1967-68 Mopar Unsilenced Air Cleaner 383 440
1967-68 Mopar 383/440 Unsilenced Custom Air Cleaner. This is a modified 68 air cleaner assembly that has been refinished in wrinkle black to present a period correct image - the top has had its snorkel removed and updated with matching metal. It has been refinished to match the early A/B-body cars and has been updated with the correct 90 degree nipple on the driver's (LH) side. The "FRONT" impression is visible through the wrinkle paint and helps to orient the assembly for installation as the factory had intended. The exterior features a reproduction Mopar licensed Air Cleaner Service Decal.
The base is a more modern deep drop version that allows the newer carburetors to be used. It is in excellent condition and features a 5 1/8" carburetor flange that fits the Carter AVS carburetors, as well as Thermoquad / Rochester Quadrajet / Holley / Edelbrock / Demon varieties. It has been tested on a Holley double pumper and provides ample clearance for all linkages and float bowls.
To complete the assembly, a new heavy duty air filter and period correct wing nut are included. A "Made in Canada" stamp has been added as a nice finishing touch. The wrinkle finish is nice - it features typical surface characteristics to match the factory finish.
A 383 Magnum pie pan is included; a 383 Four Barrel pie pan may be available - please inquire first prior to making a purchase to validate your requirements.
Again, this is a recreation of an early style assembly - it is not an original piece. The representation is such that it is nearly impossible to distinguish the modifications, but is disclosed for clarity. It is priced accordingly as original pieces would command double or more.
This assembly is in nice condition and will enhance your restoration. Note the last picture displays the assembly with a valve cover and breather hose - these parts are NOT included with the auction, but allows for a represenation with the earlier pie pan.
For further information on the restoration process and additional selections, please contact us.
The history of the larger 18" unsilenced air cleaners centers on the first iterations of A-body big block cars produced outside of the Chrysler channels. Mr. Norms Grand Spaulding Dodge dealership shoe-horned Chrysler big blocks (383s) into the 67 A-bodies and sold them outright. Chrysler execs finally figured out that they too could do it and began a modest production run for late 67. The air cleaners were modified 18" Coronet R/T & GTX assemblies that featured the unsilenced option (that would follow with the revision of the more common 68-69 smaller versions). Once the air cleaners were made, they weren't all used up for the 67 run. Chrysler installed the leftovers on early 68 A-bodies, as well as early 440 R/T & GTX models. The center cones were the larger ones designed to incorporate the classic pie pan engine ID plates. This detail has been corroborated by through multiple authenticating channels.
This assembly is correct for the following 1967-68 383/440 high performance models:
Dart GTS, Coronet R/T
'Cuda 383/440, GTX
It will fit A/B/C/E-body cars ranging from 64-73 as well with the larger carburetor flange, but is only correct for 1967 and early 68.
The assembly will fit factory 4 barrel carburetors (Carter AVS) with a 5 1/8" diameter flange to include Holley, Carter, and Edelbrock variations. If you have modified your carburetor or intake manifold, 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.
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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Canada / Hawaii / Alaska $40 +/-
Scandinavia $55 or less
Australia $75 or less