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Customized air cleaner

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Dafey, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Dafey

    Dafey 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone customized there stock air cleaner?
    I thought about cutting around mine with my Dremel,to look like a cheap chrome one.
     
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    yeah, I drilled a bunch of holes in mine once. No real reason to do it. Just sucking in hot air for the most part.
     
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    I've got the parts I just have to cut it. I'm making a dual snorkle setup and swapping the top and going to a 5" K&N filter. I already knocked out the core support plate and have the nozzel marked out, just need to cut the holes and do some tack welding... :smirk:
     
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    I made a dual snorkel setup, didn't make a bit of difference, except possibly louder when I hit the gas.
     
  5. Dafey

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    I was thinking about cutting the sides off mine so it would look like this..

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  6. goldwing2000

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    Why not just buy one that looks like that? They're only a few dollars if you get a cheapy. Just don't plan on driving through any water or deep mud. Your engine will choke out as soon as the element fills with water.

    If you want to modify your stock air cleaner, modify it with a sealed snorkle tube and run the intake inside the cab or up to the roof line.
     
  7. Dafey

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    I'm not buying one because 1: I'm broke :( 2: I'm bored :p:

    I like your snorkel idea...even if theres no water here. :haha:

    BTW whats the mesh thing inside the filter on my stock assembly?
     
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    Leave that there. It is an "Air Straightener". It is not another filter, it's purpose is to take any turbulent airflow & straighten it out for max flow. It likely also does some muffling of the intake noise too.

    I know, sounds odd.
     
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    I thought that was just a spark arrestor.... I guess I learn something new everyday.... :eek1:


    ~Brian
     
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    It is a flame arrester.
    I got 326.7 more Horsesh....Horsepower when I took mine out.:haha:
    Its just glued in with mild strength stuff.
     
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    Actually it's an evaporative emissions device. It's filled with charcoal and is supposed to help absorb fuel vapors when the vehicle sits.

    Take it apart and you'll see.
     
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    Haha my inter net sarcasim isn't so savvy anymore. LoL
     
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    The one I did remove, violently I might add, was only a series of wire mesh screens. No charcoal or anything else in it. They are very much the same as the air straighteners used in wind tunnels for the same purpose.
     
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    Mine has screens and charcoal.
     
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    Right now I'm just going to plug up the heat riser,then buy a hose ,what ever it plugs into at the core support and repair the cold air intake.Then later on when I'm real bored ,fix up something that I could hook up if I ever found water around here :haha:
     
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    4" clothes dryer flex, Home and Offroad Depot.
     
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    Interesting. Neither of mine do.
     
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    This is one of my favourite (yes that is spelled correctly...well up here) mysteries here at CK5. Once or twice a year this pops up! :D
     
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    I attempted to look it up in the parts manual, and also checked my '86 preliminary service manual.

    Neither one mentions or shows this part, although there is one piece for the air cleaner assemblies (not used in all applications) called a "deflector". I suspect they are talking about the metal piece just inside the snorkle, but there are no pics to show what exactly they are talking about.

    I'm not sure when the usage of that second filter-like device ended, but I know my '83 had it. My parts manual only goes back to '85, so perhaps it wasn't used that late, thus my inability to find anything about it.
     
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    From the Engineering angle, the deflector keeps the whole assembly from sounding off like an Elephant. My '85 has/had the charcoal element, and I'll look at my parts manual but I blelieve I have seen the words "flame arrestor". :D
     
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