Thanks Ian, you are right I am sure. I imagined a cleaner look but I do love some midrange....lol.If i remember correctly from when I owned mine the bottom of the airbox is secured to the carb bodies. What I can't remember is when that comes off, is there enough velocity stack height/width for an individual filter to bolt on to :idunno: Uni Filter makes all sorts of sizes for individual "pod" bolt on filters, you would just have to figure out what size would work.
I'll offer this as well, ditching the airbox will worsen the midrange hit (or lack there of) to the point where it will only feel like you have horsepower in the last 2000 RPMS before redline. That being said, I'm eager to see how your build progresses.