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Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by Dustin » 06 May 2017 09:06

After seeing how expensive Nissan plastic air boxes are, how weak they are and how scarce they are second hand, I decided to make up a stainless steel air box like the Ozzies do.
With the help of Tinus, Michael and Peter Connan, we got the data required to manufacture.

12 engineering shops later and only 1 stepped up to the plate to tackle it.
After 3 rounds of negotiations I managed to cut the price down to the bare bone.
I won't say they are by any means cheap but are excellent quality and will last forever.
I was told if we can get volumes up the price will probably decrease per unit.

The air boxes are grade 304 stainless steel, so they will outlast the car !
They were designed around the Nissan original filter, but I'm sure they will take pirate filters as the lid is adjustable and seals down hard onto the filter without warping like the plastic box.

The outlet is a full 3" for maximum flow.

I'm thinking of having a 10/12mm diameter nipple added to the outlet pipe for the crank case/ oil catch can breather pipe to vent back into the engine.

PM me if you are interested or want more info.

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Re: Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by SJC » 06 May 2017 10:36

very neat. like the idea of the oil catch can nipple. :thumbup:

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Re: Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by Alex Roux » 06 May 2017 18:09

Dustin

Can you give the measurements of the stainless box please
Will price depend on numbers ordered? and timing?

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Post by Rhett » 06 May 2017 18:22

Looks great! Almost makes me want an oilburner so I can have that installed :rolling:
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Re: Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by Dustin » 06 May 2017 19:10

Alex, it's exactly the same dimensionally as the ZD30/TD42 boxes, so it's a case of bolt out & bolt in.

If we can get a minimum of 5 units per batch the price will hopefully come down a bit.
Timing wise I can't give you a straight answer because my sample unit was a case of back and forth for alterations and quality approval before continuing, so no timing was accurately done on it.
I would hazard a guess of a week from order to completion, but that's a thumb suck at this point.
We'll know for sure after an order has been processed.
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Re: Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by Kagiso II » 06 May 2017 23:59

Yo Dustin .. I need one for iNyathi .. yesterday. Depending on price :-(
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Re: Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by Peter Connan » 07 May 2017 09:20

Just for reference, when I was designing this unit, I had a look (although just a look, not an actual try), and it looks like this unit will even fit in the GQ's. It even looks like there are already bolt holes for it...

So I am fairly convinced these can be made to work in any coil-spring patrol.
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Re: Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by Tinus lotz » 07 May 2017 09:27

Ons sal sien as skilpad se filter ingaan die week.....hy kry die sample uint die week

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Re: Stainless steel ZD30/TD42 air boxes

Post by hugejp » 07 May 2017 16:35

Sal hy op die 4.8 pas???
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