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430MEL
01-15-2007, 04:42 PM
Do you know if the rubber seal/donut that is on the end of the 430 air cleaner snorkel is available. I have seen them on pics of 430 Lincolns and one pic of a T-Bird in the William Wonder restoration guide. Have not been able to locate one in vendors catalogs.

Alexander
01-16-2007, 08:36 PM
I think what they use on the snorkel end is weatherstripping that is used for panel edges and sunroofs.

JC Whitney sells some of this (Style A, Black 1/32" - 1/16" thick 7/16" height, Flexible Interior And Exterior Trim) http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2008663/p-2008663/N-111+10201+600003824/c-10101/reviewflag-1#review

Look at it and see what you think.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

430MEL
01-17-2007, 08:46 AM
Thank you Sir

partsetal
01-17-2007, 09:21 AM
From what I've seen and heard, the snorkel end on the 430 Thunderbird is plain, no holes. The same snorkel used on the Lincoln and Merc has holes for several staples to hold some sort of trim. Is this the donut/trim you refer to?
Carl

Rockin Kev
01-18-2007, 12:32 PM
> From what I've seen and heard, the snorkel end on the 430
>Thunderbird is plain, no holes. The same snorkel used on
>the Lincoln and Merc has holes for several staples to hold
>some sort of trim. Is this the donut/trim you refer to?
>Carl
Hi
I have the staple clips and the rubber ring on my 430 CAR.
KEV.
60 J CODE GOLDE

tbird430
07-19-2007, 03:41 PM
I'll look on my 1960 again, but I know right now it doesnt have any sealing strip on the end of the snorkel, nor do I remember seeing any holes were staples might have originally gone into it...