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2 hours ago, need4speed1299 said:

I got more creative and used stainless steel sink strainers to keep big things from getting sucked in the engine.

Motorcycle guys used to call them "bird strainers" back in the day. The engineer in me feels they'd function better on inlet side of the stack where air velocity would be lower though...

https://www.mcmaster.com/mesh/stainless-steel-wire-cloth-9/

Browsing around a bit, it looks like the "open area" on a mesh like that is maybe 50-60%? All the effort of going through the swap is going to be a bit disappointing if you're limited to the equivalent of 50-60% throttle opening.

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