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Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
#1326234 Sun Sep 15 2019 04:41 PM
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When my aunt and uncle had my 1952 3100 restored, they upgraded to a more modern Holley 2bbl carburetor with a 5⅛" neck. I really hate the air cleaner that's on it (see attached). It just doesn't fit the truck, in my opinion. I would really love to have something that looks more period correct and was hoping to get some suggestions here. I'd like to stay in the 10" diameter range if possible; the 14" options just seem like they'd be too big. All suggestions are welcomed—thanks!!

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Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326253 Sun Sep 15 2019 08:08 PM
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Other than installing the carburetor in the first place, they made the right choice. You could adapt an original equipment air cleaner to that carb, but it would still have the goofy-looking Holley on it. Definitely DO NOT go to some sort of small-diameter filter- - - -it will starve the carb for air and make the engine run rich. My 80 cubic inch Harley has an 8" air filter on it and it's just about right for that size engine.
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Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326257 Sun Sep 15 2019 08:57 PM
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Thanks, Jerry. Yeah, they weren't necessarily "car people;" they had it restored because it belonged to my grandpa and they wanted something "reliable" (their word). I can't say that I don't enjoy the automatic choke, haha! I definitely don't want smaller than what's on there now. I was thinking something with a recessed base that would kind of hide the Holley might work. If I go that route, maybe the 14" would be best. I was just hoping someone would have some pics or suggestions for a more fifties-looking solution.

Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326258 Sun Sep 15 2019 09:05 PM
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You could look for an original type oil bath filter...the late 50's V8's had 2-barrel carbs and oil bath filter...you might find one of those with the correct mount hole diameter.

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Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326288 Mon Sep 16 2019 12:24 AM
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Mike B and bartamos—thanks for the suggestions!

Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326289 Mon Sep 16 2019 12:29 AM
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Any opinions on this? It won't cover the Holley as much as I'd like, but I feel the rounded look is inline with styles of the truck's era. I probably wouldn't keep it in bare aluminum; probably go with

Belltop Air Cleaner

Last edited by ssaxman; Mon Sep 16 2019 12:58 AM.
Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326294 Mon Sep 16 2019 12:57 AM
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Bartamos, I wasn't talking about painting the carb; I was talking about painting the air cleaner I linked. Also, I know how forums work. I clicked the link button and pasted the URL into the box and that is how it posted.

Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326296 Mon Sep 16 2019 01:00 AM
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I just edited the post, bartamos. Thanks for your "help."

Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326302 Mon Sep 16 2019 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ssaxman
I just edited the post, bartamos. Thanks for your "help."


I see you realized you added a bunch of junk to the copied link from ebay. Is it sarcasm to say "help" that way?


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Re: Looking for Air Cleaner Suggestions
ssaxman #1326303 Mon Sep 16 2019 01:15 AM
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If you have an opinion on the air cleaner in the link I edited and fixed to display properly (doing all this from my phone, btw), I'd love to hear it as that is why I began this thread in the first place. If not, that is ok, too, but let's please dispense with this back and forth nonsense. All it's doing is cluttering up the thread. Much obliged.

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