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Old 05-05-2009
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You folks with the late model FC's, can I ask the diameter of the air line feeding the Cat from the remote air cleaner? My friend came over last evening to look at the job I have started: removal of the forward curb side compartment (done) and creation of a battery box/air cleaner/washer fluid bay. My buddy is the area fabricator and all around metal guy and a "sometime" Wanderlodge Tech. I showed him the picks Mr. Flatlee has up of his '88 so he could share my vision..... he now does.... Thanks in advance
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You folks with the late model FC's, can I ask the diameter of the air line feeding the Cat from the remote air cleaner? My friend came over last evening to look at the job I have started: removal of the forward curb side compartment (done) and creation of a battery box/air cleaner/washer fluid bay. My buddy is the area fabricator and all around metal guy and a "sometime" Wanderlodge Tech. I showed him the picks Mr. Flatlee has up of his '88 so he could share my vision..... he now does.... Thanks in advance
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I believe that this one is Bruce Campbell's modification, there is no text to go with it, but by the looks of it, I'm just guessing that it is 6 inch, or whatever the intake manifold air inlet is.

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Crit--
We have the '83 at the house this week, but, as I remember, the line on our '88's air cleaner is a six-incher.
By the way, something I don't like about the arrangement in the forwardmost curbside bin is the fact that it is open from the bottom. This means you can reach up under the door and unlatch it even if it is locked (buh-bye batteries), and lots of gravel and sand and water ends up in the battery area. I am not sure if other late 80's model FCs have this same design (having only seen ours). Improving this area in some way is on my thingstodowhenIgetthetime list.
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fc 2000 have the round cleaner in that location and pick up the air behind the bumper

6" hose feeding the engine
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those pics are of Bruces air cleaner.
i did that mod here at my shop.
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Wow, 6" line, ok, is Bruce's coach a turbo or an NA? Randy, on the curb side of the coach we have a piece of channel stiffening the floor, just above the frame rail, did you cut through that to get out of the dog house or did you route over top of it?
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what I did was go through the cat house above the floor,we raised the floor in front of the passenger seat 4''.
Basicly we raised the floor with a 2x4 on edge,all around the floor in front of the pass.
we capped that off with a piece of 3/4'' plywood and carpeted it to match the floor.
making an air box,one side,next to the cat house has the pipe going to the turbo engine.
we sealed it all with caulk.
then we drilled a 6'' hole in the floor down into the front compartment,we placed a 6'' pipe down from the air box into the front compartment,then attached the air filter to the pipe with a rubber hose.
this seemed to be the easy way to do it,raising the floor 4'' was not that big a deal for arley,his wife has short legs and she had a stool to place her feet on anyway.
Bruces wife has short legs too!
those seats sit pretty high,i think raising the floor 4'' will not bother anyone.
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That's interesting, Randy. Ok, now I have to go back and look at the pics of Blue Skies again. Do you think routing up into the heater box on the copilots side is possible?
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only if you take the heater out!
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