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Username Post: 57 air cleaner fitup issues.        (Topic#354818)
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Reg: 10-04-18
01-12-19 12:34 PM - Post#2757200    

Have sourced an almost new 4bbl Carter carb. Tag attached says it’s built for a 1956. Sourced a very nice 1957 air cleaner. Problem is...the two don’t fit together. The carb diameter is 4.5” while the inside bottom opening of the air cleaner is 5”. Plus there is no way the cleaner with sit on the carb. It looks to me as if I’m missing something like a velocity stack/adaptor or I’ve got wrong parts. Any helps guys?

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Reg: 10-04-18
01-13-19 06:30 PM - Post#2757300    
    In response to Beltfed

After a lot of poking around on the internet I think I may have a solution. The bottom half of the air filter housing is made or has been adapted to a modern carb like Edelbrock or Holly with a larger air horn. I have the original style Carter which has a smaller air horn.
Have seen several plastic adapters on several sites. Didn’t want plastic. O’Brien Truckers has an aluminum one on their site. Fits 4-7/32” air horn to 5-1/8” filter opening. It’s more expensive than plastic but who’s worried about money in this hobby. Thanks.

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01-13-19 06:53 PM - Post#2757301    
    In response to Beltfed

Is that an oil bath air cleaner? Seems odd that it would be made for the later model carbs if so.

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Reg: 10-04-18
01-13-19 08:56 PM - Post#2757307    
    In response to notcamero

I believe it is the oil bath type. StampEd into the metal is ‘front’ as read from the outside. Below ‘front’ is stamped ‘oil level’ as read from the inside. I’ve been around hot rods most of my ‘car life’ and guys with their imagination know no bounds.
This is my second build back to original car. My first, a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr three window coupe, has been on jack stands for 5 years while I chase rare parts.

Edited by Beltfed on 01-13-19 09:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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01-14-19 12:31 PM - Post#2757348    
    In response to Beltfed

Those Zephyr's are good looking coupes.

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
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