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Buzz67

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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2018, 09:26:06 PM »
WHAT WOULD BE THE CORRECT AIR CLEANER FOR A 69 CAMARO L35 WITHOUT A/C AND A AUTOMATIC ALSO SHOULD IT HAVE CHROME OR PAINTED VALVE COVERS  THANKS

I'm terribly confused now! (imagine that!)

I began reading through the other thread that Mike referenced and everyone began responding regarding their air tube/hose/elbow and so forth. When I purchased my car, it had an open element air cleaner with a base that did NOT have the air tube/hose/elbow, along with a simple breather cap.

I assumed that to be the original as it had the chrome lid and looked just like the breather setup on AIM L35, A8. All that was missing was the 396 Turbo Jet 325 hp decals. I understood this to be the baseline air cleaner breather setup. All the air tube, hose and elbow components are part of the breather setup on K24, A3 which I thought was an optional breather system.

SO which is correct? Both? Which was the STANDARD setup? L35, A8 or the K24, A3?
'67 RS/SS L35, M40, Red/Red Coupe, NOR
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Original Rally Wheels, Manual Disc, Steering
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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2018, 12:30:24 AM »
WHAT WOULD BE THE CORRECT AIR CLEANER FOR A 69 CAMARO L35 WITHOUT A/C AND A AUTOMATIC ALSO SHOULD IT HAVE CHROME OR PAINTED VALVE COVERS  THANKS

I'm terribly confused now! (imagine that!)

I began reading through the other thread that Mike referenced and everyone began responding regarding their air tube/hose/elbow and so forth. When I purchased my car, it had an open element air cleaner with a base that did NOT have the air tube/hose/elbow, along with a simple breather cap.

I assumed that to be the original as it had the chrome lid and looked just like the breather setup on AIM L35, A8. All that was missing was the 396 Turbo Jet 325 hp decals. I understood this to be the baseline air cleaner breather setup. All the air tube, hose and elbow components are part of the breather setup on K24, A3 which I thought was an optional breather system.

SO which is correct? Both? Which was the STANDARD setup? L35, A8 or the K24, A3?

Which year?  I believe they were discussing 69s and you have a 67?  Emission standards changed in 68 model year.

http://www.camaros.org/emissions.shtml


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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2018, 03:15:36 AM »

SO which is correct? Both? Which was the STANDARD setup? L35, A8 or the K24, A3?


Which year?  I believe they were discussing 69s and you have a 67?  Emission standards changed in 68 model year.

http://www.camaros.org/emissions.shtml

Good call, Pete. I was asking which would be correct for my car, a '67. I'll admit, I got a bit nervous that I had made an expensive mistake in the restoration process of the car. I wasn't consciously trying to hijack the thread. My emotions took over and I forgot the year that the discussion based upon. Again, good call. And I apologize for any confusion I may have caused.

Buzz 
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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2018, 03:25:20 AM »
Buzz,
 I can tell you that both my 67 L35's.... 04B LOS MZ motor w/K19 smog pump and the 05B NOR MW motor w/K24 have the black lid, open element cleaner with the base that has the valve cover vent hose attached. I have seen other original 67's with just the breather cap in the valve cover so I assume you can have either setup depending how it was ordered originally.  The black lid was used until the 67 April/May time frame before changing to chrome.
Now....do you have the correct flat-top PCV valve?  ;)

Mike
67 04B LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 05B NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2018, 04:06:27 AM »
Funny you should ask! I just very recently purchased a NOS AC Delco CV736C pcv. I understood that was the correct valve. I'm not sure what you mean by "flat-top" valve. Educate me, please.

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Buzz
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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2018, 04:32:28 PM »
 That valve may be an updated replacement you have but the original is a CV691C for the 396/325 HP
Replacements have a protrusion above the crimp line where as the original is flat...hence the word 'flat-top'.

Mike
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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2018, 01:56:07 AM »
That valve may be an updated replacement you have but the original is a CV691C for the 396/325 HP
Replacements have a protrusion above the crimp line where as the original is flat...hence the word 'flat-top'.

Mike

I see. Mine protrudes above the crimp line. Thanks for the education!

Buzz
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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2018, 12:58:19 AM »
From Felpro regarding the silver coated gasket availability.

Sales Inquiry Customer Description : Do you offer the VS 30055C including the dry film silver adhesive coating on the gasket. We used to see this version in Older kits from the 1980's

Here is what we offer now.


What we do offer for this application (early gen Big Block Chevy) in terms of valve cover gaskets are:

Stock Replacement

VS30055C - Cork rubber

VS30055R - Flat Rubber

Performance

1630 - Cork-Lam cork rubber w/steel core

1635 - Silicone molded rubber w/steel core

1660 - Composite material e/steel core and silicone coating

We don't offer what he is asking about.
Jim
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: 1969 396 / 325 HP AIR CLEANER
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2018, 02:10:04 AM »
Paragon sells the silver coated cork gaskets. You can probably take a set of cork gaskets and spray silver engine enamel on the exposed tabs for the effect.


Mike
67 04B LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 05B NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored