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68vert

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Will an Impala Air Cleaner Work?
« on: March 08, 2008, 02:14:18 AM »
I'm restoring my '68 RS Vert 327/Pglide and I'm emulating the 275 h.p. set up. I'm up at my neighbor's house, and I notice the snorkel of a black air cleaner sticking out of box of junk. So, I dig it out, and he says it's from a '68 Impala 4bbl. his dad used to have.  I happen to need the air cleaner for my set up. I studied pictures on here, and Team Camaro, of the L30 non-smog, auto,  air cleaner, and this thing looks like it should work!!

The snorkel points to the driver's side, has the Therm in it, and the heat pipe hole underneath. It has the breather hole sticking straight out of the side, on the right side. The breather does not come up from underneather. Unfortunately, my carb is out getting rebuilt and I can't do a test fit or anything. Plus my engine is in 1,000 pieces right now!! 

Can anyone confirm or deny if this air cleaner could work??  Thanks in advance, Brian

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Re: Will an Impala Air Cleaner Work?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 01:24:10 PM »
I'd say YES but I'm not 100% sure.  Anyone else?
Joe
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Re: Will an Impala Air Cleaner Work?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 02:52:21 PM »
According to my interchange book 68 327 auto requires an air cleaner form the same. If the other car was also a 327 auto you should be good. If it was a different 8, I would still take a shot at it.

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Re: Will an Impala Air Cleaner Work?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 12:00:45 PM »
Okay...thanks guys!! And Tom, thanks for looking that up for me. I'd love to get my hands on an interchange manual!!

He said I can just take it and try it once I get my engine together and my carb back. Then he said we can discuss price. I'll post and let you know. Thanks again!! Brian

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Re: Will an Impala Air Cleaner Work?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 03:06:12 PM »
They are not real expensive, I bought one for 59 to 70 Chevrolet about 20 - 25 at a swap meet. Handy to have at times.
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