umm, mounted like that it would hold the hot air in, and collect the air from the engine
its actually mounted right behind your fan. so basically, the fan keeps the air around your Air Filter
, cooler because it's constantly being circulated all the way around with new cooler air
At first, I thought as you did, and I attempted to install it with the "dish" at the bottom, but there was not enough clearance between the engine and the radiator fan, which pushed the cone in to the Hood
; 1. having the Hood
rest on the filter, 2. creating an almost complete "air cup" -- which is probably not so good.