As I recall, the outer diameter of that base plate is 5 1/8".I searched all over the place and the price that OGTS sells the Weber Snorkel kit for is actually 25% cheaper($149) than the best price I found($195). You still need to buy a K+N or Spectre style filter. You can get Spectre ones for about $30.
As I recall, the outer diameter of that base plate is 5 1/8".
Since most carbs used on 70s and earlier US cars also had a 5 1/8" aircleaner flange, that base could be used to mount any number of aftermarket aircleaners onto a DGV or DGS series Weber type carb. There are also spacers to lift an aircleaner higher, like if you wanted it to stick above the hood.
Hi guys so I was wondering if this idea would work. I have a Weber 32/36 and the square air filter that sits right on the carb. I was wondering if i cut the front of the hood “bubble” that it would be a cold air intake. And then I could figure something out if it rains like a little flap or something but I am not worried about that. Would this mod be a waste of my time or would it actually work? Right now I am running my GT without a hood since one of my hood hinges are rusted. My hood isn’t that great but it also isn’t that bad. I have a super nice orange hood that I could put on if I don’t like it.
What do you guys think about this idea. And If anyone has a crappy hood near Fort Wayne Indiana let me know.
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Here is a picture of. My hood.
That is a cool idea!I’m not the handiest when it comes to fabricating add ons to my GT. Some of the people on our site who’s craftsmanship is much more impressive than mine could make something like what I’ve done look a lot more professional. But it gets the job done and it’s safely constructed.
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I’m thrilled that I have found a way to keep my K&N box filter. Also keeping the carb cooler as well.
Behind this duct made from insulated DEI heat shielding is an inexpensive 200 cfm fan controlled by a temperature sensor insulated and mounted on the float bowl, it takes care of the hot air that builds up under the hood while the car isn’t moving, or moving too slow to have enough fresh cold air circulating around the carburetor. It supplies plenty of air being thrown at the carburetor at those low rpm moments instead of the 140+° air under the hood. I can just lift the insulated duct right out of there when working under the hood.
As mentioned earlier air cools right down on its own once the car gets moving and the temps come down on their own and the fan cycles off.
It gets its air from in front of the radiator just as the cool air intake designed set up does.
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