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Gen 1 GFT Hardtop air cleaner elements

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#1 81MV


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:35 PM

Hi Folks

I've bought a lot of NOS old Subaru parts here in the UK this Summer, including about 2 dozen of these, all brand new in box:

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As you can see, perched on top of an EA81 1800 air cleaner they're smaller, which got me wondering "which model is this for?" Surely all Gen 1 1600s had a circular air cleaner box?

My February 1980 Subaru Parts Catalog provided the answer - this is specific to the GFT Hardtop. Anyone know why Subaru chose to give it a specific air cleaner? Was it for more power?

These don't fit my MV (BRAT) or GLF as both are EA81 1800s, so is anyone interested in buying these either individually or by the case?

Once I have an idea of the level of interest, I'll look into shipping costs!



#2 moosens


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

Dual carb 1400? GSR and alike. My guess.
Or 1600 , those are also oval if dual carb but I thought those were closer to 1800.

Edited by moosens, 29 October 2012 - 06:13 PM.

#3 Leeroy


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:56 PM

As moosens has noted the smaller oval air cleaner is for both the 1400 and early 1600 dual carb engines (later 1600 engines use the larger filter from the 1800).

Datsun 180B SSS coupes (were they called that in the UK?)also used this filter. They are not as easy to come by now as many manufacturers have discontinued this size. I know they usually sell to the Datsun nuts, especially in Australia.

#4 moosens


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

Couple of guys here in CT might need one. :)

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