My cousin, who is a machinist in Richland, Washington, made the air filter for my Kingston Gasifier. He is such an amazing machinist! I don't know how he did it, but it completes the carburetor.
Jim, that's cool. Looks like Ford built it that way. What's inside?
Nothing is inside, at this point. I don't think that it originally had a filter of any sort. Perhaps a piece of oil-soaked foam might be the way to go.
Exactly what I was thinking Jim.
With the relatively small holes and small overall size of the fitting I wonder it a foam filter would be too restrictive. It looks like it would be smaller then a 2 or 3 HP lawnmower foam air filter. Maybe a very course oil coated steel wool would be less restrictive and more period correct.
Maybe a larger center hole on the underneath surface we can't see from this view would be good for airflow?
That's PERFECT! What would it cost to get a couple of these reproduction parts?
The intended purpose of these "air cleaners" has baffled me. Although they are identified as air cleaners in the patent for the Kingston vaporizer, the only thing that they can keep out of the intake port is medium-sized gravel. I agree that some coarse steel wool coated with oil would make a pretty good air filter, but I have found no such recommendation in period literature.
The device looks more like a silencer, meant to break up the intake air and prevent it from hissing. Why one would bother to prevent an offensive hissing noise in a Model T engine is another question.
Jim, That's cool. Made a filter for my vaporizer but now will have to rethink it after seeing yours. I notice your mixture control rod is bottoming out against the universal joint. If you pull the rod out a bit you may see a hole for a cotter key just above the sleeve. Would upload a picture but having a problem since I went to Win7.
What about using those copper scrubbing pads you see in the grocery store? Inexpensive and I'd think it would look period correct peeking through the holes.
What's the serial number on you B-1? It's stamped on the exhaust manifold, between ports 3 and 4. I'm trying to get a handle on how many were actually mounted at the factory, so I'm chasing serial numbers.
That is very neat. I've never seen a Model T motor with a humming bird feeder on it.
I am just kidding you know.
I think I would use oiled steel wool to keep dirt out.
The stamped number looks to be 16121. The brass nameplate is still on the top of the carburetor bowl.