I can't help and shed a tear for my poor Escort when I pop the hood. The poor thing is breathing through a straw. I really, really want to get some sort of an intake. I am willing to make a few trips to Home Depot to make an Intake with a K&N or other cone filter...but I just don't know how. I have a pretty good idea, but what about the MAF? You can't just cut it out and toss it in the swap meet pile... What I am looking/asking for are some pretty specific and detailed instructions. I would rather make an intake than sink $100.00 more in the car. Has anyone with a home-made intake got any good directions?