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    We have the wet type and want to change to the dry. Anyone know where we can find one? And if we do what modern filter fits? If not suggestions for modifying the wet one and what filter to use?
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  • #2
    I have a spare from a '53 Commander Coupe. Yours a coupe or sedan?
    "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.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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      Coupe

      Last edited by BubbaBear; 08-17-2010, 04:23 PM. Reason: fix tag on pic
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      • #4
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        "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.
        '33 Rockne 10,
        '51 Commander Starlight,
        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
        '56 Sky Hawk

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        • #5
          Air filter Elements for the Dry type are available, no need to modify it or look for a modern replacement.

          If there were one, (another application) they would use the Stude. replacement Fram/Purolator etc. also!

          Coupe/Hardtop and Sedan/Wagon do have different length connector pipes to the Carb.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            I really thought about doing this as well. I would love to throw out the horse hair filter for a K&N type so I can wash it, just have no idea how to replace that "element" to a modern paper/cotton type.
            www.spannerbird.com
            Coral/Beige 1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight.

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            • #7
              The wet filters do a great job of removing crud from the air. I wonder why they seem to be unpopular.
              RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

              17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
              10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
              10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
              4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
              5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
              56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
              60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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              • #8
                People don't understand the wet air filter. Heck, the Corvair guys hunt for them.
                Tom - Bradenton, FL

                1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Spannerbird View Post
                  I really thought about doing this as well. I would love to throw out the horse hair filter for a K&N type so I can wash it, just have no idea how to replace that "element" to a modern paper/cotton type.
                  No horse hair filter in a 1953 Studebaker. Oil bath and dry paper element were the only two choices.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Swifster View Post
                    People don't understand the wet air filter. Heck, the Corvair guys hunt for them.
                    Heck, the corvair guys look for corvairs too. But that don't mean they are smart. LOL

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                    • #11
                      According to my book, if your new '53 was shipped west of the Mississippi it was sent out with an oil bath. Easterners got the dry ones.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BubbaBear View Post
                        We have the wet type and want to change to the dry. Anyone know where we can find one? And if we do what modern filter fits? If not suggestions for modifying the wet one and what filter to use?
                        It's very easy to convert Your '53 Commander 'wet' air filter into a 'dry' air filter. Studebaker did just that on the '57-'58 Golden Hawks. Check out one of those, and You'll get the idea. Good luck!

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