Lotus Elan

Air cleaner/filer

PostPost by: cal44 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:00 pm

Looking for some ideas about a good looking air cleaner/s for Webers. Hope this is not toooo offensive but the the K&N housings look cheap and the chrome is so so at best.

Any direction would be helpful. The car currently has the stock housing with tube to AC filter housing on the nose of the "Plus 2".

Any artsy fartsy CNC machine worked aluminum housings? Websites? Something?



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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:38 pm

ahh, leave the stock air box and cover in place along with the air trunk tube and get one of Ray's K & N filter replacements or just go shoping in the K&N filter book.

K&N Air Filter fits onto air trunking

High-performance air filter for your Lotus Cortina (Elan, Plus 2, TwinCam Europa too). Filter element clamps onto air intake hose. Element measures 9" long, tapered diameter 6" at base, 5" at end

Ref. RE0810 - $59.00

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PostPost by: mac5777 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:30 pm

Hi Mike, I have done just what Gary suggested. I made a cradle that held the filter up and attached where the air tube connected to the filter. For the first time I was caught in the rain and noticed the filter got a little damp. i will be extending the cradle higher up out of the road rain and will open up more air flow to the rad. I believe the increased air flow. with Ray's filter, allows the engine to breath better and is a benefit over the original setup.
Cliveyboy has one he offers. Mine is crude but similar.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:04 pm

That, sirs, is a fine idea. I will fashion a platform to bolt in the nose area.

Reading on the rain issue I can build a half round deflector that will attach to the platform.

It won't be the last time you hear from me.

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PostPost by: mac5777 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:26 pm

Mike, take a picture of your new "rain shield". I thought of one but its above my garage pay grade. Make it simple and market it. There are a lot of us using the K&N filters. The wet weather was the only draw back.

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