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Air filters
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: January 10, 2018 03:11PM

I'm looking for a set of soup can type air filters or something close that will direct clamp to my Rochester's on my Monza 140. Does anybody know where to find these at a reasonable price? Without being the overly expensive k&n.

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Re: Air filters
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: January 10, 2018 03:23PM

O'Reilly used to carry them in stock.

May have to order but I am sure they are available

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Re: Air filters
Posted by: SoloCP ()
Date: January 10, 2018 04:50PM

Try Rafee Corvairs in Oklahoma. He has the individual air filters.

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Re: Air filters
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: January 10, 2018 05:21PM

Awesome, thanks guys.

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Re: Air filters
Posted by: monza66mo ()
Date: January 10, 2018 06:10PM

I ran the K&N's on my '66 for many years. It's really not as simple as just clamping them on. First of all, you'll want to consider what to do with venting the crankcase after you eliminate the stock breather assembly. Secondly, you'll see that there can be some interference with the carb linkage. I messed around with several trial and error versions before I figured out what worked best to suit my needs. I eventually went back to the stock snorkel breather because I felt it just looked a lot better and the legend of horsepower gains with the K&Ns were inflated (IMHO).

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'61 Loadside

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Re: Air filters
Posted by: ralph65corsa ()
Date: January 10, 2018 08:43PM

Found these too. They seem to have the best prices on them.



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Re: Air filters
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 10, 2018 08:53PM

ralph65corsa Wrote:
> Found these too. They seem to have the best prices
> on them.
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While I advocate for using our Corvair vendors, if you like these and just can not wait for shipping, you can usually find these or similar at any speed shop that specializes in VW Bug parts.

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Re: Air filters
Posted by: jasvair ()
Date: January 11, 2018 02:27AM

Mike's Corvair Parts in Southern, CA carries them in stock.
John Sweet

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Re: Air filters
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 11, 2018 04:48AM

Lon at the Underground also had some knock off K&N type that were a little less than the other vendors, also a turbo filter for us turbo guys.


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Re: Air filters
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: January 11, 2018 05:12AM

There are a couple of things to consider when changing an air filter.
The stock systems are designed for most applications and uses.

--The paper filters in the original housing are 96 to 98% efficient at removing what the industry feels is common city dirt sized particles. For many vehicles, Companies like Donaldson have paper or paper/synthetic filters that take that to 99.99%

--These systems work by bringing the air into a chamber through a slight restriction to speed it up, then dump it into a large chamber where most of the dirt falls out from lack of speed, and the smaller particles hit the paper, most staying on the outside to increase the filtration area without causing restrictions or clogging. Eventually, the paper fills with particles that are too light to fall out and too heavy to get pulled onto the outside.

--When you eliminate the box, you eliminate the fallout and shorten the life of your filter.

The K&N type filters are really only about 85% efficient. The oil will add some adhesion of the small particles, while the very large won't get through, but an increased number of the midsized particles will get through, and those are the ones that hurt the engine, as they are too small to get caught by the oil filter.

Unfortunately for the 60, there is no paper filter that I can find, so I have Lon's K&N type filter. As you can see from my oil analysis, this is very unacceptable. This is city driving. "Silicio"is basically dirt (5ppm is anti-foam), while Hierro is iron, plomo is lead, and Cobre is copper. None of those wear elements should be over 2ppm for a long lasting engine.

In my spare time I am trying to make a paper element for the 60, Unfortunately most filters that size that I've found to adapt only handle about 20 to 30 cfm, where I calculate a need for between 140 and 170 cfm in the Vair.

So think about your trade-offs when changing your air filter.

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