As some of you may have heard, I've got one of those awful little air filter things on my crankcase breather and a pancake air filter on the carb. Result, oil mist all over the engine bay and nowhere to put the fuel tank breather pipe. So it's time to look for a proper oil bath air filter for my T1 engine, so breather pipes have a home and I can clean things up. Much reading of threads here tells me that said filter clips to a stand, and there we meet the first problem...... No stand in my engine bay. Maybe it was chopped out during a previous resto and never replaced, but there's not really much evidence of cutting or welding in the area. I looked up my engine number, to find out what air filter I should be looking for. Second problem, apparently mine is a 1500 beetle/ prototype engine that has been "upgraded" to the 1600 it says on the registration (hopefully). Since my bus is supposed to be from 1977, I then decided to decode my M plate to find out exactly what I should have back there engine-wise. Turns out it should have a 2L type 4 engine with twin carbs. That explains the lack of an air filter stand. So I start to think about getting things back to their original spec, and look for a type 4 engine. Which, with all the other bits and pieces that need doing, is where the bankruptcy bit comes in! A bit pricey, ain't they?!?