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Offline rivstg1

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air cleaner for '57
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:38:22 AM »
my 57 sedan Deville didn't come with a well fitting air cleaner ( the opening/hole is larger than the carb diameter ( carb is like 4"+). I can't seem to find a stock air cleaner assembly, but found plenty of options for earlier style (pre 57)...wondering if this will fit under the hood...as I don't want to buy it and discover its too tall.  Anyone have any info on this? I am looking on Ebay and eying options there.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-1956-Cadillac-Oldsmobile-Style-Retro-Air-Cleaner-Kit-w-Filter-Caddy-Olds/381050168891?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l9372
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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 07:09:02 AM »

That's not the correct air breather for your 57.  Use this one:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202175800597

Someone has modified that one slightly by cutting a hole in the metal to the left....but that's the type that's correct for your car.  They pop up on Ebay from time to time...usually for 60-200 bucks depending on condition.
Tim

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Offline cadparts58

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 07:57:58 AM »
I have a 1957 air cleaner assembly. It was media blasted and primed a few years ago. No rot or holes. I can post pictures if interested. $150 plus shipping. Thanx Frank
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Offline rivstg1

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 02:39:59 PM »
cadparts:  yes, please, or email me specifically
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Offline rivstg1

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 02:42:31 PM »
57shark82:  thanks for the link, thats the first I've seen, bummer its messed up a bit,  but do you have any idea on my question? that is , will the earlier air cleaners fit/clear the hood of the '57? I know the 57 sits lower overall, including hood height....
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Offline rivstg1

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 03:05:39 PM »
Are paper filters ( modern) available for that oil bath assembly that don't have to use oil for cleaning? aka relying on the modern paper filter element to do the cleaning.
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Offline cadparts58

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 03:06:19 PM »
Kelton,
 Here are the air cleaner pics. The opening for the carb is 4 1/8 inches.
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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 03:11:40 PM »

Oil isn't that hard to use.  Its also cheaper and easier to clean.
Tim

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Offline rivstg1

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 12:07:42 AM »
Thanks everyone, I'll keep looking for one then....I may get a generic air cleaner in the meantime.  My current one doesn't even fit right (opening that goes ON the carb it too big.
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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 03:53:18 PM »
K,
What am I missing here.
I don't know the seller from SHMO, but an OEM air cleaner, even primed, seems a reasonable price.
Maybe coming from NY to Col. is pricey.
Don't mean to put you on the spot, but this post tweaked my interest, also coming off an earlier post about rude sellers and their pricing.
If I'm sticking my nose in where it does not belong - just tell me to .... off

Have fun,
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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 04:23:13 PM »
  Whats wrong with Franks air cleaner,,,$150 too much?  I dont get it :-\ :-\
Jon. Kluczynski

Offline Chuck Swanson

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 12:20:03 AM »
Thanks everyone, I'll keep looking for one then....I may get a generic air cleaner in the meantime.  My current one doesn't even fit right (opening that goes ON the carb it too big.

I have a couple 57 air cleaners too if you are looking for driver quality instead, no holes, $75 each + shipping. 

I can get better pics tomorrow, but you can spot them under the NOS Sabre wheel center caps :) Chuck
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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2019, 02:08:18 PM »
Chuck,
R U pimping with your pic of piles O'Parts for your own Cadillac Parts hoarder TV series.

LOL - just jealous.

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Offline Quentin Hall

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2019, 05:29:29 PM »
Hi guys. Only a 57 cleaner will fit under the lower profile hood.
PS. Hey Steve please find me a 57 air conditioner blower fan that goes in the fibreglass housing on the cowl to replace the one stolen by the prick who got let into my shed.
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Offline Chuck Swanson

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2019, 06:05:15 AM »
Chuck,
R U pimping with your pic of piles O'Parts for your own Cadillac Parts hoarder TV series.

LOL - just jealous.

Have fun,
Steve B.

:)  Need to clean out some of this stuff Steve...have 2 40' containers of parts!   Chuck
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Offline rivstg1

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Re: air cleaner for '57
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2019, 01:52:19 AM »
Chuck, yes, I'd like to see more pics of it please, I've been out of commission a short while, sorry for not responding.

Cadparts58.  thank you for showing me that one.

I bought a 52-56 style new one...but am reconsidering going stock, so I'm considering again....
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