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Old 10-24-2009, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Helo: I'm new to VMF.

I just bought back the 1966 Nightmist Blue Convertible that I had in high school in the late 1970's. It's a C-Code Metuchen car. Never restored. NO RUST or accidents, ever.

The guy I sold it to in 1980 has had it for 29 years. Put 15,000 mi on it in 29 yrs. Never got wet.

I need a paper template for cutting a hardtop air cleaner snout so it clears the tube brace that is present on all 66 convertibles.

Could someone make a pattern, scan it and email the JPG it to me at bryandcobb@att.net. Scale doesn't matter. I'll scale it as needed. I only need the accurate profile. A couple of pics would help too.

I'll be glad to reimburse someone for their time.

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 66 convertibles did not require a cut snorkel due to the shorter cowl braces. Only the longer 65 convertible cowl brace, which goes from the cowl all the way to just behind the radiator support, requires a notch in the air cleaner snorkel.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can get the 65 cut pattern from Glazier Nolan. The 66 lacked the brackets at the front of the brace tubes, and did not require modification of the air inlet.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for the responses.. My previous car that had the snorkel cut WAS a 65. I remember my cowl tube braces on IT going all the way to the radiator core support. When I re-purchased my 66, the snorkel was missing. I bought a full length one from Ebay. Just assumed I needed to trim it. Glad I checked here FIRST!
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Does anyone understand just how the thermostatic bulb works, that makes the snorkel damper open and close. I disassembled one 10 or 15 years ago and it seems like I remember a plastic material on the inside that seemed to expand as it gets to a certain temp to push out the plunger? Is there a aftermarket source for these?
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you sure that you have the right year '66 air cleaner It sounds like your car has '68 and later air cleaner possibly... Is it the original motor?

Post a picture of the aircleaner so we can help you.

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It's the same thermostatic wax used in coolant thermostats, and works the same way. The paste inside expands and contracts, causing the little pushrod to move.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes NEFaurora, I have the same air cleaner/snout that is on 65/66 289 c-codes.
I am 100% sure its's not the '68. The car's history is 100% accounted for with original engine. The correct snout I bought off Ebay is correct, the cowl braces are shorter than my 65 was, just ivygreen65 said, and it fit without trimming.
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