1981 Ford Thunderbird Performance Air Intake Systems

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    • Spectre Performance® Round OE Replacement Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 49223682
      Ford Thunderbird 3.3L 1981, Round HPR™ OE Replacement Air Filter by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $17.03
    • K&N® E Series Round Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 329459
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, E Series Round Air Filter by K&N®. K&N E Series round automotive air filters are designed to replace your restricted factory air filter for additional horsepower and performance. These filters are washable,...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $45.99 - $51.99
    • AIRAID® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 437921
      Ford Thunderbird 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, Red Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $52.94 - $58.04
    • aFe® Pro 5R Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 918971
      Ford Thunderbird 3.8L / 5.0L 1981, Pro 5R Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro 5R air filter provides increased airflow to your engine without sacrificing filtration ability. The increased airflow allows your engine to make more power, and...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $73.95
    • aFe® Pro DRY S Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 921828
      Ford Thunderbird 3.8L / 5.0L 1981, Pro DRY S Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro DRY S is the perfect combination of performance, protection and convenience. When you want increased airflow with superior filtration, but ease of maintenance...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $73.95
    • S&B® Cleanable Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 85546482
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Cleanable Air Filter by S&B®. All filters S&B produces is manufactured to the highest standards and submitted for CARB approval.
      $28.82 - $31.09
    • Proform® Officially Licensed Ford Engine Dress-Up Kit
      (1 reviews)
      # 85097438
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Officially Licensed Ford Engine Dress-Up Kit by Proform®. Material: Steel. Sold as One Kit. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely what you...
      Officially Licensed Ford ProductsCarefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicle
      $186.71 - $285.49
    • Edelbrock® Dual-Quad Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 17611452
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Dual-Quad Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. 1500-6500 RPM. Without EGR. Their larger plenums and runners match the free-flowing exhaust, high-lift cams and other modifications of a high output engine. They...
      The finest quality at a great priceWe carry everything needed to complete the job
      $369.95 - $631.23
    • Edelbrock® Performer Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 17624242
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Performer Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. Idle-5500 RPM. Performer manifolds are dual-plane, low-rise intake manifolds with a 180° firing order and patented runner design that you won't find in other...
      Fast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re locatedThe finest quality at a great price
      $208.22 - $624.56
    • Edelbrock® Performer RPM Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 17627413
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Performer RPM Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. 1500-6500 RPM. Without EGR. Performer RPMs are dual-plane, high-rise intakes with 180° firing order to produce incredible top-end horsepower while retaining...
      50-state emissions street legalThe finest quality at a great price
      $245.29 - $488.36
    • Edelbrock® Performer RPM Manifold and Carburetor Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # 17607402
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Small Block 1981, Performer RPM Manifold and Carburetor Kit by Edelbrock®. Includes Manifold, Electric Choke, Carb, Fuel Line, Gasgacinch, Intake Bolts, Gaskets. With a Manifold and Carb Kit, it's easy to...
      The finest quality at a great priceWe carry everything needed to complete the job
      $599.49 - $1,119.61
    • Edelbrock® Performer RPM Manifold and Carburetor Kit For Performer RPM Air-Gap
      (0 reviews)
      # 17612197
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Performer RPM Manifold and Carburetor Kit For Performer RPM Air-Gap by Edelbrock®. Includes Manifold, Choke, Carb, Fuel Line, Gasgacinch, Intake Bolts, Gaskets. With a Manifold and Carb Kit, it's easy to...
      The finest quality at a great priceWe carry everything needed to complete the job
      $1,322.01 - $1,640.58
    • Edelbrock® RPM Air-Gap Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 17642474
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, RPM Air-Gap Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. 1500-6500 RPM. Includes Nitrous Bosses. Without EGR. Performer manifolds are dual-plane, low-rise intake manifolds with a 180° firing order and patented runner...
      Fast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re locatedThe finest quality at a great price
      $328.62 - $587.96
    • Edelbrock® Race RPM Air-Gap Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 17601929
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Small Block 1981, Race RPM Air-Gap Black Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. 1500-6500 RPM. Without EGR. Performer manifolds are dual-plane, low-rise intake manifolds with a 180° firing order and patented runner...
      Fast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re locatedThe finest quality at a great price
      $433.25
    • Professional Products® Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 14154249
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold by Professional Products®.
      $160.61 - $454.77
    • Weiand® Air RAM Series Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 64867715
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Air RAM Series Intake Manifold by Weiand®. Designed for the 5.0L Ford and LS series families, this intake pick up where the factory left off. Engineered to build horsepower and torque through optimized...
