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Does anyone know where to find a snorkel kit for my 78 RC
Thanks for any help :)
 

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Brew said:
I will throw in my $.02. The aircleaner is already on the top of the engine, all you really need to do is to keep water from entering it.

My point here is that in order to take full advantage of a true snorkel, you will need to TOTALLY seal the entire engine. This includes the distributor, wires, PCV, not to mention everything else that will be underwater at this time like the axles, tranny and xfer case...

Glenn
I'm not planning this anytime soon, but out of curiosity, how do you waterproof the alternator, wires, distributor, PVC, ect. Axles and transfer case are easy enough, but I've been wondering about the other items.

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Brew said:
My point here is that in order to take full advantage of a true snorkel, you will need to TOTALLY seal the entire engine. This includes the distributor, wires, PCV, not to mention everything else that will be underwater at this time like the axles, tranny and xfer case...

Glenn
Sorry Glenn, but I have to disagree with you in principle here.

I've never found the need for a snorkel, but just look at the consequences of submerging your truck.
If the distributor gets wet, you dry it out.
If the axles take on water, you drain and refill them.
If the engine sucks water down the intake at 4000 rpm, you call a tow truck and disassemble the whole thing to replace bent connecting rods.

I agree most guys have snorkels for the same reason ricers have those 200 mph wings (look at me!!), but they do have a practicle purpose.
 

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and then there are some who want a snorkel on their truck 'cause they don't want all the dusty air sucked into their airfilter, but cleaner air from above the road....

I was actually thinking about getting a snorkel to get my air intake routed above the waterline when I need to cross the creek here on the beach in wintertime. When I do that, I'll route the axle vents and t-case vent into that line and don't worry too much about the rest, 'cause that is all higher than my air intake now and I'm not planning on going in the creek when it's higher than my bumper anyway.
BTW, I'm looking into safari snorkels, just need to find out the angle of my A pillar and then see what they have. Maybe I can fit one...

Regarding the sealing of the distributor and wires etc. I can't remember where I saw that, but there is supposedly stuff, that seals the wires. For the distributor, I heard of something, can't remember if it was some kind of silicon/rubber mixture that you apply or something else water repellent. It's not waterproof that way.
But overall, I wouldn't want to go into water that deep anyway, just one hole in the bottom ground and my truck is gone forever. And if it's not a lake, well, I invite anybody to come out here and see what a harmless looking creek can do to any kind of vehicle...the record is at 6 minutes what I saw from getting stuck in the creek, roll the truck over, wash it out into the ocean and finally to see the truck sink.
 

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Chump said:
Although they dont list the RC it might be worth a shot to Email them. Maybe you could fit some of the individual parts to your RC.
http://www.safarisnorkel.com.au/docs/product.htm
Safari Snorkels is ARB here in the US, and I did just that, I called them up and they just said: get your angles, look at the Safari Page for the specs or call us and we can try to help you out...
 

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just a note: a while back i did some reading about this kind of stuff, and learned a few things that all the above mentioned websites leave out if you make your own snorkel. somewhere in the system, usually right next to the filter, you should install a water trap. for anything like rain, splash up, etc. you could install a drop-down through a smaller pipe, or just drill a tiny hole at the base angle (something coverable in case you, at some point, do end up driving through some deep stuff)
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I made a snorkel for my truck. It was out of PVC pipe. I put it in another post somewhere a while back of how I did it. It doesn't look all that bad. I'd post a pic of it,but being new at this, I don't know how.
 
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