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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 57olds, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. 57olds
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    Finally found a rare "Batwing" air cleaner for my 57 Olds. It was rough, but I just finished restoring it.
    They only made this batwing for the 57 Oldsmobile with J-2 set (tripower)for a few months, just a hand full of J-2 cars received these batwings. Then they came out with the round dry element type, for the remander of 1957 production.
    Not too many of these batwing aircleaners left, since they did not make them too long.

    I added the pictures, you guys are rough!

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  2. hotrod-Linkin
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    Congrats! It's always makes you feel good when you score something rare!!!!!!!
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    and the moral of the story is....????

    A picture of this unusual item accompanying your heart-rending story would have enhance our collective enjoyment. Otherwise, I'm left to imagine a batman cape with a trio of carburetors huddled beneath its ample spread.

    dj
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    What he said.......
  6. 66Newport
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    Cool. share some pictured of it with us.
  7. phukinartie
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    nanna nanna nanna nanna...batwing!!
  8. RichG
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    Oh dang, I just hurt myself laughing...
  9. NITROFC
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    You mean like this one .....

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  10. 61TBird
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    If you don't post before and after pics...it never happened!
  11. B.A.KING
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    coffee on key board....lmao:D
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    what are they worth? I think I have one hangin on the wall in the shop.
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    well today i woke up and ate breakfast. it was a coulpe of eggs and toast. the eggs i ate were the jumbo size not just regular, the jumbo size is sometimes rare and hard to find, but yesterday at the store i found them.
  14. hotrod-Linkin
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    can we get some pics of those jumbo eggs?
  15. LANCE-SPEED
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    a pic of before and after would work, if not it never happend
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    pictures would help tremendously.
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    someone woke up the doctor...
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    Before:
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    After:
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    Hope that clears things up.... What were we talking about??? :confused:
  19. 61TBird
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    I found a bunch in a barn.
    They were on some cars that ran when parked.
    The Old Lady that had them,gave them to me.
    Since I'm not a Caddy guy...
    I took them the scrap metal guy who gave me $5 each.
    I'm $50 richer,Did I get a good deal??
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  20. zbuickman
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    Yep id say you got a pretty good deal:D
  21. 57olds
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    I posted pics, you guys really gave me crap.
  22. Pir8Darryl
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    Just having a little fun with you :D
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    Ah, that was nothing. You should post something about rat rods, that'll get you some crap!
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    No no no no no.... Rat rods is soooo '08. Now were calling them Pozzum Rodz

    [​IMG]
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    Ahhhh .... you guys are killin' me ....!

    I've read some pretty funny shit on the HAMB, but this thread tops 'em all!
    Do y'all rehearse this shit?
  26. Pir8Darryl
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    I want to go on the record with this one. We have been having a little fun here, but I'd like to point out that "57Olds", the guy who originally posted this thread, has one of *the slickest* restored J2's on the planet!!!

    I hope he [and everyone] understands that even tho a few of us HAMB'ers get a little goofy from time to time, it's all in good fun, and no harm or dis-respect intended.
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  27. superjunkman
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    As a minor collector of weird Olds stuff, I enjoyed the pics. Anything that's go fast Olds is ok in my book.
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    I really have a soft spot for all things oldsmobile. as you can see by my 48. So 57 keep on posting and know that the silent majority are grooving on your pics even if we don't say so.
  29. dieselc
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    I thought bat wing air cleaners were the ones that were round with 2 openings on each side of the front like this one.

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  30. B.A.KING
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    i collect weird old stuff myself.........huh,oh OLDS stuff.sorry

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