hose from oil breather to air cleaner on 383

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  1. Dave NEO

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    just wondering how to orient this - maybe make as short and straight a run as possible? - anyone got any pics of how this was typically done? thnx
     
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    Without see'n what YOU have impossible to say. On the cars I had, and what I 'memeber is the 69 383 RR it was simply a "push on" breather with the extended tube sticking up on the VC, with a hose going to a fitting on the cleaner bonnet. It had "a small amount" of slack and was about the flexibility of new heater hose, but heater hose likely won't like oil.

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      thanks - this pic shows it - '68 these valve covers take 1/4 turn twist on breather - I can spin air cleaner so vent tube aligns with oil breather tube (correct breather with tube not shown). So about a 7" length will do it. What do you think?







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        OK, the way I used to do it with "twist in" AND I DON'T THINK YOU CAN GET THEM anymore, is to buy a Ferd twist in cap which takes a grommet and hose el in the top. I bought a chrome one like off a Shelby 390, etc

        Just like this:

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        Bear in mind Ma never used these...........Mopar either had the tube sticking up (like the 69RR I pictured) or my 70 had a fair sized grommet in the VC and the breather popped into that. You had to pull the hose off either the breather or air filter to get it apart.
         
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        Oh yea I know thanks. I found a cal shop making some now for mopars that look similar to the one on the 70 in your pic so I figured what the heck give it a try - just wanted to connect up something to that empty nozzle on the air cleaner lid.. can't hurt/should run the same. I'll post a pic tomorrow..
         
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        there you go. Ready to be a PIA first time I top up oil...ha 000_0243.JPG
         
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        Mopar used a pop in breather with a hose going to the air cleaner, so no tools were needed for removal.
         
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        Not to jack the thread, but any of u guys ever use a pcv valve normally on one side, and use the same set up piped in to the breather on the other side ? Thinking it may help to stop ram air to the engine w/ a scoop in use . ??????????thots??
         
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        I'm thinking it won't breathe - when it wants to suck from one side the other will close off..I believe it has to be open to outside air on one side or the other.
         
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          yessir - that is waY TO GO IF YOU GOT THE STOCK VALVE COVERS - THESE TAke twist in...
           
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          I hear you, but a few weeks ago someone posted that the 1970 mopar big grommet covers the twist in hole and accepts the mopar push in can with nipple!
           
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          well!! good stuff . thnx for posting.
           
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          As I posted earlier THIS WAS NOT USED in 69. 69 still had the raised tube with push on breather. My 70 had the "pop in"
           
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          well I got a '68 and don't recall what was stock..but like anyone in '68 said: "screw stock"! ha. Perfect weather - blew cobwebs out today and t'was a thing of beauty..
           
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          Here is a stock 68 383 a body Barracuda.

          69 was the same only engine color was Hemi orange.

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            Sounds logical > spock .
             
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            thanks all very much- those pics are super - great for a number of things - no cars like ours anywhere around where I am to compare anything to. One other issue I am looking at is correct length of dipstick... got a chinese one in there now and not sure if it's comparalbe to original stock. A measurement from tip up to where it stops at top of tube would be useful for comparison..(stock oil pan).
             
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            893 pan?
             
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            699 pan.
             
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            Should be a 893 as stock. See if these help you. Measured from the bottom edge of the shoulder on the stick. Worst case is do a change with filter and 5 quarts and re-mark your current stick after a quick warm up and rest.

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              thanks - will check - yes it's a swapped motor and they used a 699 pan. supposed to be a 68 motor. I know 4sp is a '72. It did more like 4 quarts when I changed oil so I am suspicious. The way I had front end raised though it could have had some old oil stay in the pan..it tuns cool all the time and sounds OK.
               
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              mine measured 22 1/2. geez 1/2 inch could represent a quart....What would I expect/happen if I overfill? I'm tempted to add a least 1/2 quart based on this comparison..

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              maybe a measure from tip to the full mark would help also?dunno.
               
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              never mind - they both look about 2 1/2".