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Hillman Super Minx - what air filter ?
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imperial21



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:04 pm    Post subject: Hillman Super Minx - what air filter ? Reply with quote

I have just bought a super minx with a 1725 engine running a weber carb, but has a pancake filter on it which isnt great, Has anyone any ideas ?

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kevin2306



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would have come with a housing like this



Takes an oil impregnated element which are not available anywhere.

I fitted a K&N which works superbly and gives great filtration and allows the mixture to be tweeked nicely



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imperial21



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Thanks for your fantastic reply, I did find a similar filter box to the black one you had, Sad we cant get new filters for them as i would like the original look and will be better in the winter, I recognise the k & n from my ford days !
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kevin2306



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a picture of the plate I made to mount the K&N to the carb, once it all fitted correctly I painted it and used some instant gasket between the filter base and plate.
The 4 bolts went through the plate and filter base and picked up the origional filter mounting fixings.



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imperial21



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Kev i will now be on the lookout for a k&n !
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ka



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may give you a good start:

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/carburettor-bolt-on-filters
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imperial21



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion, I want to take the top of the filter off to check which weber carb it is, Kevin if you see this can you tell me what an original gear knob should look ? someone has put a metro one on my car ! Confused
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CWhaley1



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Imperial21, just looking at the picture of your engine - what is the blue hosing for? I am in the process of restoring/repairing/replacing what's under the bonnet of mine and I don't have this - is it something to do with air intake?

The air filter box on my Super Minx is a metal cylinder with a short hose coming from it. I believe the hose is pointed in different directions depending on the current season (colder or warmer air).
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kevin2306



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imperial21 wrote:
Thanks for the suggestion, I want to take the top of the filter off to check which weber carb it is, Kevin if you see this can you tell me what an original gear knob should look ? someone has put a metro one on my car ! Confused


Mine has an auto box so unsure of what knob it would have.

Kevin
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imperial21



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignore the blue pipes, It should have normal black pipes, the bue pipes are som rubbish somone fitted, i keep meaning to change them !
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CWhaley1



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh I see, no worries there are little things like that on mine too from the previous owner I can't wait to get rid of and restore.
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imperial21



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got this on ebay, I think this is the correct airbox for my car with the weber on ?



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kevin2306



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the origional type filter housing for the Solex carb.
It takes an oil impregnated filter sheet which are not available hence he taking mine off and fitting the K&N. I went for proper filtration and mixture set up over originality.

Kevin
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imperial21



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using a K & N on my car at the moment but i want to get a filter made to go in the airbox, I am hoping it fits my weberto use in the winter.
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imperial21



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found a filter that 98% fits the airbox

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