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Air Cleaner Fittings
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Does anyone know if the various air cleaner vacuum fittings are reproduced anywhere, and if so where you can find them?  I know the small breather filter is available.  I may have the others (you can see one in the pic), but they have seen better days. Thanks!


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I had the same questions a while back. Heres my thread and answers to your question
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-air-cleaner-help

Steve
1971 Grandé
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Thanks for the link! Very helpful. Is the vacuum valve? with the 2 tubes in the center of the cleaner something that’s reproduced? If it’s available, I’d like to replace it.
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(03-06-2019, 12:01 PM)cheezsnake Wrote: Thanks for the link! Very helpful. Is the vacuum valve? with the 2 tubes in the center of the cleaner something that’s reproduced?  If it’s available, I’d like to replace it.

 That is the temp sensor for the snorkel vacuum motor. It normally opens the hot air by-pass on cold start-up and closes it as the motor warms up.
 They were calibrated to suit different applications and are not a one size fits all. As for being reproduced, I'm not sure. The snorkel vacuum motors are but at a ridiculous price.
All these parts were made at the factory where I worked. Wish I'd snagged a box or two of these parts, I'd be rich now!!

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#5
West Coast Classic Cougar sell them
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Steve
1971 Grandé
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Thanks!
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#7
OK. So, if I understand this correctly, one side of the temp sensor is supplied with manifold vacuum, and the other side goes to the snorkel vacuum motor. When the engine is cold, the temp sensor allows manifold vacuum to pull the motor door closed, routing warm air from above the exhaust manifold into the air cleaner. As the engine warms, the temp sensor closes vacuum to the snorkel motor, which opens the door to the cooler engine compartment air. If I have that right, here's my question ...

Shouldn't the temp sensor hold vacuum? If I connect the manifold side to a vacuum source (tester), and I plug the other side, the temp sensor vacuum bleeds down quickly. I'm concerned if I hook the lines up on the engine, this will be the source of a vacuum leak. I have 2 of these temp sensors, and they both behave the same way. What am I missing?

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(03-13-2019, 11:18 AM)cheezsnake Wrote: OK.  So, if I understand this correctly, one side of the temp sensor is supplied with manifold vacuum, and the other side goes to the snorkel vacuum motor.  When the engine is cold, the temp sensor allows manifold vacuum to pull the motor door closed, routing warm air from above the exhaust manifold into the air cleaner.  As the engine warms, the temp sensor closes vacuum to the snorkel motor, which opens the door to the cooler engine compartment air.  If I have that right, here's my question ...

Shouldn't the temp sensor hold vacuum?  If I connect the manifold side to a vacuum source (tester), and I plug the other side, the temp sensor vacuum bleeds down quickly.  I'm concerned if I hook the lines up on the engine, this will be the source of a vacuum leak.  I have 2 of these temp sensors, and they both behave the same way.  What am I missing?

Thanks.

Yes to the first part. It does need to be connected correctly for it to work. You may have to try with vacuum to each side to verify.
It's been many years since I worked with them, but if I remember correctly, the temp sensor is just that, a temp sensor. It has a bimetal strip inside that normally keeps the vacuum valve inside open, therefore the snorkel door will be open to outside air. When vacuum is applied on a cold engine at start-up, vacuum from the manifold pulls the diaphragm in the vacuum motor which in turn closes the inlet and opens the heat riser bypass. As the engine warms up, the bimetal strip closes the vacuum and the spring inside the VM opens the inlet thus closing the heat bypass, i.e. there is no vacuum applied. If it wasn't so damn cold still here in the garage, I'd go test mine and confirm. The temp valve will need to hold vacuum, but I'm not sure if you can test it separately from the VM. Tomorrow is supposed to be much warmer and as I am getting anxious to get my newly rebuilt  4 speed shifter back in as well as swapping out the PS box for the newly rebuilt one I did myself, I might be able to check and get back on this.
Geoff.

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