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Projects A brake drum as an air cleaner?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by samdjr74, Jan 13, 2020.

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  1. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,126


    Pans kinda restrict airflow. Brake drum is just a no.
  2. A brake drum for an air cleaner?....hmmmm
    All that comes to mind is ...
    But Why?
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    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
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    783D4258-B83F-4BB0-9CCD-7A38B7A60989.gif I dunno........o_O
    It looks neat, lots of effort there to be different.
    Not for me, looks to much weight sitting in a carb

    I’ve seen the hub caps before n pie pans n pot they look neat n clean

    never a brake drum !
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  4. better than the other way around...
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  5. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    Sort of! Bearing 007.jpg
  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,880


    The pan lids on the dual quads look the part of some of those air cleaners we saw back years ago. At least they look the part and the uninformed wouldn't know different plus the pack of Camels rolled in the T shirt sleeve experts would claim that they used to have a set just like that on their 56 Chevy with the Corvette dual quads.
    Those brake drums NAA that is just trying too frigging hard to get attention because you don't think the car will draw enough on it's own merits otherwise. Plus it smacks of RR.
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  7. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,669

    from So Cal

    Maybe, but I can't tell with all the bright green blinding me....
  8. ditto on that. not something I want sitting on my carb
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  9. At least you know it dissipates heat
  10. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,074


    My first thought was..........because an air cleaner doesn't work good enough as an air cleaner?
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  11. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
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    My old Sedan Deliv. now belongs to Hamtown Al and he made ALL that green go away.:eek: He has it for sale in the HAMB classifieds:D
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  12. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

    The pan lids are 7” the filters are 5”.Way more open than a 245/270 Chevrolet slots on there stock ones and taller...... so I don’t think so
  13. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    from oregon

    Every time Swade posts on this thread his avatar redeems this thread a little, just a little!
  14. Ya, putting it vertical like it should be would put it over the top.
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  15. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
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    from kansas

    It's not my cup of tea but I give it to them for engineering.

    If it makes them happy I guess thats all that matters.
  16. samdjr74
    Joined: Feb 8, 2016
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    Real as far as I know
  17. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    Why not just mount the spare tire to it they're at it? Multi-task/multi-functional. If I were to see that at a car show, I'd just stand there and laugh till the owner ran and hid. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  18. ironrodder
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    Wouldn't be bad if you do it in fiberglass.
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  19. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    Dan in Pasadena

    Here's an idea: How about an air cleaner for an air cleaner?!
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  20. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,001

    from CO & WA

    I like it, but I'd want it machined out real thin to reduce the weight.
    Better title would be aluminium brake drum.
    Mind you if everybody had one I think I'd lose interest pretty quick.
    It sure ain't any worse than some of the junk ideas I've seen in the past.
    I respect innovation and function, but some stuff will never cut it...
  21. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
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    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    When I first saw the brake drum air cleaner I didn’t like it. I still don’t.
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  22. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick

    Well. A brake drum for an air cleaner would work better than an air cleaner for a brake drum.
  23. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Read the title and sure enough there was a Buick drum, just as I expected.:) Bob
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  24. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    8C189C80-1930-4B66-A765-3EB18F392582.jpeg While I am not crazy about the brake drum for an air cleaner, at least he chose the aluminum finned one ! Off a Pontiac/ Buick? I don’t totally dislike it, but as some have mentioned it might be a bit heavy? But that’s hot rodding! Figuring out some crazy/ better / unique way of doing something. Cut the guy some slack!
    I was at my home town parade and there was a guy there with a “ different “ kinda of car.... but I dug his air cleaner. He had it hooked up with the throttle so that it opened when he gave it the gas! The rest of his ride..... didn’t really fit here, hence I didn’t post it......up close anyway!

  25. My mother taught me if I didn't have anything good to say about a subject then just keep my mouth shut. So..........
    I try hard to follow that advice but sometimes I digress..
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  27. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Just needs this for the wing nut

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  28. error404
    Joined: Dec 11, 2012
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    from CA

    strangely that doesn't bother me much. Not sure about the fuel rail or whatever, but the valve cover over the carbs isn't 1/2 bad I think.
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  29. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    This second version is better than the first one shown. As far as weight you could easily mill a lot of it away.
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  30. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,584


    Each his own , looks like flux generator...
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