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Ram Air Element thickness
#1
Curious question.

Is the Ram Air Filter element thicker than a stock air cleaner element?

I ask because with a standard element in the air cleaner I run out of threads on the center bolt before the wing nut reaches the lid.  Yes I bought the "correct" bolt and wingnut from a Mustang vendor.

Any thoughts?

kcmash
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#2
Yes the ram air is taller. I have both in the garage can get you a number but you should be able to search.


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#3
The ram air filter (at least on the 429) is 3 inches tall
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(05-19-2020, 07:27 PM)kcmash Wrote: Curious question.

Is the Ram Air Filter element thicker than a stock air cleaner element?

I ask because with a standard element in the air cleaner I run out of threads on the center bolt before the wing nut reaches the lid.  Yes I bought the "correct" bolt and wingnut from a Mustang vendor.

Any thoughts?

kcmash
NAPA # 2116 is  a little over 2 5/8 tall
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#5
I use a 3". It fits with no problems.

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#6
Hello kcmash,
You will find that there are going to minute differences in the filter height between manufacturers. The 71-2 ram air housing used a Motorcraft FA-50 (Ford P/N C8AZ-9601-A) which is 2.80" in height. Because of the increased carburetor height as a result of the EGR plate, the 73 air filter housing was redesigned to use a shorter height air filter element. The 73 ram air filter is Motorcraft FA-41 (Ford P/N B7SZ-9601-A) which has a 2.22" height.

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