A fun little project for low-dough! This was made from my old AC reciever/dryer canister located on the driver side firewall. Those of us with boosted 4G6X's know how much oil ends up in the intake tract. Heres a cheaper/nice looking alternative to spending $50 on a RRE breather tank.
How to make:
89-92 CSM AC reciever/dryer can on drv. side firewall (Should be free, fast cars dont need AC)
Ricer Autozone mini-breather $9.99
1/8 NPT male-male nipple (short) $.89
1/8 NPT to 1/4" hose barb fitting $.99
1/4" NPT petcock $1.29
Dremel, hacksaw, 1/8" NPT Tap, 2 ton epoxy to seal threads, Needlenose pliers, Patience
-Lob off the top of the can, drill the larger of the 2 holes in the body to accept a 1/8 NPT. This is where the short pipe nipple goes. The other tiny hole gets epoxied shut.
-Drill a hole in the side for the 1/8" NPT hose barb fitting. Your needs may require 2...depends how you run your breather setup.
-Drill/Dremel a 1/4 NPT hole in the bottom for the drain petcock. This is where you will pull out all the guts.
Patience needed here:
Took 2 hours to empty the interesting AC stuff inside....be prepared for this strange dessicant stuff to fall out (ie...do this in a garage, not the living room) There is an aluminum tube, screen filters, washers, and felt insulation stuff inside. The felt insulation had all those little dessicant beads in it.
Used a needlenose pliers to pull all the stuff through the 1/4" NPT hole in the bottom, gradually crushing it into pieces that could be removed with the pliers.
All fittings will probably need some epoxy or silicone on the threads to ensure good sealing.
The stock AC can mount was dremeled into a simpler form and spraypainted black.
Lemme know what you guys think!