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Stock aircleaner reapir/modification for Weber

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URL: http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mmiller2002/lst?.dir=/Air+cleaner

I am trying to repair the stock aircleaner housing for my '76 with a Weber 38DGES.

I have used this aircleaner for probably 15 years with a JAM adapter to make the thing look stock for annual visual inspections. There are now too any stress cracks in it and I need to patch it with solid metal.

I am trying to form a piece of sheet metal to fit the domed portion inside the aircleaner, and then make the oval cutout to fit the adapter. Its hard to work the metal well with pliers and hands.

Is the air cleaner metal too thin to weld in a patch of sheet metal? Should I pop rivet instead?

Any other ideas for a fix?

If I just cut out the whole domed part, and weld or rivet a flat patch, then bolt it directly to the aircleaner, will it sit too high and hit the hood (no plastic spacer between the carb and manifold)?

Thanks.

http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mmiller2002/lst?.dir=/Air+cleaner

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URL: http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mmiller2002/vwp?.dir=/Air+cleaner&.dnm=Mustang+II+aircleaner.jpg&.view=t

I'd like to make this one Custom fit with as much opening to the carb as possible. The standard Weber brand adapter with stock oval opening looks very restrictive on top of the 2-barrell Weber 32/36 or 38. Probably more perception than reality wrt. performance, but nonetheless I'll try something.

In the past on this or the other forum, I remember a guy who did a mustang aircleaner and soembody else who did a stock 2002 aircleaner (painted red) that bolted directly to the carb, maximizing the opening.

Anyone else remember these?

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Guest Anonymous

That one looks pretty slick. Its basically what you've already started to do, just cut out the entire bottom of the housing and replace it with a flat piece with the carb housing shape cutout. You could put a gasket between the new piece of sheet metal and the housing and just pop rivet it together.

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