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will weber air filter fit under the hood of unlifted ea81 hatch?


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#1 the sucker king

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 02:46 AM

the weber is rebuilt. i got the filter. i got the adaptor plate (shoddy workmanship!) now the only thing is the install. will it all fit under the hood? i know there is a low profile filter, but i hear it doesn't breath so well.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 02:52 AM

yeah it should BARELY clear but yes from what I've heard and done, it should clear it with no problems

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:01 AM

The regular filter wouldnt fit on my 82 GLF w/Weber. I had to get the short filter. I didnt notice a difference in breathing.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:04 AM

No - it won't. Been there, done that. And your right - the low-pro doesn't breathe as well, but there are bigger low-pro's availible around on the internet. The 1.75" one will run alright - the difference isn't that noticeable really. Really irk's me that the stupid redline kit comes with the tall filter - makes you spend another $10 on a filter, that your supposed to get with the Kit. I personally reccomend against the Kit. There was a post a while back from a place in Canada that will do a "custom" kit for $325 shipped. Including the linkage kit (doesn't come with the redline kits), the air filter of your choice, and a brand new carb. Pretty good deal if you ask me.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:08 AM

I never had any problems with either of my webers clearing, neither my 32/36 with the tall filter, or my 28/36 with a short filter, and the car that the webers were in was not lifted...

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:15 AM

No - it won't. Been there, done that. And your right - the low-pro doesn't breathe as well, but there are bigger low-pro's availible around on the internet. The 1.75" one will run alright - the difference isn't that noticeable really. Really irk's me that the stupid redline kit comes with the tall filter - makes you spend another $10 on a filter, that your supposed to get with the Kit. I personally reccomend against the Kit. There was a post a while back from a place in Canada that will do a "custom" kit for $325 shipped. Including the linkage kit (doesn't come with the redline kits), the air filter of your choice, and a brand new carb. Pretty good deal if you ask me.

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i rebuilt the weber ($10 at the junkyard) myself. got the air filter for $12 from my mechanic friend. got the filter frame for dimes at a junkyard. the one thing that pisses me off is that the most expensive piece for me is the adaptor ($50 from redline) and it is poorly drilled and i suspect came w/ the wrong hardware. arggh. i'm thinking that i will send this back with a note to take pride in what they do. $50 is overpriced for this piece unless it is quality.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:17 AM

I never had any problems with either of my webers clearing, neither my 32/36 with the tall filter, or my 28/36 with a short filter, and the car that the webers were in was not lifted...


what were those cars?

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:26 AM

Maybe you had a different adaptor, or bad motor mounts or something. Also - the DFV carb, and possibly that "28/36" may be a different height. I'm talking about a DGEV 32/36...... talk to Caboobaroo - he can elucidate the differences that we noticed comparing the Holley 5220 to my DGV sitting here. BIG differences.

MY experience is with THE OFFICIAL kit from Redline on my 84 wagon (VERY good motor mounts), and when I closed the hood, it bent the filter frame. You could tell where it hit, and driving like that would be BAD. I'm guessing you would need another 1/2" or so to be safe from it hitting on vibration.

You say you got it from a JY - what is it? If it's a Holley 5200 (DFV), you'll be dissapointed with it compared to a true DGV..... The venturi's are tiny in comparison. In fact, it only widens out to the same "32/36" as the DGV at the bottom of the carb. Pretty silly really.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:45 AM

my carb is a dgav, but has an electric choke substituted. the dgav 32/36 is stamped right into the base.

and i tell you, the adapter that redline sent me is crappy workmanship.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:56 AM

The adaptor works just fine - file on it a bit if you like, but from what I've seen it doesn't matter. Works great for me. But yes, I agree in principle that the design could use refinement. Just keep telling yourself that you won't be able to see it once it's installed. It DOES do the job.

BTW - they are ALL DGAV's. Never seen one stamped DGEV. Mine is stamped DGAV, and it's electric. Probably wasn't "substituted" - it's stock.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:00 AM

Well it fits in my '85 Brat. Everything that came in the Redline/Weber kit is installed, including the tall filter. I do have good motor mounts and brand new trans mounts. I have zero issues with any of the parts including the adapter. Most issues that have come up have been around the EA82 installation. The adapter fits and covers the intake just fine. I did grind the intake to match the adapter and allow for smoother air/fuel flow. There is a small amount of contact between filter and hood but, it doesn't bother either the hood or filter.


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Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:21 AM

That's just weird. I can't imagine what might be different???

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:43 AM

Maybe a hood lift would help clearence?:burnout:




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