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Air Cleaner Recommendations

I've read a number of forum members say there not happy with the Cobra Oval air cleaner and it's to restrictive. I'm running a 351 and the top of the air cleaner is extremely close to the body. Any recommendations out there. Pics if you've got them. Thx

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Try a dropped base air cleaner so you can go to a bigger element and not have clearance problems.

I got mine from BG. It is dropped by about an inch and a half and allows me to run a 14 inch x 3 inch round air filter with no clearance problems whatsoever.

Watch for distributor air cleaner clearance in the case of a dropped base unit. Some of the oval ones will hit the top of your distributor. You might have to go to a shorter and taller air cleaner. Check out Summit for lots of options.


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I got my dropped base unit from Max at Five-Star. Fits my 302 with a large HEI distributor and a K&N air filter.

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My new air cleaner

Got it off of eBay, this is a NICE peice, only $104.00 and breathes very well.

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K&N makes a direct replacement air filter for the oval "Cobra" air cleaners, stock height but flows way more air than paper. Part #E-1960



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Thumbs up Lower profile filter asm

Hi,
I have a real nice 14 inch low profile filter assembly. It comes with a 3" element but I sell 4", 5" & 6" tall elements if wanted.
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Thanks Mike and Bill,
Appreciate it.

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