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Unread Yesterday, 12:02 AM   #1
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Mud ruins paper filters

So I have the Motorcraft carb and an Edelbroch filter. I have been staring at this filter for 3 years while building this jeep. I was looking for an alternative to get away from the vulnerability of the open paper filter. Does anyone have info on this intake? I'm not really interested in the whole cold air intake, just the part that would cover the carb, and then plumb it into an airbox. Any help is appreciated. And if I am asking a noob question i appologize, but i can't find much on the google machine. Thanks in advance guys.

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That reminds me of a cold air intake, and the stock intake "scroll" from a V8 Grand Cherokee or Dodge pickup.


Search "Durango air hat"





Id take measurements and a template to a "pic a part" salvage yard , and scrounge around.


I have an idea floating around in my head about retrofitting a KDX style intake out of a forklift intake assembly or Japanese cabover diesel intake. The forklift gear looks more compact for underhood duty.


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You don't have a carburetor what you've got there is a Howell or GM type TBI fuel injection set-up. This thread has some pics of air intake setups including mine, which is a modified TJ/Cadillac set-up. Searching for Howell TBI should net some other results.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/c...thing-3190761/
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You don't have a carburetor what you've got there is a Howell or GM type TBI fuel injection set-up. This thread has some pics of air intake setups including mine, which is a modified TJ/Cadillac set-up. Searching for Howell TBI should net some other results.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/c...thing-3190761/
Sorry i didn't specify, this is a random google photo, not my engine bay. I DO have a Motorcraft carb.

Thanks Dreadnot.
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I run a 9" round K&N filter "oiled",what I use is there pre charger it is a nylon cover that goes over the air filter element, keeps all the trail crud off the filter when I get home I take it off and wash it. These work great I average about 40,000 miles before I have to actually clean the filter. They make them for all sizes and shapes of air cleaners. http://www.knfilters.com/kn/replacem...FUkWHwodsMoIkg
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It wouldn't be that hard to make a custom cover for one of those K&N type filters. Think outside the box. Home heating and cooling guys make custom stuff all the time. It's just thin sheet metal cut and bent to shape. Sealing the joints with that aluminum tape would be a cinch. Paint it black, let it get dirty on the outside, and it will match everything else under the hood.

If I hadn't been able to make my factory filter box work after swapping to MetalCloak fenders and a larger master cylinder, this was the route I was going to pursue.
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Here is one idea.... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/us...topics/1540273
Lots of folks don't like the factory one, but it is the best. Odds are someone either on this or the CJ forum might part with one cheap.
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if you're going to make something custom, why not just jump right to the snorkel? that would really help to keep mud and dust out.
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