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Weber air cleaner alternative?


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#51 Idasho

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:54 PM

oops...

Yes, that is a VERY valid point. This GL has a 2 1/2" lift.

This mod would be tough to perform on a car without a lift. The weber carb is much taller than the stock carb due the manifold adapter.

#52 TheLoyale

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:04 AM

My question is, how hard is the engine to start in the cold with that chrome air cleaner and no heat riser?

#53 Idasho

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:21 AM

Getting the engine to fire and idle in the cold isnt the issue.

Using the factory air-cleaner aids in bringing the engine to operating temp faster, and prevents carb icing. :burnout:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:36 AM

Besides, how cold is it in May anyway? I think hes asking a valid question but until October or so you might not have any idea. I don't see how it would harm though.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:57 AM

oops...

Yes, that is a VERY valid point. This GL has a 2 1/2" lift.

This mod would be tough to perform on a car without a lift. The weber carb is much taller than the stock carb due the manifold adapter.


Dang and I was all excited cause I really dislike these cheesy ones they come with and am a big fan of large paper filters.

#56 1982gl4

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

I took a big hammer to mine. It clears now :D But it is very close to the hood. Just something to keep in mind while doing it.

#57 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

Why not account for the height difference by recessing the mounting surface more and leave just enough space for it to breathe. Maybe Idasho already did take this into account I really don't know. In my mind and feel free to expound and disagree but Mounting and leaving no space at all between the carb and filter cover would not affect much if it can still get plenty of air from the sides.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:39 PM

I'm thinking if you were to lower it anymore, it'll hit the Electric choke.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:45 AM

I'm thinking if you were to lower it anymore, it'll hit the Electric choke.

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That, and got to watch for good clearence above the airhorn too. Get it to close, and it would be like running with the choke closed/partially closed.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

I'm thinking if you were to lower it anymore, it'll hit the Electric choke.

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This^

If I lower mine anymore it will make contact with where the filter sits. I'm as low as I can go, but apparently it is good enough, because it is no longer making contact after my time with a hammer!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:55 PM

This^

If I lower mine anymore it will make contact with where the filter sits. I'm as low as I can go, but apparently it is good enough, because it is no longer making contact after my time with a hammer!


I take it you hammed up the Hood support framing? I did this to my Legacy so I could run the larger ram air style air snorkel. Don't know if I'd want to hammer up my new hood.

#62 1982gl4

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

I take it you hammed up the Hood support framing? I did this to my Legacy so I could run the larger ram air style air snorkel. Don't know if I'd want to hammer up my new hood.


I tapped the hood support, just to bend dent it away a bit, nothing to the actual sheet metal. Most of my hammering was on the lower part of the air box.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:22 PM

Don't mean to bump and old thread, but I thought I'd show my air cleaner I finished the other day. I cut a hole in the factory cleaner and welded the weber baseplate in its place.

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#64 jonas

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

Very nice! Wish I had kept my old air cleaner.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:53 AM

Good work way to go guys, And to answer an earlier post the twin carby factory engines use the same air filter as the single carby models






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