Open Element Air Cleaner??? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone put an aftermarket open element air cleaner on a car with a Rochester Q-Jet (Quadrabog ) on their car? If so what one did you use. It seem the ones I get are made for a Holly carb and rest on the throtle linkage of my Q-Jet.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 05:14 AM
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I would think about switching to the Holley 4 barrel linkage rod used on a Z/28. It seems like it would work. I used to run a quadrajet with a repro air cleaner and the linkage worked fine with the Holley as well. The Holley setup has a bend to go up to mate with the carb. Take a look and see if it would work for you.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Mark, The after market air cleaners I have tried actually sit on the bell crank (not sure if that is the correct term,the part on the carb the linkage rod connects to)on the carb. Are you saying to change to a Holly carb or just put Holly carb linkage on my Q-Jet?

Also, the car is all original and I don't want to remove any of the original components (except the air cleaner when not at a show).

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 06:25 AM
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Just flip the lid on your air cleaner. It'll be more open than it is now.



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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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I though of flipping my lid (pun intended) but wasn't sure if it would fit under a non cowl hood. I guess I could try it it wouldn't cost anything.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 07:03 AM
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You must be having trouble with the part on the carb. If that is the case, I would find an aircleaner that fits the q-jet and buy a repro lid separately. There must be a base that will fit a q-jet. I had one on my car so I know they are out there. If you get into a bind let me know offline. I have a used base/lid that might help. It was on my q-jet once.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 07:29 AM
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Find a stock air cleaner assembly from a donor car, maybe from a different model car, and drill the largest diameter holes it resist or permits around the sides of its base. You can use a holesaw ( 1-1/2" or 2" dia.) for that purpose and drill them as close as possible. Perhaps you'll like to drill the holes underneath the air cleaner base only for a cleaner look. By finding a replacement air cleaner ***'y, you can keep the original intact. Been there done that.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 10:17 AM
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funny, i have yet to find an open element air cleaner that won't fit on a Q-jet. every one i have had has fit. i currently have a Chevrolet chrome drop base open element air cleaner assembly on it, and no probs at all.
and why do you call it a quadrabog? if you set it up properly, it will have as good as- or better- throttle response than a Holley. that's been my experience, anyways.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 11:37 AM
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I use the Z-28 open element air cleaner on one of the Q-jet 69's. Fit's like they were made for each other...no problems at all. And Novaderik is correct...the Q-Jet can be tuned to rip...I wouldn't trade my Q-jets for anything (I have several with varying degrees of "tune"). Good luck!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 12:37 PM
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I had a small spacer ring to gain clearance. made up from aluminium and use a gasket on either side of of it

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