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Hey Guys:
You can change the filter, but you can modify your stock snorkel assembly to make it fit. A few different methods have been applied, but all I did was trim down the vertical portion where it "slides" over the top of the carb. It requires removing the stock clamp - but not much more - and then adding a set screw thru the remaining portion of the vertical portion into the top edge of the carb.
I think there is a file describing this surgery as performed by Wayne, where he put hold down screws thru the top of the snorkel assembly. It is very clean looking. I went the way I did to try to retain as much of a stock look as possible.
Retaining the stock snorkel has the side benefit of supplying slightly cooler air to the carb, as opposed to a rectangular "free-flow" type of filter element.
Good luck,
Rick Gradwell
Hatboro, PA
73 GT
75 Manta
 

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I will try to get a photo or two or three tonight (sorry, I've been working ugly hours these past couple of days). One other thing that I forgot - I don't know how critical it is, but I ground out an elliptical shape in the portion of the Weber adapter that fits into the snorkel (to match the profile of the inside of the snorkel) to open up the area for cleaner airflow. I think you'll follow me when I get the pics up.

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Well ............

I got home from work around 11:00pm, took the video cam out to the garage, discovered the dead video cam battery, went back into the house and tracked down the charger ( I think the last time I used the cam was in Carlisle ). I took about 7 or 8 digital stills, but cannot make myself suffer through uploading them tonight via the dial-up connection here at the house.
I'll take the files to work with me and upload them from there in the morning. Sorry for the delay !

I haven't uploaded to this site before - where should these photos be sent ?

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The photos of my interpretation of the Weber air intake modifications have been posted. No warranty expressed or implied. Your mileage may vary. ;)

This is one of those things that has about one hundred different ways of being done. I hope you get some ideas from this.

Rick
 
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