1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Homemade snorkel with PICS. check it out!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Cruiserhead05, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Cruiserhead05

    Cruiserhead05 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Marshall, VA
    Alright i just got through with this homemade snorkel i made as all this ice here in Va. has kept me stuck inside and this is a result. I hope to put it on in the next week. I think it should work quite nice. i used an older louvered VW 4" air cleaner, 2 22 degree pvc fitting, 1 45 degree fitting and about 3-4 of 2'' PVC, and also the 2 " rubber piece on the top. Cost my about 15-20 bucks. Not bad at all. If this bad weather persists and i am stuck inside like this with no school keep your eyes open on ebay, i may start selling them :D
     
  2. Cruiserhead05

    Cruiserhead05 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Marshall, VA
  3. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

    Messages:
    2,063
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2003
    Location:
    Upper Michigan
    cool....sounds like a plan.
     
  4. Cruiserhead05

    Cruiserhead05 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Marshall, VA
  5. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    20,263
    Media:
    17
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    548
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Location:
    MN
    [quote author=Cruiserhead05 link=board=1;threadid=11137;start=msg100745#msg100745 date=1076124060]
    and the last one.
    [/quote]

    Thank god... ;)
     
  6. Cruiserhead05

    Cruiserhead05 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Marshall, VA
    Yes it is a quicky PVC snorkel but i have a hard time justifiying paying over 200 for a safari snorkel and anyways those are weber friendly.
     
  7. nyk438

    nyk438 Guest

    Now the question is...does it work? :eek:



    looks nice, gj :)
     
  8. Eternal

    Eternal

    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Man wish I had some crappy weather to work on mine. I like the VW accent. go dive a pond I am interested to hear how it works. By the way do you have a autocad of that design....might be interested in making my own :)
     
  9. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    20,263
    Media:
    17
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    548
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Location:
    MN
    [quote author=Eternal link=board=1;threadid=11137;start=msg100865#msg100865 date=1076136446]
    By the way do you have a autocad of that design....might be interested in making my own :)
    [/quote]


    HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!
     
  10. Cruiserhead05

    Cruiserhead05 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Marshall, VA
    I'll have to agree with poser on that one. This is veryu simple and straight forward. i think a 15, 20 inch pieces of 2 inch pvc and some agnled joints. I built this b/c o the bad weather but thought up the whole thing in physics class. i was bored. what can i say
     
  11. tewlman

    tewlman

    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2003
    anybody have a good idea for putting a snorkel on a sbc?
     
  12. yooper

    yooper SILVER Star

    Messages:
    4,131
    Media:
    6
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    282
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Location:
    Da Yoop
    2" pipe seems kind of small. The narrowest part of the throttle body on my 3FE is 69mm = 2.71" and all the intake tubing upstream of that is much larger. A Safari snorkel is about 3" or 3.5". I think I would have used 3" or 3.5" pipe....
     
  13. TOZOVR

    TOZOVR

    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    [quote author=yooper link=board=1;threadid=11137;start=msg101409#msg101409 date=1076260045]
    2" pipe seems kind of small. The narrowest part of the throttle body on my 3FE is 69mm = 2.71" and all the intake tubing upstream of that is much larger. A Safari snorkel is about 3" or 3.5". I think I would have used 3" or 3.5" pipe....
    [/quote]
    Very good point....also remember that the longer the intake, the more friction you'll need to overcome...even if the TB is 69mm you'll need to increase the snorkel diameter by much more (I'm sure there are smarter fellas than I who could calculate the necessary aperture...I have a degree in Conservation Law Enforcement, not physics LOL!!!)

    RJ
     
data-matched-content-rows-num="2,1" data-matched-content-columns-num="1,4" data-matched-content-ui-type="image_stacked" data-ad-format="autorelaxed">