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#494501 - 06/28/12 06:24 PM 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner
foster Offline

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1969 z28 camaro cowl induction air cleaner do not have the top this is a aftermarket 100.00


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Edited by foster (06/29/12 10:52 AM)

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#494506 - 06/28/12 07:11 PM Re: 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner [Re: foster]
Lynn Offline

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Can someone state with certainty whether this is an original GM part?

Not trying to bash the seller, just needing some confirmation.

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#494523 - 06/28/12 08:36 PM Re: 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner [Re: foster]
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Its not a flat bottom so its not an assembly line installed piece.

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#494529 - 06/28/12 09:08 PM Re: 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner [Re: Fast67VelleN2O]
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The later ridged design was used starting late July/Aug of 69 time frame. I own two survivor cars a 9A and 9C and both have the ridged bottom.
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#494530 - 06/28/12 09:10 PM Re: 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner [Re: foster]
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HUH?

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#494538 - 06/28/12 10:02 PM Re: 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner [Re: foster]
Lynn Offline

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Yes, some of the later cars got a ridged bottom air cleaner. Still, I believe this one is a reproduction as the vent tube has the two 45 degree bends instead of one 90 degree bend.

Good tutorial here:

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=54696&highlight=ducted+hood+air+cleaner

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#494549 - 06/28/12 11:15 PM Re: 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner [Re: foster]
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Original GM air cleaners have some noticeable forming wrinkles as compared to reproductions. I've heard original GMs came with both a 90 and 45 vent tube.
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#494557 - 06/29/12 06:33 AM Re: 1969 z28 cowl induction air cleaner [Re: foster]
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Later made GM over the counter,(not used on the assembly line during 69/70),cowl ind. air cleaners,(w/o thermac),came with a vent tube that now had two 45° crimps in it,but still showed heavily defined wrinkling.
The Taiwan reproduction market and eventually stamped C H Q,copied that later design but ignored the wrinkling altogether.

It's a very nice part,but I agree,this looks like one of those,as the real ones used on the assembly line during 69/70 had the one 90° bent vent tube with heavy wrinkles,along with a noticeable notch cut out in the center of the snorkle seam.

Two 45° crimps shown below.


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