Uniquely developed for the Morgan 3 Wheeler, the Garage56 air filter cover has a revised profile and unique chin scoop inspired by the legendary WW2 ‘Supermarine Spitfire’ fighter plane. Featuring a larger opening and curved scoop to carefully channel air directly into the air filter, the new spun profile is also a larger diameter than the standard item, therefore giving potential for better airflow distribution across the filter.
When combined with free following exhaust as found in the Garage56 ‘Spitfire’ Stage 1 kit) the design gives a real power gain. The larger opening and curved scoop carefully channel air directly into the air filter, and the new spun profile, larger than the standard item, better distributes the airflow across the filter.
Will the air filter cover give a performance gain?
In developing the ‘Spitfire’ air filter cover, Garage56 dyno tested a range of air filter & filter cover variants. Tests ranged from no air filter and cover at all (to ascertain restriction-free potential) to a wide spread of S&S aftermarket and Garage56 bespoke options. The performance limitation of a standard Morgan 3 Wheeler was found to be in the standard exhausts. I.e. the power of a stock vehicle was not found to change with air filter and cover changes, even if manufacturers found gains in other uses of S&S engine.
Therefore customers should only expect a performance gain when used in conjunction with an exhaust change, such as with the Garage56 ‘Spitfire’ Stage 1 Kit.
Why is it solely a cover, rather than filter and cover?
Testing showed the standard Morgan 3 Wheeler air filter element to be a high quality, low loss, filter element.
Can I upgrade to the Garage56 ‘Spitfire’ Stage 1 kit after buying the air filter cover on its own?
Yes, customers can specify the Stage 1 kit at a later date without air filter cover, with a discount on kit cost. Contact us for more information.