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Ultra Rare OEM 1965 L37 396/425 or 375HP Z-16 1966 427/425HP L72 Dual Snorkel Air Cleaner. This is an original (OEM) assembly that has been refinished to a period correct image. The assembly features the original flat bottom base with the correct dual snorkels that are attached without the revised flanges or base groove as was the 1970 and later Z-28 LT1 assemblies. Both snorkel inlets are very nice with minimal distortion (very minor impressions on top of driver's side), as are the original interior flanges that they were welded to by the factory. An NOS GM Stamped dimpled spark arrestor screen sits perched on top of the original flame arrestor tube and has a GM stamped rubber adapter fitting. The exterior features a choice of the correct PN GM licensed reproduction air cleaner service decals: as removed - PN 6421214 (65 396/375) or PN 6421970 (66 427/425). Note that the base features factory stamping patterns that remain in place as found. An original 1/4" nipple is present for the choke heat system connection - rarely seen on these early models.
A reproduction triple-plated chrome lid (and the original drilled chrome lid) enhances the assembly and comes with a new seal. The chrome lid is garnished with a reproduction 396 die-cast emblem and a choice of 375 or 425 HP Turbo-Jet Decals, or a GM licensed set of 427/425HP Turbo-Jet Decals (please select your choice with a note to us). Note that original Z16 air cleaner lids came with the die-cast emblem - 427 reproductions are available as well for those wishing to have the perfected appearance.
The assembly is completed with a new heavy duty air filter and period correct wing nut.
This is an extremely rare assembly that was made available on a very limited number of cars. 1965 models featured the chrome lid, while 1966 cars featured a black lid. A photo collage provides comparisons to an original 1970 Z28 air cleaner, illustrating the originality of all the components. Some additional points of clarification for the early style dual snorkel:
Flat bottom base (later Z-28 models were ridged)
Snorkels mount to flanges extending from the base (later Z-28 models used flanged snorkels)
Limited indentations on rear points clearance area at rear of base (later Z-28 models featured additional wrinkles)
Pictures of the air cleaner were taken in its original state to validate the snorkels and condition. We welcome any questions regarding this air cleaner that you may have.
This assembly is correct for the following:
396/375HP or 425HP L37 Chevelle/Malibu SS (201 with Z-16 Package) & Impala SS
427/425HP L72 Impala SS, Caprice (1,856)
The assembly will fit factory 4 barrel 4150 Holley/Quadrajet carburetors with a 5 1/8" diameter flange, as well as other Holley (most 4150 styles), Carter, and Edelbrock variations without electric choke (some adjustment to the carburetor alignment tangs may be required). If you have modified your carburetor, intake manifold, or valve covers, please inquire first prior to bidding to ensure fitment is correct. Return requests for non-fitment will not be honored.
CUSTOMER SERVICE, WARRANTY, & RETURNS
The assembly will ship within one day (usually the day of payment) with shipping/tracking information provided. Handling charge includes full coverage insurance.
This assembly is guaranteed to match the item description – customers have up to 14 days to return the assembly after receipt if it is not as described.
Assemblies must be returned in the original packing – customers are responsible for return shipping charges. A refund will be issued upon receipt of the inspected assembly. Returns for non-fitment will not be honored – please ask questions first.
In the event of shipping damage, customers must save all packaging and send 5 digital pictures so Musclecar Air Cleaners can initiate a shipping damage claim.
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