1971 MOPAR MR. NORMS GSS 340 TRI-POWER AIR CLEANER 383 440 SIX PACK
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 presentation. The black wrinkle complements the raised ribs, while allowing the call-out of the Tri-Power to be viewed. The aluminum structure is sound on both pieces. The ribs are clean, the edges are crisp with only minor typical casting flaws, and the six pack flanges are optimal. An original 90 degree elbow, replete with screws, is included to connect directly to the valve cover breather filter (it can be used on either side, or omitted if not required). Note there are three filled holes on the base - not sure what this was done for in its previous use, but they have been filled with epoxy).
The assembly is completed with a new custom fitted air filter that fits well (there are no longer off-the-shelf filters available). A pair of period correct wing nuts completes the assembly. The height will provide adequate clearance on most A-body cars using the Edelbrock 340-6 intake manifold. Since the assembly is significantly smaller than the original air grabber styles, it will fit in the confines of an open Six Pack hood.
Many of our parts are available only once - we cannot predict if/when another will become available due to the scarcity of original parts. 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.
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) as described. 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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