Yes, it IS traditional, and finally I have a tech post ready, on time! As most of you know, I'm building a clone of Barris' Kopper Kart. An important feature of the truck, was the 1953 Corvette six cylinder engine. Over the past 5-6 years, I've been trying to find the pieces to build this hard to find engine (only 300+ were made). Kustom7777 donated the correct factory dual exhaust manifold to the cause, and when we bought out John Maurice's Kart Klone, he had managed to find an intake, and parts to build the carbs. BUT the air filters have been eluding us! Very rare, they didn't even come on the 54 Vette six, nope only the 53's. So instead of delaying the project, I set out to make a trio of the! Here's a shot of how they look in a Vette. I started out with a 2 1/2" to 3" stainless steel exhaust adapter. I decided to build them in stainless to save the cost of chrome plating, and they will look good forever! I also made them a bit bigger than stock, so they don't look so "straight" and boring. I clamped the 3" side into a fixture on a tubing bender, and hammered a 90* flange onto the adapter. This will simulate the crimped part of the original filter, where the top meets the sides.