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#1 crazy D

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:46 PM

i was scanning the weber carbs site and i saw they sell a snorkel adapter......anyone every done it?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:58 PM

They are out their some one has one on the board search for the snorkle thread you'll probaly find the picture on their. I made one out of stuff at home depot for under $20 used the bottom of an old air filter to make a wider flange and then found a 3" pvc piece with a flange on it and then mated them together and siliconed it up. Run that to an elbo and out the fender with some heavy duty vent hose. Be awear that the noise level at the airfilter on the end is quite loud. I had mine at the top of the drivers window and it was almost deafining at highway speeds with the window down a crack. Im just going to extend it a little farther back so its behind me.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 08:43 PM

wow thats pretty cool....i want to build one when i get my weber.......i had the idea( i might sound stupid) i wanted to do duel snorkels.....just split it after its out the carb and then have it go out each fender and yeah. something like that. is that stupid or cool? and wouldnt i increase air intake?

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:34 AM

Well i dont have a webber, but i built a snorkle for my lifted wagon a while ago. And dude, im gona tell ya right now, be careful...

As soon as i built that snorkle, just the sound of it (pointed back towards the roof) .... Lets just say i raised my shifting points...

Which is also why my car isnt running right now:lol:

My advise is, if you do run dual snorkle's, run 1.5" dual's.. Anything bigger would just be a waste of piping for duals.. I have a single 2" and it does great..

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:01 AM

They are out their some one has one on the board search for the snorkle thread you'll probaly find the picture on their. I made one out of stuff at home depot for under $20 used the bottom of an old air filter to make a wider flange and then found a 3" pvc piece with a flange on it and then mated them together and siliconed it up. Run that to an elbo and out the fender with some heavy duty vent hose. Be awear that the noise level at the airfilter on the end is quite loud. I had mine at the top of the drivers window and it was almost deafining at highway speeds with the window down a crack. Im just going to extend it a little farther back so its behind me.

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Your PVC pipe with the flange, looks a lot like the piece my toilet sits on !!:lol:

Good job.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 01:05 PM

Yeah thats what it is but it sure does the job. Nothing wrong with a little backyard engineering right. I have 3" pipe all the way to the carb from the filter, beats the 1" x 2" on the hitachi's air cleaner. Seemed to run better then even the stock weber air filter, And sounds way better.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:35 PM

heres the site that sells the adapter. its the last one at the bottom of the page. http://www.jameng.co...html?section=14

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 03:33 PM

Well i dont have a webber, but i built a snorkle for my lifted wagon a while ago. And dude, im gona tell ya right now, be careful...

As soon as i built that snorkle, just the sound of it (pointed back towards the roof) .... Lets just say i raised my shifting points...



My advise is, if you do run dual snorkle's, run 1.5" dual's.. Anything bigger would just be a waste of piping for duals.. I have a single 2" and it does great..


ok, explain to me what "lets just say" means. and do you have pics from the out side/ inside how it looks.... and why is your car not running because of your snorkel? i have had some pretty creative ideas on how i would want to do this.....

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 03:49 PM

They are out their some one has one on the board search for the snorkle thread you'll probaly find the picture on their. I made one out of stuff at home depot for under $20 used the bottom of an old air filter to make a wider flange and then found a 3" pvc piece with a flange on it and then mated them together and siliconed it up. Run that to an elbo and out the fender with some heavy duty vent hose. Be awear that the noise level at the airfilter on the end is quite loud. I had mine at the top of the drivers window and it was almost deafining at highway speeds with the window down a crack. Im just going to extend it a little farther back so its behind me.

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have pics of what it looks like outside of engine comp?

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:03 PM

Great job on the creativity, the only thing I could see for an improvement would be to use the aluminum dryer vent hose to reflect the engine bay heat from the incoming air. Also, does it clear the hood??

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:08 PM

wow thats pretty cool....i want to build one when i get my weber.......i had the idea( i might sound stupid) i wanted to do duel snorkels.....just split it after its out the carb and then have it go out each fender and yeah. something like that. is that stupid or cool? and wouldnt i increase air intake?


You can't "increase air intake" any more than the amount that the stock setup is restricting it. IE. the engine only sucks in as much air as it needs. This all changes with a turbo or supercharger, of course.:)
All that aside, dual snorkels would look pretty badass.
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:39 PM

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There is my snorkle, i posted this pic earlier in a differnt thread but yea,theres my snorkle..

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 11:42 PM

hey clay...where is your air fliter......? shouldnt it be up top?

oh and what are you using to strap the tubing to the car?....and by the way SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET ROOOOOOF RACK DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you make it?

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 03:23 AM

hey clay...where is your air fliter......? shouldnt it be up top?

oh and what are you using to strap the tubing to the car?....and by the way SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET ROOOOOOF RACK DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you make it?


naw i sorta rednecked some tubing to the stock air cleaner(still running hitachi)... So it has the air filter in it, so i figured i wont need another one. And, well i lucked out, gorrila glue is holding the snorlke together, but when i put that last elbow on, to give it the curve pointed downwards, it had a lip on it, and it locked in place on the roof rack, just lucked out.. Its solid though..

And for the roofrack, john made that for me along with my lift a while back. As in mudrat :P

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:08 PM

cool. and where it comes out of the fender and starts heading up towards the roof....it looks like wire is strapping it down to the fender?

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:10 PM

cool......when the snorkel comes out the fender it looks like its strapped to it with Wire?

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:39 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

found this on the bay.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:22 PM

yeah thats a cool setup....i was looking at a pic of qmans hatch and i like where he drilled the hole for the snorkel. its right up close to the door on the passenger side. im wondering now....is it smarter to just build the snorkel over the top of the air filter or put the filter up top on the end of the snorkel?

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:59 PM

Heres a outside shot of mine. I've made a cover for the filter to keep water out and painted it all to match but this picture is a little old. I ran sheat metal screws through s.s. hose clamps and into the fender to hold it all on there. Its really strong i can stand on the pipe and it doesnt budge.
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:25 PM

nice. do you ever have problems sucking in rain? or snow

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:50 PM

"I've made a cover for the filter to keep water out"
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:02 PM

cool......when the snorkel comes out the fender it looks like its strapped to it with Wire?


Actually no, thats the seem of gorrila glue in the joints...

But the way i made the hold really tight to the snorkle, it holds in place fine..

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:24 PM

cool cool.....well i found a weber so i should be in business to start making my plans in a few weeks...... subestyle, do you have any pics of the cover?

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:03 AM

Just to be different, I bought one of these :

http://www.knfilters...cing/plenum.htm

It's the second one down on the page. I bought mine from Summit Racing. Looks like they don't carry it any more though. It's on a lifted 85 wagon. Looks pretty cool, runs like a Weber. Way too expensive though. Stuck two K&N clones (from Summit) on it as I don't really need a snorkel. Then put a cast aluminum scoop above the dual plenum fro fresh cool air in the summer. I stick a piece of custom cut foam in the scoop in winter to keep the snow and crap out.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:06 PM

Just to be different, I bought one of these :

http://www.knfilters...cing/plenum.htm

It's the second one down on the page. I bought mine from Summit Racing. Looks like they don't carry it any more though. It's on a lifted 85 wagon. Looks pretty cool, runs like a Weber. Way too expensive though. Stuck two K&N clones (from Summit) on it as I don't really need a snorkel. Then put a cast aluminum scoop above the dual plenum fro fresh cool air in the summer. I stick a piece of custom cut foam in the scoop in winter to keep the snow and crap out.

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oh yeah thats hella cool... the twin port adapter is kinda what id like to do




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