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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    i need a vent tube adaptor thing (the part that plugs into the axle it self for the hose to connect to) and cant find where to buy one. i called the local shop and they aere no help.
    The axle is an 84 D60
    Thanks
    The local yard has no 60's so will any vent tube fit?
     
  2. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Under the part # database in the bloody knuckle I posted the GM part # for it. This was back when I was a member.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Just tap the hole for 1/8" pipe and buy a thread-in fitting. I did this to my D60 axle since my vent tube fitting was missing. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    i even used the part number at the dealership and they said they didnt have it and "maybe but doubtful" that a warehouse back east had 1...

    if i tapped it to 1/8 how would i connect that to the tube?
     
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    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Branndon, want me to see if I can get you one? Sounds like the dealer you went to was retarted. They should be able to order you one.
     
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    would love one.. any way i can get it.. lol go ahead and check if you can get me one please. and if it is in a east coast wearhouse they can just ship it to the dealership around the corner from me right? Thanks jason.
    BTW my ORD steering box reinforcement plate arrives monday /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You would then buy an 1/8" pipe to 5/16" nipple or whatever size hose you are going to run to the differential and screw that into the housing then attach the hose to it.
     
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    i could use one of these too... 85 D60...

    j
     
  9. 83_chevy_blazer

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    i made my own. i reised all my vent tubes to the firewall level. i used these brass fittinbgs i got at dixiline. im prety sure theyre for gas routing. anyway they have a treaded side and the other side is a male fitting with 4 ridges. i believe the thred side was 1/4 in diameter, either way it was a tiny bit too big so i beveled it down with the grindstone. then i put some gasket maker on it and bashed it into the hole. i did this for my 12 bolt rear, transfer case, and transmition. i used clear nylon tubing for the hose and little fish tank bubble stones for breather caps. the fish tank bubblers attach by glueing a little bit of the fish tank hose into the breather hose.
     
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    I need one for my rear 10 bolt. If anyone can find me one with the threads still good I will gladly paypal or send money order.
     
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    I did the same as mentioned above. I used a 1/8" NPT tap (with some grease on it to catch chips as I did it without changing the fluid). I then bought a 1/8" NPT x whatever barb fitting. I haven't had good luck with the pressed in ones...they just pull out and let water, dirt, and mud in. The tap will set you back about $8 but the fittings are like $.95 You should put one in your tranny as well as they don't come with a vent line (ask me how I know /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif).
     
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    Hey will one from a Dana 44 work? Or a 14B or a 10b?
     
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    The reason I went with the threaded in one is because my old D44 had a thread in one on it from the factory. When I got my new D44 (1977 - 2nd design 3/4-ton) it had a pressed in one that was loose. I liked the way a brass fitting pointed straight up so that is what I used. I haven't messed with the 14B yet as it hasen't come out.
     
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    OK how do I get the tube out of the axle???
     
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    OK how do I get the tube out of the axle???

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    Big pair of pliars and a twisting motion.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I did the same as mentioned above. I used a 1/8" NPT tap (with some grease on it to catch chips as I did it without changing the fluid). I then bought a 1/8" NPT x whatever barb fitting. I haven't had good luck with the pressed in ones...they just pull out and let water, dirt, and mud in. The tap will set you back about $8 but the fittings are like $.95 You should put one in your tranny as well as they don't come with a vent line (ask me how I know /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif).

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    YUP use a hose barb and small hose clamp for the best sealing /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Or like in my case (mine are broke off) you can drill them out. And as mentioned before, put grease on the drill bit to catch the filings.
     
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    OK how do I get the tube out of the axle???

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    Be gentle...I need that vent tube /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    on my 10bolt I just rebuilt has been drilled out, tapped and has an airbrake fitting, I just used a hose clamp and it works great.
     
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    on my 10bolt I just rebuilt has been drilled out, tapped and has an airbrake fitting, I just used a hose clamp and it works great.

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    My fronts okay, but after my lift I needed to put a longer vent hose on the rear and went to pull the old hose off and the whole dang tube came out /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif so I need one for the rear. However this is all temporary till I find a 14 bolt to swap in like you did Fry /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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