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Author Topic:   Low profile air cleaners??
UFnARacing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted March 24, 2003 12:28 PM
Just got my motor installed this weekend. New car to me, anyways the air cleaner is too tall (Super Victor manifold) I really don't know if I can cut the hood, I may not even want to if I could. I like a really "clean" looking car! Does anyone use a lower profile air cleaner? This is on a holley 4412 500cfm carb. I was actually thinking of running a low 16" diameter cleaner with the flow through tops they have now. But, I've heard those tops actually reduce air flow into the carb.

Thanks,
Randy

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted March 24, 2003 07:47 PM UIN: 25419780
I use a drop base on mine .. works great with a 5" air cleaner..

UFnARacing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted March 24, 2003 08:29 PM
I already have the drop base. It's still too high. I might be able to use a 2" filter with it.

Randy

widebody
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 197
posted March 26, 2003 10:24 AM
with the 4412 with a flow through lid, id guess you would be ok with a 3".. im not sure id use a 2", the bottom 1st inch is real tight with the base..

dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted March 26, 2003 10:50 AM
Make sure you check your track rules before getting the flow through lid. A lot of tracks have outlawed them and say the top and bottom of the air cleaner must be solid metal.

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted March 26, 2003 07:24 PM UIN: 25419780
how low is you motor? my motor sits about 1/4 inch above the frame..you may want tolook in to lowering the motor if you can..

UFnARacing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted March 27, 2003 10:05 AM
You know Pickel, that makes me think. I had a **** of a time getting to the top bolts on the tranny, mainly because the motor sat so high. It's a new car to me and it has solid engine mounts. Maybe I'll take some time and make new ones that are shorter. Wouldn't hurt to get all that weight down to the ground some too.

Thanks,
Randy

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted March 27, 2003 08:15 PM UIN: 25419780
When I lowered my motor I cut stock mounts down and redrilled them. Just remember when you lower your motor you have to notch the frame for the fuel pump. I cut the frame and then put 1/4 in. steel back in for strength. It kind of looks like a box.

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