Register now to get rid of these ads!

Does anyone still produce these?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ddpecka348, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    Been sort of looking for some traditional aircleaners for my 6X2 and was wondering if anyone still made these aircleaners? But in chrome I think the look pretty damn sweet on a traditional rod!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

  3. alwayzarat
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 232

    alwayzarat
    Member

    I've seen the aircleaner itself with the finned top, but not that "insert". It would probably be fairly easy to find someone that does laser cutting (waterjet) to cut you a strip about 12 inches long and 3 inches wide and you could just tack weld the ends then paint em. You could do any pattern you want really. Could be really neat!!!
     
  4. Rodshop57
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 98

    Rodshop57
    Member
    from Berry Ky

    I thought I had the only one of those! I'll dig mine up and post a pic. The painted insert was originally chrome as well. Mine has surface rust, but still has it's chrome. I have also seen these in 4bbl versions too.
     

  5. how were they made originally? they didn't have water jets or laser cutters back then..
     
  6. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    Sounds like an idea! But good point Coronet.. i wonder if maybe they punched them out?
     
  7. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    ZomBrian
    Member
    from in IN

    I have four of those. The tops and bases are chrome. Three have the ribbed insert and one is not ribbed but chromed.

    They are not for sale....and there is a line if any such sale occurred.:)

    They're stamped metal, like that stuff they sell at Lowes only "V8" patterned.

    Here is a monster pic of them.:eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Thats pretty bad ass!
     
  9. Jay.S
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 372

    Jay.S
    Member

    those are really neat first time i saw them was on the little monster!
     
  10. 31ACoupe
    Joined: Nov 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,416

    31ACoupe
    Member

    i have 2 of them, ribbed alum stamped v8 with chrome tops and bottoms. cost me an arm and a leg. who manufactured them?
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Stamped in big sheets
     
  12. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    Wow the pics of your air cleaners are making me jealous! I really want to find 6 of them or posibly have someone make some if anyone knows who or how i can have the inserts made? It would be a money maker if someone began to reproduce them!
     
  13. alwayzarat
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 232

    alwayzarat
    Member

    That's what I was just thinking:rolleyes:
     
  14. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    Well it would be nice to get some minds together and start reproducing them through the HAMB? Sure be badass!
     
  15. alwayzarat
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 232

    alwayzarat
    Member

    I just sent my buddy a message that runs a machine shop down here. We'll see what he says about if he thinks it would be worth it to make the inserts? Really doesn't look that bad to me, but what do I know!!!
     
  16. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    tommy
    Member Emeritus

    [​IMG]

    They were available for the early 4 bbls too. I found just the facing to use with my old 4 bbl



    [​IMG]

    The red one above is mine. It has been repainted to make a pair.

    [​IMG]

    I don't know who made them but many people sold them...Almquist, Honest Charlie etc. It took me several years to find a mate. I hope they never repop them.:D This is a 1960 catalog.
     
  17. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    ZomBrian
    Member
    from in IN

    I'll give the box a look a little later to find out the manufacturer.

    I'm sure they wouldn't be hard to reproduce, but I don't know if there would be any legal issues with patent or anything like that.

    I'm kinda with tommy on hoping no one reproduces them. I was able to gather mine in a series of "right place/right time" events over maybe 3 or 4 years of looking.
     
  18. well stamped it is.. those are neat.. I want one.. you said there not for sale.. so can I just have one?
     
  19. 31ACoupe
    Joined: Nov 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,416

    31ACoupe
    Member

    i agree on not repop'ing them. it took me about 3 years to match up a pair and cost a bunch. but, time marches on and if there is enough demand?????
     
  20. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    ZomBrian
    Member
    from in IN


    Of course you can! Just come pry them out of my cold, dead hands!:D

    Just checked the NOS one for a manufacturer and no dice! Just says, "Air Cleaner - To fit most GM applications - some chrys products also".
     
  21. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    Thats awesome! I'm Sorry but maybe I will have them reproduced in limited quantities for us HAMBers? Haha. I wouldn't want them mass produced though! Alwayzarat, Let me know what he says asap man! Thanks!
     
  22. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,874

    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    Very cool air cleaners!

    ...and the best part of this thread that I'm sure most don't know:

    ddpecka348 --- Aren't you in high school?! :cool::D



    Malcolm
     
  23. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    Yup sure am! Actually I'm sitting in study hall right now! haha!
     
  24. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    Any ideas who could make some sheets of aluminum of the same pattern for a good deal? Or with a waterjet to do it?
     
  25. k32t
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 296

    k32t
    Member
    from Hog town

    sorry i could't resist I just noticed the original is missing an eight over the V on some of the single screens. Be interesting if the repos have it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  26. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    I hate you! haha
     
  27. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
    Member
    from BC

    Bet a guy could photo-etch them...
     
  28. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    whats that consist of?
     
  29. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,227

    Da Tinman
    Member


    workin on it, got a guy ready to cut it but need a pattern... oh yeah and his jet isnt here yet.
     
  30. ddpecka348
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 360

    ddpecka348
    Member

    You got a guy? what if we got a junk one from someone to pattern off of? Also he doesnt have a jet?
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.