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    I know it's rather common, to see hot rods on the river without a flame arrrestor or air filter on top of the carb(s). I change my oil nearly every time out, but I still worry about dead bugs and other debris being inhaled by the engine and hurting it. I see a lot of dead bugs on the intake scoop, especially in the evening; It's only obvious that some make it down the intake. I am considering running a flame arrestor with all but one screen removed (for better flow).

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    This is the style scoop I'm running.
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    Personally, it's the abrasive materials I like to keep out. Bugs don't bother me a bit, as far as the engine is concerned. However, I do suppose it's possible to have one clog an airbleed in a carb or something like that. My opinion anyway. I use a filter when I can, to keep the dirt out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceGuyEddie View Post
    I know it's rather common, to see hot rods on the river without a flame arrrestor or air filter on top of the carb(s). I change my oil nearly every time out, but I still worry about dead bugs and other debris being inhaled by the engine and hurting it. I see a lot of dead bugs on the intake scoop, especially in the evening; It's only obvious that some make it down the intake. I am considering running a flame arrestor with all but one screen removed (for better flow).

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    This is the style scoop I'm running.

    why would you do that ?

    A K&N air filter will be fine or something from AIRAID: 800-307RD - AIRAID , Racing Air Filter

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    I believe k & n makes one for bracket dragster applications. I believe Steve Williams developed it and represents them at the track while using them on his own cars.
    I searched something like "K & N dragster filter" and eventually found this link.
    http://www.dragraceresults.com/article.cfm?id=4101
    I do not know this company and have never used them. I just pasted it as an example.
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    I believe Steve Williams developed one at K & N. He uses them himself on his own dragster. I think it's a good idea to keep stuff out too. As mentioned the abrasive stuff in the air and bugs too.

    http://www.dragraceresults.com/article.cfm?id=4101
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    been running these for almost 20 years. actually, I replaced with new one's sometime after this pic was taken. they slip fit over the barbon's. we ran with/without them on the dyno - couldn't even tell if there was a drop in hp. I won't run without them - too many tracks where you're in dirt/dust all weekend long, and it's in the air.


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    MY HP500EFI came stock with a K&N air filter, the engine is in an enclosed compartment, and in that environment the amount of dirt still being trapped is substantial. I would never operate an IC engine without a filter on the air intake system.
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    BP... no wonder your shit is so slow!
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