Re: Check this out!
I have done what your talking about 2 different ways.
One way is to get the Mr. Gasket 7 in. chrome air cleaner assembly and the adaptor ring which reduces it to the Carter. It comes with an air filter,(not K&N), but I'm sure you can get a K&N to fit it.
Another way is to use a stock air cleaner assembly, the one that has the air cleaner right over the carb, and cutting off the outside ring, leaving just the upper and lower pieces. Block off any holes, get a K&N to fit it, and you have a cheap Hi Perf. air cleaner.
Both methods have worked well for me.
Funny thing is, the more I practice, the luckier I get