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showbizkid
07-11-2007, 03:32 AM
Some digging with the help of the NAPA manager turned up the perfect fit! NAPA 2050 is a glove fit replacement for Stude p/n# 1545986, for all 1957 - 1960 V8 with 4bbl (this is the air cleaner with the flat front stamped FRONT and the short snoot intake on driver's rear). The only other MFRs x-ref I can find for this is Wix 42050.

Hope this helps some others who might be looking.


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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JDP
07-11-2007, 10:13 AM
Did you get the $50.00 one or the $120 one ? If it's the cheaper one, I suspect it came off a Studebaker truck or a very similar AMC unit. I'd look in the back of the filter book for one with the correct height and diameter. It was on a Studebaker, I bought it from a Studebaker vendor, but it still could be a mystery unit that was swapped at one point.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 GT R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

showbizkid
07-11-2007, 01:45 PM
I got the $50 one :D I've actually got a pic of this same air cleaner on a '58 Packard sedan, which jibes with what Nate's interchange list shows. The Lark part manual says they were used on '59 & '60 V8 cars.


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'63 F2/Lark Standard
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JDP
07-11-2007, 02:32 PM
OK, I thought maybe it was just close to factory and fits, but off a brand X.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 GT R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

showbizkid
07-11-2007, 03:47 PM
Nope, here's one on a '58 Clipper:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/misc/1734_3.jpg

Filter found! See the top of the post for info.


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

Roscomacaw
07-11-2007, 07:42 PM
I'd run an oil bath unit on Pete's 289 for years. It used the manual choke Stromberg WW that it had worn originally.
In going in with the new engine recently, I chose to use a new Edelbrock and had to find an air filter that would work on it. While I didn't have any Stude 4bbl cleaners, I do have a couple off of mid-60s Ramblers and I selected one that had come off a 66 or 67 Ambassador. Since this 289 is a Full-Flo there wasn't a problem with oil filler pipe/filter mount clearance.
It didn't have an element in it, but I figured it would be fairly easy to find one at NAPA. Poor guys there dragged out every mid-60s AMC element they showed for 4bbls and we never DID find THE exact replacement piece for the cannister I was using.
I did finally settle for one that was perfect diameter-wise, but was about a half inch too short in height. Since I had some THICK felt sheet in the shop, I cut and glued a circle into the seat of the element and it works mighty fine now! I like having a "period" cannister rather than something chrome-plated that comes from JEGS.

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

showbizkid
07-11-2007, 08:08 PM
My thought exactly! Mine came with a 10" generic chrome pancake [xx(] This air cleaner I can turn around backward and have the snoot face front for a not-quite-factory but all-Stude look! :)


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com