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ajalstude
01-09-2017, 10:05 PM
I'm considering replacing my Lark's current 2 bbl setup with an Edelbrock 1403 and am looking for an air cleaner to top it with. Would a stock air cleaner fit this carburetor? Is it possible to modify a stock cleaner if it doesn't fit since I think there is a 1" difference between the the top openings of the Carter AFBs and the modern Edelbrocks? If not, are there any currently manufactured air-cleaners that fit modern Edelbrock carbs that look similar to what Studebaker offered during the period?

Thanks!
Albert

rkapteyn
01-09-2017, 10:17 PM
Studebaker International sells a base that fits the Edelbrock and the chrome R1 air cleaner.
They also sell repop R1 air cleaners for the Edelbrocks
If they are out I have a new base for $25.00 plus shipping.
Robert Kapteyn
studebaker@mac.com

StudeRich
01-10-2017, 03:16 AM
New Edelbrock AFB Clones have 5 1/8" openings, and Stude. 4 Brl. Air Cleaners and Carbs are 4 1/8".

altair
01-10-2017, 09:38 AM
Some of the parts stores carry a variety of adapters. Many cars today are mixing and maxing AFBs

thunderations
01-10-2017, 12:31 PM
Find the air cleaner base that fits your carb. Cut the bottom out of the air cleaner you wish to use. Weld the 2 together. Wala, original looking air cleaner that fits.

rkapteyn
01-10-2017, 02:46 PM
61216Not necessary .
Studebaker International sells the complete R 1 air cleaner with the 5 1/8" opening to fit the
Edelbrock

thunderations
01-10-2017, 03:51 PM
Still not correct looking for a 61 Lark.
61216Not necessary .
Studebaker International sells the complete R 1 air cleaner with the 5 1/8" opening to fit the
Edelbrock

rkapteyn
01-10-2017, 09:19 PM
If you want correct looking , look for a WCFB and its air cleaner.

Robert Kapteyn

63t-cab
01-10-2017, 10:16 PM
Albert, I sent You a PM.

bensherb
01-11-2017, 02:20 AM
Find the air cleaner base that fits your carb. Cut the bottom out of the air cleaner you wish to use. Weld the 2 together. Wala, original looking air cleaner that fits.
Exactly, that's the only way you'll get one that fits and looks stock. It works, I modded a '53 coupe air cleaner this way to fit a 5 1/8" Holley carb. If you can't weld, JB Weld, pop rivets or even sheet metal screws will work.

ajalstude
02-05-2017, 02:28 AM
Thank you Robert - I'll keep you in mind when I get to putting in the 4bbl - will probably be a project for next summer.

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That's a pretty neat idea!

ajalstude
02-05-2017, 02:29 AM
I'll keep that in mind! Thanks!