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Old 02-23-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Tri-Power Air Cleaner

Does anyone make an oval finned aluminum air cleaner that will fit over all three carburetors on a small block Chevy tri-power setup? I always liked the look of the Ford tri-power air cleaners of the early '60s. I'd like to find an air cleaner that would give a similar look on my 327.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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I've had several requests to make them for people. I thought of using a store bought assembly,such as an RPC brand, that would have the filter element and top. Leaving just the bottom piece(what actually sits on top of the carbs)as being the only part to have to make.But so far no one has been able to provide me with the needed dimensions(center to center spacing for all carbs and the neck size of the carbs) to start one yet! If you can provide me with this info, I'll see what it would take to make one for you. I've wanted to do this for a while, I think there is a need for multi carb breathers that cover them all in one unit....
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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yup....I got one of charlie prices http://vintagespeed.com/ units....(pic at the bottom of the page) Twas a perfect addition to me ol' tri-power...

shame is evidently he's hard to get ahold of and slow to ship if you deal with him mail order....though I've never had a problem with him (but I deal with him in person) I have heard others that have...
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: Tri-Power Air Cleaner

I think O'Brien Truckers might have a long one that you can put the holes where you want them.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: Tri-Power Air Cleaner

Buy a filter and some 1/4" or thicker aluminum. Design and build your own. I made a 2-4 one years ago that came out very nice. That what we do here , use our hands and minds and do it yourself.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Tri-Power Air Cleaner

This isn't a Chevy, but it is about the same spacing and has an ole O'Brian Trucker cast aluminum lid.
I put individual K&N filters and built my own bottom retainer...................but I think you can
still be the Chevy tripower from them. If you have finned valve covers these match really nice.

Looks really cool!
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:30 AM   #7
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Cast you own! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=144695
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