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Old 10-04-2003, 02:12 PM   #1
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Question What the heck is this?

My 67 tradewind has a plastic tube coming out the top of the battery compartment door frame and hanging in the compartment. There is a small vent opening on the outside skin above the door that the tube connects to. So I have a length of tube opening to the outside and hanging in the inside.

My only guess is that this used to be some kind of off-gassing vent for the battery. What the heck is this tube for? Does it have any modern value? Do any of you with 66 - 68 Airstreams have such a thing?


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Old 10-04-2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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That tube was connected to a plastic cap the covered the top of the battery.

It's sole purpose was to exhaust and gas coming from the battery, regardless of the reason.

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
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It's exactly for what you thought it was for. Some batteries [unsealed]have the plastic vent tube. All of my motorbike batteries have vent tubes.
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