I've been watching this thread and am interested in going this way but was wondering which filter element to use.
It would seem the Nissan Filter would be easily obtainable here in the UK. I understand there are a few minor mods. to make it work - I would appreciate any details for these.
Here in the UK there is a conversion to fit a Weber Carburettor to the 2.2litre Land Rover - and I have fitted this to my GPW. Apart from the fact it was new and the cost was very reasonable (£75), I figured as it was a modern carb. it should work better than the original Carter.With the addition of a short piece of tube it marries up to the original horn and air filter system
Indeed, there are a few others here in the SW of the country already running them, and all experience better gas mileage, starting, etc.
I also upgraded the system to 12 volts, and have fitted an alternator - again one from the LR. I have had to fabricate a bracket and have a pulley machined to take the original fan belt. Of course this does away with the need for a regulator box - which I will leave it in position, but not use it.
I have altready fitted an Overdrive to the W.O.F. transmission which incorporates the later drum hand-brake(Parking brake) and the larger centre bearing. Other modifications are to the ignition system. We have found that the Land Rover Lucas # 25D distributor is a perfect fit into the Jeep block with an extention piece to drive it, attached to the shaft. The advantages of this are it comes with electronic breakerless ignition and a vacuum advance/retard mechanism, and the classic car suppliers offer them at a very cheap price (£30)
I believe they also fit some versions of the MGB.
So it would seem logical to go the dry filter route; with Gas costing £1.40 per litre, whatever can be done to make our vehicles more economical has to be considered worthwhile.
I look forward to reading some of your suggestions.
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