      Low Rise Dual Plane Design builds maximum torque for street performance enginesSquare Bore Carburetor Mounting Flange
      $165.95 - $219.95
    • Weiand® Hi-Ram Series Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 64846629
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Hi-Ram Series Intake Manifold by Weiand®, Power Band to: 8000 rpm. Hi-RAM Series Intake Manifold used primarily in drag racing, tractor/truck pulls and performance marine applications where high RPM is...
      $374.95
    • Weiand® Stealth Series Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 64846632
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Stealth Series Intake Manifold by Weiand®, Satin. WEIAND’s top-of-the-line high-rise dual plane manifold combines the low-end throttle response of a 180° design with the top-end power you’d expect...
      Port Size: 1.83” height 1.02" widthHeight: Front 4.35", Rear 5.59"
      $190.95
    • Weiand® X-CELerator Series Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 64846630
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, X-CELerator Series Intake Manifold by Weiand®. 360°, single-plane, open plenum manifold designed primarily for high-performance street, drag, marine and oval track use. This series works best with a...
      Single PlaneSquare Carburetor Mounting Flange
      $243.95
    • Moroso® Vacuum Pump Drive Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # 84998278
      Ford Thunderbird 302 CID With Small Block 1981, Vacuum Pump Drive Kit by Moroso®. With this quality part backed by a great price, you can enjoy your vehicle so much more than you thought was possible. This Moroso part is...
      $231.24
    • Crane Cams® Vacuum Advance Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # 74211026
      Ford Thunderbird 4.2L / 5.0L Ford Engine 1981, Vacuum Advance Kit by Crane Cams®. Includes Adjustable Vacuum Advance. These Crane adjustable vacuum advance kits let you tailor your ignition to the advance you want. The...
      $48.05
    • Professional Products® Intake Manifold Bolt Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 14142278
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Bolt Set by Professional Products®. Intake Manifold Bolt Set; 12 Point Stainless Steel.
      $24.50
    • Professional Products® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 14143114
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Professional Products®. Power+Plus® Gasket Set.
      High performance gasketsSilicone beading for additional sealing
      $16.33
    • Professional Products® Intake Manifold Spacer
      (0 reviews)
      # 14143161
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Spacer by Professional Products®. Typhoon™ Phenolic Spacer; 0.5 in. Thick; Ford 5.0L/351W.
      $79.59
    • Mr. Gasket® Intake Gasket
      (0 reviews)
      # 12305391
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Gasket by Mr. Gasket®. Port Dimensions 1.25" Width x 2.11" or 2.13" Height. You won't find a more perfect way to make your vehicle look better and drive faster than with the top-notch Mr. Gasket...
      Returns your vehicle to its pristine stateExceptional quality at a great price
      $19.35
    • Mr. Gasket® Ultra-Seal™ Intake Gasket
      (0 reviews)
      # 12371648
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Ultra-Seal™ Intake Gasket by Mr. Gasket®. You won't find a more perfect way to make your vehicle look better and drive faster than with the top-notch Mr. Gasket products. That is the only stop you need...
      Returns your vehicle to its pristine stateExceptional quality at a great price
      $22.41 - $42.22
    • Mr. Gasket® Intake Manifold Bolt Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 12336334
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Bolt Set by Mr. Gasket®. 5/16"-18 x 2". You won't find a more perfect way to make your vehicle look better and drive faster than with the top-notch Mr. Gasket products. That is the only...
      Returns your vehicle to its pristine stateExceptional quality at a great price
      $13.23 - $29.55
    • COMP Cams® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 14325834
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by COMP Cams®. Intake Gasket; Small Block Ford; 1.29in.x 2.12in.
      $28.44
    • BTP® Intake Bolt Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # 69379958
      Ford Thunderbird V8 Engine 5.0L 302 CID Car 1981, Intake Bolt Kit by BTP®. This BTP superior part helps your air intake system to provide improved airflow to ensure your engine operates at its maximum. This performance part is made...
      Designed for the ultimate in performanceMade from premium materials
      $7.45 - $13.77
    • Edelbrock® Intake Gasket
      (0 reviews)
      # 17598841
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Small Block 1981, Intake Gasket by Edelbrock®. Any gasket can create a seal, but a good gasket can do it with less clamping force, and for a longer period of time. Edelbrock's gaskets are not only manufactured...
      Fast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re locatedThe finest quality at a great price
      $22.28 - $121.19
    • FRAM® Extra Guard™ Round Plastisol End Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 83768575
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Extra Guard™ Round Plastisol End Air Filter by FRAM®. Most dirt and dust enters the engine through the air filter and FRAM Extra Guard is engineered to provide twice the air filtration compared to an...
