Air Cleaner for 0540

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Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mad_mike » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:45 pm

What are you guys running for an air cleaner? My motor is set up with a carb box with no filtration.



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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mojoe » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:04 am

I run just a factory spark arrestor.

Lots of guys run automotive air cleaners. Either works.
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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mad_mike » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:25 am

Okay, a spark arrestor, like the ones Classic sells? They are pretty vague with their product description on their parts. What is the actual filtration capabilities of those arrestors?
The carb is a Marvel. I was hoping to get a direct fit filter application.
I am mainly wanting air filtration due to the silty environment I operate in. I am, also, new to the aircraft power scene. And without resources for information locally I was hoping to get specific information on products that would work.

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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mojoe » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:25 am

I run a spark arrestor. It has no real filtration properties. I have 235 hrs on the motor like that with 0 issues on a “Marvel” carb. I run it in the water, in mud, sand, brush.. whatever. Also have other boats kickin up dust around all the time.

Some guys run automotive cleaners. The ones I have seen have home made plate that bolts on and the throat fits whatever standard size filter they like.

Look up filtration data from the filter manufacturer.
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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mad_mike » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:38 pm

Thank you sir!

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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby Toad » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:50 am

I believe a spark arrestor is required by law inforcement. An airboat still falls under Coast Guard requirements for fire safety. And it must be a approved arrestor.

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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mad_mike » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:59 am

That’s funny. Law enforcement? Coast Guard?
I just wanted to know if there was a way to filter the intake air to my new ride.

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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby timmmyy » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:59 am

Tom Schmidt has then for sale at his shop and they are K/N filters I think. Schmidt Aviation 954 782-2845
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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mad_mike » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:52 am

Thank you!

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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby kwanjangnihm » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:14 pm

https://www.knfilters.com/marine/boats.htm

K&N Flame Arrestors for Boats
Marine approved per SAE J1928 standard
Designed to increase horsepower & torque
Washable and reusable air filter

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Re: Air Cleaner for 0540

Postby mad_mike » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:23 pm

That would fit the bill, for sure.


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