Air Cleaner for 0540

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Air Cleaner for 0540

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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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I run just a factory spark arrestor.

Lots of guys run automotive air cleaners. Either works.
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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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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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Thank you sir!

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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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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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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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Thank you!

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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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That would fit the bill, for sure.

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