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Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

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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 8:21 pm

all better, hopefully herb is not mad at me anymore
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econolineherb

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by econolineherb on Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:38 pm

Hi . Not mad . Just thinking it came with a 300 . The Panel thing was an inside joke . It started when a friend sold me the '64 Panel . A lot of razzing from the oldeconoline group guys . Than I bought the second one, '65 Panel . Had to hide for a while in fear of being stoned out of the group . It was all in fun and to this day if someone says Panel but don't tell Herb.
Drive on econo brothers .
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mark-t

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by mark-t on Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:00 am

herb I was just kiddin about the mad thing, came with a 240 and po put a mid 70s 300 in it. mark
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econolineherb

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by econolineherb on Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:11 am

Hi . It's all good in the Econoline world .
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dulcimerbob

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by dulcimerbob on Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:34 pm

What's the advantage to changing to a paper filter other than convenience?
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mark-t

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by mark-t on Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:45 pm

dulcimerbob wrote:What's the advantage to changing to a paper filter other than convenience?
don't have to worry about spilling the oil every time you remove the air cleaner
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uante

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by uante on Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:59 pm

I started my conversion and noticed my air cleaner is a bit different. I cut the center part out and got the filter material out, but still have to cut the final wall down.


Bottom piece


Top piece. No air inlet arm like the one in the pictures on page one of this thread...my top piece is just bigger than the bottom and sits on a spacing post to allow air in.
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uante

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by uante on Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Finished my air cleaner conversion. I'm glad I found this thread...Good Idea!


First cut and final cut then cleaning


Finished with filter
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joe-a-gogo

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by joe-a-gogo on Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:03 am

Uante, how is it running with this setup?
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uante

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by uante on Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:57 am

The engine runs great, no problems associated with this conversion for me. Manual choke works as designed.
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joe-a-gogo

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by joe-a-gogo on Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:11 am

Thanks Brent, I just went through your post about your van. Very nice!

I just did the same to my air cleaner. Was a bit worried that it wouldn't get enough air since the gap is so narrow..
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uante

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by uante on Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:34 am

Yeah it is a bit narrow, I forgot about that. But it seems to run just as well as when I was driving around with nothing on the carb at all. Besides it must have been a little restictive anyway pulling air through that old oil filled filter setup
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slinky52

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by slinky52 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:56 am

uante wrote:Yeah it is a bit narrow, I forgot about that. But it seems to run just as well as when I was driving around with nothing on the carb at all. Besides it must have been a little restictive anyway pulling air through that old oil filled filter setup

uante, what filter did you use, the same as the others????
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uante

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by uante on Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:25 am

slinky52 wrote:
uante wrote:Yeah it is a bit narrow, I forgot about that. But it seems to run just as well as when I was driving around with nothing on the carb at all. Besides it must have been a little restictive anyway pulling air through that old oil filled filter setup

uante, what filter did you use, the same as the others????

I thought I had put the size filter in this thread, but I guess I didn't. I can look when I get home. I just took the container into Autozone and we found one that fit. I think I still have the box with number.
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EconoCarl

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by EconoCarl on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:46 am

Here's what I used, WIX 42055.

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jdlaugh

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by jdlaugh on Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:17 pm

I did this mod, but added a twist. Concerned about the tight spacing around the filter, I trimmed the bottom piece about an inch up from the bottom, where the original housing flared outward. I don't know if it made a dramatic improvement, but it does provide more space around the filter.

I also installed a Carter YFA carb on my 240, and had to add a larger diameter and shorter downspout that matches the throat size and height of the Carter.







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uante

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Re: Converting Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Post by uante on Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:43 pm

Finally found my old Air Filter box, I used a STP SA148


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