September 7, 2012 at 8:18 am #749662oldsf85Participant
I looked it up and it was a Purolator 843195. It fits well in terms of internal size, but it’s probably an inch from being tall enough. It hasn’t seemed to cause a problem and guess I hadn’t thought much about it until it was brought up here. Seems to work fine.September 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm #7497JimNoelParticipant
If the air filter is not tall enough (4-1/2″), how have you sealed the side(s) to keep air from going around the filter, bypassing filtration, straight into the carb without reducing the total surface area of the filter element and CFM to the carb?
I can’t find any reference to a Purolator #843195 air filter element?
JimSeptember 8, 2012 at 2:47 am #749862oldsf85Participant
That 8 might be a “B” on the Purolator filter. I’ll look at the number again and see if it was. No, I haven’t sealed the sides. It would be interesting to see if would alter performance if I did. I haven’t had too many hiccups with the carb other than the occasional gumming up of the idle screw that I’ve had to blow out once in a while. (this is Scott, by the way). What’s your take on how a better fit on the filter might impact performance?September 8, 2012 at 4:53 am #7499jensenracing77Participant
if you got this one to seal up it would have a less surface area to allow breathing air. it would almost act as a choke. with it not seald it will allow most all the dirty air to be sucked through the engine because the area not sealed will be less restricted than the filtered area. you may look into the new K&N filters that Ken is having made. i had him put me down for one.September 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm #7503JimNoelParticipant
I would have to agree with Eric. Your intake is seeing mostly unfiltered outside air. This will not effect your performance by lack of air volume, CFM, but “could” effect your engine, especially if you are driving on dusty roads. Your air cleaner would have enough room to suck in a June bug around the air filter! Just sealing up the sides of the air filter would restrict your available CFM to the turbo. I would suggest you go back to a home made foam filter or see if Ken’s K&N source works out.
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