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Re: Twin Cam - RE; Air filter elements

To: Howard Battan <>, mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: Twin Cam - RE; Air filter elements
From: Rocky Frisco <>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 23:55:23 -0500
Howard Battan wrote:

> When checking up on the K&N air filters at their website, I notice that they
> do not list any for older (1957) MGs, and also they say their custom air
> filters are for competition use only, and are "not applicable or intended"
> for "street or highway vehicles. I also recall reading somewhere that they
> are great for racing because they allow a lot of airflow volume, but only
> because they do not do a good job of filtering the air. 
> Anybody care to set me straight on this? I will need new air filters for my
> '57 1500.

I use a K&N Cone on the Cooper S, but I'm not an expert. I rebuild my 
engines way more often than most owners do and I haven't seen any 
unusual ring wear, but then I also live in the city and rarely drive 
the Mini or MGs on dirt or gravel roads. As far as I know, the K&N 
will do a pretty good job if it's cleaned and re-oiled per the 
instructions, but I also suspect that most street-going cars don't get 
this attention as often as recommended.

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