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Air cleaner question...not dumb

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Craig Artzner, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Does anyone know if this air cleaner will fit on a Carter AFB/Edelbrock Performer carburetor? This air cleaner is from a '76 Chevy truck with a Quadrajet. I know the opening is the same size but will the drop base be an issue?

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    You could look it up at Summit to see if it is listed as a stock replacement. Edlebrock should hve the same info.
     
  3. Craig Artzner

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    Well, I work at Summit :D, but we don't sell this kind of air cleaner housing. We do have chrome lids for them from K&N though that look pretty good. The air cleaner in the pic is currently on eBay for $20. Maybe I'll just email the seller and ask him how much drop it has... I was just asking if anyone has this combo (AFB/stock cleaner housing) on their truck (fat chance :D ).
     
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    Not to sure, But if I remember correctly, it doesn't fit, I believe you either need a spacer, or am cleaner.
     
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    Yes the drop base is an issue. A short spacer will be needed to make it work, especially if the carb has an electric choke. Not sure about the manual choke version.

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    I wasn't talking about the air cleaner per se. If the carb is listed as a stock replacement shouldn't that mean the air cleaner should fit?:rolleyes: Or at least have a notation.
     
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    You work at the summit, the pinnacle, the mount from which all great gifts shower on the humble, toiling away in their modest garages or driveways!?!?!?!:bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    I have an Edlebrock Performer carb that is a "bolt in" replacement for stock on a 76 K5 and the stock air cleaner (in your pic) does not fit. It needs a spacer, which I haven't found. BTW if you do get that air cleaner and find a spacer that makes it fit right and tight, please post the part number...
     
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    Would something like this work?
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    I tried to make my stock ait cleaner work w/ the 454, Edelbrock intake and carb. The first obsticle was the choke like previously stated. Then it was hood clearence. The aircleaner housing along with the BB was to tall.
     
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    Update: I got the air cleaner for $15 on eBay. I stripped it, primed it, and repainted it. It will of course need that spacer to make it work on the AFB but I'll pick that up at work Monday...

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    Finished
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    what do you do at summit?
     
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    Telephone customer service with sales on the side. Been there just over 4 years. Great place to work...
     
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    Whilst;) wandering through my local parts store I did see a spacer made by Edelbrock. It was about 1 - 1.5" tall. I looked at it but it didn't have any info on the package on what it fit:mad: Of course there wasn't any reference material close by either to check the part #:mad::mad:
     

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