      Provides better air filtration for improved performancePrevents damaging particles from entering your engine
      $8.82 - $10.17
    • Hastings® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 21456202
      Ford Thunderbird 3.3L 1981, Air Filter by Hastings®. Clean air is critical to the performance of your engine, so don’t trust just any filter. Hastings filters are tested according to SAE J726 test procedures, where they meet or...
      Filters out dirt and dust in the air preventing them from entering the engineHeavy duty construction for long service life
      $8.06
    • Full® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 8012305
      Ford Thunderbird 3.3L 1981, Air Filter by Full®. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store for a replacement, but before you...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $10.00
    • WIX® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 64421109
      Ford Thunderbird RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) 1981, Air Filter by WIX®. Considering as much as 10,000 gallons of air must pass through the air filter for every gallon of fuel the engine consumes, WIX air filters play a vital part in...
      Prevents foreign particles like carbon, soot and abrasives from entering the fuel mixEnsures superior engine protection
      $7.88 - $8.59
    • Standard® Intake Manifold Temperature Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 64677647
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Intake Manifold Temperature Sensor by Standard®. Do you see dark puddles on the ground when you park? Is your CHECK ENGINE light on? Your engine may be in need of repair, but before you waste your time and...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $18.75
    • Standard® Tru-Tech™ Intake Manifold Temperature Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 45076476
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Tru-Tech™ Intake Manifold Temperature Sensor by Standard®. Do you see dark puddles on the ground when you park? Is your CHECK ENGINE light on? Your engine may be in need of repair, but before you waste your...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $15.18
    • Dorman® Intake Manifold Expansion Plug
      (0 reviews)
      # 31607645
      Ford Thunderbird 3.3L 1981, Intake Manifold Expansion Plug by Dorman®. Engine Expansion Plugs are available in multiple styles, including Cup Type, Pilot Seal™, Reverse Taper, Concave, Quick-Seal® Rubber and Quick-Seal ®...
      Many sizes availableConveniently available in packs of different quantities
      $1.10 - $13.91
    • Victor Reinz® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 24046538
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Victor Reinz®, Use 1 per Car. Standard Design. OEM Standard Part. Material: Composite. Included: End Seals. Not Included: Plenum Gasket. When you’re low on oil, coolant or...
      $12.42
    • Victor Reinz® Air Cleaner Mounting Gasket
      (0 reviews)
      # 24030692
      Ford Thunderbird 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, Air Cleaner Mounting Gasket by Victor Reinz®, Use 1 per Car. Dimension: 5-1/2 OD x 5-1/32 ID. OEM Standard. Material: Victo-Tech. When you’re low on oil, coolant or some other fluid, you may be...
      $3.07
    • Standard® Ported Vacuum Switch
      (0 reviews)
      # 64733922
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Ported Vacuum Switch by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $22.73 - $113.80
    • Magnum Gasket® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 82704376
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Magnum Gasket®. Screen Printed Sealing Beads. Magnum's Gasket engineers have utilized their many years of engine sealing experience to select the right technology choice for...
      $14.03
    • Holley® SysteMAX Intake Manifold Gasket
      (0 reviews)
      # 63100939
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, SysteMAX Intake Manifold Gasket by Holley®. Designed with precision and functionality in mind, this accessory ensures outstanding performance and easy use which makes it the perfect deal for your...
      $30.71
    • K&N® Apollo Cold Air Intake System
      (0 reviews)
      # 534642
      Apollo Cold Air Intake System by K&N®. Cooler air inlet temperatures mean more horsepower. This universal kit turns any air intake system into a Cold Air intake system. It replaces the OEM airbox with a K&N air filter in a special...
      $129.99 - $209.99
    • Spectre Performance® Air Intake Hump Hose
      (0 reviews)
      # 12037463
      Universal Air Intake Hump Hose by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market proven on the racetrack! All products...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $32.40 - $37.02
    • Spectre Performance® Air Intake Tube Collar Clamp
      (0 reviews)
      # 12039508
      Universal Air Intake Tube Collar Clamp by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market proven on the racetrack! All...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $8.52 - $12.78
    • AIRAID® Cone Air Filter
      (5 reviews)
      # 80390519
      Universal Cone Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and provides better air...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $25.40 - $109.04
    • Vibrant Performance® The Classic Performance Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 78903132
      Universal The Classic Performance Air Filter by Vibrant Performance®. Vibrant Performance “Classic Filters” feature a 4 ply pleated cotton-gauze element that allows for significantly more airflow than a stock filter while...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsIdeal for All Motor and Forced Induction race applications
      $21.95 - $65.00
    • Holley® 10" Chrome Round Air Cleaner (120-145)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495189
      10" Chrome Round Air Cleaner by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for 40...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $35.82
    • Holley® 14" Chrome Round Air Cleaner (120-102)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495186
      14" Chrome Round Air Cleaner by Holley®.
