downtime we had waiting for our new engine, we decided to work on some
other things we've been wanting to add to the truck for some time.
We have no great desire to increase the fording depth of the truck
(wet feet while driving are not our thing), but the bow-wave created
when driving in water can get rather high. Raising the level of
the intake & adding a pre-filter should also keep a bit more dirt
& crud out of our air-cleaner.
Using the air cleaner off of an old tractor and about $15 worth of
plumbing parts we've raised the intake on the truck just a bit.
The bit of Automotive Goop we used next to the body should help
keep the water out of the air cleaner. We welded a bracket to
the air cleaner & bolted it in with the bottom windshield mount.
The snorkel assembly seems quite solid & we've taken plenty of
alder with it (note the careful positioning of the glass jar - yes, we
carry spares, and it isn't the only air cleaner element anyway.)
Four years later, we realized the jar was basically still clean
with little or no accumulation of dirt... hmmmm... how DID
those old tractor engines that used these as their only air filter
keep running?!?! However, one of the points was to raise the
intake a little, it still accomplished that!