Oval Air Filter

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  1. WWheeler

    WWheeler Member

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    What color was the top and bottom layer on the oval filters as it came from the factory - black or orange?

    The orange has been around for a while but I see the black is back for a limited time. Not cheap for sure.

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  2. droptop

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    I assume that you are talking about the filter element. Factory was orange. Black are replacements. Fram made a run several years ago in orange, but if I recall correctly, they had the wrong number of holes in the screens. Still a much needed part but the later run could be spotted by the trained eye from a mile away.
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    I have one of the old Frams for judged shows and a couple with screens to replace my driver element when it gets dirty. I'm willing to count holes if someone has a recently made one.
     
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    droptop Well-Known Member

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    I will drag out my hoarder case of filters and take a picture this afternoon.
     
  5. WWheeler

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    Thanks guys! Year one has made a "limited run" of air filters with round holes but the rubber is black and is $30 more. I always thought orange was factory and wonder why they would make a run with the incorrect color?
     
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    I got a couple of NOS filters from Tony a year back, he might still have some. Still in Box.
     
  7. ACME A12

    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    Original on the left. Typical repop on the right. Photo courtesy the LOH Playground. Air Filter.jpg
     
  8. WWheeler

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    Perfect and thanks for the picture. Yes, the right is what is available. I need a driver filter anyway and 99% of the people can't tell the difference. I will try to hunt down a NOS one and see what they cost. I looked and the "limited run" black one, and does indeed have another row of holes. In fact comparing to the above, a 1/2 row more. https://www.yearone.com/Product/chrysler-b-body/ch81blk#prettyPhoto[part]/2/

    And it is black! So not much more correct than the repop. Is that correct?
     
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  10. WWheeler

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    Thanks for the link. The hole pattern looks exactly like the original in one of the pictures. The first picture shows 3-1/2 rows like a repop, and the last picture shows 4 rows with one row split top and bottom as the original. I wonder which picture is more representative?
     
  11. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Oh no not a hoarder. I just did a clean out of old book's and mag's along with paper work for all kind's of stuff. Why do we keep all this stuff I DONT KNOW ??????? :wtf:
     

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