Air cleaner refurb

GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 799Senior Contributor
Old hat to most of you fellas, but I was quite pleased with how easy that was...

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$7 worth of 6" furnace duct will do both.  

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  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 799Senior Contributor
    Another pic:

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  • KdancyKdancy Posts: 2,373Senior Contributor
    Thanks for posting! Much better than ones I have seen coated with bondo.
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 799Senior Contributor
    So, suggestions on color?  I have a later '56 block which worked out since I have late-style air cleaners. Since my engine is painted red I was thinking a contrasting color would be good.  Hudson Gold? Chassis Black? Something else? 
  • KdancyKdancy Posts: 2,373Senior Contributor
    edited September 17
    Be sure to use epoxy primer over the galvanized metal, then paint.
    If you are staying with red "eek" motor, gloss black would be a better contrast then the gold.

  • ratlee2ratlee2 Posts: 249Expert Adviser
    Thanks for posting GrimGreaser.  I know have a small project for one I have sitting in storage.  I heard it was easy, but I have never seen one taken apart before.  Did you spot weld to the ends and mounting nut to the new duct? 
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 799Senior Contributor
    The ends fit so snugly, I'm just using epoxy to secure them.  Spot welding or solder would probably work as well.  I used a 1/4-20 riv-nut for mount.
  • ratlee2ratlee2 Posts: 249Expert Adviser
    Thanks for the update Grim.  A riv-nut is definitely the best way for that. 
  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 75Member
    Black always sets of the engine nicely.


  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 799Senior Contributor
    Not quite stock...imageimage
  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 75Member
    Nice!
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