The PO put on an air cleaner about half the size of a beer can. I've got a Carter BBD. I'm looking to put on a K&N air cleaner but I need part number 5, the air cleaner hold down bracket do-hickey. Anybody know what it's really called and where I could find one? Thanks
Part numbers, hardware store pictures.................please..............:conf used:
In the image, there is a part illustrated as part #5. Itís an upside-down ďUĒ shaped bar with a bolt that goes through it. The air cleaner cover goes through it and holds the cover down. When I look at Carter BBD illustrations, it doesnít give this part name/listing, and I canít find it in the air cleaner section of the 1982 Jeep manual. Whatís it called? Where can I get one? Junk yards are slim pickings for something like this. Thanks.
I'll post pics tomorrow but you can buy air cleaner rods at autozone as well as the wing nut to tighten it down. I took a flat bracket with a pre drilled center hole for the air assembly to sit on. That bracket sits on top of an oversized wingnut flipped upside down because I run a weber carb so I had to boost it up a bit. A couple nuts to hold the rod in place and you're good to go. I think it ran me less than $10 and it holds the air assembly nice and steady.
Pictures will make it a lot easier to understand. I just got back from a bar and can't post pics from my phone so I'll edit them in tomorrow.
Edit: I read the other post by drespecki wanting the parts for the air cleaner sitting on the valve cover. The U that goes on the Carter is a whole other story. If all else fails I can see what it would cost to have one 3D printed out of stainless steel and add it to my store.
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The Carter BBD carb does not have the center air cleaner hold down post that goes through the butterfly like many other carbs do. It has a bracket that clips to either side of the carb. People have suggested using a coat hanger and bending it around a 1/4 x 20 bolt, but their coat hangers must be made a lot stouter than the ones I have. If I made one like that, sure enough it would fail at he farthest point away from civilization on the trail. Rod from the hardware store breaks when you bend it too much. Auto manufacturers used this same hold down on slant-sixes, but those are rare around the salvage yards around here.