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Username Post: regular or oil bath air cleaner?        (Topic#357601)
rosebush40 
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08-10-19 03:57 PM - Post#2772904    

What type is the air filter on my car? I can only remove the base from which I have taken out the fiber matting and binned it. I can replace this easily enough. The rest of the unit does not appear to come apart and I am worried it contains debris from being stored poorly and this will suck into the carb and engine. I could cut the unit and convert it to paper element if worse came to worse. There is no room on top of my carb to fit a standard aftermarket air filter (58 Delray in-line 6)



 


RAM_51 
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08-10-19 07:21 PM - Post#2772928    
    In response to rosebush40

I'm guessing that this is the air filter you are describing:

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junky 
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08-12-19 07:38 AM - Post#2773017    
    In response to rosebush40

Submerge the old filter in solvent if it is just dirty. If there is rust, then submerge in solvent, let dry, and then submerge in a rust remover. Once you are satisfied that it is clean, follow instructions in the service manual to renew its filtering.

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IgnitionMan 
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08-12-19 01:36 PM - Post#2773051    
    In response to rosebush40

I'd rather have an oil bath filter any day of the week.



 
2blu52 
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08-12-19 02:06 PM - Post#2773055    
    In response to IgnitionMan



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08-12-19 06:20 PM - Post#2773084    
    In response to 2blu52

Ditto that. I've always run oil-bath air cleaners on all 6 of my stovebolts over the years.

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bobt 
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08-13-19 01:48 AM - Post#2773106    
    In response to rrausch

This topic has came up many times before. I adapted my mesh screen filter to a paper filter and I am very happy with the results. bobt



 
Dave in VA 
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08-13-19 05:27 AM - Post#2773115    
    In response to bobt

What paper filter did you use?

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Airlifter 
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08-13-19 05:57 AM - Post#2773119    
    In response to bobt

do you have a picture of that?

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tommy49 
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08-13-19 06:41 AM - Post#2773123    
    In response to Dave in VA

  • Dave in VA Said:
What paper filter did you use?



I believe the replacement filter is the Fram CA-140 PL. Here's a crossreference chart:

https://www.airfilter-crossreference.com/convert/F...


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Mikeky 
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08-13-19 05:49 PM - Post#2773170    
    In response to bobt

You say adapted. Did you have to make changes to the breather housing, or just remove the copper mesh screen and replace with the Fram filter?



 
bobt 
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08-14-19 10:48 AM - Post#2773219    
    In response to Mikeky

The only modification is to lengthen the stud that holds the top on as the new filter will be taller. I just sawed the old stud off and soldered a 1/4 x 20 bolt in its place. Before you close the hood for the first time, put a piece of clay or chewing gum on top of the new stud to make sure that you have clearance.



 
2D51STYDLX 
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08-15-19 12:16 PM - Post#2773253    
    In response to RAM_51

This is what I did, the threaded rod was just long enough.

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Broken hearts and dirty windows
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Edited by 2D51STYDLX on 08-15-19 12:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gcrkfrd 
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08-15-19 02:00 PM - Post#2773256    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

I had a tape measure like that, once.



 
RAM_51 
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08-15-19 06:09 PM - Post#2773271    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

Back at the onset of this thread I was trying to determine from rosebush40 which air cleaner he was dealing with by his description and posted a photo of the dry / oil saturated element air filter hoping he would confirm. And indeed his thread title asks the question as to what filter he has. At this point in the thread however, 2DSTYDLX is dealing with and describing his conversion of an oil bath air cleaner. Just so everyone is on the same sheet of music.

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
junky 
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08-16-19 07:02 PM - Post#2773344    
    In response to RAM_51

I believe that Rosebush has lost interest in this subject...
Posted the question 08-10-19 06:57 PM
Last Online: 08-10-19 06:57 PM

When people don't come back to read the help that they have been given, we are all wasting our typing skills and knowledge. Yes, he might have gotten sick, died, moved to another planet, but it happens all to often with "hit and run" posting by new people.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
Mikeky 
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08-19-19 05:42 PM - Post#2773606    
    In response to junky

I often find these responses to different questions or problems interesting. They often offer me ideas for my ole '54 belair. Never think you are waisting your typing skills or knowledge. I, along with alot of others, appreciate your responses and knowledge!



 


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