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Powerflite
Posted 2017-05-06 2:12 PM (#539559)
Subject: Air Cleaner Adapter



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I've been thinking of making one of these for quite a while now. I originally made one out of sheet metal, but it didn't hold the air cleaner as well as I would like. So I made this one out of plastic with a ledge on the inside that creates a positive stop for the air cleaner to press against. It works really well, but I think I made it a little too tall to use with a Chrysler cleaner as they have a deeper extension on them. It might not clear the hood well with a deep extension on it. But it does work well with the Dodge air cleaners that have short extensions, and that is what I have on here now. I'll try re-designing it to make it work well with the Chrysler cleaner and see how it goes.



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57chizler
Posted 2017-05-06 5:20 PM (#539565 - in reply to #539559)
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I got tired of trying to make an adapter that worked well so I just swapped carb tops. The early "small ring" AFB top fits right on the later aftermarket AFB's and Edelbrocks.

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57plybel
Posted 2017-05-06 8:27 PM (#539575 - in reply to #539559)
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Thanks for the tip; its a good one !

 

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Powerflite
Posted 2017-05-06 8:50 PM (#539577 - in reply to #539565)
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That's a great idea to swap the tops like that. But my main motivation for doing this is to be able to use the original air cleaners with a fuel injection throttle body. Swapping the tops on those wouldn't be an option.
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-03-23 1:05 AM (#595896 - in reply to #539565)
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57chizler - 2017-05-06 2:20 PM

I got tired of trying to make an adapter that worked well so I just swapped carb tops. The early "small ring" AFB top fits right on the later aftermarket AFB's and Edelbrocks.


John, I took a look at doing this and found that all of the mopar small top carbs are not compatible with the later AFB's. Do you know which carbs are compatible? Out of my large stash, I only have one top that is compatible, and that one was mis-matched so I don't know what it came from. Do you have to use a GM or Ford carb to be able to swap them with the later versions? Any clues as to which ones work for that?
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60 dart
Posted 2020-03-23 3:20 AM (#595898 - in reply to #539559)
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-03-23 10:43 AM (#595909 - in reply to #539577)
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When I first got my 56 Dodge, it came with a 57 Dodge "side saddle" air cleaner. I hated it because it hid the right bank hemi valve cover.

So one of the first things that I did was to buy an after-market air cleaner. Naturally it had a 5 1/8" throat. So I looked for an adapter and found the Mr. Gasket 2082 which adapts 5-1/8 Inch air cleaners to 4-7/32 Inch carb necks. Ridgid and thin black plastic.

https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/air_cleaners/parts/2082

There is also this one that has been machined from teflon:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Carter-WCFB-Rochester-4GC-adapter-for-stock-...


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56D500boy
Posted 2020-03-23 3:45 PM (#595927 - in reply to #539577)
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Powerflite - 2017-05-06 5:50 PMBut my main motivation for doing this is to be able to use the original air cleaners with a fuel injection throttle body.


What is going on here (from your Spring Fling 2019 photos)?:

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Powerflite
Posted 2020-03-23 4:15 PM (#595928 - in reply to #539559)
Subject: Re: Air Cleaner Adapter



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Looks like a homemade adapter out of spun aluminum. He may have made it on a lathe, but I didn't ask him so I don't know.
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