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Old 06-15-2008, 09:38 PM
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Well here are the shots I promised showing the snorkel part of the air cleaner off my 1960 430cid bird. This is an inside view of it fully closed (note the copper thermatic sensor/probe in the middle of the housing):



This is an outside view, fully closed. This would allow warmer air from the left exhaust manifold to enter the carb during cold weather start-ups.



Here is an almost fully open inside view:



This is a fully open snorkel outside view (outside temp would be over 80 degrees):



Hope this helps educate some of you w/o a snorkel or a few of u 352cid guys... LOL!!
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Were you able figure out how to remove the sensor? There's a pin at the opening that holds it all together, I couldn't release the spring tension to pull the pin within the small confines of the snorkel. Any recommendations?
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A couple of things, 1 it is not a sensor, it is a thermal motor, Ford calls it a thermostat. When it gets hot the center shaft is pushed out. 2 the thermal motor is actually not attached to the shaft spring and rod assembly you are looking at, the assembly simply has a rod sticking down the center. Unscrew the motor and it will come out seperate from the rod and spring. Hawkrod



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I had to have an extra set of hands to pull that pin out "GTE427" while I compacted the spring down using a table and my own two hands....
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Thanks for the help, I'll wait till my son stops by and give it a second try.
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