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    Default open air element on stock carter carb ?

    I've been thinking about ditching the stock air cleaner assembly in favor of an open air element.

    With that said has anyone done this to the stock carter carb on the 4.2's?

    Any idea what adapter plate is needed?

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    I built my own, using the top and bottom plate of an aftermarket open element air cleaner.





    Are you looking to use a cone style filter? Or just an open element, round style filter?

    The open element round style, is easy to get. Most parts stores carry them, and they are around $20.

    Most have the adapter to fit both 2bbl and 4bbl carbs, some are specific.

    Measure your factory opening, and get the one that will fit.

    As far as running a cone style, there is an adapter tube made to fit carbs. I think K&N makes it. The price was high for me, so I made my own

    Where I wheel is a lot of dust (it's an old open pit iron ore mine) and I got tired of buying a new filter after every time or 2 of wheeling, so I went with a cleanable K&N filter.


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    thanks! I was looking at going with a round open air element but yours looks interesting and it appears to have alot of air flow

    did you fab the blue housing? looks like it or was that something that you bought?

    if you fabed it how? looks like a tube welded on a air clearer housing
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    I built the whole blue part. The chrome top and bottom, are from an aftermarket open air element.

    I used some sheet steel. The bigger part, I hand formed over an oxygen bottle cut to length and MIG welded it. The smaller tube (that the air cleaner is on) was a bit harder. I couldn't find any thin wall pipe the right size, so I used sheet steel, and beat it with a dead blow hammer, over a piece of 3" pipe in the vise.

    After everything was together, I used some RTV to seal the blue part to the chrome covers.


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    Here's what I wanted to do, something like this:




    This is what I started with, standard open element:


    I just made it so I can use a washable cone filter. Costs me less than $10 a year to keep 2 filters clean, vs $3-$5 per filter after every trip or 2 to the OHV park.


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    thanks.. I'll have to do some more research

    I've put a few "ghetto" intakes on other vehicles of mine I'll just look around and see what I can find. I'll post up pics when I get it completed
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