Having cut the hole through the skin of the bonnet, the 90 degree spigot can be bolted into place and the rest of the pipework installed.
90 degree bonnet spigot. (Part Number: 595140)
Now the remaining pipework can be installed.
Raised air intake pipe. (Part Number 595003)
I had been worried that the pipe and air cleaner would foul the sun shield but it seems Land Rover had thought about how their optional extras interact with one another.
To necessitate fitting of the pipe, a new rivnut was placed in the windscreen frame. To make this possible, the end panel of the sun shield was removed.
Intake pipe. (Part Number: 517903)
This length of flexible tubing (connecting the raised air intake pipe and the 90 degree spigot on the bonnet) was part of the kit of parts, unused and still adorned with the original label. It’s very specific to the raised air intake assembly and not readily available. Once the labels and sellotape were removed, it was given a good clean in a bucket of hot soapy water.
Not quite done though. The shiny 90 degree bend under the bonnet looks a bit out of place and needs to match its surrounds a bit more.
The final job was to fill the oil bath air filter reservoir with some engine oil.
LGL now has an (almost) genuine raised air intake system. Does LGL need one? No. But given the provenance and rarity of these items I think it’s OK.
Installation methods for the Series raised air intake are also scarce. In my background research I found only one image of a vehicle with one fitted.
Hopefully the last few posts are helpful to fill some of those gaps.
Never seen one of these before – very cool! Thank you for all of the detail on this rare item. The component parts look relatively simplistic so I’m a little surprised that no-body has produced a replica yet.