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David K

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Re: What's it worth??
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2022, 02:50:30 AM »
You could get it once it was available….late late  December of 68 if I remember.

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Re: What's it worth??
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2022, 03:57:18 AM »
To re-answer Danny’s original question, it is right on the edge of exceeding rare, or maybe I should class it as exceedingly hard to find one. I bought one years ago as an NOS-in-the-box at an excellent price, only to find out is was a post-‘70 big block Chevelle cleaner (different heat tube opening on the bottom of the snorkel), at first disappointing as I needed to replace the cleaner on my Z11, then financially lucrative when I found out how few NOS ‘71-‘72 BB ZL2 cleaners were out there. I have since made my own reproductions like camaronut, and have sold several over the years. Easy to spot weld including the vacuum tube clamps on underneath, use an NOS 4 spot vent and a green A/C vacuum signal valve, and it will pass for OE, albeit a LOT less expensive.
The cleaner pictured is for L48 applications only, although in the day you could order one over the counter and put it on any engine, though most people would have used the 6485235 cleaner, available OTC for a greater length of time (6485234 was discoed first). I know because I had my best bud run the numbers on the parts locators in the ‘80’s. Interestingly, the L48 and the Z28 demanded the same 270 coil assembly, which ain’t so easy to find, either -

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1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W 1967 Chevy ll Nova SS 
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

BULLITT65

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Re: What's it worth??
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2022, 07:40:48 AM »
Definitely a rare piece. The title of the post is "whats it worth??" So that is the direction I went

Steve you bring some good info and expanded on Camaronuts creation as well as your own.

If there is a Pace car group on Facebook, or if they have a separate site/forum, I would think that would be the best way to strike a fair deal for the air cleaner. Of course the Yenko site has a classified section as well.
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Re: What's it worth??
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2022, 11:53:16 AM »
I'll add one more point - if you're going to create one, check the valve on the snorkel, making sure it will hold vacuum.  The one I used didn't, and caused me issues - wondering why my engine didn't run right.   I just stuffed a small piece of metal rod into the hose leading up to the vacuum pot underneath the air cleaner to block it off.  Car ran fine after that.

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Re: What's it worth??
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2022, 03:42:39 PM »
Good point. I accumulated a pretty good stack of used 2 and 4 barrel cleaners (you can use either, the 2 barrel heat tube mount has to be trimmed, it’s a little long). I test the dash pot with my vacuum pump before I remove the snout. I was also fortunate enough to find a couple of NOS A/C Delco replacement actuators, came as a kit with a new mounting bracket, although not stamped with the Therm A/C logo. If you’re careful (and patient) you can reuse the old bracket. If I had unlimited funds, I’d buy a used complete OE cleaner, but I enjoy building these things and saving the money -

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Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W 1967 Chevy ll Nova SS 
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

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Re: What's it worth??
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2022, 01:44:56 PM »
Not entirely true. :)  ZL2 could be ordered with any SS (not just pacecars) or Z28.
http://camaros.org/exterior.shtml#cowlhood

Ya learn something new every day...but it makes sense, more money for Chevy to be made.