View Full Version : Looking for a oil bath air cleaner setup

09-20-2013, 01:13 PM
I need an air cleaner for 1955 259 President. If you have one and are willing to part with it I would appreciate your help. My car came with what appears to be a 62 hawk air cleaner if anyone is interested.

09-20-2013, 01:23 PM
Well, me too. The 4 bbl oil bath I purchased and received wasn't quite all there, so I'll need a better one if I ever want to race again. Paul (55s) apparently had two of 'em. If he'll part with the other one we can each buy one. I'm gonna run with a dry filter next summer. If your 62 is for a 4 bbl and in decent shape, I'd be interested.

09-20-2013, 01:42 PM
sounds good. I will post a picture of the air cleaner I have. It was on my 4 bbl carb when I got the car.

09-20-2013, 02:36 PM
PM 55s. If he'll part with both, I'll ship for him and you can ship me yours.

09-20-2013, 02:42 PM
Dave what parts were missing?

09-20-2013, 03:14 PM
Posted to eday

09-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Bob, the top was fine. Those bowls on the bottom were from a different car. When combined there is NO room for air to get in, even without oil. Totally restricted and it puzzled my installer for sure. I left it loose and lifted the top 1/2 inch off the carb to get air for the races. The rules allowed that.

09-20-2013, 04:13 PM
rrtaylor, that will work. No need to shoot the top black. Cheers. PM sent.

09-20-2013, 04:28 PM
As I'm sure You guys already know, all '55-'57 four barrel oil bath air cleaners will work on the Speedster. Must be for a C/K model....and although it's SLIGHTLY different, an air cleaner from a '56 Golden Hawk with the Packard engine will also definitely fit the 259 in the Speedster. If You get REALLY desperate, a four barrel oil bath air cleaner from a '55-'57 Studebaker SEDAN can be made to fit...with work. The tube connecting the plenum chamber with the carb 'cap' needs to be lengthened. and approx 1/2" needs to be trimmed off the cap-to-carb adapter. At that point.. 'presto'.. You have a C/K air cleaner! These sedan air cleaners seem to be a bit more numerous than the C/K type.

09-20-2013, 06:11 PM
Recycler in L.A. advertised '55 Studebaker air cleaner, 2 parts $20 Call 818-203-2984

09-20-2013, 06:38 PM
I think you have identified the problem, SN60. Probably trying to fit a sedan air cleaner to a C/K. It sounded nice with a 1/2 inch lift :)