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my dad is running the Edelbroke triangle open element air filter on his 440 '66 belvedere. we had to cut a hole in the hood tho cuz we got a high rise manifold. but its a 440 b-body so not unexpected there...well anyways this is a good lookin filter and has a great design. sucks air straight down thro its foam element thats replacable and washable. goes into a mini funnel that forces air down the carb. works real well on outs. i think it was like 20 bucks for all of it, and like 14 for new elements. we had to just get one yesterday. ours backfired thro it. burnt a big ass hole thro it.
 

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those things are notorious for catching on fire, i'd dump it and get a K&N before you burn your car to the ground
 

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well its a 440 in a b-body for one. then we got a edelbroke performer rpm. and our carb. then with the air filter we have a hole in the hood fro clearence. were makin a scope tomorrow. if we put a regular filter in there we would have atleast a 16" wide circle in the hood, try covering that up. not easy with using a 440 6pak scoop
 

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What happens is from backfiring or fuel slosh, the filter soaks up gas, then when you have a backfire with a flame, the filter catches on fire, and pieces of the foam fall into your intake. This can all happen while driving the vehicle and not even knowing it is happening. Just one day you pull the filter off and you see big chunks missing.

I agree, ditch it and get a different filter. You can get the small diameter round filters and housing, and maybe even stack two filters on top of each other, since you have a scoop anyway.
 

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well we already go a pretty big hole in the hood, and we didnt get around to the scoop. we still working on gettin the bugs out of this engine. just a few lil things, carb is crap and runs a lil warm at idle. but were gettin it all worked out. well ill try to convince my dad that air filter is junk but not sure hell like that idea, we just got it like a month ago. well ill see if i can scrounge up a pic of the hole.
 

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yeah definately get rid of it and get a k&n......THose things are great................ THose foam filters arent so good....Like in the other posts they fall apart.......... ANd that foam will suck down in your motor....and it wont be good..........
 

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You can get round filters that are about the size of that one. I have seen little 9" filters, and probably smaller than that. Like same said, you can get and extra long stud and double stack them. K&N is the way to go though.





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well we just got this cuz it was cheap [$20] and we ar going to make an airpan and use a 14" filter and cut the whole to fit. thats all getting topped by a Harwood fiberglass cowl scoop. 2.5" version
 
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