Jimmy S

Air cleaner... where to find one like this?

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This is the filter off the carb on my 32 Chrysler, it’s a bit damaged. Any ideas where I could find another?

 

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I would try to repair it first. Find a piece of heavy walled tubing that the filter will slip over, Then reshape the flanges with a hammer to make them round again. I always try to repair first before replace.

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"Flame Arresters" come up on eBay often.  Many different sizes.

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My dad used to say that such air filters were designed to keep small rocks and low flying birds out of the engine.

Regardless, no proper restoration or preservation of a car that had such a filter is complete without one. But if you think that needs a replacement? You haven't resurrected anything bad yet! Looks like an easy fix.

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I agree with trying to fix it. I have had a few different styles of those and that looks to be VERY easily repaired.

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I would say fix as well unless you have a bad dent in the louvered area somewhere you didn't show.   Try running that number on ebay in current and completed listings if you really must have a new one.  Even a google image search may find one for sale listed on a different site. 

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That number on the side is the "size". It is not a part number.

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I doubt you will find a better one than the one in your hand - find a round piece of metal stock (mandrel) of about the same diameter and spend a little hammer time on the flange, 

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I can fix it.... I just thought there might be new ones or replacements available.  It’ll be on for shows.... not much protecting there which explains my .060” oversized bore

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5 hours ago, keiser31 said:

That number on the side is the "size". It is not a part number.

 

What is the stamping?  As near as I can tell, it reads: "4.6X144".  Or am I seeing things?  If so, what size would that be ... metric?

 

Cheers,

Grog

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If you want to get retentive cut the pipe portion off and tig a new one on. For the body just a tap here and there, bead blast and paint................Bob

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4 hours ago, capngrog said:

 

What is the stamping?  As near as I can tell, it reads: "4.6X144".  Or am I seeing things?  If so, what size would that be ... metric?

 

Cheers,

Grog

It actually says, "4.5X144". Not sure how it is measured.

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