      $44.02
    • Holley® 14" Power Shot Air Cleaner (120-146)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495190
      14" Power Shot Air Cleaner by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for 40...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $75.81
    • Holley® Air Cleaner Replacement Element (120-144)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn620677737
      Air Cleaner Replacement Element by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $37.88
    • Holley® Custom Oval Air Cleaner (120-141)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495188
      Custom Oval Air Cleaner by Holley®. Holley mechanical fuel pumps range from 80 GPH to 225 GPH in many various applications to meet the fuel demands of most engines.
      High output fuel flowFlows 110 GPH free flow
      $115.95
    • Holley® Powershot Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 63646440
      Powershot Air Filter by Holley®. The Holley GM LS3/L92 Modular Hi-Ram Intake Manifold is introduced as a cost effective alternative to fabricated sheet-metal for high-performance applications where induction system height is not...
      Single Plane with Isolated PlenumSquare Bore Carburetor Mounting Flange
      $52.23 - $60.42
    • Injen® High Performance Air Filter
      (19 reviews)
      # 375936
      Universal High Performance Air Filter by Injen®. Replace your worn out air filter with this high flow High Performance filter. It features a built-in velocity stack for added performance, urethane top and base to resist heat...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $49.32 - $57.54
    • K&N® Dual Flange Oval Straight Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 25513976
      Universal Dual Flange Oval Straight Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $38.99 - $217.99
    • K&N® Oval Tapered Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 25636561
      Universal Oval Tapered Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $32.99 - $196.99
    • K&N® Round Tapered Air Filter
      (6 reviews)
      # 25611518
      Universal Round Tapered Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $22.08 - $122.99
    • AEM® Clamp-On Round DryFlow Racing Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 328142
      Universal Clamp-On Round DryFlow Racing Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow Racing filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $68.99
    • AEM® Oval DryFlow Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 313145
      Universal Oval DryFlow Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's DryFlow technology, cleaning...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $39.99 - $97.99
    • AEM® Oval DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 313143
      Universal Oval DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter by AEM®. These filters are much larger than standard DryFlow filters and engineered to exceed the airflow requirements of large displacement engines. They are designed to be durable and...
      Exceeds the normal airflow capacity of large displacement enginesEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $71.99 - $76.99




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    • Performance Parts
      We all know that achieving better fuel economy while driving puts money back in your pocket and does the environment a favor. But for those who are actively interested in squeezing the most out of every drop of gas, getting more miles per gallon can actually become a sport - especially if a vehicle has a manual transmission that can be upshifted earlier and put into neutral during downhill grades or when coasting to a stop sign.
    • Performance Parts
      In today's world, saving money wherever possible has become essential. But it's important not to lose sight of the fact that, sometimes, a product that costs more up front will save you more money over time. In our business, we've seen far too many consumers judge products solely on the basis of their initial cost, completely neglecting any long-term economy and benefits. When it comes to automobiles, "performance" air filters are a perfect example of this.
    • Performance Parts
      Aftermarket air intake systems have become one of the most popular engine modifications available for late model cars and trucks. An easy question to ask is why are these so popular? After all, didn't engineers who work for your vehicle manufacturer spend years developing the best engine components available? Since power and fuel economy are major selling points these days, it's hard to imagine car companies not doing everything they can to maximize horsepower, miles per gallon, or both.
    • Performance Parts
      There are many types of aftermarket air intake systems that range from simple and inexpensive to elaborate. In the scope of this article, we'll examine the different types of air intakes, what they do, and look at a few specific product examples of each. But in short, performance air intake setups increase airflow into your engine - boosting combustion and creating more horsepower and torque that you can actually feel. Their relatively low cost and easy installation (bolt-on in most cases) keeps them in popular demand by car enthusiasts that own everything from 1.5-liter turbo motors to big block V8 engines.
    • Performance Parts
      An intake manifold is an integrated assembly that sits atop the engine, consisting of a series of tubes which distribute fresh outside air to each and every cylinder. On V-shaped engine blocks, an intake manifold typically sits between the two cylinder banks while inline engines may feature a manifold to the side of the cylinder head. Intake manifolds serve as a mounting point for carburetors, throttle body assemblies, fuel injectors, thermostats, and more depending on vehicle manufacturer engineering preferences. Intake manifolds may also serve to route coolant through dedicated channels in order to remove heat from the engine. Because of their location and functionality, intake manifold assemblies are under constant stress from engine vacuum pressure as well as direct heat from coolant, cylinder combustion gasses, and the cylinder heads to which they are mounted.

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    1981 Thunderbird Performance Air Intake Systems Reviews

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