To MAF or not to MAF?

I’ve decided to expedite the installation of the MAF (Mass Air Flow Sensor), by installing it now in phase III, not phase IV as originally planned.

Part of the reason is cutting down on effort tuning one system, as the SD system is tuned differently. There appears to be more people using MAF nowadays, so maybe I’d be doing less pioneering, and will be able to leverage off others expertise. Plus I think I’d be the only person with a ’68 Morris Mini that was running a MAF system??

BOSCH MAF 0280217123
BOSCH MAF 0280217123

I’ll be using a K&N cylindrical air filter. Some people have said not to use the oiled mesh type of filters as the oil contaminates the MAF sensor, but after looking at text and video footage on the K&N web site, which they disprove this myth, I’ve decided to go ahead and use the filter. I have very little room under the bonnet (hood) so it would be a tight squeeze for this filter let alone if I had to make a cold air filter box and use a dry paper element.

K&N CM-8012 Air Filter
K&N CM-8012 Air Filter

Hopefully the compromises in layout of the air filter trunking etc will not adversely affect the performance of the MAF. Time will tell!