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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

In a recent thread I learned one thing. “Thou shall not cap off air snorkels “.

So my question is what are the alternatives. I’d like to have the engine compartment as clean as possible. Also would like to have a clean breast plate at the rear of the engine.

1. Can I run the hoses around the back side of the fan shroud and just let the air “recycle”.

2. I’d like to replace the heater boxes with j tubes. If I push the air out through the breast plate, I don’t have as clean look.

3. What happens if I just leave the snorkels open? Presumably, it’s just pushing ambient air around.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

What is a breast plate?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

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What is a breast plate?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

Captain Spalding wrote:
What is a breast plate?


Think he’s referring to the tin that covers the exhaust and butts up to pulley.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

Assuming by "snorkels" you mean the aluminized tubes from the heater boxes, I think your best solution would be to change the heater boxes to J jubes, the "breast plate" to a 1973 "breast plate" without the holes, and a 1973 fan shroud without the ducts.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

I think he is referring to the heater outlets on the fan shroud.

73 Things used a doghouse shroud without heater outlets
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

Captain Spalding wrote:
What is a breast plate?



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

Ah. Breast plate. I get it. In that case Craig has it right. New fan shroud, new breast plate.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

Captain Spalding wrote:
What is a breast plate?


The rear plate, the one closest to the rear of the car.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What to do with air snorkels? Reply with quote

Captain Spalding wrote:
Ah. Breast plate. I get it. In that case Craig has it right. New fan shroud, new breast plate.


Hoping to avoid the cost of a 73 fan shroud.
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