Air filter: should there be more than a wire mesh?

I got a replacement air filter (my moped was sold to me without one) and it consists of a plastic box and a round hole with a wire mesh where the filter attaches to the carburetor. The filter was sold as one made for my moped (1978 Vespa Bravo)

So my dad tells me there should be more than a wire mesh between the outside world and the engine, like a sponge or foam to catch tiny dirt particles, in other words the filter might be missing something. Is it true that these filters have more than the mesh to them? Should I complain about missing parts to the seller? I bought the filter on ebay.

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Don Pflueger /

thats all that is needed. there is no foam or paper filter in that airbox.

Re: Air filter: should there be more than a wire m

DonP is correct. All there should be is the plastic box with the wire mesh screen and clamp to secure the air filter box to the carb.

Attached is an exploded parts view of the Bravo carb. The pic looks like it is several mesh filters but it is really only one.

I have parts and manuals for Vespa mopeds if you need anything.

zippymoped@yahoo.com

1097380074_bravo_carb.jpg

Re: Air filter: should there be more than a wire m

Zippy -

How fine a mesh is that, and do you have any mesh filters by themselves?

Everything else is on my Bravo.

Re: Air filter: should there be more than a wire m

Ben Van Zoest /

Would that also fit a Del'orto intake house?

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