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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Homemade snorkel / K&N adapter

Here's a picture of my homemade adapter. I used fibreglass mat and resin. Made a mold from a 2 lb margarine tub, and used a 4" pvc adapter for the outlet. Modified the tub with scissors, staples and hot glue gun. Set it on top of a spare carb and glassed it over. Removed plastic tub after the resin hardened. I've had this going for a year now, and it's made over 1/4" thick. Cost about $10.00 and took a couple of hours to make. As far as I could find, nothing like it could be bought. K & N has an aluminum adapter for about $180.00, but it's not as tall and isnt recommend for motors over 200 cubes. Thought I'd share my idea.

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Re: Homemade snorkel / K&N adapter

That looks good, but is it much higher than a stock air cleaner? I was under the impression the point of a snorkle was to raise the intake. I could see how you could now easily run more PVC and hose and raise. Just curious if I am missing something.

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Re: Homemade snorkel / K&N adapter

Man, that's UGLY as hell![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Just what I need to fit over my 2100 when the snorkle mods come along.

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Re: Homemade snorkel / K&N adapter

IT is linds of rough but serves it reason. Seems like a good idea for a Very Open Element air cleaner... That is not a snorkle but a high flow air filter system. I would suggest putting a plate or something under it to keep the splashing water of of it.

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Re: Homemade snorkel / K&N adapter

That in its self isn't a snorkel, but I think what Tim was trying to get at was that with 2 yards of flexi-garden hose, and 4 or 5 large hose clamps you'd have yourself one..

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Re: Homemade snorkel / K&N adapter

Yeah, it's in a no better than stock spot right now, but I plan to move the filter up high with some pipe or flex hose, now that I have something of standard diameter to work with. I got some real heavy duty aluminum flex hose from the guys that installed a gas fireplace. Might just do the trick.


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Re: Homemade snorkel / K&N adapter

If you wanted to make it pretty just sand it down, shouldn't loose much strength being 1/4" thick. Then repaint and use some stainless steel hardware and hose clamp, and it would look like you bought it from a specialty place. A piece of aluminum under it for a splash guard would be a great idea too.

Real good job, turned out great.




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