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68 Controlled Combustion System with Headers
« on: July 15, 2009, 03:58:53 PM »
I have headers on my 68 SB with a 180 thermostat, it runs 190 to 195 measured at the head.
I have a different cam and changed my distributor curve and carb tuning for the modified setup.
It has a stock look and utilizes original components on most of the engine bay with the exception of the air cleaner assembly.

I would like to re-install the original air cleaner assembly that used the Controlled Conbustion System (Auto trans).
The original setup was designed for use with a 195 degree thermostat.

Does any one have any recommendations on what thermostat should be used?

If I switch back to the original cleaner assembly, I can not run the pipe to the manifold heatstove because I have headers.
I want to keep the headers and am not interested in swicthing it back at this time, but don't like the look without the OE cleaner assembly.

I assume that if i don't use the heatstove it will not effect anything once the motor is at running temp and I alsways let it warm up before driving.

What should I do about the Port for the thermostatically controlled air cleaner snorkel?

Any recommendations?
68 07D SS350
John

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Re: 68 Controlled Combustion System with Headers
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 08:45:34 PM »
John, you can fabricate a connector to go on the headers to run the pipe up to the snorkle. Done this on a few cars in the past. Give me a little bit and will provide you with a drawing........RatPack..............
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Re: 68 Controlled Combustion System with Headers
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 05:23:08 PM »
Good idea. Thanks for the feedback. Can't wait to see what you suggest.
Thanks Again

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Re: 68 Controlled Combustion System with Headers
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 05:28:03 PM »
or you could buy something like this from summit racing.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/Part-Type/Hot-Air-Kits/

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Re: 68 Controlled Combustion System with Headers
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 02:38:50 AM »
Bingo!!! Now they make a kit. That is exactly what I was going to draw up for you.................RatPack..............

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Re: 68 Controlled Combustion System with Headers
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 03:26:20 PM »
Great, Thanks Guys. I did not know that a kit was made for this.
Thansk for the information guys.