View Full Version : Simple Cool Air Divider

06-21-2010, 09:36 PM
This is an opportunity for a Cool Air Divider. This is something I was working on recently for myself and thought others would be interested as well. Note that this is for a basic pre-cut steel plate and one accessory. Finish work and hardware will be your responsibility.

Due to material I acquired for my project, I have enough remaining to construct up to 10 more.

The price for the air divider is $25.00 + shipping. Shipping is via US postal Parcel Post, but can also be done Priority Mail upon request (typically $2-$8 more expensive). To estimate shipping, you can check here:

Weight of the package is about 4.7 pounds. The divider itself weighs about 3.7 pounds. The shipping zip code is 55024. As an example, shipping to a Zone 4 address (zip starts with 461) is $9.02.

The air divider comes pre-bent, and pre-cut to work on the 89-93 Thunderbird SC cars. (checking on 94/95 is under way, but it should fit). It comes with 4 holes punched for the mounting flange, and two holes for brackets to mount at the top front and two holes for brackets to mount at the rear (near the fender well). It is 18gauge galvanized steel with a coating designed to improve paint adhesion. These are unpainted. The only hardware included is just over 4 feet of edging material you can cut into segments that will cover the edges where they may touch wires or hoses.

To Order
PM me your shipping address and your e-mail address. I will calculate your total costs and send you an e-mail. You can either pay via Pay-Pal, or via money order. I will ship the part within 2 days of receiving payment, or if via money order, within two days of the money order clearing.

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This sale is only for the part. Installation will be your responsibility. I can provide some assistance via e-mail, but you must be aware, installation of this will require effort on your part to install. You will have to remove the existing air box. You will need to route your intake tube. You will need to drill holes, acquire and attach brackets and many other steps. This is not a one box provides all solution but is something a “shade tree” mechanic can achieve.

If you are not mechanically inclined, you don’t want this.
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Pictures below are what you will get in the box.
http://media.motortopia.com/files/cars/album_2010work/4c391657d8bf8/tn_full_2010-07-10_162428jpg_Thumbnail1.jpg (http://www.motortopia.com/photos/544273)
http://media.motortopia.com/files/cars/album_2010work/4c39165f791db/tn_full_2010-07-10_162439jpg_Thumbnail1.jpg (http://www.motortopia.com/photos/544274)

The following pictures show a panel painted and installed in my 1993 SC.
http://media.motortopia.com/files/cars/album_2010work/4c3916697f131/tn_full_FinalFilterFitjpg_Thumbnail1.jpg (http://www.motortopia.com/photos/544275)
http://media.motortopia.com/files/cars/album_2010work/4c3916728a1a5/tn_full_finalFrontOpeningjpg_Thumbnail1.jpg (http://www.motortopia.com/photos/544276)
http://media.motortopia.com/files/cars/album_2010work/4c39167bbdf25/tn_full_finalLowerOpeningjpg_Thumbnail1.jpg (http://www.motortopia.com/photos/544277)

sinhumane - (Zone 4) Shipping $9.02
rjgraul - (Zone5) Shipping $10.05
ganualfthegrey - (Zone 5) Shipping $10.05
MartianBob - (Zone 6) Shipping $10.78
Akurei14 - (Zone 6) Shipping $10.78
Sam8902 - (Zone 4) - Paid - Sent

06-22-2010, 01:08 AM
what will shipping be to 67203? i'm in for one if its reasonable. :)

06-22-2010, 04:55 AM
I am interested too. Shipping to 20137.


06-22-2010, 10:02 AM
I will see if I can get a couple more made this week and get an accurate weight to give you actual shipping costs.

I did measure, and it's too big to fit in any flat rate boxes. So if I go USPS (which I prefer) it looks like Parcel Post will never be over $15 freight to anywhere, and Priority Mail is usually a couple more dollars than Parcel Post. I'll ship lowest cost or your preference.

International Shipping looks like it's a good $10 more than domestic shipping.

I'll get the specifics, hopefully by the weekend but that gives you an idea.

06-22-2010, 02:15 PM
i will take one also let me know when ready. 66061

06-23-2010, 02:29 PM
Looks good. shipping to 78652 please.


06-25-2010, 12:43 PM
inexpensive and a good lookin piece, count me in.
shipping to 01009

06-25-2010, 02:01 PM
I hope to have some in hand either this weekend or early next week so I can get final weights and let everyone know the shipping cost.

06-29-2010, 10:17 PM
Sorry for taking so long. I have some dividers in hand, but I'm having trouble with the edging. My source dried up so I'm looking on getting a quote for it from a local Fastenal distributor. Should have the details after the holiday. The price may change based on this, hopefully no more than $5.

Again, sorry for the slow action.

07-10-2010, 09:29 PM
I have updated the first post with updated pricing information. I had to add $1.00 to the price due to increased cost of the edging material. i have calculated shipping and put it by your name in the first post. I've also provided a link for you to calculate shipping yourself.

Instructions on how to order are also in the first post.


08-02-2010, 12:04 PM
Dropped the price to $25 + shipping.

08-02-2010, 06:50 PM
From what I understand I pretty much have to set the divider in and mount it and squeeze the wires inbetween it?

08-02-2010, 08:04 PM
There are cut outs for the wires to fit through. The half round cuts you see. There is a harness that runs up by the top right of the radiator, and then there is a harness (and overflow tube on the 89-93) that runs along the bottom edge. Really though, if you don't think you can figure something like this out, you don't want it. I'm not sending any instructions. It should be self evident to those mechanically inclined.

08-08-2010, 11:56 PM
I'll take two. I sent you a PM.


08-12-2010, 11:40 PM
I installed Mike's air divider on my 94 SC today. It will fit but requires some cutting and tweeking. In pic A it shows that I bent the bottom flange at about a 10 degree angle so that the divider leans toward the passenger side to help clear the radiator support. In pic B it shows the notches I cut in the front and rear (right and left in pic) so that there is more room for the air tube in the rear and the radiator support in the front. Pic C and D shows the installed views. As Mike said earlier in his post..If you can't fabricate then this piece isn't for you. I was unable to find a universal K&N cone filter in stock on the west side of Indy today so I bought a universal (gasp) Spectre filter! (Please don't flame me...:D). I can't really tell any difference in acceleration but boy can you hear the supercharger whine! Mike's air divider is a heavy, well made piece and he has put a lot of time researching and fabricating this part. Thanks Mike, I appreciate the effort you put into this!

08-13-2010, 12:22 PM
K&N doesn't have a thing on Spectra. Working with the to create an CAI for our birds as I worked with them to create one for the Grand Prixs and GTPs. They are a good company.

Mike if you still have one at the club clash I will get one from you then.

08-18-2010, 03:44 PM
I just sent out 2 to someone. I have 6 left. I'll bring what I have left down to Iowa for the club clash this fall and put them on clearance. Thanks for following up Sam.