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I am doing an engine bay detail on a 1966 Mustang with a 200CI I6. The air cleaner has a tube coming off the side that connects to the breather. I am wondering if anyone can tell me why that is there because I can not find any photos anywhere of an air cleaner that looks like the one that I have.
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That is for a closed crankcase PVC system. Your car very likely was delivered to a California dealer back in 1966
 

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That is for a closed crankcase PVC system. Your car very likely was delivered to a California dealer back in 1966
Any idea where on the air cleaner I should put the normal stickers that would go on a 200CI air cleaner? I would like to get this car as close to stock looking as possible and this is a hiccup of sorts.
 

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Maybe that's not the correct air cleaner for your car. The snorkel usually points off towards the right side fender, not straight ahead.
 

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Maybe that's not the correct air cleaner for your car. The snorkel usually points off towards the right side fender, not straight ahead.
Maybe. I can’t find any similar air cleaners on the internet so I’m really confused.
 

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Most likely its a California car that tube is supposed to go to the smog pump system. The snorkel should point to the driver side, see pics 8835_12.jpg The bottom pic is mine I dont run a smog system so I just capped it off, the snorkel should have another nipple that goes to the oil cap.
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This is how mine looks like..
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I'm not sure what all the concours rules are. But I would think you should, through your door tag and vin, figure out exactly how your car was equipped from the factory, and make it so. If you're gonna set it up like some random six cylinder model, there's one with a no snorkle, no elbow air cleaner. (Mine came with one.) Fairly featureless and symetrical, there's no worries about which way it should point.
 

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Get rid of that plastic fuel filter and route it properly before we read about your sweet ride's engine compartment becoming a barbecue pit.
 
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