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Paper element conversion for 4V oil bath air cleaner

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Here’s the picture of a 1955 4V (Teapot) air cleaner that was modified for a pair of stacked paper elements.  This completed air cleaner ultimately went on a ’56 Ford Victoria which has a 303” Y engine using a Summit 750 cfm carb; the air cleaner fits like it belongs there.  This particular air cleaner was donated to the cause by Ralph Alix and had some rust holes in the bottom of the oil reservoir so it was no longer suitable for being used as an oil bath air cleaner.  To help the air flow to the paper elements, some additional holes were drilled into the bottom of the air cleaner.
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So you used two paper elements stacked and it sealed snugly against the base and lid?  Did you need any other spacers?  What were the filters sized to fit or what size are they - should I want to do this for my car?  Thanks in Advance.
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The paper elements used for this are WIX #42061.  The two air cleaner elements are simply stacked on top of each other and no spacers were required.  By using the ’55 air cleaner, this allowed the original look to the engine to be retained while upgrading to paper elements.

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That’s a perfect and simple solution, Ted. Thanks for the tip.

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I wonder if you have the stacked height of the two paper elements and their diameter you could go to the K&N Website and search for a washable filter that has the same overall dimensions?



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