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Old 08-31-2011, 10:18 PM
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Stock Air Cleaner Snorkel Flex Tubing

Does anyone here still have the stock flex tubing that connects the air cleaner snorkel to the plastic connector attached to the radiator core support for a carbureted V8 engine? Or has anyone seen this piece in their local junkyard? I would like to have this piece to make my air cleaner completely functional again, but I haven't seen ANY in the junkyards.

I bought a "universal" flex tubing piece from NAPA, but I can't get it to work correctly because the universal piece is straight. On these trucks, one end of the flex tubing has to be opposite 90 degrees from the other end because the air cleaner snorkel end is horizontal and the plastic end connector on the radiator support it connects to is vertical. Has anyone had any luck making this universal piece work?
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:40 PM
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If the universal piece has a metal support frame at the end, you should be able to bend the metal support frame to the shape you need. You're honestly not gonna have much luck finding an original one, since this is a part that gets regularly abused, and after 25 years of heat and abuse, they don't hold up well.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:55 PM
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I occasionally see 'em in the junkyards, in varying degrees of completeness & usability.

My OEM tube is bent in the middle like Shaun says, or maybe it's at the end, I don't really remember.

I have an air cleaner from an early 1970s sedan and did some creative tube smashing-and-bending to make it work.
 
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I bought a replacement one from rockauto about three years ago, but looking now, they're no longer showing it as a stocked part.
 
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I bought a replacement one a year ago.
There were several styles to choose from.
It fit like a glove.

Let me see if I can track down a manufacturer and part number.
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LARIAT 85 View Post
Does anyone here still have the stock flex tubing that connects the air cleaner snorkel to the plastic connector attached to the radiator core support for a carbureted V8 engine? Or has anyone seen this piece in their local junkyard? I would like to have this piece to make my air cleaner completely functional again, but I haven't seen ANY in the junkyards.
Doncha have the parts catalog? Take a look-see at this: Illustration Section 96, Page 5, and you'll see that...

The plastic adapter that fits between the flex tube and the snorkle, the flex tube itself and the plastic ductwork that attaches to the radiator support, is a one piece assembly: EOTZ-9A624-A

You aren't gonna be able to find a flexible tube only that will fit. Ford did offer flex tubes by themselves, but not for 1980/87 F100/350's & Bronco's w/a 255/302 (460 is not the same).

Coupla days ago, a member P/M'd me, was looking for this same part. I found two at a Ford Dealer in Arkansas. P/M me if you want the info.
 
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Originally Posted by ArdWrknTrk
I bought a replacement one a year ago.
There were several styles to choose from.
It fit like a glove.

Let me see if I can track down a manufacturer and part number.
That would be GREAT, ArdWrknTrk. The one I have, I bought from NAPA and I can't get it to fit right, and it looks like crap. I will be checking this post again, so let me know what you find out!

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Coupla days ago, a member P/M'd me, was looking for this same part. I found two at a Ford Dealer in Arkansas. P/M me if you want the info.
Thanks, NumberDummy. I don't really need the whole assembly, but that may be the only way I can get this to work and fit right. PM sent. I was hoping that someone has found a "universal" flex tube that actually fit these trucks.
 
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NumberDummy, my parts CD shows the snorkel assembly as basic part number 9C675 for 1980/87 255, 302, and 351 V8 engines without EFI, Illustration Section 96, page 5.

9A624 is found on Illustration Section 96, Page 7 as is for a 1982/83 3.8 V6 engine.

Am I reading this wrong?
 
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Originally Posted by LARIAT 85 View Post
NumberDummy, my parts CD shows the snorkel assembly as basic part number 9C675 for 1980/87 255, 302, and 351 V8 engines without EFI, Illustration Section 96, page 5.

9A624 is found on Illustration Section 96, Page 7 as is for a 1982/83 3.8 V6 engine.
What does this pic have to do with your truck? Nary a thing.

Am I reading this wrong?
That's the problem, you aren't reading it..at all. You are only looking at the illustration.

The part is illustrated as basic number 9C675 .. but, when you go to the text section 9C675, it says: refer to 9A624

On some trucks, 9C675 was available by itself, on others, the whole tamale (9A624) had to be purchased.
 
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Originally Posted by LARIAT 85 View Post
That would be GREAT, ArdWrknTrk. The one I have, I bought from NAPA and I can't get it to fit right, and it looks like crap. I will be checking this post again, so let me know what you find out!
Ah, I have a V8, but it is a 460... and I think it shares it's snorkel with the I6.
Dorman has 3 lengths listed; 13, 18, and 23.5" (IIRC)
I still need to pull my truck file out and see where my Indy parts store sourced the one I got...
 
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Is this your desired part? Off my 351W HO. The oval sandwich attached to the end of the air cleaner assembly, the circular half attached to the airhorn behind the grill.





 
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Sort of, but not quite. The 302 engine used a plastic connector bolted to the radiator support that the flex tube attaches to. It looks like this:

 
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Originally Posted by LARIAT 85 View Post
Sort of, but not quite. The 302 engine used a plastic connector bolted to the radiator support that the flex tube attaches to. It looks like this:
I think I have one of those. Let me look in the garage (black hole).
 
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I think I have one of those. Let me look in the garage (black hole).
Thanks, Stang. Let me know if you find it!
 
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I know when I got the truck it had the pictured air filter housing on it, and it still has the plastic duct in the core support....

My engine compartment is barren compared to that.

My not get home till late(have tix for hockey preseason games) but will check.
 
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