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I want to know about them. Since I'm seriously thinking of shifting my 67 Gt 350 into the SAAC Hi-Performance Motors class, I might go without the Paxton, and go with the 68 GT 350 style air cleaner.
So, what are the differences. I've seen some with stamped lower shells/cast top. Seem some with two wing nuts, instead of one. Seen some with "Shelby" instead of "Cobra". I know the Shelby lettered one would have been out of the Cobra kit catalog.
Anyone help on this?? I'd rather just a 68 original one, if I can identify it correctly. Next would be a 67 GT 500 that someone converted to a single quad base.
 

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OK here we go. The top can be identified by several things. It must have all of these as some repros have some of them.
In the word "COBRA" the O is wider than taller and the R has a curved foot
The bottom side is a smooth non sand cast finish with a bunch of small casting circles the size of a pencil eraser
No casting or part #'s
If you look around the word COBRA you will see a faint casting outline of a rectangle. Sometimes it is hard to see or covered if repainted with several layers of wrinkle finish.
The base is stamped steel with a stamped impression of a diamond shape. On the front is stamped the word "FRONT". On the rear is a single 5/8" hose nipple.
There was a recall because the air cleaner loosened up in which they drilled a single hole to line up with the carb stud for the wing nut and 2 stainless plugs were inserted in the recessed holes. Most have this third hole in the middle but I have seen originals that never went back for recall.
These have gone through the roof recently, seems hard to even find a used one under 5 bills. Let me know if you need pics.
 

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Duh! Will do when I do your heater core soon... :highfive:
 

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I always thought that the oval air cleaners on the 68's were the same as the 67's, meaning the 2 carb. holes for the dual carbs. & when the 68's came out with the single carb. all they did was drill the center hole for the single carb.& just plug the 67's holes with crome buttons.--S.
 

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IIRC the 67 tops have a part # (S7MS) cast in the bottom side of top. As far as the extra hole, the initial cars did not come with it. It was a repair covered in tech letter # 11 dated 3/14/68 stating the tops were turning and interfering with choke butterfly. Repair procedure involved bolt cutters and ball pein hammer so if the base of air cleaner doesn't look a little beat on its probably a later version or service replacement
 
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