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Old 05-01-2021, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Merc flathead

can someone tell what this is? part #6757
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Old 05-01-2021, 11:13 AM   #2
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Road draft tube, part of the crankcase ventilation.
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Old 05-01-2021, 11:19 AM   #3
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That is the engine Ventilation Down Draft Tube.

It's been replaced by the PCV valve, on most newer engines.



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Old 05-01-2021, 11:24 AM   #4
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A picture for your reference
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Old 05-01-2021, 12:06 PM   #5
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Thanx for the clarification, I thought it was a vent tube wasn’t sure!
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Old 05-01-2021, 01:58 PM   #6
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I had mine chromed; looks great with the aluminum heads and intake.
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Old 05-01-2021, 02:49 PM   #7
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Plus, chrome adds more "go" power.
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Old 05-01-2021, 03:29 PM   #8
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Yep, lowered my quarter mile time by 2/10's of a second!
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Old 05-01-2021, 04:58 PM   #9
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Plus, chrome adds more "go" power.

Back when I was a pathetic, little "punk" in the early '60s, the saying was:



"If it don't GO, chrome it!"

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Old 05-01-2021, 05:27 PM   #10
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We used ta say "All show & no go" Coop.
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:15 PM   #11
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OK youse guys, it was worth 3/10's.
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:30 PM   #12
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You guys are too funny.
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Old 05-01-2021, 11:03 PM   #13
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We used ta say "All show & no go" Coop.
Off topic but had many a date back in the day that fit that description.

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Old 05-02-2021, 09:02 AM   #14
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My buddy still says "Chrome won't get yah home" . . .
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