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  • Topic: Shaker question
  • Started by 76TARebel Jan 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm
  • Last post by Shaker Jan 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm
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  1. #1 Jan 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm

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    I am going to ask a real crazy question about my shaker. I am trying to put it on and for some reason it does not want to stay put. I know I need a retaining ring but I need to know if that is all I am going to need. Also (and maybe this is part of my problem) I have looked for pictures of how to even put it on correctly... I don;t know if I am putting it on correctly or not... can anyone help?
     

     

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  2. #2 Jan 15, 2010 at 12:55 am

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    Quote:
    Originally posted by 76TARebel  I am going to ask a real crazy question about my shaker. I am trying to put it on and for some reason it does not want to stay put. I know I need a retaining ring but I need to know if that is all I am going to need. Also (and maybe this is part of my problem) I have looked for pictures of how to even put it on correctly... I don;t know if I am putting it on correctly or not... can anyone help?


    76TARebel--

    I've got several T/As including a '76. There's not quite enough information in the description of your problem to provide a definitive answer, but I've seen one common issue related to the piece of sheet metal on the inside of the passenger side of the hood scoop used as a guide to fit over the small filter for the air breather tube. It can easily become bent and will interfere with the fit of the hood scoop. It's an easy fix to bend it back into shape but you need to be careful not to break it.

    In addition, if you recently changed your air filter, it may be the wrong size and a little tall causing interference with the hood scoop and preventing it from properly seating on the bottom air cleaner assembly.

    Aside from these two issues, also double-check to make sure there isn't anything else creating interference. The hood scoop does need to seat evenly all the way around the circumference or the retaining ring will not properly seal.

    Hope this helps,

    Tinman5
     

     

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  3. #3 Jan 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

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    I looked under the shaker and I think I saw what you were talking about with that piece of metal being bent... I haven;t tried to staighten it yet but I am going too later tonight or tomorrow. I hope this fixes the problem. Another thing I noticed was that the bottom part of the shaker ( the round part that sits on the air cleaner area) sits on top of it... is it supposed to do that or does it fit around the piece that covers the filter? (i hope the new bit of info will help... it is just frustrating)
     

     

    "All of us Classic Car (in my personal knowledge Trans Am)drivers have to suffer for our (and eventually pay) for our cars' beauty."
    1976 Pontiac Trans Am
  4. #4 Jan 16, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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    Here's the deal... the retaining ring also had a foam seal attached to the ring to "seal" the assy.. Most firebird parts houses carry that. As Tinman mentioned the incorrect air filter will cause all kinds of fitment issues also.. I do like the fact you are not shortcutting the shaker by attaching it to the hood... Best of luck on your prep and resto.... Been though it ... if you get the time check out the resto on my "75"
     

     

    Ponchofreek
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  5. #5 Jan 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

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    I just learned something again that I had completely forgotten about! I don't think either of my scoop rings have any rubber left on them.
    LOL!

    Good forum!
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