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Art & Inspiration Tri-power Air Cleaner/Filter Ideas

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anothercarguy, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Hi all...looking for ideas and inspiration for topping off the tri-power for my current project.

    Let's see what you've got or what you've seen.
     
  2. jimmy six
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    Stock form something, I think the 348, 58 to 61 Chevs are the best.
     
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  3. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 7,870

    manyolcars

    I made a top and bottom plate and use an oval 3 deuce filter. The plenum is important
     
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  4. Thanks, any pictures?...curious as to what about the plenum is important? Looks? Functionality? Air volume within plenum? Something else?
     
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  5. The more of the filter exposed to the air the more it will flow.
    The re-pop Pontiac-Tri power ones have an open style filter.
     
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  6. Grace and Co. Parts makes some real nice looking ones.
     
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  7. This was my ole 55 348, they probably weren't that good for all out performance but they looked good. IMG_0697.JPG
     
  8. The Shift Wizard
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    I post this in jest.......
    There's a joker selling this on fleabay. :p
    It looks like it's for a 4-barrel so you would have to fab a bottom plate.
    false hillborn style.jpg
     
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  9. Maybe that's one of those "cow inductions" that I keep hearing about...
     
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  10. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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    No! That’s as bad as “ Rocket” valve covers for sbc’s
     
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  11. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
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    X-cpe

    I've got the three little louvered pots on mine.
     
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  12. hrm2k
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  13. DDDenny
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Right up there with those lameass phony stack fuel injection carb covers!:eek:
     
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  14. Blake 27
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  15. garage2small
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    Saw these today, don't know how they perform but they got killer looks! 20190302_154039 (3).jpg 20190302_110352 (2).jpg
     
  16. Jalopy Joker
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  17. Currently running these old spark arrestors on 327 in the 55 Chevy

    21741321_1998586396821771_6096721689110894116_o.jpg
     
  18. IMG_1293.JPG something different we did
     
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  19. Just plain ole' small filters on mine. Just like a million others....

    348 engine in my 34 pickup.JPG
     
  20. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    As pretty as those are, there are no actual air filter elements available to fit them. :confused:
    All you can run is the screen that you see them fitted with.
    I was told this by the makers Grace and Co.
     
  21. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
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    I used a WIX filter #42719...had to "dress" both sides of the filter and change the threaded strap on the bottom. Don't know what other similar brands of filter would fit. 20190304_080547.jpg
     
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  22. FORDY 6
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    Forgot to include the air filter element 20190304_084302.jpg number info was for the Grace & Co air filters
     
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  23. Blue One
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    What exactly is the change to the threaded strap ? And what does the "dressed" filter look like on its own after
    "dressing" ?
    Probably works OK, but I found it odd that they made these units without considering an actual filter that fits.
     
  24. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
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    Had to change to a flat strap, drilled & tapped for a 1/4" X 20 bolt...the element was to thick, sanded the top & bottom of the filter elements to get the lid to fit properly. Mine were plain Grace & Co units...I painted them after "massaging" the elements and riveting the new straps. Yeah, they probably should have sized the air filter unit to an available element, but they do look good.
     
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  25. Blue One
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    Can you tell me the finished diameter and thickness of your filter element ("dressed" down ) so that I can do a little searching on my own ? I have some unconventional sources for filters that I can check out.
     
  26. FORDY 6
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    Looks like 1.549 inches thick after sanding the top / bottom only. Didn't do anything to the sides 20190304_134311.jpg ...3.91 inches.
     
  27. Blue One
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    Thanks for the info.
     
  28. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Speed~On
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    Here's 2 Boettger air cleaners I recently bought. I really like the look.

    IMG_20190515_151120_670.jpg
     
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  29. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    I made a top and bottom plate out of flat steel. Then used an oval filter. I think Datsun, maybe 240Z. It's been a long time so my memory is a little fuzzy. Sorry, no pics.

    .bjb
     
  30. There weren't a lot of choices back in the 80's when I built my Roadster, so I used these small stainless mixing bowls, buffed out to a shine. Used the standard carb mount and K&N filter. Not trad anymore.
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