Clearance issues with Mopar performance air cleaner

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  1. chasb

    chasb Well-Known Member

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    Just put the black Mopar performance air cleaner on my 440 Dart. Looks great as I already have the black Mopar valve covers. It is pressing deeply into the hood insulation pad. I already changed the filter element from the original 3" to a 2" high element, but still pressing into the pad. Does anyone know if there is a recessed air cleaner mounting plate that will make it sit lower on the carb? I am using an Edelbrock Performer 440 manifold and Edelbrock Performer series 750 cfm carb. Thanks
     
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    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    Mancini racing sells one too, I had to get it because I was having the same problem
     
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    famous bob mopar misfit

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    I run a dropped base , I got off ebay, cheaper . I would remove that hood insulation first .
    A 12x2 air cleaner is awful small for a 440 , in my opinion.
     
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    Depending on your setup, the drop base can interfere with the trans kickdown on an automatic. I need to raise the throttle cable bracket on mine to level off the kickdown rod.
     
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    I don’t think a drop base will fit on an Eddy carb. They were made for Holley carbs and any of there look a likes. Kim
     
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    rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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    The one from Mancini works on an Edelbrock carb just fine.
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      Not 440 related but I used a short/small adapter made from aluminum on my sb. Eddy carb, factory commando cleaner, LD4B. Factory throttle and lockdown linkages work fine.
      Dunno if it helps in your case.
      Dimensions 5 1/4" OD, just shy of 5" ID.

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        rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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        The one from Mancini works on an Edelbrock carb just fine. 020A9637-B607-4CDD-A29E-95B0E9E147C8.jpeg
         
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        I wasn’t aware of that. Thanks. Rumble. Kim
         
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        That’s weird, how it posted.... sorry for the repeat, I’m in posting hell again....
         
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