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Hitachi Twin Carb Air Cleaners

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Category: Hitachi Twin Carb

With an Hitachi Twin Carb (GX-style) engine a RHD car there is clearance aplenty to fit air cleaners. But on a LHD car fitting an air cleaner it a bit tricky because the brake and clutch cylinders are on the left side. But the Twin Hitachis are more easily fitted to LHD 1200 than a twin-Weber setup.


Contents

Overview

GX air cleaner service both of the twin carburetors
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GX air cleaners are different from 510 SSS Twin Carb, and take a thinner filter element.

The GX cleaner has a long snout and was red. A12T cleaner was blue, and A14T has a six-sided oval shape.

#GX A12 - red
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#Cherry A12T - round or oval with round inside
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#PB110 L14T blue or red, single-hose air cleaner with Idle Compensator

#A12T B210 - blue
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#A14T - 6-sided oval
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Filter

A-series 54mm tall 300mm long
L-series 60mm tall 323mm long

A-Series

All A-series twin-carb (GX, A12T, A14T) used the same filter element:

16546-H2300
Overall size 30cm x 15cm x 5.4cm
center hole 24cm x 9.3cm
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L-Series

Datsun Sunny Excellent PB110 GX was fitted with a twin-carb L14 engine. The L-series engines (PB110,PB210) used same as 510 (from 1969) and 610/710 and Europe 910K SSS

Nissan 16546-22000 Element
Subaru 16546-22000 Element
Overall size 323mm x 151mm x 60mm
Center hole 264mm x92mm
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Quinton Hazell QAF68
Unifilter UL324-60ST
Fram CA2710
Ryco A257
82145-4800
Fram LA-269V / CA-2710
* Bluebird SSS P510/K610 '70~
* Sunny Excellent GX PB110 '71~
* Violet 1600 SSS P710 '73~

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GX

GX cleaner was red, and had a single small hose connection -- for the crankcase breather.

GXAC-1.jpg GXAC-2.jpg GXAC-3.jpg

Red - A12GX
Red_air_cleaner-1.jpg Red_air_cleaner-2.jpg

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custom-painted black air cleaner
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A12T

B210 A12T cleaner was blue (early ones may have been red). It differs from the GX cleaner by having several small hose connections.

* inner EVAP lines
* Idle Compensator
* Larger IMS hose

Blue - A12T
blue_air_Cleaner-2.jpg blue_air_Cleaner-1.jpg

A12T_air_cleaner_stack.jpg A12T_air_cleaner_fitting.jpg A12T_air_cleaner.jpg

Hot air OPTION
A12T_air_cleaner_HOT.jpg A12T_air_cleaner_HOT_stack.jpg

A14T

The A14T air cleaner has triangular bolt-pattern on the carburetor side.

A14T parts
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SU-A14T-3.jpg SU-A14T-2.jpg

Tell-tale six-sided shape
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This one is custom-painted red, and with a custom dual-solex bottom
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PB110

B110 L14 engine Sunny Excellent 1400 had a single-hose air cleaner. It also uses an Idle Compensator.

Early style: 16500-H2700 up to '71-9
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Early? Painted red.
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Late Style 16500-H2710 from '71-10 (kidney-bean shape) see blog
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PB210

Sunny Excellent 1400 B210 used the kidney-bean shaped air cleaner with no hot air option.

16500-H6003 Cleaner
16500-H6004 from '73-9
16500-H6005 from '74-12
16500-H6006 from '75-8

Air Horns

Stock GX air cleaner utilizes air horns built into the air cleaner.
GXAC-1.jpg

Air Horns, taken from air cleaner, can be used on their own
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Long horns
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Custom Air Cleaner

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Datsfullysik

Datsfullysik created this nice air cleaner from modern parts.

* Valvoline VA61 air filter
* TFI air filter adapter
* bracket (could use plumbers strapping)
* hose and clampes

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Cherry

E10 Cherry X-1 models carried the A12T Hitachi Twin Carb engine (2-dr, 4-dr, and coupe).

Twin round air cleaners come from the Nissan Cherry A12T engine.
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Nissan Cherry as also fitted with twin-carb optional single air cleaner. Inside the housing fit two round filter elements. You can see two round sections on top and a slanted section giving it a kidney-bean shape.
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16500-M0303 Cleaner-front
16500-M0804 from '73-9
16500-M0808 Cleaner-rear
Hot Air OPTION from 1973 - single housing
16500-M0810 Cleaner (op.)
16500-M0830 from '73-3
* Has twin round sections
16546-M0800 Element [round]
16546-M0810 Element [round, for single cleaner]

Cherry air cleaners can be used in the B110 (see blog)
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