Going the Raintray Removal routeJune 20 2008 at 1:54 PM
|Jeff in Tampa |
Well after looking online at some suggested sources (thanks to all) for some low profile air cleaners turns out I already have the shorter 1 3/4 inch variety on my dcnf carbs ontop of the 1500 engine and they are just too tall.
So it appears the best route so I can keep the 1300 type cover and be able to swap the flat cover and the snorkel cover at whim(if I'm feeling lucky!) is to remove the raintray to get the extra clearance I need.
Just felt like posting something...as I DID look on the "best of" and found some good links and pics and will probably do something similar to what Greg and Dave M. did with a dark fabric liner inside the top tray. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
Tony Natoli, SoCal
Hey Jeff... I believe Greg used a "fabric" for his... not a metal mesh...
|June 20 2008, 11:03 PM |
... and I think he had some heat problems with it, if I remember correctly.
Anyway... check out our FAVORITE foreign car parts supplier (Lowes, Home Depot!) for different MESH screens available in both steel and aluminum. They can be painted black or contrasting colors or body colors... Have fun, but be careful... they cut ya up so fast you don't even know yur bleeding!
Black Tooth and me... since 1983!
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Thanks Tony - will use metal mesh if I go that route - found raintray may squeak past!
|June 22 2008, 8:40 AM |
Now I've removed it I see there may just be enough room, need to finagle a little more and then get it painted.
Jeff..if it's realy close,you can add a washer under each hinge bolt, adjust
|June 22 2008, 8:57 AM |
the rubber stops,and adjust the latch.You can gain close to 1/4" that way.
Reattached and it fits, prob no more then 1/2 clearance
|June 23 2008, 10:15 AM |
Thanks for the tip, I was considering that but it looks to (barely) fit.
Now I need to get a few rust spots fixed and get it painted.
Do you want your removed rain tray?
|June 22 2008, 5:44 PM |
Let me know if it's available. Thanks!
Hey Bob, keeping (and prob using) it for now
|June 23 2008, 10:16 AM |