898A carb fire

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13 Oct 2017 17:19 #33670 by gnutting
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I've always been concerned that my 8-98A speedster has no air cleaner (or flame arrestor) on the carburetor air intake (Schebler model T). And very little room between the carb and the steering column to mount one. Sure enough, I went to start the car today in preparation for a car show tomorrow, backfire thru the carb, set small fire on steering box (quickly extinguished, and never before have I needed the fire extinguishers I stash at the corners of my garage, but glad I have them handy). Bob Esten's very original 8-98 has a small elbow-shaped device on the carb air intake, probably original and would do the job, tho it must restrict the air flow. I've not found one like it. What do others do? (I think the 8-100 is different, and anyway at some point apparently they switched to Stromberg.)

Jack Triplett
1931 Auburn 898A speedster

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13 Oct 2017 17:42 #33671 by pete kelly
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This is the air cleaner he is referring to.
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13 Oct 2017 18:28 #33672 by Neal Ziff
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I have an 8-95 and the original carb is a Schebler UX51. When I did my rebuild I was fortunate to find a spark arrestor.

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13 Oct 2017 18:30 #33673 by Neal Ziff
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that pic didn't seem to work. trying again

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13 Oct 2017 18:31 #33674 by Neal Ziff
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try, try again

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13 Oct 2017 23:57 #33677 by 1748 S
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I don't feel that filter arrester will compromise any carb air flow.

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