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Old October 20th, 2013, 01:37 AM
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Have a 1983 Land Rover 110 County SW. It is a great car, and the 3.5l v8 sounds great but one big problem is that there is no side panel vent for a snorkel. I have looked into the mantec wing-vent snorkel but at 300$ it's a bit steep. I've considered cutting a hole but I don't have much faith in my ability to get it right. Also, I'm not sure what the difference is between a snorkel made for a diesel and a snorkel made for a v8. If there is no difference I can improvise and save money. What do you think I should do, cut a hole and take a chance or is the wing top snorkel worth it. Thanks Click image for larger version

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Old October 20th, 2013, 01:46 AM
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Spend the money on the Mantec. It's worth it. Don't cut a wing for a plastic snorkel.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Chris is right. Your truck is nice so just save your money for the better part. You would be sorry you cut a hole when the raised air intake gets brittle and breaks.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 09:00 AM
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We don't need a thread on "Snorkels That Suck"
Buy the good stuff!
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Old October 20th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Actually a snorkel thread would have been a good tool when I was installing mine....so many opinions on it everywhere!
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Old October 20th, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Go mantec wing top. Easy to install.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 10:58 AM
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I went cheap ass and got the snorkel that you cut a hole in the wing to mount. It was no big deal, admittedly though I was very worried I would screw it it up to. It came out just fine and I prefer the look of it over the wing top set up.

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Old October 20th, 2013, 11:22 AM
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The NAS V8 Mantec will not work with your vehicle since it is RHD. It does not just swap over to the other side and it's a shame to pay lots of money for something to still have to fiddle with it.

If you're concerned about how much airflow you need then you can check out the math towards the bottom of this page to figure out what you need. http://centriprecleaner.com/the-basics/ Then use one of their tops or any of the other brands like http://www.enginaire.com/online-catalog/ and get a top for whatever snorkel you make yourself.

Yes there aren't many options out there for snorkels that look good. Most people say homemade is garbage because of all the shitter pipe ones that people create. But realistically the only thing the Mantec has going for it are clean solutions through the top vent or side. Other than that it's just some pipe and tube and clamps.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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I believe this is what you are looking for. It is missing one windshield mount, which is very easily fixed, also the flex tube from the wing mount to the snorkel. Asking $200 plus the ride, as for right now it is set up for a RH side vent mount, for an extra $20 I'll cut the spot welds and flip it if you need it to mount on the LH side, super easy fix. Good luck either way!! And FYI it has fresh powder coat as well so it looks pretty new! If you want me to source everything for a direct install I can do it for $300 shipped.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 02:05 PM
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I went cheap ass and got the snorkel that you cut a hole in the wing to mount. It was no big deal, admittedly though I was very worried I would screw it it up to. It came out just fine and I prefer the look of it over the wing top set up.
what engine do you have?
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Old October 20th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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200tdi, from my understanding there isn't a real difference between motors just vent location and mounting points. As for flow and everything it should be fine for any application you want to use. If you plan on submersing the vehicle I would make all hard lines and silicone at the joints
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I believe this is what you are looking for. It is missing one windshield mount, which is very easily fixed, also the flex tube from the wing mount to the snorkel. Asking $200 plus the ride, as for right now it is set up for a RH side vent mount, for an extra $20 I'll cut the spot welds and flip it if you need it to mount on the LH side, super easy fix. Good luck either way!! And FYI it has fresh powder coat as well so it looks pretty new! If you want me to source everything for a direct install I can do it for $300 shipped.
That is setup for a left side wing top vent mount. RHD has the heater intake on the left side. He would need it on the other side. Just look at the plate portion orientation and it makes sense. The long piece of pipe on the over wing portion should be parallel to the edge of the hood for the corresponding side.
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what engine do you have?
Had a 3.5 v8. Now it has a carbed 3.9 out of a RRC.

It took a bit of fiddling with it I used a standard air cleaner assembly off a chevy truck and made a gasket to seal it up tight. Welded up a 3" ouylet in place of the stock oulet on it and made a plate to sandwhich the fender with a 3" hose take off. Then connected it.

Little bit of work but I picked up the snorkel I liked and still have less cost than the mantec.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 05:40 PM
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Had a 3.5 v8. Now it has a carbed 3.9 out of a RRC.

It took a bit of fiddling with it I used a standard air cleaner assembly off a chevy truck and made a gasket to seal it up tight. Welded up a 3" ouylet in place of the stock oulet on it and made a plate to sandwhich the fender with a 3" hose take off. Then connected it.

Little bit of work but I picked up the snorkel I liked and still have less cost than the mantec.
Do you have pictures? It's difficult to imagine without being familiar with a Chevy Intake or knowing where it passes through the body. I'm really curious to see what others have come up with as I've been working out a design in the back of my head for a while.

By the way, where can you buy the Mantec that is designed for the NAS trucks anymore? It seems like everyone that used to carry it is out of stock or says it is NLA. Anyone have a link to a retail site for a new one?
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I'll see what I can do on pics of the stuff in the fender. Mine is a ROW so that is tucked behind the brake booster.

The air cleaner I can take some pics of easily. When I get home.
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That is setup for a left side wing top vent mount. RHD has the heater intake on the left side. He would need it on the other side. Just look at the plate portion orientation and it makes sense. The long piece of pipe on the over wing portion should be parallel to the edge of the hood for the corresponding side.
I understand but I did't know if he has a rhd or LHD, and to switch it to make it work both ways is easy. It's an option for him
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That is setup for a left side wing top vent mount. RHD has the heater intake on the left side. He would need it on the other side. Just look at the plate portion orientation and it makes sense. The long piece of pipe on the over wing portion should be parallel to the edge of the hood for the corresponding side.
this is a British vehicle so it does not have an American spec v8. There is already a vent scoop on the left wing but the tube had been cut. I believe that the wing scoop may have been factory spec because it's separated from the rest of the engine parts. I am planning to replace the scoop with a snorkel. Note: my landy is RHD. Does this help? Overall, I need to know whether I need to buy a snorkel for the left wing (the side where the vent is), or for the right wing (the drivers side) Click image for larger version

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Old October 20th, 2013, 07:17 PM
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I went cheap ass and got the snorkel that you cut a hole in the wing to mount. It was no big deal, admittedly though I was very worried I would screw it it up to. It came out just fine and I prefer the look of it over the wing top set up.
do you have a picture of the engine bay with the snorkel connected?
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The scoop is for the heater system. It's not factory but a common add on. The tube looks to be the drain for the intake to the blower/heater. The factory fitting for that is just like the one on the drivers side but instead of being solid has holes to let air in. Because water can get in so easily it needs a drain which is what you see.

My snorkel is side mounted but I've always assumed people used the opposite side of the heater to avoid moving the heater intake when using wing top ones
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The scoop is for the heater system. It's not factory but a common add on. The tube looks to be the drain for the intake to the blower/heater. The factory fitting for that is just like the one on the drivers side but instead of being solid has holes to let air in. Because water can get in so easily it needs a drain which is what you see. My snorkel is side mounted but I've always assumed people used the opposite side of the heater to avoid moving the heater intake
oh okay, thanks!
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