1971-72 CHEVROLET LS3 396/400/402 TAPERED OVAL SNORKEL AIR CLEANER CLOSED ELEMENT WITH STOVE ASSEMBLY
OEM 1971-72 Chevrolet Chevelle SS El Camino SS 396/400/402 LS3 Tapered Snorkel Air Cleaner. This assembly has been refinished in 60% gloss black to present a period correct image. The base features the long tapered snorkel in good condition, along with the ThermAC vacuum pod, new white-striped vacuum lines, a new heavy duty air filter and breather filter, and a recreated date stamp (early 1971 models). The exterior features a reproduced Air Cleaner Service Decal (CJ=71/early 72). The interior is in excellent condition as well.
The original OEM lid is a nice addition to the assembly and features an original seal. To complete the package, a GM licensed reproduction 400/300 Horsepower Turbo-Jet decal has been installed to represent the original appearance. The assembly is topped off with a period correct wing nut.
OEM 1968-72 Chevrolet Camaro/Chevelle/Impala/Nova SS 396/427/454 LS3/LS5/L36/L72 Air Cleaner Pre-Heater Stove Chimney Tube Elbow kit. This is an original 50+ year-old pre-heater exhaust manifold stove assembly specific to the 68-72 396/454 models that has been media blasted to bare metal, then coated with high heat ceramic mid-gloss black. It remains in good condition throughout the assembly and is a very nice example of an almost impossible to find part. The exhaust manifold stove is in good condition with minimal pitting. The FABCO stamped chimney features the square insert with screw hole where the tube adapter inserts into the stove. The black aluminized tube is new and fits tightly on both the chimney and elbow. The original plastic elbow inlet that attaches to the bottom of the snorkel is nice as well and complete with correct Wittek screw clamp.
These are extremely hard to find - especially in good to better condition. Back when new, these were typically discarded in lieu of presumed performance enhancements (especially once headers were installed). If you can find an NOS piece, they will likely bring 3-4 times the price.
This kit presents very well and will enhance your restoration. Best of all, it is a very rare and genuine GM part!
Many of our parts are available only once - we cannot predict if/when another will become available due to the scarcity of original parts. This is the only NOS one we have ever seen in many years - it will likely be the last available for these rare and desirable cars. The old adage "here today, gone tomorrow" applies to many of these unique assemblies. While we strive to maintain a strong diversity of desirable parts, there simply aren't enough available to meet demand at times.
For further information on the restoration process, please contact us.
This assembly is correct for the following models:
Chevelle, El Camino, Malibu, Heavy Chevy with big block LS3 396/400/402 engines without cowl induction hoods.
Note that this is the smaller 15 1/8" air cleaner diameter, but with the much larger snorkel base and insert as well as a 2" diameter pre-heater inlet as compared to small block 350 assemblies.
The assembly will fit factory 4 barrel Quadrajet carburetors with a 5 1/8" diameter flange, as well as most Holley (not double pumpers), Carter, and Edelbrock variations (some adjustment to the carburetor alignment tangs may be required). Fits non- A/C cars only. 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. This item is shipped insured for all destinations.