Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby Bill_Wolf » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:57 pm

This is off of my CA-1. There is some OD paint on the bracket under the yellow.

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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby 17thairborne » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:29 am

Bill,
That's excellent. I'm looking at one on ebay from a tractor that is fairly close. I'll have to see if the seller will furnish dimensions for me. It won't be exact, but perhaps close enough for now until I get a replacement which will be a while.
Oz

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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby 17thairborne » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:39 am

I finally found a suitable substitute for the Clark air cleaner. I have been looking for vintage tractor air cleaners on ebay. Quite a few show up and most do not fit the measurements that Bill posted above.
The ones which most closely match come from Case, Farmall and Minneapolis Moline tractors. The problem is that all the ebay sellers do not post any dimensions and it takes a few emails, calls and patience to find a good match. here is what I purchased for $20 after a 2-month search:
Minneapolis Moline 445 Air Cleaner Assembly 335 Jet Star 4 Star. All of the measurements are nearly exact to Bill's with the exception of the intake and output pipes. They are both 1 3/4". I think i can make that work. The other consideration is the mounting bracket on this one is sweated on. The "growth" on the upper pipe is a piece of rubber tubing inserted on the top.

I also found a suitable match for the mounting rings. There are: P04055 DONALDSON AIR CLEANER BRACKET and run $19. The dimensions are nearly perfect. The only difference that I can see is that the bracket to band attachments are spot welded with 2 tacks instead of 4 on the original.

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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby 17thairborne » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:18 pm

Just noticed the OD paint> I like that
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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby 17thairborne » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:19 pm

The Minneapolis Moline 445 Air Cleaner Assembly 335 Jet Star 4 Star came in. It was a mess complete with cow poop, and a good portion of mud and oil. I did a preliminary cleaning, and checked the fit of the Donaldson brackets. Perfect match. Dimension wise the can is just under 12" tall from bottom to top of can where the pipe mates to it. The width is slightly smaller that what the Clark had (I think) at 4 1/4". The two intake/outlet pipes are only 1 3/4" OD. I think that's somewhat smaller than the CA-1 cleaner, but I am not quite sure. I can weld the correct outer diameter pipe to the top and it will look fine, or I can leave it at 1 3/4 provided I can find a suitable pre-cleaner at that diameter. I want it to look right, so I might add the pipe. I also have to remove the welded on bracket.

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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby USAAF » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:24 pm

Oz

1 3/4" air pre cleaner on eBay item number: 290652463257

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It would appear from the CA-1 manual that the pipe from the air cleaner to the carb was 1 1/2" OD, as part number CA-1048 is listed as 1 1/2" ID this is the rubber pipe from the air cleaner to the rigid pipe.

Bill, any chance off posting a drawing with dimensions of the plate that the air cleaner brackets fit onto??? I am missing this and the cross bars that this plate fix to. Having the dimensions would confirm the cross bars postions.

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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby Bill_Wolf » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:52 pm

Paul,

Standby...I will get it Sunday AM.

I do not have a CAD drawing program so please don't make fun of my artistic ability or lack there of. :lol:

Bill
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1942 Chevy 125 Crash Truck from Dow AAFB,
1944 Chevy 325 Fire Truck
1942 WC-54 Ambulance
1944 M29C Weasel
1945 CCKW 353 A2 Open Cab "Air-portable"
1943 M5 High Speed Tractor
1942 Sperry Searchlight setup with GE Generator
1942 M-1 Fruehauf Searchlight Trailer (G221)
1942 M-17 Fruehauf Quad 50 Trailer (G221)
1942 M-10 Ammo Trailer (x3)
194? Steel Ben Hur (x2) 194? Wood Ben Hur
1945 Case VAIW-3 Aircraft Tug
1943 Case VAI USAAF with Mower
1944 Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby 17thairborne » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:57 pm

USAAF wrote:Oz

1 3/4" air pre cleaner on eBay item number: 290652463257

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It would appear from the CA-1 manual that the pipe from the air cleaner to the carb was 1 1/2" OD, as part number CA-1048 is listed as 1 1/2" ID this is the rubber pipe from the air cleaner to the rigid pipe

Paul


paul,
THis pre-cleaner has too large of a slope going to the bowl area. The slope needs to be more gentle. I am looking at a few right now, but the sellers have not responded with pipe dimension.
Oz

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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby Bill_Wolf » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:43 pm

As per a request here is a drawing of the dimensions of the mounting plate.

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Below is a link to a pdf for printing.

http://www.clarkairdozer.com/pdf/air_cleaner_plate_1.pdf

Bill
1942 Chevy 125 Crash Truck from Dow AAFB,
1944 Chevy 325 Fire Truck
1942 WC-54 Ambulance
1944 M29C Weasel
1945 CCKW 353 A2 Open Cab "Air-portable"
1943 M5 High Speed Tractor
1942 Sperry Searchlight setup with GE Generator
1942 M-1 Fruehauf Searchlight Trailer (G221)
1942 M-17 Fruehauf Quad 50 Trailer (G221)
1942 M-10 Ammo Trailer (x3)
194? Steel Ben Hur (x2) 194? Wood Ben Hur
1945 Case VAIW-3 Aircraft Tug
1943 Case VAI USAAF with Mower
1944 Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
1944 PE-95G, 1944 PE-99B
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Re: Pictures of CA-1 Air cleaner

Postby 17thairborne » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:28 pm

Bill,
Thanks for posting. I'm going by tomorrow to have a guy make me a mounting plate.
Oz

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