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Has anyone ever seen an original equipment air cleaner in Green? Here's mine -- stock '73 car that I bought from original owner. He'd put a weber on it with the small Redline box filter and had kept the air cleaner, snorkel, etc parts along with the solex in a box. Given the condition it makes me think it's the original, and hasn't been re-painted (no signs of other colors underneath / repaint happening at any time).

 

My understanding is the air cleaners came in Grey and Black. But I've never seen one Green. 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Buckeye said:

Never seen green color air cleaner housing. It looks grey to me looking at your picture. For 73 it should be grey.

BTW, what is hose laying on top of alternator? Thinking is fuel return line. If so need to re-routed to left and clear alternator.

 

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@Buckeye good eye! This car came with the fuel return valve in the box along with the solex & air cleaner, having been bypassed at some point (my guess is when the weber was put on). This was my initial hookup I did last night to see if it worked still -- it doesn't. I do find that when the car's warm it hesitates to start a little bit, but not to a point where I'm motivated enough to spend $100 on a replacement. I'll be cleaning up the hoses. 

@Stevenc22 the green hue is admittedly not coming through very well in these photos. It's definitely a very different color than the grey ones I've seen (this is my 5th '02) and it's not faded black.

 

I'm hesitant to match the color, b/c it's so odd. And tempted to paint it grey to match most '73 cars' air cleaners..  

 

(cc @John_in_VA and @BarneyT who's previously asked to see some pics)

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One person's green is another's grey.  Germans had some very pretty grey-green military colors.

 

The inside of the bottom of mine still has original paint.  It came with a crack that's slowly been getting longer.

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It's about time to get out the welder.

 

Does the green show up better on the inside of your air cleaner, where it isn't so weathered?

 

Would you mind sharing how you went about mounting it on the Weber?

 

Tom

 

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Good call on the interior of the can. Still way more green than grey to my eye, but agreed on the grey-green and different perceptions.
 

There’s an adapter available and widely used, $40 on Ireland Engineering, search “Stock air cleaner adapter for Weber carbs”. Then use a Dremel and cutting wheel and cut the protruding down part of the air cleaner flush / close to flush. See my closeup pic

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3 hours ago, otto said:

@Buckeye good eye! This car came with the fuel return valve in the box along with the solex & air cleaner, having been bypassed at some point (my guess is when the weber was put on). This was my initial hookup I did last night to see if it worked still -- it doesn't. I do find that when the car's warm it hesitates to start a little bit, but not to a point where I'm motivated enough to spend $100 on a replacement. I'll be cleaning up the hoses. 

You need to have a adapter between air cleaner and the carb. Here is my write up on it, but @'76mintgrün'02 could give you some options if air cleaner has not been modified yet.

Fuel Return Valve is a good device to put it back on. Works with Weber carb. 

 

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1 hour ago, otto said:

There’s an adapter available and widely used, $40 on Ireland Engineering, search “Stock air cleaner adapter for Weber carbs”. Then use a Dremel and cutting wheel and cut the protruding down part of the air cleaner flush

 

Nice that you kept the domed base intact.  I made some oval shaped parts that slip over the flange that you cut, to mimic the original, so you can use a stock rubber seal (once you shorten it).  

 

Here's a link to the parts I made.  

 

Tom

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That looks/sounds like it's probably very similar to the greenish-gray color of mine (early '71, the smaller housing for the single-barrel Solex). It's close to the color of my subframes, but not quite as green. Different suppliers, different drums of leftover Panzer paint... 

 

-Dave

 

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19 hours ago, dlhoovler said:

 

... Different suppliers, different drums of leftover Panzer paint... 

 

 


+1

 

Dave’s nailed it!
 

The correct color on parts such as air filter housings and subframes, from a ca. 1970 BMW perspective, was... “whatever comes out of that drum”... 😯🙁

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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