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jjbunn

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The carbs on my '73 GT each have a round air filter canister. I need to replace the filter papers ... but am having trouble finding anything suitable.

The canisters are about 6" in diameter, and about 2" in height. Is this a standard size?

Here's a photo:

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DrEntropy

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Those are aftermarket units. You may want to consider replacing them with K&N so you could find elements more easily.
 
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aerog

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I don't remember why I didn't go with K&N, I think I had clearance issues or something - it's been awhile. Anyway, I ended up using chrome filter assemblies and foam filters I got from Victoria British, they look pretty similar. Maybe that's another alternative for you.

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DrEntropy

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I think the "pancake" filters Julian has are older units with a paper corrugated insert. They were sold as a "unit" and replaced as such. I've cobbled standard filters to fit but it'd be better to go with K&N's. The foam style tend to deteriorate.
 

Steve_S

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They look the same size as MGA filters. You may want to try MGA elements. If you're in my area feel free to try mine.
 
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Looking at my picture, I'm pretty sure I measured the K&N and decided it would bind with the brake m/c.

I haven't had any problems with the foam, but I don't drive the car all that much either. The stuff seems to be the same as the foam filters made for my Cessna.
 

tony barnhill

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The offset round K&N's are designed to fit in the area bewteen the carb & brake booster
 
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Whoa, those K&N filters are pricey /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Over on the Rennlist 911 forum, there is a lot of doubt about the claimed extra bhp from fitting K&N. I had one in my 964, but replaced it with the stock paper filter. Some even say that the K&N let through too much crud. It's a hotly debated topic, and you need to wear flame retardent suit if you offer an opinion /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I had a devil of a game prying the covers off the filters ... and inside there was a lot of glue holding the concertina filter paper in place, so I can believe they were sold as a complete unit.

Not sure what to do, really. I don't want to pay K&N prices at this stage ... maybe once I get the car really nice I could justify it. But right now I just want to get it operating correctly.
 
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I don't remember why I didn't go with K&N, I think I had clearance issues or something - it's been awhile. Anyway, I ended up using chrome filter assemblies and foam filters I got from Victoria British, they look pretty similar. Maybe that's another alternative for you.


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That looks superb! Do you have a reference for the foam filters you used? Thanks!
 

Steve_S

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I couldn't find a replacement element for my TC, so I used pond filter media. Once it gets oily, it works fine! Of course the proper filter material would be better...
 

R6MGS

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The ones aerog has on his car are pretty common, although I don't think they are available from MOSS for the B...Unless MGA filters fit? I'd give Ebay a try, I got a set of Stellings and Hellings filters for my TC for like 20 bucks.
 

tony barnhill

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MGA filters wil work on an MGB....Stellings & Hellings are very restrictive.
 

R6MGS

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Plus Stelling and Hellings don't look right on an MGB. Since I am missing the factory air cleaner assembly for the TC I got a set of them for now, until I can locate the correct assembly.
 

Nunyas

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there was a person on these boards that made 'custom' air filters complete with emblazoned logo of choice (MG, Volvo, Healey, etc.), 2 different depths, and integral velocity stacks. His filters used dual layer foam. He had a link to his website in the supporting and a banner that rotated in and out at the top of this site. It seems to have gotten lost in the move. I wish I was at home right now, because I think I book marked his site... I can't recall the URL ATM.

It was a really sharp looking product.
 

Nunyas

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that's the place... still planning to get me one of those filters for my HS6 when I rebuild it... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 

nathandarby67

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I almost went with the pretty chrome "MG" crested filters for my midget last week, but decided against it for exactly this reason. I was afraid I would never be able to find replacement paper inserts. Moss sure doesn't list any, I guess they want you to buy a new pair of $45 chrome pieces when the paper gets dirty. I ended up staying with the stock filter housings for now, but would like to eventually switch to a nice chrome pair.

Has anyone ever used the chrome mesh-style filters? I like the look of those too. They have a washable foam element, but I have heard that foam element filters do a poor job of filtration compared to paper, and have been afraid to use them.
 
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