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kurtruk
03-27-2009, 01:00 PM
I've decided it is time to get the right air cleaner on my "some assembly required" 1948 Champion. This is what the previous owner had on it:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/3216319549_2a0569b5d0.jpg

This is what I found in the trunk:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/3390450200_73a610c2b5_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3389639223_bfcbaca7f6.jpg

I assume this is a dry type. Is it correct for my car[?]

This is the oil bath type on an unmolested parts car:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3546/3389638435_f10cde0a17.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3389638641_881d4a8385.jpg

This is correct, right[?] Is the hole for a support bracket[?]
The shop manual only shows a generic picture. Parts book not detailed either.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2617723594_889afb71cf_t.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/2267352617_720245049a_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2679715309_9655c80e5e_m.jpg

4961Studebaker
03-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Looks just like one i restored, and yes the hole is for a support bracket. pretty simple to make if one isn't lying around i'll get some pics for ya.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_6286.jpg
ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-27-2009, 01:29 PM
Yeah, that support bracket simply uses one head bolt as an anchor. Just a piece of flat steel stock with an "L" at the lower end.;)

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Dick Steinkamp
03-27-2009, 01:30 PM
I really like the patina! The faded, wrinkled decal is just right. I wouldn't clean it up and paint it. [8D]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

StudeRich
03-27-2009, 01:46 PM
The one you have could be original and work fine, it appears to have an Home Air Conditioning filter made to fit it, or an Aftermarket re-usable filter, instead of a replaceable factory paper type element, disposable type.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/My64Daytona.jpg
StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Blue 15G
03-27-2009, 02:02 PM
I love the one that the previous owner designed! [:0] Looks like he was drinking too much of whatever was in the can before he came up with that idea! [xx(]

Dave Bonn
'54 Champion Starliner

StudeRich
03-27-2009, 02:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

I love the one that the previous owner designed! [:0] Looks like he was drinking too much of whatever was in the can before he came up with that idea!

Yeah but, he used it for target practice after "draining it" so the car could run! :D

52-fan
03-27-2009, 03:05 PM
I thought the first one was a Ford option. :D

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

kurtruk
03-27-2009, 06:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

The one you have could be original and work fine, it appears to have an Home Air Conditioning filter made to fit it, or an Aftermarket re-usable filter, instead of a replaceable factory paper type element, disposable type.

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA


I'm not an expert, but I don't think there would have been a replaceable paper element in 1948. Shop manual mentions oil bath type and oil coated type. Here is the service procedure for oil coated type:
1. Remove the filter element.
2. Wash element in kerosene and drain thoroughly.
3. Submerge in a good grade of engine oil.
4. Allow excess oil to drip off element and reinstall the cleaner.
(They mention it might need to be serviced daily, or more often under severe dust conditions.)[:p]
A map shows Tenn., Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, and every thing north and east of there getting standard (oil coated type) air cleaners, and the rest of the country is designated as "dusty" and therefore got oil bath (wet type) air cleaners.
Does anyone else have a car of this era with the oil coated type as shown in my pics?

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2617723594_889afb71cf_t.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/2267352617_720245049a_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2679715309_9655c80e5e_m.jpg

62SY4
03-27-2009, 06:12 PM
I have 52-53 Packard air filter that has the same horsehair type washable filter element, if that helps. In fact the whole thing looks almost identical to the one you have there. I think the one for my 46 Packard is the same too, just smaller.

Jon Krimm
1962 Lark Sedan
http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg440/62SY4/carstude.jpg
1961 Champ