1971 Dodge Demon GSS 340 Tri-Power Air Cleaner
1971 Dodge Demon GSS 340 Tri-power Air Cleaner. This assembly was originally used by Mr. Norms Grand Spaulding Sport Dealership based out of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Norm Krause, an innovative car dealer, was reknown for his specialized custom Mopars for all A/B/C and E bodies. For 1971, he chose the Demon 340 platform to slip one past the EPA. He added the Edelbrock 340-6 set-up to the Demon, but needed an air cleaner that would clear the hood. An off-the-shelf Tri-Power aluminum air cleaner - sourced from a now defunct California based company named Segal Industries - provided the assembly. Contrary to the Ford enthusiasts, this piece was initially designed for the 67 427 Corvette Tri-Power cars - hence the reverse nature of the call-out which was correct when viewed from the rear of the forward tilting Corvette hood.
This assembly has been refinished to match the original. The black wrinkle paint complements the raised ribs, while allowing the call-out of the Tri-Power to be viewed. The aluminum structure is exceptionally sound on both pieces. The ribs are clean, the edges are crisp, and the six pack flanges are optimal. As an added bonus, the base features an original valve cover breather tube and a block off plate - both are optional to use, but included as part of the package.
The assembly is completed with a customized air filter that nearly mimics the original ones - long gone and virtually non-existant. We've retained an original filter as a reference to create one that works perfectly - it has been modified, but almost impossible to tell once installed. This is NOT a Baldwin industrial filter - they are very poor quality and require nearly all of the supporting rubber around the perimeter to be removed. A pair of period correct wing nuts replete with new studs completes the assembly.
Mr. Norm Krause was a high performance Mopar dealer based in Chicago during the heyday of musclecars and continues that legacy today. Due to his insightfulness and determination, he created the 67 383 Darts/Barracudas. In 68, he upped the ante to create the 440 Darts/Barracudas - when Mopar finally realized they could do this without too much modification, they joined in as well. In 1971, he created the 340 Demon GSS using the (1970 AAR/TA) Edelbrock 340 Aluminum intake and readily available Holley trio of 2 barrels. Since the hood profile for the A-body was very low, he creatively sourced the Tri Power air cleaner assembly from Segal Industries in California (long since out of business). The combination of low cost, hood clearance, and tri power ready made it a logical choice. The legend of the Demon GSS was born. He went on to continue his high performance approach by adding a Paxton Supercharger to the 72 Demon 340 GSS as well.
This assembly is correct for the following 1971 340 high performance models:
It will fit A/B/C/E-body cars ranging from 68-73 using the Mopar Six Pack/Six Barrel carburetors.
The assembly will fit factory 6 barrel carburetors (Holley). 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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