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Aircleaner swap

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Degnol, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Degnol

    Degnol

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    I'm going to swap a 2F aircleaner onto a late '74 F motor. Have the 2F valvecover with the mounting points for the aircleaner, but where it attaches to the carb it needs a post-wingnut type of hold down. Is this a part I can get and mount to my carb? Hope I don't have to switch carbs, just got this one to run fine!!! I'm moving it to make room for a PS pump.
    Thamks,
    Ed Long
     
  2. Lane

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    Ed, another option for consideration. I needed room for the pump on my 74 also, I ended up taking the stock bracket, cutting it down and bolting it to the fender. then pivoted the aircleaner around so that the horn is facing the firewall. Fits fine.
    Lane
    74FJ40 8)
     
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    You do need this post, and if i remember correctly from when i pulled my carb out, its solidly part of the carb. You might be able to ghetto rig something, but the chances are more likly then not you'll need to switch carbs :'( i'd say try FJ40Lanes idea first!
     
  4. Degnol

    Degnol

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    I've already bead blasted the AC assembly, getting ready to prime and sand it, so I'm committed to trying to make this work. Besides, meaning no disrespect, bolting one end of the AC to the fender and the other to a wiggly F motor sounds like a potential problem. Thanks to all for your advice...I'll let you know how it turns out. With pics if I can get to Emerald City for a brain.
    Ed :) :)