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curtis0916

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Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« on: May 15, 2020, 08:37:15 PM »
I would appreciate help identifying the specific applications for the air cleaner housing in the attached pictures.  It is obviously off a 327/250 HP, but is it considered factory for a 1967 & 1968?  And is there other information I should know about it before I attempt to sell it on Ebay?  Also, any assistance on its value would be very helpful.

Thank you for any help you can give me!!

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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 01:02:21 AM »
 Seems to be from a Chevelle, Camaro 327's were either 210 HP 2V  or 275 HP 4V.

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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 02:32:10 AM »
Is there a visible part number on the black and gold decal?   Looks like a 68 or later.

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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 03:42:49 AM »
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any numbers on the tag or anywhere else on the housing.  But thanks for mentioning it.

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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 12:53:03 PM »
1965 was the last year that Chevrolet produced the 327 in 250 and 300 hp optional versions (for most cars including Corvettes).  Beginning with 1966 models, they produced a 327/275 hp for most cars, and the 300 hp version for Corvettes (base engine as they no longer produced the 250 hp); the 327/300 hp version continued in 1967 as a Corvette base engine (but no other models to my knowledge).

(And of course Camaros were NOT in production until the 1967 model year)...
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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 03:06:53 PM »
Were heat risers in use in 65?  ( not sure what they are actually called- the valve on snorkel to pull air from around manifold on cold start).  I thought they came later.  My 68 327 doesn’t have one. If so,  Cover could be from different base or repo decal at some point?

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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 03:56:07 PM »
From the Emissions Report:
"The air cleaners for 68-69 AIR equipped cars were different from the Controlled Combustion System air cleaners due to the ThermAC system on the CSS air cleaners. "
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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2020, 06:20:43 PM »
Undoubtedly '68 (or earlier) automatic, not a manual trans, not '69 and later due to the hose exit on the Therm AC valve. The cleaner would have appeared on 4 bbl SB  applications up to and including 295 Hp L48 cars. L48 lid could have been chromed for the dress-up SS package, same lid.

1969 and later SB automatic cleaners like this have the hose bib turn to the passenger (left) side of the snorkel, not the drivers (right side) - heat stove on '68's is on the driver's side manifold, '69's are passenger. hose exits are designed to clip under the air cleaner base without passing under the snorkel.

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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2020, 07:00:34 PM »
Here's a good pic of one mounted, '68 SB. look at the Therm AC valve hose bib -

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5636.0

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Re: Air Cleaner Housing ID Help
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 01:10:25 AM »
Thank you so much for the information, it is truly helpful!!