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  • 53 Oil Bath- Am I under fire?

    I need a oil bath air cleaner for my 53 commander coupe.
    Anyone have one for sale?

    Tex E. Grier

  • #2
    I've got a spare dry filter.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      I'm pretty far away from you, but I got a oil bath air cleaner from a '58 commander. If you would like, I can go look at what kind of condition its in. Just shoot me a email if your interested.

      Dylan Wills

      '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
      Dylan Wills
      Everett, Wa.


      1961 Lark 4 door wagon
      1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
      1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
      1914 Ford Model T

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      • #4
        I don't think a '58 Commander unit would fit under the hood of a '53 Coupe.[:0]
        This is where our parts catalogs would come in handy.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          Thanks Mr.Johnson, I don't got a parts catolog for those years, so it was a guess. I don't use them (caso lark owner,LOL) personally, as I have a lark.

          Dylan Wills

          '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
          Dylan Wills
          Everett, Wa.


          1961 Lark 4 door wagon
          1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
          1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
          1914 Ford Model T

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          • #6
            Thanks, for the response guys. I have a dry type.
            The part # is 533058 for the wet (oil bath). This
            fits 53-54, but I don't have the parts # for newer,
            and don't know what years are the same. The C/K is
            different in 53-54. Can anybody help with what years
            will fit? Thanks

            Tex E. Grier

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Flashback

              I need a oil bath air cleaner for my 53 commander coupe.
              Anyone have one for sale?
              I'm just mildly curious why you would want an oil bather cleaner. The dry type is much neater. I replaced my '53 oil bath cleaner many years ago with the dry type.




              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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              • #8
                The reason I want a oil bath is: When I bought my 53 coupe,
                it had a oil bath with it. I wanted a dry type, just for the
                reasons you stated. So, I found one, anf gave away the oil bath.
                I later learned, the reason for the oil bath, was for hood
                clearence with the carb setup.

                Tex E. Grier

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                • #9
                  What Flashback said. I have at least one extra for a 53 champion (6 cyl) if it could be made to work for you. I dont know what the difference is but maybe someone here will offer up that info. Steve

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Flashback

                    The reason I want a oil bath is: When I bought my 53 coupe,
                    it had a oil bath with it. I wanted a dry type, just for the
                    reasons you stated. So, I found one, anf gave away the oil bath.
                    I later learned, the reason for the oil bath, was for hood
                    clearence with the carb setup.
                    Understood. But, I haven't had any clearance problem with the dry type. I still have the old oil bath unit, but I kind of hate to get rid of it as it is listed on the production order.



                    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

                    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                    • #11
                      My clearance problem is due to the fact my car has a
                      offenhauser kit that uses a stromberg 4 barrel, and
                      when I got the car the hood was not on. I got rid of
                      a oil bath cleaner, because I didn't know it had the
                      extra hood clearance it needed. Now afer fireing up,
                      after two years, I find out I have to use the oil bath
                      for it to be "correct". I could modify a dry type, but,
                      I am trying to put it back as it was when the kit was
                      installed. please see my post "back to 53- who knows"

                      Tex E. Grier

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Flashback

                        My clearance problem is due to the fact my car has a
                        offenhauser kit that uses a stromberg 4 barrel, and
                        when I got the car the hood was not on. I got rid of
                        a oil bath cleaner, because I didn't know it had the
                        extra hood clearance it needed. Now afer fireing up,
                        after two years, I find out I have to use the oil bath
                        for it to be "correct". I could modify a dry type, but,
                        I am trying to put it back as it was when the kit was
                        installed. please see my post "back to 53- who knows"
                        I don't know anything about a Stromberg four-barrel, but I doubt if an original '53 Commander oil-bath air cleaner would fit it. The four-barrel throat should be considerably larger than a two-barrel. Does the throat open to the rear like the two-barrels? I think I have a four-barrel oil bath air cleaner, but it would only work with an upright throat.



                        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

                        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                        • #13
                          i have a oil bath air cleaner for 53-54 commander i'd swap it for a side draft stromberg 2 brl dry type if your interested

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                          • #14
                            I am intrested. I have a good, not mint dry type,
                            never been painted, with a few minor dings. I will
                            trade with you. Is the one you have correct for 53,
                            and in ok condition? I will send it if you will send
                            yours. E-mail if you would like. let me know and we
                            can agree on a deal. Thank you,

                            Tex E. Grier

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                            • #15
                              53K, the Stromberg was part of an offenhauser kit for 53 up
                              to ? Commanders. On the C/K bodies it included a air horn
                              adapter to adapt the air cleaner.

                              Tex E. Grier

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