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air cleaner housing replacement
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A small survey to check members success in swapping out the air cleaners would help trying to settle on my problem: I have kept the original housing on my non-ram air Cleveland because it keeps it original and also the engine dyno-ed better with the OEM housing in place than with no filter at all. Problem is that the large housing 1. requires a low rise manifold to clear the plain hood and 2. had to have relief cut in the front to clear the MSD dizzy. Here is the question; has anyone swapped out to a plain 14" round and connected both the passenger side valve cover vent as well as the carbon canister paper hose for fumes? If so, did you see a difference in performance and what mfg/model did you use and how did you hook up the paper hose? I'm torn between the original look and going with an aftermarket that might allow me to use mid-rise manifold and also look a little cooler. thanks for any input!
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#2
Why not a Ford housing from a different car/engine combo? There may be one or some with bases dropped (down over the carb) more than the Mustang unit. There are different filter and overall diameters available, too.
I've even modified housings to include a second matching snorkel, and ones with shortened snorkels to add flex hose ductwork to. Looked OE with the proper paint and lid decal, but wasn't.

I have several spares, but haven't looked at them for years. Kept them for the same reason of mixing and matching to get the proper look and function. Unfortunately even if I looked at them, I couldn't tell you which ones came from what vehicle originally.

Just a thought.

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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#3
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Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
I dont know what happened here.
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#5
Translator not working right or what?
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#6
Hopefully no translator needed from the UK! Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#7
"It is a nice device to clean your home"

Huh?

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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Boss1Ray;131202 Wrote:"It is a nice device to clean your home"

Huh?

Ray

So I can use that as an excuse to park in the living room Dodgy

I see 5 posts in 20 mins - for vehicle they put CAR - I suspect a spammer
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#9
Probably hit the wrong browser button.

There is a "cosmetic" air cleaner on my engine now
as seen below. It only has one connection which I use for
the breather hose. Would like to also attach the charcoal
cannister, but no where to put it. Don't like having parts
in the engine bay that serve no purpose, like the horn. BUT,
it is original equipment and should function. So I may go back
to original cleaner which I still have. One problem is the original
carb was probably a 600 CFM while now there is a 770. Will the
factory installed cleaner be able to supply enough air through the
snorkel? The original cleaner is fully functional with all switches
and valves intact. Even bought a new K&N filter to fit. When you
look at the carb's throttle body it is twice the size of the snorkel.

mike

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#10
OMS;131204 Wrote:
Boss1Ray;131202 Wrote:"It is a nice device to clean your home"

Huh?

Ray

So I can use that as an excuse to park in the living room Dodgy

I see 5 posts in 20 mins - for vehicle they put CAR - I suspect a spammer

Ya, I'm keeping a close eye out. No spam yet...

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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