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  1. tfeverfred
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    So, Mastergun1980 made me an offer on the finned air cleaner for my T Bucket. We agreed on a price and it arrived quickly. I immediately prep for paint and sparayed it. My cable went out last night and I was bored.:(


    Here it is mounted on my car this morning. I think the air cleaner is a late 60's to early 70's design?:confused: It also appears that it may have been intended to poke outside a hooded car, but I'm not sure.

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    With the red paint I applied, it matches my covers perfectly. It's a little larger than I like for a non-hood car, but I dig the design. I have 6 air cleaners now and I'll just switch them out depending on my mood.

    So, can anybody come up with a date this may have come out?
     
  2. Wowcars
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    I dont know but it looks like an abbreviated 58 Super Maurader air cleaner. Cool piece.



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  3. 40StudeDude
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    '70's Buick perhaps...???

    R-
     
  4. tfeverfred
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    I'm leaning towards a Cal Custom, but that year seems right.


    Edit: Looked back and it is a Cal Custom. Year?
     
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  5. paul55
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    from michigan

    cal custom, late 70's. Had one in the early 80's.
     
  6. tfeverfred
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  7. Yep. Had two of them about 25 years ago. But I got them at a boat shop here local. I like the way the finned "nut" blends in with the rest. Painted mine red just the same.
     
  8. Looks like a Cal Custom piece from the late 60's to me. HRP
     
  9. I don't think I should date it. I'm already married.
     
  10. 1wrench
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    Mid-late 70's. I have one I used as a template for a motorcycle air cleaner I made.

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  11. Harms Way
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    Can anyone date this air cleaner?

    Her father is very protective,... He won't let her go out with HAMbers. :D
     
  12. mastergun1980
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    I knew it would look good on there! Fits you T just right imho.
     

  13. Suits me, got a pretty wide mouth for my tastes.

    Looks good on the car to me, maybe not a good era but I'll bet if you told everyone it was off an old Ford truck half of them wouldn't admit to not knowing.
     
  14. Mr48chev
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    I think if you look in the Cal Custom adds from the late 60's early 70's you will find them and as fourspeedwagon said, they were a popular hot boat item around that time. More showed up on drag or hot ski boats than on cars in a lot of places.
     
  15. belair
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    That explains the drop in temperature. - Looks good.
     
  16. Mr48chev
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    Hopefully you got a lot better deal than this guy is offering on Ebay 170892269864
     
  17. captain scarlet
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    I had one on my old rod. They matched the Edelbrock valve cover

    The car was built in the early 80's
     
  18. Yup, cal chrome. Bought mine in late seventys. Still have it. Just put mine on backwards.
     

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  19. tfeverfred
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    Much better. His doesn't even have the finned cap/nut for the carb stud. I also think he's been trying to sell it for a while. I used to see them at $150.
     

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