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Old June 3rd, 2005, 08:20 PM
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Snorkel securing attachment

I am making my own snorkel. I just received my mushroom cap from Paddock's (about $40 shipped from England) and had a local muffler shop bend up some 2.5" tubing ($50) and got some flexible intake hose for under the hood from checker ($30). Now all I need is to secure it to the windscreen (I do NOT have a cage) and I was wondering if any of you know how to do this (especially a picture). I am thinking to either drill through the aluminum frame and use a bolt (small diameter) or to drill and top the frame, or to drill and use an insert. How does Mantec do theirs for the non-NAS? Help is appreciated. I will post pics when I am done.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 09:21 PM
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Check out the pics!

http://www.roverworld.com/mantec.htm

Looks like they use some angle to hold it to the wind screen, you can see it in the last pic only 2 holes in it. Don't you think 2.5" is a little small?
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Old June 4th, 2005, 12:19 AM
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I don't know if 2.5" is too small. It might be, in which case I will redo it--no biggie. The snorkel head is 2.5", and the mantec tube is 2.5". I look at the stock snorkel on the engine and it is pretty small. We will see. Many people that I trust have said no problem. Why do you think it might be small?
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Old June 4th, 2005, 12:39 AM
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I think the pipe on mine is about 3.5-4" same with the tube under the hood going to the air filter then from the air filter to the plenum it's 3". I just figured better air flow, but if it doesn't make any differance in preformance then go with it.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 05:15 PM
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mud.co.uk (mudstuff.co.uk?) Sells a stainless kit designed for mounting snorkels to the windsheild frame. I think its pretty cheap.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 12:30 AM
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Mike,

You say that your tube is 3.5-4" diameter--could you measure it for me? I got some 4" diameter for under the hood and there is no chance in hell of it fitting--wasted money on my part. I think 3" is the max that I could fit, possibly 3.5 if it is squishable. Thanks!
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Old June 7th, 2005, 08:12 AM
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DOH! It's 3" sotrry for being missleading. I thought it was bigger because I bought some 3" to go from the MAF to the plenum and the other stuff looks allot bigger but it's because it's a bit thicker.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:52 AM
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Thanks Mike--
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Old June 7th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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Here is a quick mock up shot. I have not adjusted the height of the cap yet. I used stainless for the mounting plate on the wing but it was so friggin hard to work with I cut it in half to cut the circle for the tube to pass through and then re-welded it back together and welded the snorkel to it. The snorkel is held on by that plate, and attachment that I made about 1/4 of the way up the windscreen and then at the top to the gutter. It is bent 2.5" tubing from a muffler shop and 3" under the hood (this part not done yet). If I notice any constriction of flow, I will redo the tube to 3", but mantec's is 2.5 so I am not too worried. Although there is a slight constriction at the bends, I doubt that it has any more affect on air flow than the corrogated elbows that I see. If so, then I will change that too.

I will post painted final pics when done.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 01:13 PM
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WOW looks much cleaner then mine! it would be real bling if it was Stainless steal!
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not the best picture but i welded a couple tabs on the pipe and then attached a couple more tabs on the pillar using some stainless rivets ..then i bolted the 2 tabs together with some 1/4" bolts..seems to work ok
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Old June 9th, 2005, 02:02 PM
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I moved the snorkel thread to the misc. section if you want to see it finished
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Check out the pics!

http://www.roverworld.com/mantec.htm

Looks like they use some angle to hold it to the wind screen, you can see it in the last pic only 2 holes in it. Don't you think 2.5" is a little small?
Man I am digging the Mantec in the first picture. I like it better than the Safari snorkel sitting in my closest. LOL
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Man I am digging the Mantec in the first picture. I like it better than the Safari snorkel sitting in my closest. LOL
Yeah but it's for a TDI, the lower intakewould be a real pain to do on a NAS V8 and I think it would be more prone to catching on trees and stuff.
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Thats what my Safari one is too... I like them better than the more common driver side tube type. I like the mantec top better than the Safari though.
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