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So for the first time in 12 years........

 

 

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Now I just need to workout how to get the KE15 out of it's storage location and inside

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ARC 'induction box' (standard Jap air cleaner for engineering)

 

 

What is the dimensions of the airfilter that fits that box?? I see it is fitted with what appears to be a K&N, which K&N??

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I spent a lot of time searching filter catalogues and found this was the closest in dimension to the paper filter that came with the box. It is for a SAAB 900.

 

The K&N number is 33-2663

 

http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=33-2663

 

If you use the close up feature on the photo, you will note that on the narrow end of the filter there is a middle step. I had to trim that flush with the inner section on one end only. I then ran a smear of black silicon over it to seal. It fits very snugly and seals perfectly. You will see what needs removing when you try to fit it unmodified.

 

By far the cheapest place to buy these in Australia at least was ebay from the US. A quick ebay search with that part number will give you lots of options. Of course you could also get an OEM filter which would be cheaper still.

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I spent a lot of time searching filter catalogues and found this was the closest in dimension to the paper filter that came with the box. It is for a SAAB 900.

 

The K&N number is 33-2663

 

http://www.knfilters...px?prod=33-2663

 

If you use the close up feature on the photo, you will note that on the narrow end of the filter there is a middle step. I had to trim that flush with the inner section on one end only. I then ran a smear of black silicon over it to seal. It fits very snugly and seals perfectly. You will see what needs removing when you try to fit it unmodified.

 

By far the cheapest place to buy these in Australia at least was ebay from the US. A quick ebay search with that part number will give you lots of options. Of course you could also get an OEM filter which would be cheaper still.

 

Thanks!...Your filter is a bit larger... I'm using a Ford airbox(from a mid 80s V6 powered Ford Ranger) on my car and it uses this filter http://www.knfilters...x?prod=33-2002.

 

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Edited by oldeskewltoy

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So finally I’m underway. After years of waiting I finally have some space and don’t have to jam cars down the side of the shed. 

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The KE15 is as I got it other than taking the tow bar off which got sent to Harry. and some series 1 RX7 wheels that actually really suit it (and hold air!)  I also replaced the seats with a perfect set with headrests I got from Japan.  The old ones going to Klayton only needed some small repairs, but I wanted headrests and ended up changing over at modest cost.  Otherwise it has sat quietly under cover waiting for some love.

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Adam had some engines issues in that it started blowing a lot of smoke and struggling under power after running for a few minutes.  I’m convinced it has a cracked piston. A quick compression check was even across 1, 2 and 4, but cylinder 3 has nothing. So work started on the weekend with pulling the engine. I’ll whip it out next weekend having disconnected everything yesterday.  Planning to stroke it with a 3K crank.  I went back to Adam’s original thread to see if he had comp tested it, and realised I bought the car 9 yrs ago!  A bit longer than planned.

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Would of loved to meet the original owner. Went to extremes of screwing self tappers through the boot badges, and added extra bump strips down the flanks and under the guard badges.

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The body will need a bit of work but is extremely solid And issues are mainly cosmetic though there are a few areas of house paint doubtless hiding things. The bonnet will need a bit of work. Anyway, kids are old enough to amuse themselves, so plenty of time to work through all the spares I’ve built up

 

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It's a very long time since I got a forum post notification... never did a compression test, when captain corolla heard the symptoms he diagnosed cracked piston too. Think that is where my enthusiasm began to die haha.

 

Look forward to progress!

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Another thing he did was carefully drill a little hole near the end of each chrome strip at the rear quarter.  I remember Adam saying he was a keen sailor, and I wondered if he might have set up a tarp off the back of the car, secured with fishing line. No self tapper this time

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