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May 22, 2012 (9:33 am)
Thank God for duct tape!
The suction in the passenger compartment would draw air in through the escape valves normally used for venting the air through the trunk or rear door jambs and through the heater duct intake. I'm guessing the particulate would settle out mostly coming in that way. That keeps the air intake for the engine filter from getting dirty. Didn't they have a problem with the fine material stopping up the regular air intake filters quickly?
#33291 of 36997 Re: . [imidazol97]
by steve_ HOST
May 22, 2012 (10:25 am)
That's all I did - just replaced the air filter about three times. We got nothing like the amount in the photo though. Hm, guess that was '89.
#33292 of 36997 Re: . [steve_]
May 22, 2012 (10:50 am)
Yep, I was browing youtube and saw some videos about it, dawned on me I had some pics.
The hoses are for as imadizol describes - feed clean air into the engine, as the ash would clog the filters and carbs immediately. I remember seeing these images, and my dad explained to me what the hoses accomplished - pretty ingenious, I think. I spent much of my childhood in that part of the state - I am too young to remember the initial event, but my clear memories start a few years later, and I remember even then the ash was still a common sight, especially on country roads or just under the surface of a lawn. I remember I90 through the Columbia Basin was white on the shoulders from the ash, through the mid 80s. Areas from Yakima to Moses Lake received around 2-3" of ash, I think.
The big mopar is a Washington State Patrol car of course, the Malibu is city of Moses Lake police (we lived there), the end car is a 77-79 T-Bird Heritage model.
Here's the Malibu's apparatus:
May 25, 2012 (7:59 am)
#33294 of 36997 Re: New> [andys120]
May 25, 2012 (8:06 am)
My LaCrosse's big brother! Caddy XTS. Looks really nice.
May 25, 2012 (8:14 am)
Very handsome sedan. Inside and out - you guys seen the massive 12.3" screen in those? It's eye candy.
#33296 of 36997 Re: New> [ateixeira]
May 25, 2012 (8:33 am)
Yes, very nice. I think the new GS has a pretty giant screen as well. I think the one in my LaCrosse is 8" and most people comment how big that is.
May 25, 2012 (8:41 am)
I have a 7" aftermarket screen, so I'm spoiled. Some OEM displays are tiny.
C'mon folks, if an iPad costs $399 now, and OEMs want $2 grand or more for these features, I don't see why there are so many 4-6"screens around.
May 26, 2012 (1:20 pm)
#33299 of 36997 Re: Fast wagon?> [andys120]
May 26, 2012 (1:47 pm)
I'll guess around a 64 or 65 Ford Falcon wagon.