Q: Chrome Air Cleaner for 1967
At some time during my car’s 32 year journey to my garage (1967 400 convertible), a previous owner put an aftermarket chrome air cleaner assembly on it. It fits badly, and tends to interfere with the throttle linkage when the throttle is mostly open (a position it sees all too often 🙂 The only filter that I see listed in the various catalogs that purport to be from 1967 has the louvered pancake style cover. Was this original to the 1967 – 400 car?
A: The chrome louvered pancake air cleaner came on the 1967 Firebirds with a non-AIR equiped 400 CID engine. Firebirds destined for sale in CA came equiped with AIR systems, (emissions control), which necessitated a different air cleaner on the CA 400 cars. That air cleaner was a tradition closed snorkel unit, with the top cover being chrome plated to match the chrome valve covers and breather.
A: I have a 1967 400 with the pancake louvered aircleaner. It was stock on the 400s that year.
A: I have all the original factory chrome on my 400 and the air cleaner is the one you describe. A louvered pancake style. It was also used on vettes. There should also be chrome valve covers, breather and mc cover.
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