Well, Rag... I got one of those freebie dvd's last week from JP Magazine. It was a documentary on a 4X4 showdown with several different types of vehicles. (The Jeeps OWNED the contest by the way.) If you don't mind cuttin' big holes in things you can do what a few of them did. They came right up through the hood and over the top with what looked like the right diameter of vent hose. I think on a 304 this measurement is 5". Whatever, you just gotta make sure you got a good seal at the carb. These guys were sitting in water (I mean literally sitting in it) with their Jeeps gluggin' away. It wasn't pretty but it was functional. I guess when the motor can breathe like that its all up to your ignition system then. The problem is water getting into so many other places you don't need or want.
1980 CJ5 ground up build. 4 inch 4WD hardware lift kit and extended shackles. 258 I6 with T-176 trans and Dana 300 T-case, Dana 30 front and model 20 rear, and of coars a woody shaft. The 4WDH Delux glass body is being mounted!
Snorkles are actually make your engine lose a little bit of power if you have a carborater. Cold air is good for an engine, but if you introduce cold air to a carborater really fast you lose a bit of power. It works great with fuel injection, but carbs aren't as adaptive as fuel injection. Eventualy I think you do get some of the lost power back if the engine has been runing for a while though. I heard this weird info on the show "Trucks" i believe. If you do lots of swimming in your jeep, then it is totally worth it. Also, if I were to put on a snorkle, then I would have it come out the side, like out of the fender or something. that way you wont have problems opening the hood or laying down the windshield. Just my dos cent.
'02 Wrangler,5 speed, 5.5 RE lift,D44 diff with discs and locker,'33BFG's, AirRaid Intake, Lotsa Music..
Retired to the ranch
'81 CJ-7 Renegade sort of...
4.7 Stroker from a 94 4.0, D-44's out of a '75 Waggy 4:10"s, Tru-Track front and rear, Poison Spider outboard springs ans shackle reversal, 4" Skyjacker, 35 BFG KMs, and new paint.....Finally.
" Beware the prophet,
Seeking profit" Dennis Miller on Algore