I don't know if it helps, but most guys I know that run those VC's,
use a "universal" type breather.
the breathers come with a couple different size rubber grommets that you fit to the VC and push the breather in.
Ive used them on several styles of aftermarket VC's before.
Dako is right,
if you bought a cap,
you leave the old pad where it is, remove nothing!
and yes they are glued on!
clean your old pad well (acetone or brake cleaner work) for good adhesion.
then apply the glue and use padded clamps and clamp it down and give the glue the proper set-up time.
caps are cheap and easy, BUT, if you ever want to remove/replace your dash pad in the future, it can make it more difficult (depending on the model).
Lol tell me about it, my chainsaw is a fouling maniac, its time for new rings but I'm being lazy.
of course my YZ was getting new rings or piston every 6 mons and new cylinder once a year, but I ran her hard. Oh how I wish mopar parts were as cheap as 2 strokes lol
When I replaced my cooler lines I just bought them, $39 free shipping (eBag) pre-bent and they ran under the pan/above the K, to the rad. (67 b body BB with headers, fit great!) there's a clip on the two lines that keep them from twisting but in the past I've just used zip ties.
Def run what ya like, of course. It's not "just me" that had issues with Bosch though. (Countless people, countless vehicles)
as far as a plug lasting 13yrs, how bout a plug that lasted 5yrs in a 2 stroke?! Yup, NGK, never checked or changed it and it didn't even need replaced, I just changed it because it was time IMO. (03 YZ250 that I raced all year round)
Bosch openly admits there's a problem with their plugs, like I said do some research, you'll be shocked I think.
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Well Mike, you're casting an awfully wide net on people that don't like Bosch plugs.
Do a quick goggle search and I think you'll see why so many people dislike Bosch plugs and they are NOT an isolated incident. I think its pretty clear when I changed plugs on a 350k mile PT from NGK to Bosch and car ran like total crap, switched back to NGK, no problems, ran great. Had it happen several times on several vehicles (and yes even an 01 Dakota w/360)
use them at your own risk, but don't take it...
If that's the case, Then she's an oddball mix/match carb, cause the 3418 is a 4150, 855cfm double pumper, and the pics look like a 4160 to me...
coronet340, pull that sticker and let us know what she is! Lol
I hate to call ya out on this, and I mean no offense, but this info is incorrect, (according to the info I have) ONLY the orig 3310 and 3310-1 are a 780cfm 4150 (double pumper), as you said, lack of a metering block on the seconds indicates it as a 4160 vac seconds, therefore IF its a 3310 it'd be -2 to 6 making it 750cfm.
Theoretically, a 7 blade fan would pull more air (cfm), as far as adding a clutch, typically the clutch fan assembly have a hub that the clutch bolts to, (and clutch bolts to water pump pulley) I'm not sure if your fixed blade fan has that hub so you wouldn't be able to bolt a clutch to it.
youd probably be better off buying a 7 blade clutch fan.
Hope it gets sorted in your favor.
if it was just the dent above the wheel well itd be save-able, but that dent in the body line pretty much ruins it.
(....unless you're a body work master, I've seen some experts save stuff that I thought was trash for sure)