Goodmark Steel Cowl Hood Custom Air Cleaner Goodmark Air Cleaner

By Paul Carreiro, March 18th, 2007


This article describes a custom made air cleaner assembly using, of all things, a round cake pan as the foundation to adapt an open element air filter to the circular opening on the Goodmark Steel Cowl Hood. While not the first to come up with the idea of using a cake pan for this application on the internet, this article is the most detailed write-up you will find on the subject, and the first application known to date on a Monte Carlo SS.


This project is written for, and the pictures depict a 4th Generation (1983-1988) Monte Carlo SS. Before ordering any parts, be sure to take geometry measurements within your engine bay to make sure the 18x3" pan, plus a 3/4" raised air cleaner base will fit! Don't assume they will because you have the same car. Engine bays can have differing geometry even between similar cars. As long as proper adjustments are made for differing geometry, the idea can be adapted to other applications very easily.

Here are the parts used in this project, along with links.


Other Views of Completed Assembly:

I hope you found these instructions easy to follow. They were written in excruciating detail exactly as I performed each task so nothing would be left out. If you have any questions, comments or improvments about this project, or if you create one of these for your own setup, please drop me an e-mail.

Good Luck!

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