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Old 06-28-2015, 02:22 AM   #1
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79 intake hoses

I noticed that my 79 is missing the intake hoses that connect the carb to the radiator. It seems there is space for two hoses: 1 between the carb and radiator and 1 between the carb and fendor. I scrolled through some google images and I saw that some have them and some don't. Were they removed for easy access? Should I look to reinstall? Image below...
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Did a little research... Seems the stock was dual snorkel but I have sort of an open air setup. Any opinions would be appreciated.
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78 L-82 Dual Snorkel Cold Air Intake System





I'm told the OEM CAI didn't flow that well, but I like it, and you can get the parts, (plenum sitting on top of the radiator, and the two flex hoses) still better than hot engine compartment air feeding the intake as yours is currently.
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78 L-82 Dual Snorkel Cold Air Intake System





I'm told the OEM CAI didn't flow that well, but I like it, and you can get the parts, (plenum sitting on top of the radiator, and the two flex hoses) still better than hot engine compartment air feeding the intake as yours is currently.


Thanks for the info...
In the process of ordering the system. So far I got 4 prices: the plenum that sits over the radiator, the arm that extends this piece over by the fender, and the two hoses that connect to each opening on the snorkle.
Am I missing anything?
Any hardware?
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Thanks for the info...
In the process of ordering the system. So far I got 4 prices: the plenum that sits over the radiator, the arm that extends this piece over by the fender, and the two hoses that connect to each opening on the snorkle.
Am I missing anything?
Any hardware?
I believe just some sheet metal speed nuts

and sheet metal screws (2) to hold the passenger side fender tube to the fender, and a couple more on the plenum over the radiator to secure it to the radiator support frame. (Actually these may come already installed with your new pieces)


I used a heat gun and then pop rivetted a 1/8" thick 2"x 17"(?) piece of aluminum bar stock to the bottom side of the plenum intake (the section that slips over the radiator), to flatten out the bottom edge of the opening. My original 78 piece was a bit too wavy for my tastes, so I made it knife edge flat with the aluminum reinforcement.

Your new piece might be flat and may not need that additional bit, and it isn't NCRS, but I'm not doing NCRS.

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Thanks for the info...
In the process of ordering the system. So far I got 4 prices: the plenum that sits over the radiator, the arm that extends this piece over by the fender, and the two hoses that connect to each opening on the snorkle.
Am I missing anything?
Any hardware?
I believe just some sheet metal speed nuts

and sheet metal screws (2) to hold the passenger side fender tube to the fender, and a couple more on the plenum over the radiator to secure it to the radiator support frame. (Actually these may come already installed with your new pieces)


I used a heat gun and then pop rivetted a 1/8" thick 2"x 17"(?) piece of aluminum bar stock to the bottom side of the plenum intake (the section that slips over the radiator), to flatten out the bottom edge of the opening. My original 78 piece was a bit too wavy for my tastes, so I made it knife edge flat with the aluminum reinforcement.

Your new piece might be flat and may not need that additional bit, and it isn't NCRS, but I'm not doing NCRS.

I found the parts used so I guess I'll see what hardware comes with it and if the piece over the radiator is flat or not.

I did find the screws and nuts that are designed for the two parts so I ordered them as well just in case the used items are missing them or if they are in rough shape. Better safe then sorry I guess (an extra $15)

I also bought something that said it was a sealer for the air duct- looks like some type of adhesive foam strip- so I'm wondering if this may work to fill that space that you described.

Couldn't find the parts new (except for the two ducts)

The whole setup including an additional flex air cleaner pipe that needs replacing ran me just about $250.

Hope it's worth it and hope it fits snug

Thanks for your help
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