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Air Cleaner Seal
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The air cleaner for the single 4bbl V-8's appears to have a rubber O-ring about a 1/4" cross-section around the oil bath body which seals and cushions the interface to the cover. I'm not seeing this seal in the parts book. Does anyone know if these are repo anywhere or perhaps some bulk O-ring material would do the job?

Posted on: 5/22 15:38
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Air Cleaner Seal
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Don't think I've seen such a thing. Mind posting a picture?

I don't see a reason for it since the assembly being screwed together should limit noise.

Posted on: 5/22 16:01
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Here's a picture of the air cleaner with what's left of the seal/cushion, which is flattened, cracked and partially missing.

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Posted on: 5/22 18:55
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Air Cleaner Seal
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Oh I thought you meant on top. Ok, I'll have to check mine sometime.

Posted on: 5/22 19:20
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Air Cleaner Seal
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It's what the cover rests on. Otherwise it's metal to metal.

Posted on: 5/22 19:30
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Air Cleaner Seal
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I'm not sure if this is the same sort of thing you're referring to, but on my 53 Cavalier the air filter seal was just crunchy bits and I ended up getting some small fuel line (green) from Napa and put a couple dabs of gasket adhesive to hold it in place. Has been working well.

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Posted on: 5/22 22:48
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That seal is actually meant to be installed in a groove in the decorative snorkel cover. You could probably make one from some heavy felt and glue it in. The majority of cars I get in no long have one and it makes no difference.

Posted on: 5/23 5:28
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Quote:

Ross wrote:
That seal is actually meant to be installed in a groove in the decorative snorkel cover. You could probably make one from some heavy felt and glue it in. The majority of cars I get in no long have one and it makes no difference.


I don't think that's the case for the '55. Here is the underside of the cover. The bottom lip rests on the rubber seal. If the seal is not there it can only rest on the metal lip of the filter.

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Posted on: 5/23 13:33
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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