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Old 01-06-2020, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Having trouble with high-boy air filter

I just installed one of these on my Model A, running a Zenith-2 carburetor, and it keeps falling off, no matter how much I tighten the hose clamp around the carb. Fortunately, the engine pan keeps me from losing the whole thing.

Has anybody found a way to securely fasten one of these to a Zenith carburetor ?
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:54 PM   #2
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I just installed one of these on my Model A, running a Zenith-2 carburetor, and it keeps falling off, no matter how much I tighten the hose clamp around the carb. Fortunately, the engine pan keeps me from losing the whole thing.

Has anybody found a way to securely fasten one of these to a Zenith carburetor ?
I just noticed that I had two clamps at the Carb mount, never had a problem.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:33 PM   #3
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This one does have 2 clamps - one around the filter end of the hose and another around the carb end of the hose. The hose will push a little over 1” on the carb opening before it hits the boss for the choke butterfly shaft, and that’s just not enough for a reliable connection. I’m thinking of attaching a strap just under the filter element for support, but need to figure out what to attach it to.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:51 PM   #4
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Mine stays on very securely. Seems like a very solid friction connection.
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Old 01-06-2020, 11:51 PM   #5
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This one does have 2 clamps - one around the filter end of the hose and another around the carb end of the hose. The hose will push a little over 1Ē on the carb opening before it hits the boss for the choke butterfly shaft, and thatís just not enough for a reliable connection. Iím thinking of attaching a strap just under the filter element for support, but need to figure out what to attach it to.
I have 3, one at the filter,two at the Carb.
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Old 01-06-2020, 11:53 PM   #6
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Mine fell off first try using a nut driver to tighten it. Put it back on and really tightened it down with socket and ratchet. Hasn’t come off. Also put on a piece of wire from filter to radiator rod just in case.
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I believe the instructions say to use a rachet and socket........................
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:47 PM   #8
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I thoroughly cleaned the sealing surfaces on the hose and carb body, then used an 8mm socket with ratchet drive....and the filter is staying on ! Guess I should have followed the directions in the first place !!
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...Also put on a piece of wire from filter to radiator rod just in case.

Yup - I did that too; it just seemed like a good idea, "just in case"
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