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Linoman

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Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Linoman on Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:57 am

Taking the idea from EconoCarl on converting our oil bath cleaners to a paper filter here are photos of the project. The inside is all formed together so it needs to be cut apart.I did all the cutting with my Dremel tool with a metal cutting wheel. A word of safety, let as much of the old oil to drain out, although not super flammable you will be causing sparks so use some caution. The air filter is from NAPA # 2055



























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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Guest on Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:00 am

nice
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EconoCarl

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by EconoCarl on Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Good job Linoman! Thanks for taking the time to show how it's done.
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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Linoman on Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:15 pm

Thanks for the inspiration Carl.
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Big W

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Big W on Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:38 pm

Nice job on that conversion. Excellent pics. I will definitely fallow your lead on this.
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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Casimier on Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:01 am

? Was the old oil bath cleaner under performing?
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EconoCarl

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by EconoCarl on Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:48 am

I converted mine because I didn't like cleaning up every time I removed the air filter assembly!
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larrytech1

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by larrytech1 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:46 pm

Thanks for the photos.....mine looks exactly like that. I just wanted to make sure about the hole in the top before i drilled it.

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Guest on Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:52 pm

Awesome! I'm going out to the shop to do this right now. Very Happy Thanks! Excellent write up!!!
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larrytech1

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by larrytech1 on Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:08 pm

FYI- For the bolt that goes down to the lower pan...I used a carriage bolt and ground both of the sides flat so that it fits neatly down in the groove on top of the air cleaner assembly.

Part number for paper filter is Fram CA-148

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Guest on Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:29 pm

larrytech1 wrote:FYI- For the bolt that goes down to the lower pan...I used a carriage bolt and ground both of the sides flat so that it fits neatly down in the groove on top of the air cleaner assembly.

Part number for paper filter is Fram CA-148
Great! Thanks!

I just came in from the shop. This was a straightforward conversion. A snip here, a cut there and I went so far as to remove the spot welds that held the element housing in, giving a nice clean area for the filter to set. All I have to do now is head over to the parts store for the filter element.

No hurry though as I have a carb on order and it won't be in until Wednesday. Cool

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Guest on Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:34 pm

I used the stove bolt method that larrytech1 suggested. I also cleaned up the air cleaner and applied some decals I got from C&G. I think it turned out pretty decent. The "240" decal is a bit large but doesn't look too bad.If the rest of the van turns out as good, I'll be happy. Very Happy This is an awesome conversion!





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EconoCarl

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by EconoCarl on Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:47 pm

Looks great!
I've got to get one of those 240 stickers.
What is C&G?

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by Guest on Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:13 pm

EconoCarl wrote:Looks great!
I've got to get one of those 240 stickers.
What is C&G?
Thanks!

C&G sells Ford parts. C&G Vintage Ford Parts

They seem to be competitively priced PLUS their store is right down the road from my house. Cool
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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by vanny on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:40 pm

Nice work ccain! Looks factory fresh!


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larrytech1

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by larrytech1 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:01 pm

I used a carriage bolt that i ground down the sides so it would fit in the groove on top of air cleaner then, painted it black
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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by larrytech1 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:05 pm

You can also order the aircleaner
stickers frommacsautoparts.com
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econolineherb

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by econolineherb on Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:05 am

Hi . That was the first mod I did on my '65 Econoline . I learned it from Eugene Phillips many years ago .
Herb in Fl.
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mark-t

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by mark-t on Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:31 am

converted mine this morning, thanks for the info,
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econolineherb

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by econolineherb on Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:54 pm

Mark t . '65 ford HD 8 door Panel 300 ?
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mark-t

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by mark-t on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:01 pm

econolineherb wrote:Mark t . '65 ford HD 8 door Panel 300 ?
300 ci
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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by econopoor on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:25 pm

Hi Mark,

Herb was referring to the 8 door panel. Ford called what most call panel vans, regular vans. Ford's definition of a panel is a no door van. so, a eight door can not be a panel. It's legal name would be an eight door regular van. Herb is a "panel" connoisseur. Has a few of them. Takes offense when regular vans are called panels. But it's OK. It's all good. We know what it is. ( I got a 67 eight door regular van.)

Duane in Tennessee
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mark-t

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by mark-t on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:39 pm

econopoor wrote:Hi Mark,

Herb was referring to the 8 door panel. Ford called what most call panel vans, regular vans. Ford's definition of a panel is a no door van. so, a eight door can not be a panel. It's legal name would be an eight door regular van. Herb is a "panel" connoisseur. Has a few of them. Takes offense when regular vans are called panels. But it's OK. It's all good. We know what it is. ( I got a 67 eight door regular van hey duane, live and learn
Duane in Tennessee
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mark-t

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by mark-t on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:48 pm

hey duane and herb, live and learn, of coarse I tried to change it to REGULAR instead of PANEL and cant figure out how I posted those things in the 1st place
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econopoor
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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by econopoor on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:52 pm

Well, I'll admit I've always called em panels too. LOL.

Duane in Tennessee

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