07-10-2003, 09:47 AM
In tring to get a little more clearance for the under hood cover I'm building I removed the air cleaner lid to check clearance. Although the filter is 3 inched tall it appears that only about 3/4" is used for air flow. I also noticed a metallic ring that appears to restrict air flow. What is the purpose of this ring and can it be removed? http://elcaminocentral.com/users/nlandin/airclean.jpg
What is the purpose of this ring and can it be removed? http://elcaminocentral.com/users/nlandin/airclean.jpg
Well, sure it can be removed unless your trying to stay all original. Why not pull it off and save it and put a drop base K&N (or your favorite brand) on there...
07-10-2003, 12:02 PM
Do ypu know what the purpose of the ring is? Just curious and what is a drop based ?
07-10-2003, 06:49 PM
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YEAR,MODEL AND ENGINE IF POSSIBLE.IN THE PICTURE I CANNOT SEE CLEARLY BUT IT COULD BE A FLAME ARRESTER, SOMETHING GM USED ON BIG MOTORS WITH FAIRLY LARGE CAMSHAFTS
07-10-2003, 06:54 PM
I ALSO SHOULD HAVE EXPLAINED THAT A FLAME ARRESTER WAS TO PREVENT GASOLINE FIRES FROM OCCURING WHEN AN ENGINE BACKFIRED.
07-10-2003, 07:18 PM
The air cleaner, dual snorkel, was standard on the 82-86 Camaro 305, I think. No big motor. Probably just GM's over engineering. I thought it could be a flame arrestor. I'm going to remove it sincw I bet OEM air cleaners don't have it. Hopefully it will increase air flow somewhat to my Vortec 350. Thanks for the info.