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#301 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Update--Air intake.

After searching for quite some time, for an OE Oil bath Air cleaner, and having no
luck, I started looking for a reasonable facimile. I went to both farms up here in
northern Ontario, talked to my pack rat buddy, and again, no luck.
I mentioned it to Alan (MH81), and several days later, I had one in my hands.
Many thanks Alan.

Yesterday, I rounded up some parts I found in the shed, and decided to get it installed.

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First, I made up a turtle neck collar, to fit the carb.

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Then, got things tacked together, and started on the air cleaner mount.

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Then I finished the welds, and cleaned them up.

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Then I decided I didn't want to actually use an oil bath, and try to adapt a paper
element filter into the canister. So I gutted the canister, and am now trying to
figure out how that can be done, Any ideas?

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Oh, Alan, in case you're wondering why that tractor of yours stopped running, it
might have something to do with this. I found this in the air cleaner.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Oh, Alan, in case you're wondering why that tractor of yours stopped running, it
might have something to do with this. I found this in the air cleaner.

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It's okay, he doesn't need that one. He's right-handed, the left just stays in his pocket all the time anyway.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Oil bath filters actually work very well when properly maintained. If it were me, I'd leave it as oil bath, but each to their own. That's the smallest oil bath filter I've seen!

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 10:01 PM

you found a nail or the glove?

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:48 AM

you found a nail or the glove?



I found the nail in there. Sorry, I put it on the glove so it didn't get lost on the
steel table.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:50 AM

Oil bath filters actually work very well when properly maintained. If it were me, I'd leave it as oil bath, but each to their own. That's the smallest oil bath filter I've seen!


I'm sure Alan said it's out of a Massey Harris Pony

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Looking good ,Will. :thumbs:
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:27 AM

I think I found a filter that'll work.

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I'll take that ring out of the oil pan. The pan is 3" ID at the bottom. The air in tube is 1 3/8", and I have
6 3/4" of space to work in between the bottom of the pan, and the baffle up in the cannister.

The Stens filter is 3 od x 1 1/2 id x 5 7/8 long.
I'll glue a piece of inner tube with a 1 3/8 hole, to the filter to create a good seal on the
air in tube. Just to make sure, it doesn't work it's way up on the air in tube, and restrict the air out
flow, I'll take a piece of 1 1/2 id pipe, cut to correct length, weld a 1 3/4" id washer to it, and
slide it down the air in tube prior to installing the filter. Should do the trick.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:33 AM

So the air in will come through the center of the filter? May have to watch for it clogging a bit sooner that way, not as much surface area in there.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:46 AM

So the air in will come through the center of the filter? May have to watch for it clogging a bit sooner that way, not as much surface area in there.


Yes, correct. Elf isn't going to see too much dusty service, but I'll keep an eye on it.
That'll give me a reason to spend some quality time in the shop. :thumbs:

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:50 AM

Should work fine then. Quite different approach, but keeps the look correct.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Great work! This is interesting to follow your work.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:21 AM

Will, glad it's working out as you'd hoped.
The oil bath is off a c. 1950 MH Pony, for those wondering... Couldn't see putting a non-Massey Air cleaner on it :D

As for the engine problems... I guess you "nailed" it.

Looking great Will, like it was supposed to be there.
I hope the filter doesnt fight you.



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Posted December 16, 2012 - 08:58 AM

Or, if I had more Elfs..........


Patio Elfs........


Todays the day to put your bids in!

http://www.ebay.de/i...7#ht_590wt_1186

30 mins to go

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 02:38 PM

Come on who's bought it then?
Sold for Euro 2710, that makes me feel an awful lot better about what i've spent on mine

John




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