|sorry for the unsteady phone pic!|
This said, it has a few problems--there are a couple of small dents and dings and since it had been sitting for a while it had managed to get a manageable size mouse nest inside of it. Unfortunately, since it was sealed there was no way to get into it to remove the nest or get to the backside of the dings to pound them out. So off comes the bottom.
I used a cutting wheel on a dremel--this would allow me to weld the bottom piece back in place later.
Now that I look at it (and the tubing that was inside this part) there really is a lot of restriction in this air cleaner. Might be better if I open/clean things up a bit:
|no going back now|
|A little twist here and there...|
|And a couple of welds should make that a little better|
|But first, I think I'll see if I can find a filter that will fit slightly better...|