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post #1 of 11 Old 01-29-2014, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Snorkel

Anyone out there know where I can get a snorkel kit for my 1985 CJ7 renegade?? Or how I could make one??

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-29-2014, 10:28 PM
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I have a long hose that I ran through my firewall and attached inside my cab on the roll cage. I used the weber carb so I got the redline kit for the snorkel carb attachment.

On my v8 I need a larger hose so in going to build one from scratch this time.


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post #3 of 11 Old 01-29-2014, 11:51 PM
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This guy had a rear mounted snorkel for pearl diving:
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post #4 of 11 Old 01-29-2014, 11:53 PM
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And this guy made his own.

This is not a bad effort but putting the inlet in the middle of the cowl rather than the passenger seems to have made it a bit tortuious. The end sticking out the cowl will not win any prizes either but there are soil vent caps that are like mushrooms that could have improved the look. The duct taping is quite good and shows the use of industrial flexible ducting, which could have been smaller diameter.

However it does have the important elements, a waterproof connection on to the carb, a flexible coupling, an air filter and an inlet high up away from splashing.

If you have a Carter BBD the connection on to the carb can be clamped around the circular top or you can make up a base plate to bolt down on to the carb. As stated for the Weber there is a very sexy adapter that allows either a remote heavy duty air filter and pre-filter to be used or a snorkel etc.

A lot of the kits on the market connect to the air boxes of modern injected engines. For instance the Cherokee XJ has an air box on one side of the engine bay that can be hooked up to the snorkel.
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post #5 of 11 Old 01-30-2014, 01:53 AM
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Before you get too involved, consider the other mods needed. Don't forget to waterproof your Dizzy-Cap, extend ALL vent tubes (axles, engines PVC on valve cover if you have 1, Trans breather, make sure all lights a waterproof lest you blow hot bulbs....and anything else you can see)
I'm sure I left a few things out. Maybe I'm being over cautious, but others will likely (hopefully) chime in. Also consider that each deep sea excursion will require a good hour w/a pressure washer getting all the sand/mud/fish out of every nook & cranny. Making sure all your electrical wiring isn't corroding at a very rapid pace, by the water crossing and the pressure needed to clean it . Maybe a dedicated leaf blower to dry it out too?
And I'm sure you know that you don't want everything all hot when you go deep. That means no long descents, heating the brakes, before you hit cool water & warp rotors. Also make sure any welds in the hot exhaust are up to rapid cooling.
Also plan on greasing EVERYTHING w/a zerk & adding a few more! This post by J-Hammer is a good read before you embark also. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/wa...5/#post6395695
I don't mean to discourage you by any means. I actually salute anybody taking on such a project, and please post some pics of what all is involved in your endeavor.
Good luck & keep us up to date!

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post #7 of 11 Old 01-30-2014, 12:28 PM
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I got my hose that I no longer need from a marine Suply store.

I plan to buy my next hose online or, at a Ruber and gasket specialist.


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post #9 of 11 Old 01-31-2014, 01:16 PM
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Spectre makes some parts and pieces you may be able to use. Pretty readily available too.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-31-2014, 02:17 PM
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Before you get too involved, consider the other mods needed. Don't forget to waterproof your Dizzy-Cap, extend ALL vent tubes (axles, engines PVC on valve cover if you have 1, Trans breather, make sure all lights a waterproof lest you blow hot bulbs....and anything else you can see)
I'm sure I left a few things out. Maybe I'm being over cautious, but others will likely (hopefully) chime in. Also consider that each deep sea excursion will require a good hour w/a pressure washer getting all the sand/mud/fish out of every nook & cranny. Making sure all your electrical wiring isn't corroding at a very rapid pace, by the water crossing and the pressure needed to clean it . Maybe a dedicated leaf blower to dry it out too?
And I'm sure you know that you don't want everything all hot when you go deep. That means no long descents, heating the brakes, before you hit cool water & warp rotors. Also make sure any welds in the hot exhaust are up to rapid cooling.
Also plan on greasing EVERYTHING w/a zerk & adding a few more! This post by J-Hammer is a good read before you embark also. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/wa...5/#post6395695
I don't mean to discourage you by any means. I actually salute anybody taking on such a project, and please post some pics of what all is involved in your endeavor.
Good luck & keep us up to date!

How do you waterproof a dizzy cap that has a vacuum advance? The mechanism goes though a hole that is big so it can move.
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-31-2014, 03:20 PM
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How do you waterproof a dizzy cap that has a vacuum advance? The mechanism goes though a hole that is big so it can move.
I remember reading that Ford had something on the cars that would fit. I don't remember much about it. It was was a topic that was brought up before.
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