Author Topic: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner  (Read 508 times)

Philayres

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • View Profile
67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« on: July 28, 2020, 01:37:45 PM »
Hey
Iím a new guy sorry if Iím the wrong place.
I have a 67 rs/ss Iíd like to put a cowl plenum air cleaner on.  NOS is huge money if you can even find one.  I see 2 different aftermarket that range in price and limited pictures.  Has anyone got info on where to get a decent looking one?  Has anyone tried to build their own or use one from an older impala, etc?

Thanks so much for your time.
Phil Ayres
67 RS/SS ZZ4 crate, 700r4

169INDY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 865
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 06:15:16 AM »
I am happy with this source; Quality is great built by hand of steel.
Quality Costs.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

Philayres

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 07:28:50 AM »
Thank you for the contact!
Phil Ayres
67 RS/SS ZZ4 crate, 700r4

z28z11

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1568
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 12:16:49 AM »
Really good pic of Nelson's '68 recreation on page 6 of this thread - if I had the money and was inclined to add one, this would be it. Superlative reproduction in my opinion - I'm pretty sure he makes both '67 and '68 versions (alcove for the smog pump). Really wish I had bought the NOS complete cleaner for $1100.00 at the Pigeon Forge USCC show some years back, but I thought that was outrageous at the time. Really smart -

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=15748.75

Regards,
Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

Philayres

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 12:19:19 AM »
I am happy with this source; Quality is great built by hand of steel.
Quality Costs.

Hey 169indy
I called Nelson and left a message.  His machine cut off quick.  Iím thinking heís the type that doesnít deal w email or text... or even humans.?  Did you have any other way to contact him or have the same experience? 
Got a picture of the filter on your car?
Phil Ayres
67 RS/SS ZZ4 crate, 700r4

z28z11

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1568
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 12:40:07 AM »
Catch the link in the reply above - that's his.

Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

Philayres

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 12:46:30 AM »
Yeah Steve Nelson does great work and 169indyís AC looks sweet.  I really hope he calls me back so I can discuss w him.

Thank you for responding! Iím
Phil Ayres
67 RS/SS ZZ4 crate, 700r4

Philayres

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 04:36:13 PM »
Sent Nelson a letter as he wonít return my calls.  Has anyone dealt with him recently or know if he still makes these air cleaners?  Has anyone used anything else worth looking at??

Thank you all!
Phil Ayres
67 RS/SS ZZ4 crate, 700r4

crossboss

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 375
  • ^ My old heap.
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 08:04:45 PM »
Boys,
FWIW, there was a guy who was reproducing the cowl air cleaner set ups for the vintage full size NASCAR team cars. Maybe it was the same guy you are referring to on here?
Just another T/A fanatic. A new project in the works.

Philayres

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 01:31:58 PM »
Hey crossboss
Who is this man you speak of?  By any chance do you have any contact info or a direction I can go to look for him or any one else who may make these?   Plugging in Chevy cowl plenum air cleaner gets me old links to this site for Nelson and his nice repo.  There is an ok looking copy by D & R classics and a not so nice fiberglass one sold by heartbeat city.  This set up looks like the best way to get cooler air intake rather than the big chrome tube with a filter on the end.  I really like the look of the originals on the z28s that ordered them.  Awesome how they figured that out back then.

Thanks for any help and your time!
Phil Ayres
67 RS/SS ZZ4 crate, 700r4

crossboss

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 375
  • ^ My old heap.
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 04:17:00 PM »
Hey crossboss
Who is this man you speak of?  By any chance do you have any contact info or a direction I can go to look for him or any one else who may make these?   Plugging in Chevy cowl plenum air cleaner gets me old links to this site for Nelson and his nice repo.  There is an ok looking copy by D & R classics and a not so nice fiberglass one sold by heartbeat city.  This set up looks like the best way to get cooler air intake rather than the big chrome tube with a filter on the end.  I really like the look of the originals on the z28s that ordered them.  Awesome how they figured that out back then.

Thanks for any help and your time!



Phil,
Sorry, I do not know his name. I saw a reference to the repro cowl induction air cleaner set ups for the vintage NASCAR team cars over at the Boss 302 site a while back. One of the members was restoring a Torino or a Galaxie race car. I can post a topic over there and see what comes of it.
-Scott aka 'crossboss'
Just another T/A fanatic. A new project in the works.

crossboss

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 375
  • ^ My old heap.
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2020, 04:40:35 PM »
Phil,
Just did a quick Google search and came up with this link:
https://pitstopusa.com/c-132346-air-fuel-system-air-cleaners-and-intakes-air-pans-cold-air-systems.html

Hope this helps!
Just another T/A fanatic. A new project in the works.

crossboss

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 375
  • ^ My old heap.
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 10:46:46 PM »
Phil,
One of the guys gave me this link:
www.genefeltonrestorations.com
He is located in Roswell, Georgia.
Just another T/A fanatic. A new project in the works.

Philayres

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • View Profile
Re: 67 cowl plenum air cleaner
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2020, 12:42:49 AM »
Scott,
Thanks so much for your time!  Iíll check those out now and let you know!
Phil Ayres
67 RS/SS ZZ4 crate, 700r4

 

anything