Air cleaner spring clip

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Air cleaner spring clip

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Post by Hauula Pan » Fri May 14, 2010 7:53 am

I have a question about the proper assembly of the J-slot air cleaner on a 1952 FL with Linkert carb. Does the spring clip go behind the mesh with the V pressing against the backing plate, and the ends going the mesh cage or does it go in front of the mesh with the V pressing against the outer cover and the ends going across the mesh cage? Or do the ends press on the backing plate or cover with the V facing the inside of the mesh?



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Re: Air cleaner spring clip

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Post by james » Fri May 14, 2010 1:37 pm

The "V" type spring thingy faces out and presses against the stainless steel cover. (52)
So the point of the spring is against the cover and the ends are connected to the mesh frame. ya falla?

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Re: Air cleaner spring clip

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Post by Hauula Pan » Fri May 14, 2010 3:52 pm

Thanks, that's the way I have it installed. I saw a picture that had the parts laid out like an exploded view in order of assembly and it showed the backing plate, then the spring-clip then the mesh and then the cover and wondered if I had mine wrong. I'll leave mine as is with the spring-clip between the mesh & outer cover.

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Re: Air cleaner spring clip

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Post by james » Sat May 15, 2010 2:14 am

I have a 52 too.
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Re: Air cleaner spring clip

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Post by RUBONE » Sat May 15, 2010 4:13 am

If you look at it logically it has to face out, otherwise it is BLOCKING half of the carb throat! :roll:
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