Re: [Chrysler300] 300H (temporary) air cleaners
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Re: [Chrysler300] 300H (temporary) air cleaners

On 9/13/2017 10:00 AM, 'Carlton Schroeder' schroe99@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
[Chrysler300] wrote:

> Good morning,

> Hoping for some suggestions.

> I’m moving along at a steady but modest pace with my H restoration and
> now have a nice running rebuilt engine and fully painted, but
> unassembled car.

> I would like to find some temporary air cleaners before splurging for
> the remanufactured versions available through our Club.  Being realistic
> that is probably one year away.

> The carbs are correct Carter AFB’s with the 4 7/32” neck and there is 7”
> between carb centers.   I don’t have the hood on but an air cleaner
> height of up to 3” would probably be OK.

> I have seen a few aftermarket 6 ½” dia cleaners, but no oval ones, and
> all those I have found need the adaptor rings that allow a cleaner with
> a 5 1/8” opening to be used.

> Has anyone else found some aftermarket air cleaners that could be used?

> Thanks,

> Carlton Schroeder

> Eagle River, WI

well, yes there was a 'replacement' after market custom cast aluminum
'football' air cleaner parts.  You will not like the price But they
sure are attractive if one chooses to go aftermarket.

the last ones I saw were approx $200 a carb (or way more).

Having typed that, about 8 years ago I saw a bin full of immytation
knockoffs of the Creitz and they were way cheaper. finding some of the
counterfeit Creitz's might fill your request!

FOR anyone interested, I can supply pictures of these very rare Creitz
air cleaner parts.  Best I could learn is maybe only about 30 sets
were made.

About 17 years ago I ran across a swap meet vender that had a Plymouth
318 2x4 intake setup with carbbies and these air cleaners, when first
seen by me the whole package was marked $1900, the last time I
saw them he was asking about $2700. Think he finally learned something
about the Creitz air cleaners.

It took me many years to locate a second air cleaner top and bottom
after an old timer swap meet vender who I had known for some time
waved my first one under my nose and asked if I was 'interested?'.
Even tho he only had 1 set I didn't hesitate to seal the deal because
he was very reasonable on his asking price, in anutter verbs, I didn't
even try bargaining. (and I'm known as a Tightwad)

Now for the 'neat' part, once having seen the parts, it can easily serve
as a guide line to replicate in general the air cleaner top and bottom
out of flat stock aluminum. Anyplace with CNC hardware could knock them
off at a reasonable cost I speculate. the concept is fairly simple,
Creitz's products were cast, and any effort to approximate them doesn't
need the Creitz markings just has to hold the filter element in place.

Paul Holmgren
To announce that there must be NO criticism of the President, or that
we are to stand by the President Right or Wrong, is not only UNPATRIOTIC
and SERVILE, but is Morally TREASONABLE to the American Public.
  Former Republican President, Theodore Roosevelt



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