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Old 11-01-2017, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default E code Air cleaner housing

Do any of you guys know if there is a reproduction of this Air Cleaner in stamped steel? I have found a place that makes them in cast Aluminum, but they are pretty heavy, and last time I checked the wanted $750 for one. If none is being reproduced, do they come up for sale very often, or are they almost non-existent? also if you have seen any for sale what price range would one expect to pay for one? any good site's to check to see if one comes up for sale? I know that these are a lot of questions, but, living in Alaska we do not get to see some of the harder to find items, and even more rare is the chance to buy something like this. Thanks for any information anyone can provide, I appreciate it.------Jim
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:48 PM   #2
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I sent a PM on this.
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I know the large round ones are reproduced, but really not sure about the one pictured. Also, I think it only works with the factory manifold carb spacing.

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Old 11-02-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
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The type you have was only used on the 56 and early 57 t-birds,and I have never seen it reproduced.The cars were different yet.Where did you see a cast aluminum one.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:06 PM   #5
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I would try EBAY, since I have seen them on there. I think a decent on will be more than you want to spend. Can also try Amos Minter or Gil Baumgartner for info. They are both nationally known T-Bird restorers. I have emailed both before, and both replied quickly. Just search the names and should be able to contact them from their websites.

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Old 11-02-2017, 02:45 PM   #6
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Milt/Las Vegas, I have a friend in Texas that has an aluminum reproduction of the oval air cleaner, I have seen it and held it in person. it seems very nice . It was made by a business called " Jewels Body shop inc." they are located in Brillion, WI. 920-450-5555. I called and talked to him last year, he only had one left at that time, and it was priced at $750.00 pretty high, and I really want a stamped steel on, as I expect they are lighter, and I would have it chrome plated.. I have a 2x4 set-up on an Edelbrock manifold with 2 of the 4000 series teapot carbs. I think the center to center of the air cleaner studs are the same as a factory manifold. Not sure of this, but my brother has a factory 2x4 manifold , so I can check that one against mine. I expect these to be quite expensive, so they may be more than I am willing to pay, just depends on my mood and finances' on any given day.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:58 PM   #7
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Sal, the eng. is mostly finished, but not in the coupe yet. I would like to run it on the dyno where my brother works before the eng. is changed out. just have a few small thing on the eng. to sort out. all external stuff. I already knew about Amos Minter, but not about Gil Baumgartner. miker98038 also gave me a lead to check out. I may try ckecking these leads out next week. the time difference between here and most people, and business are 3-4 hours behind me. west coast though is only 1 hr. behind. You may be right about price, it may depend on my mood and my financial position when I get a quote on one. some days I seem to be more inclined to spend my money than others.----jim
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:05 PM   #8
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Jim, if all else fails, you can look that these. There was some discussion about these, and with a taller filter they fit the teapots IIRC. Unfortunately, I don’t remember where the discussion was, could have been the HAMB or Yblocksforever.

https://www.spotlitekustomaccessorie..._Cleaners.html
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:39 PM   #9
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Jim

The Edelbrocks carb spacing differs from the original Ford spacing.

Check the original Ford unit you have access too against your manifolds measurements before going on the hunt.

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P.S. I think thats a picture of my car with the oval air filter
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:27 PM   #10
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What about trying one of the speed shop web sites? (Summit, Speedway, Jegs)
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:28 PM   #11
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Miker9803, I was in the discussion about those air cleaners and I bought a set. they look ok, but I really wanted one of those oval factory air cleaners if I could bring myself to cough up the asking price
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:33 PM   #12
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Oldmics, I got that picture off the net, I did not know whose car it is. I saved it because I think it is a real looker. I will check the spacing on the factory manifold before I go forward on the hunt. I don't know if you remember, but I bought a set of 312 rods from you a year or 2 ago. thanks for the info.-----Jim
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:35 PM   #13
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fordrodsteven, I checked those places, did not see any thing that struck my fancy that would work. I am/was trying to find something different from everybody else.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #14
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Gotta tell ya alaskajim, I was looking for one of those for my e-code set up. The only one I ever saw on the net needed "full restoration" and was still near $600. I wish you well in your hunt. They are like hens teeth. I gave it up and got a couple 6 3/8" dial cleaners from speed way.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:22 PM   #15
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rowens55, I bought a set of the air cleaners from spotlite custom accessories . click on the link in Miker98038's post to see them they are the "D" shaped ones... I expect it to be a long chase for one of those air cleaners. I have been looking for one off and on for the last 2 years.
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Correct, , there two different intakes so you would have to know the center-line measurement before you started. Post your intake Casting I.D. No.

Now I consider the below classy and quality. They were popular during the COBRA period.

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Old 11-03-2017, 08:28 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Milt/Las Vegas View Post
The type you have was only used on the 56 and early 57 t-birds,and I have never seen it reproduced. ....
Alaska Jim...
On a facebook Thunderbird page I remember an E-code owner asking for help locating replacement filter elements. Not sure what he ended up using, apparently they are almost as difficult to find as the housing. Just something else to consider....
Dennis


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Filter elements -
I found the original fb post and copied 3 (unverified) comments below from other folks.

"The Ford specs for these elements are: 5 9/16" ID, 7 1/16" OD, 2 1/8" High with part number: B7A-9601-F ... but no one seems to have anymore. An alternate might be FRAM's 42148 measuring 5 1/16" ID, 6 7/8" OD, 2.150 High. Not the exact size, but possibly close enough to work. At $7 from rockauto I'd give it a try."

http://www.autopartoo.com/oem/fram/ca130pl.html

"here's a link to the K&N filter Brian mentioned"
https://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=e-3320
Height 1.75 in
Inside Diameter 5.25 in
Outside Diameter 6.25 in

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A single oval air filter from a Ford Lynx also fits into the oval housing around both carbs.

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Correct, , there two different intakes so you would have to know the center-line measurement before you started. Post your intake Casting I.D. No.

Now I consider the below classy and quality. They were popular during the COBRA period.

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I'm pretty sure the diameter of these is too big to fit on a 2x4 set up.

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They are 8.5 in Dia. just for reference.

PN's for E-CODE- http://57fordsforever.com/smf/index.php?topic=7059.0

Also- http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/Topic91233.aspx
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