How to Make a STAR WARS AIR CLEANER BASE

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by 1969RIVI, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a 67GS star wars air cleaner base.

    ((EDIT I found one but asked that the tips that I received be preserved in another section of the Board)))
     
  2. TurboV6

    TurboV6 Platinum Level Contributor

    I have one that was made from an aircleaner
    Fit on my 67 just fine
    Bottom breather holes welded closed
    35.00 plus shipping
     

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  3. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I'll PM you
     
  4. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    wanna build another one? lol I need one too
     
  5. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

  6. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    So I figured I would post a sketch of some measurements of a base that would work for my carb and filter. The centre hole can be 5" and the outter "dome" can be around 9"- 9.25" at most in order for my K&N filter to fit. All other areas can be modified to suit 20180414_170617.jpg
     
  7. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

  8. 1969RIVI

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  9. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

  10. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I really need some help on this one guys my car is almost ready to go and the weather is getting really nice up here now and pretty much the only thing holding me back is not having a base!! I got the SW done, new beautiful hold down nut and a K&N filter.
     
  11. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    The Parts Place has repro ones. They say need a mod to work but don 't mention what. Maybe contact them.
     
  12. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I did and they're on back order for atleast a month or more!
     
  13. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Maybe buy a complete set up then sell off the air cleaner itself ? Just a thought to get you on the road.
     
  14. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I thought of that but most people what mega $$ for a complete set. Plus I haven't seen a set for sale for awhile.
     
  15. DauntlessSB92

    DauntlessSB92 Addicted to Buick

    Any updates? I contacted the parts place and they told me they are no longer producing the bases.

    I want to try to make a base from an aftermarket aircleaner.

    I am looking at ordering this https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg-9791

    And this https://www.summitracing.com/parts/knn-01988

    Maybe I can make something work. Everyone says this subject is beaten to death but the only posts I can find is a wanted ad and the suggestion to use a 67/68 Qjet air cleaner. The problem is even those are going for more than $100 now.
     
  16. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of air cleaners, one is from a 1968 Wildcat and I have a complete Star Wars setup I am going to put on the 430 in my '68 'lark so I can do some "test fitting".

    Let me take a look and see if the Wildcat air cleaner or one of the other bases will work and are close to your drawing and I'll let you know if I have something that will work.

    If I do, just pay the shipping and it's yours.

    Tonight I'm doing the candy toss to the little beggars, but I'll try and get to it tonight or tomorrow evening.
     
  17. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I ended up buying a complete star wars set from gsfred just to get the base. I already had the top and a repro nut. Shortly after another member contacted me with a base from a 67 HD big car. So I bought that and I'm currently modifying it to work since my set isn't a complete original and it's on a 69 riv with a 455. Once I get it done I can let you know how it works out and I'll have a complete original set for sale!
     
  18. Ant Legrand

    Ant Legrand Well-Known Member

    Please do let us know. I'm also searching for a base, or another option that works.

    I bought an Edelbrock 1203 10" air filter assembly and it does fit my Q jet and clears the hood with the Star Wars top half. The only issue is it's just a tiny 10" x 2" air filter element that I would have to think is very restrictive. I haven't tried a taller filter yet, but even if it clears I think it's going to look awkward, raising the whole assembly too high.
     
  19. Ant Legrand

    Ant Legrand Well-Known Member

    3CB4F66F-CD3C-479C-9E27-10BF6FACEC39.jpeg This is the Edelbrock 1203 base.
     
  20. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Here is what I have.

    Stars Wars base on the left. Star Trek base on the right. Both are 5" Q-Jet size openings.

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    The red is the same diameter of both, so if you cut away the center of the one on the right, you will have the same diameter and almost identical height profile of a Star Wars base, left over.

    If you cut outside that a bit, you could cut small triangle bits out around the circumference (leaving a "sawtooth pattern") and fold the remainder up and either tack weld, braze, or use aluminum tape like HVAC/Mechanical piping folks use, but I think it would be fine without it, not be seen, and the SW housing will set right in top of the base.
    upload_2018-10-31_15-31-49.png

    Let me know
     

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