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Old 05-26-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

Anyone have a photo of where the vent tube on a '53 8BA goes? Last time, I stuck it right on. This time - duh - not obvious. Don't know if it was a car or truck orginally, but came out of a truck. It isn't close in attached photo!

I know, it's dirty and the wrong color, so we don't have to go there!

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Old 05-26-2014, 10:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

Both pieces are in your photo. The one on the right is upside down. The other end goes into the intake manifold. The piece on the left is upside down also. The left piece goes on the end of the other piece and curves across the front of the block and down along the side of the pan.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

This will help. Mercury and Ford are the same set up.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #4
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

I think all car pipes goes to back in 2 pieces.
The 53 truck the second pipe goes straight down.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

I did away with mine and installed pcv valve in its place
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I did away with mine and installed pcv valve in its place
Yep, me too.



And I connected the other end to this port at the base of my rear carb.


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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

Mercury and Ford are similar. The question mark tube attaches to the timing cover with a clamp & bolt on the left side and is the same part for all 8BA engines. The lower draft tube for most Ford engines has a downward bent about 10 inches up from the bottom and the Mercury lower draft tube has only the slightest bend near the bottom end of the tube so the whole thing will clear the big cross member.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:02 PM   #8
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sidevalve-thats clean.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:51 PM   #9
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

Do away wi th the tube and go to a pcv. Works and looks better. About $45.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:55 PM   #10
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

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Do away wi th the tube and go to a pcv. Works and looks better. About $45.
It can be (and has been) done for less than half that amount.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:59 PM   #11
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I like the PCV Valve conversion for the road draft tube. What kind should one use for this application?
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:13 PM   #12
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

Thanks all for the replies. Where is should go is simple once you see it. I don't know what's different, but it seems it will not clear the crossmember in my 39 frame once I attach the pan bracket.

PCV valve seems like a great solution.

Appreciate you taking time to answer and even post photos.

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Old 05-29-2014, 05:54 AM   #13
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Default Re: 8BA Breather tube- last question today-really

So there is a second piece to the tube coming out of the intake? Interesting.... Mine just has the one tube, shooting straight down between the water pump and crank pulley. Is the other piece available, or do you have to get lucky and find a complete original truck/car to snag one off of?
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:19 AM   #14
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So there is a second piece to the tube coming out of the intake? Interesting.... Mine just has the one tube, shooting straight down between the water pump and crank pulley. Is the other piece available, or do you have to get lucky and find a complete original truck/car to snag one off of?
I have some available. PM me if interested.
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