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  1. #1 Air Cleaners 
    Young Brit
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    I finally got some time to wrench on the TR8 again.
    When I installed the new cam and lifters, I also
    switched from an Offy Dual Port intake to an Edelbrock
    Performer. Carb is a 500 CFM Edelbrock AFB. With the
    taller Edelbrock intake, neither my oval street rod
    air filter nor triangular foam Edelbrock Pro Flow
    filter will fit under the hood. I tried a drop base
    14" diameter round air cleaner with a 2 1/4" element
    which looks like it has a chance of clearing but the
    base is designed for Holley carb and doesn't clear the
    fuel hose. I might be able to use a banjo fitting but
    I have a manual choke and it looks like the cable might
    be in the way of the fitting.

    What's everyone doing for an air filter with Edelbrock
    intake and AFB carb.

    Thanks,
    Dan Jones
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    I remember the clearance issues too. I know Woody when using a small round or the triangle open air element edelbrock air filter would have to shave/grind down the base to get the 3/4 to 1-inch of room. I would try that first.

    Woody any new air filter assemblies you use now that do not need any grinding?
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    Young Brit
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    I made a shim out of a white plastic chop board (kitchen kind) and put it under the latching post on the engine cover for a small amount (1/2")of additional clearance.
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    Check out this one. I have sen them cheaper, but this will show you the type. I have seen them on TR8s with 4 barrel carbs.

    Paul

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Holley-64280-dual-inlet-polished-hotrod-low-air-cleaner_W0QQitemZ260204079273QQihZ016QQcategoryZ43 946QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZ p1638Q2em118Q2el1247
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    Young Brit
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    Check out this one. I have sen them cheaper, but this will show you the type. I have seen them on TR8s with 4 barrel carbs.

    Paul

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Holley-64280-dual-inlet-polished-hotrod-low-air-cleaner_W0QQitemZ260204079273QQihZ016QQcategoryZ43 946QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZ p1638Q2em118Q2el1247
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    I think that is what Mickey's using.Looks sharp for a carb car :P
    Don

    "Stick a Wedge In It"
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    Tim Lanocha had the dual air element cleaner on one of his cars, it needed extensive machining to fit under the bonnet!
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    Young Brit
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    Could that have been due to a high rise manifold or something? I have seen them on unmodified cars and it looked like a straight install?

    Paul
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    I ordered one of those dual element deals from Sumit. It wouldn't fit & I sent it back. Performer intake with Holley 390. I have the Foam Pro Flo and it just clears. I thought the AFB was shorter than a Holley??

    Perhaps check the condition of the subframe mount rubbers and that the spacer washers are in place. Anything that reduces the space between the subframe and frame rail will reduce hood clearance.
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    Tim was running a Huffaker 4 barrel intake. I would think it is about the same in hieght as the performer.
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