Small Air Cleaners for Dual Quads - Source

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by JZRIV, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Jason, I took a closer look at my setup.
    The aftermarket AFB's have a slightly lower air cleaner mounting surface, about 3-1/4" from the carb base vs 3-3/4" for an original '66 carb.
    My fuel inlet is on the side of the carb which makes it wider.... I can't go with a dropped base since it won't fit inside of the filter element.
    The stock '66 carbs have fuel inlet on front, so maybe you can drop the base/element around the carbs. Throttle linkage will interfere at some point, that seems to be the next interference point on those carbs. Maybe you could do a dropped base on a stock carb setup.

    Here's a few more pics of my setup. Base is just 1/8" alum plate, with cutouts for the acc pump... you won't have to make clearance cuts for your stock carbs since the a/c mounting surface is higher.
    The base plate attaches to some simple brackets on the carbs. I used Dzus fasteners to make removal of base easy.
    A piece of alum angle attaches to base for the top lid to attach to with a stud/wing nut.

    If you like doing fabrication, you can just buy the Ford filter element, Baldwin filter PA 632, make a base, and maybe a plain flat top (or have something milled).
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  2. Rivdrivn

    Rivdrivn Driving a Riv for 40 years

    Jason, that's the one I have on my '65 Riv. Bought it from Summit. The build quality is fabulous and height is not a problem but it doesn't quite fit the original carbs. I'm planning to fabricate a base plate to fill the gaps.
     
  3. larkone

    larkone Silver Level contributor

    Jason
    I found the air cleaner.
     

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  4. gsgtx

    gsgtx Silver Level contributor

    where did you find it. what size are the filters
     
  5. larkone

    larkone Silver Level contributor

    A8346403-F45F-4D20-BF6A-F435C0D8F609.jpeg Found it at GS nationals in 2005 from vendor in CA named Jerry Salley. He was making them exclusively to fit stock carb nailhead manifold. Filters are 9 inch.
     

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  6. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

  7. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    those look like Badger's...really hard to get and incredibly in demand..its a 60s thing...Badgers where part of the Royal Bobcat package...a hi po upgrade that went from air cleaners to cam changes etc
     
  8. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I like this one.

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    Got it from Russ Martin.

    You can get the air horn adapters for the large and small carb air horns.

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    This is with the cover removed. You can run it with the cover removed as there is a top plate that covers and secures the assembly. I used the one piece serrated washer lock nuts so they do not have to be over torqued to stay in place.
     
  9. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member

    Intersting, the guy was redoing a 62 supposedly from Royal, but since he was going for a as delivered restoration and didn't have any paperwork on them he put them on Evilbay, I like the look, also found another set very similar just different AL vent pattern.

    Regards,
     
  10. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    thats an obrien truckers...i like them a lot
    https://www.obrientruckers.com/ecom/category/239/
     
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  11. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member

    Hi again,

    Yep you were correct, Badger, as I found a semi-nos ones of what I have on ebay a few weeks ago, original boxes, never found much info on them online.

    Regards,
     
  12. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    Jim its a big Pontiac/GTO thing...lots of info out there when ya search royal bobcat Catalina/Gran Prix and GTOs theres images out there, and detailed descriptions what came with them...
     

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