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showbizkid
08-07-2008, 01:20 AM
I've got an offer of an NOS 2bbl '59-'50 air cleaner, and have heard the suggestion about modifying these to fit 4bbl carbs (I've got a WCFB). Has anyone here done this? Do you have any advice, instructions or photos? I don't want to spend money or butcher up something NOS if it won't really work...


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rkapteyn
08-07-2008, 09:56 AM
Lionel Stone in California offered this service.
Change 2 barrel to 4 barrel aircleaner.
He advertises in Turning wheels

64V-K7
08-08-2008, 02:45 PM
There's something on the bottom of this page you might want to read...

http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/WcfbXafb.html

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showbizkid
08-08-2008, 07:39 PM
Wow! Thanks Bob!


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barnlark
08-08-2008, 08:31 PM
Clark, Lionel is just up the 5 to the 101 in the valley. He's two minutes off the freeway. Good cruise on a weekend. He does a good job on those for WCFB's and larger.

52 Ragtop
08-09-2008, 01:09 AM
I modified a 2 bbl air cleaner to go on a new AFB for my 52 ragtop. The center needs to be cut out at the flat area, a new "base made flat plate on botton of air cleaner, then a tube the sid=ze of the carb welded to the flat base. I used 2 part epoxy to secure them, then used 2 part seam sealer to be sure the seam was sealed. I then drilled several 7/8" holes on the botton (outside the filter element so that the carb could get more air. I used 3/16" plate, WAY TOO HEAVY, sheet metal will do fine. If I remember correctly, I had to raise up the lip about an inch.

If anybody is interested in some phots, let me know.

Jim

Rerun
08-09-2008, 07:11 AM
I wanted to keep the "stock" look of the air cleaner when I switched from the 2-bbl. to the Edelbrock. I made a ring out of 12 ga. steel and cut out the bottom of the air cleaner to match. Before brazing in the ring, I drilled extra holes outside of the air filter. It was necessary to make the ring long enough to clear the linkage and the choke housing. I finished the brazed joint with 2-part epoxy to provide a good seal and add some support to it.

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Jim Bradley
Lewistown PA
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
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showbizkid
08-09-2008, 11:44 AM
It sounds like you two Jims followed much the same plan. About how tall do you figure the "ring" is? Looks like somewhere in the neighborbood of 2" - 2.5" in the photo.


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64V-K7
08-09-2008, 04:09 PM
Jim T....send me the pix with a few words and I'll ad them to the page..
thx

Bob Johnstone
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Rerun
08-09-2008, 05:03 PM
Clark,

Your eyeball is well calibrated! The ring is 2-1/4" high. Since the bottom of the air cleaner is tapered, I centered the ring and brazed it in place before cutting the old center out. I then cut the hole slightly undersized so that I could peen the base over the inside of the ring. I pressed a "dimple" in the bottom of the ring (matching the Edelbrock) to keep the air cleaner from rotating and chafing the radiator hose. I had to move the snorkel to the other side because of my A/C mounting.

Jim Bradley
Lewistown PA
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
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showbizkid
08-10-2008, 12:13 AM
Thanks very much for all the help, guys! I think I'm going to give it a try!


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