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I want to install a shaker on my 69. I have 2 options:
A. Buy one from a local contact.
B. Buy one of the Aussie reproductions.

The consideration, neither A nor B have the flapper assembly so what to do? Does anyone make a reproduction and if so how much. If reproductions are not available how hard is to find a used flapper and how much would one cost and exactly what parts would be considered a complete flapper assembly?
 
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IMHO... a flapper is not necessary. I never really understood it's purpose anyways. If you do get the Replica, I don't think you will be able to mount a flapper to it, it is not made for it. I have one, and I don't see a need for it. BUT.... if you want it for origionality, then I guess you have to lay down the bucks and get a real one.

Good luck.

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I just got the new Mustangs Unlimited catalog the other day and theyve started selling a "ram air kit" for 450 dollar i think... however i dont remember if it has the flapper or not, maybe something to check out

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The reproduction shaker I have in the works includes the flapper, and in fact, is an EXACT replica of the 69/70 shaker assembly, including the various shaker bases based on engine size and application. The molds are being perfected as we speak and as I explained to the mold maker, I will not offer this repop unless it is EXACT in appearance to the original, unlike the Aussie unit being offered presently. In fact, I want the items I am having reproduced to be capable of INTERCHANGING with original pieces. Hopefully, more info this week......

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The Ford purist will go crazy on me but I have a 71 Cuda that has the MOPAR shaker and its operation is much simpler it has cold air vent doors on the shaker scoop that open and close with a cable.

The pics I have seen of the Aussie shaker look good but what is to prevent rain / water from entering the breather and carb areas? Is one of the functions of the flapper assembly; to prevent water from entering the breather and carb?

I apologize for my novice question but this is my first Ford project car and I am getting ready to put a new HiPo 351W and T-5 in this month and I don't want to screw up a brand new motor if I get caught in a rain storm. Thanks
 
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I will keep check for further updates on your new product.
 
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