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Old 08-06-2016, 10:17 PM
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Default 2Brl Air Cleaner - What's good?

I'm going to a 6x2 intake on my 394 olds.

Looking at air filters I'm wondering how can these mushroom style housings possibly get good air flow?



compared with this style?



What do you use and what do you think about it?
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:39 PM
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The mushroom is deceiving. It's larger than the filter/base and open underneath...




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Old 08-06-2016, 10:41 PM
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It certainly fooled me

i also never thought of Painting those Mushrooms….Hmmm….Great idea
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I like the looks of the long ovals like Ford used in the early 60's. Plenty of filter area.
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I like the looks of the long ovals like Ford used in the early 60's. Plenty of filter area.
Not sue I know what those look like Bama? Was it for an individual 2bl carb?
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No, for tri power 2 bbls. Used on FE engines, 390, 406, and 427's. Google Ford tri power and you should find some pic. I would link some for you but don't know how to from my phone.
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No, for tri power 2 bbls. Used on FE engines, 390, 406, and 427's. Google Ford tri power and you should find some pic. I would link some for you but don't know how to from my phone.
OK…Gottcha now. I do know those and they look pretty good.

But, that one won't fit this:

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Yeah, I see. Didn't realize you wer running a six pack. There might be some of the oval style narrow enough to fit side by side.

What about a MoPar style six pack? Not as good looking IMHO, but might work. They make repops of them now I think. Might be able to use the filter from one and build your own housing.
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….. Might be able to use the filter from one and build your own housing.
That's an idea.

I'll have plenty of time this winter to figure it out. I got 1/2 my Summer Honey Do list left on home repair/remodeled punch list. I don't think I'll be able to get started on rebuilding the carbs until winter.

I was real happy to find the whole set-up for the 394. I've been looking for about a year now.
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