1954 style air cleaner - opening?

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1954 style air cleaner - opening?

Postby Castanley » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:22 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone knows how to open up an early type air cleaner? My 1954 Series 2 has the old type air cleaner, a black cylinder containing a wire mesh which is horizontally mounted over the top of the carburettor. Looks like it's pretty clogged so I've removed it and wanted to clean and re-oil the mesh which I suspect hasn't been done for many years. The metal cylinder looks completely sealed and I've tried twisting it but can't seem to find a way to open it! Any help would be very gratefully received.

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Chris
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Re: 1954 style air cleaner - opening?

Postby philthehill » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:58 pm

Just soak the air cleaner assy it in petrol - that will dissolve the crud.


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Re: 1954 style air cleaner - opening?

Postby Castanley » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:02 pm

Ok, thanks Phil.

So as I suspected, the outer housing is a sealed unit?

Chris
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Re: 1954 style air cleaner - opening?

Postby moggiethouable » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:29 am

Is this the one?
thought a blow up might help.
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Re: 1954 style air cleaner - opening?

Postby pde2000 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:50 pm

It's the unit labeled 1, which is a silencer. The steel mesh receives oily vapours from the rocker box cover via tube 2 so can become quite filthy over the years and just needs washing in petrol to get back to 'clean', as Phil said.

The oil bath type (4) shown in the remaining graphic was the 'export' model where a dusty atmosphere would be expected.
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Re: 1954 style air cleaner - opening?

Postby moggiethouable » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:28 pm

Ah, an education as always on this site.
I have the very much simplified 1098 set up so this is quite new to me.
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