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Old 06/02/2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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J-code snorkle

Here is a picture of the early and late version of the J-code snorkle. The vacuum motor was discontinued during the model year production. The later version is an NOS piece I have.



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Old 06/02/2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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My research shows that the engine build cutoff date is on or about 4/2/1968 for the snorkel change. Not the car build date, the engine build date.

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Old 06/04/2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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My 7-20-68 HCS C code has the vacuum moter I am not certain that it was orginal. Marty

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Old 06/04/2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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My GT/CS build date was 4/05/68 and it has the vacumn snorkle; maybe it was one of the last off the line with that style. I have had it since new with no changes to the air cleaner other than repainting it.

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Old 06/04/2010, 09:15 PM   #5
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I found that information in the Ford Master Parts Catalog. It may have taken the San Jose factory longer to use them up?

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Old 01/19/2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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The date in the MPC is the date that the assembly lines were supposed to have swapped out old for new. That does not mean that it always happened but it was uncommon when it did not. There are reasons that cars built later could have early parts including later swapping by error (it even occured on dealer lots when the cars were new) but a sidelined car could have a later date and early parts and although not normal, it was common enough for a few cars to be wrong. Hawkrod
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Old 07/08/2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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looking at my snorkel tube, mine is the "discontinued" vacuum one shown but how are you to know which went on which cars? And more to the point, would it matter running either or if you are restoring to concours?
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Old 07/08/2012, 08:16 PM   #8
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looking at my snorkel tube, mine is the "discontinued" vacuum one shown but how are you to know which went on which cars? And more to the point, would it matter running either or if you are restoring to concours?

It would depend on what the organization's rules stated or what the judges were expecting. Can always document what you choose and your reasons and present that before the judging begins and hope they accept your choose.

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Old 01/19/2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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April 29 build date, has vacuum motor. Believe it is original. Never know when folks use 4/5 date format if its April 5 or May 4...

But mine is a C code, would expect a similar changeover date for a similar part, but maybe not.
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