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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - air filter for HS2
|Well, some people commented on how the K&N filter is mounted off center (and someone made the nice suggestion of using a paint can top and re-makging the back mounting plate).|
Anyway, I have a set of these filters and I was anxious to drive my car. I installed them the way they were.
too bad, because the front one was apparently hitting the hood and make a slightly visible dent in my hood. If K&N had did a better job designing the way it mounts (in the center with two attach points instead of one) I would have have had that problem.
I will use something like paint can covers (the metal is kind of flimsy) to make a new back or some such other design that uses the same filers.
|Im sorry to hear that Reb, that really sucks (pun .. get it LOL) I was the one that recommended the paint can lids, you might try JB weld some sheet metal into the inside of the lids to give some beefiness to them|
you might consider a oval filter set up, they flow alot of air, and look really cool, not sure where to get one, maybe someone here has a spare in a box...here is a photo below, there is a "Free flow foam one" with a wire mesh frame that can be purchased cheap if you look around. I think englsh parts atlanta has them for around $50.
I want to say MGB made this filter also but for an HS4 carbs, still it wouldnt be difficult to jimmy rig it to fit on HS2s
|I saw one of those oval filters the other night on a 72 with the same carb as mine (HS2). The guy told me that he did not think that anyone made them anymore. I will look though.|
|I had a set of those once upon a time (oval foam filters). They have 2 major problems: 1)they crumble with time and use 2) I was never comfortable with sealing at the backing plate.|
They seemed very flimsy to me. I won't touch them ever again.
|I have one of those filters on my '71 with HS2's, except it is lettered with midget. They have K&N filters. I picked mine up used with a set of carbs. But they are on ebay.co.UK, do a search for midget filter.|
|Moss in the UK has this K&N kit for the Midget to 1974 using HS2s.|
I found these on the moss uk site... they are for the weber carbs,,,,will that mate to the hs2
This thread was discussed on 06/07/2010
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