
 

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where abouts are you mate?

I just make up an adaptor that bolts to the existing location with a 90 degree 3" bend. Diesels are easier but it still only takes less than an hour to make a petrol one.

I'm in Caboolture QLD. If you're a local enough lad, bring it by some time and I'll make one for you. 0411 563 300

But along the lines of what bruce has to say, why? Having done this before for a customer, there was no benefit what so ever. It isn't any better on fuel, it's never gonna be a race car engine and barely has 100hp to begin with. The factory set up is easily good enough to flow the meagre air requirements of the TB42. The diesel is much the same. The only time you'll see a real benefit is if the vehicle is turbo'd, and most of that is due to the reduction in intake piping helping it be more responsive, there is very little actual power increase.

But if you already have the airbox and don't want to sell it to get some cash, then I'm happy to make you an adaptor.
 

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Wow thanks heaps for the info finally! Offroad Division you are talking about exactly what I wanted to make. I am on the north side of Brissy so I will probably get in contact with you. As for the question at hand, my pipework is all floppy and leaking. I just had a snorkel put on and cant see the point of having one when the rest of the intake tract is full of holes. I just want to replace the numerous connections (one of which fits like a saddle on a ducks back and is held in with a bolt for christ sake) with something like stainless pipe and some silicon connectors. The whole thing just looks untidy and crappy. If I could I would just take a silicon joiner from the factory airbox to the snorkel, but I cant find anything to fit over the square outlet of the box. Hope that explains it a little better!
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i have a traction fab airbox and its pretty wicked, it runs a 4" outlet that is plumbed to my 4" snorkel. alot cheaper, easier than a zd30 airbox and flows a ****e load of air.

again its only good if you are using an impco 300a lover the top mixer.
 

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Stool yeah thats pretty much what I was looking at. Guitarist I contacted traction fab about 6 months ago to make up an airbox for me, but you pretty much hit the nail on the head, I dont have an impco mixer. I have some other thing which I am not sure what it is. It is a grey donut thing which sits above the carby with a barb coming out of it for the gas line. The gas converter is over in the corner of the engine bay. I sent the traction fab guys a bunch of photos and they were keen but they never actually did anything no matter how much I pestered them. Must have been too much of a pain in the arse. If the standard traction fab airbox would fit I would totally just get one of those >< but I dont know if it will.
 
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