Technostalgia 8500 Retro Cadillac/Oldsmobile Air Cleaner
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This all steel air cleaner is based off the 1951-1956 Olds & Caddy air cleaner. It uses an over-the-counter 14" x 4" replacement element. It's even notched out in the back to clear a GM HEI distributor. Fits 5-1/8" carb neck (most Holley, Quadrajet, Demon and Edelbrock carbs).
- 4-5/8" carb to top of air cleaner assembly
- 5-3/32" carb to top of air cleaner nut
- 18-1/4" wide (not a scaled down version)
- 17-19/32" front to back length
- Notched at rear for HEI distributor clearance
Includes all steel housing, steel top, paper filter element, carburetor stud, and unique rocket shaped wing nut.
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These neat valve covers are designed to look like the early Oldsmobile valve covers but fit late style small block Chevys using center bolt valve cover cylinder heads. They can also be used with conventional small block cylinder heads by using the valve cover adapter kit listed below. Order one set of valve covers and one set of looms.
910-8202: These valve covers have one, 1.22" hole in each cover to accept a PCV valve grommet, or a filler plug. They measure 2.5" from their own gasket surface to the underside of the 'top' of the valve cover. The customer will add the thickness of their valve cover gasket and/or the adapter for early heads, to determine rocker arm clearances. The plain finish valve covers and indeed plain, die-cast aluminum. Not painted.
These die-cast wire looms evenly space four spark plug wires on our 'Olds-style' valve covers (room for 8mm wires, larger if you modify them). These looms completely cover the oil fill/pcv valve grommet holes. You will need to modify the loom (by perhaps boring a large hole) to access the valve cover's 1.22"' hole.
Acorn nuts are provided to make quick removal of the looms simple and easy (12-1/2" mount centers). The "Rocket" decals are a dark red color. Order one set of looms for one set of valve covers.
Not for use on stock Oldsmobile valve covers. Designed for use with S/B Chevy valve covers 910-8202.
Love that classic Oldsmobile look? We recommend these decals to go with our Olds valve covers to get that classic look your going for.
Allows installation of 1987-Newer centerbolt valve covers on 1955-1986 S/B Chevy Heads, even early staggerbolt heads. Gaskets NOT included, but special bolts and spacers are.
The retro styled, half sweep tachometer features a dual layer design, color changing rocket booster, a red pointer, and a rich black face with bright white numerals and indices. Finished with a stainless low step bezel and flat glass the Rocket Tach comes mounted in a chrome cup that allows for a variety of mounting positions. Great for completing that nostalgic look with the latest electronic technology, the Classic Instruments Rocket Tach is truly a blast from the past!
- 3-3/8" diameter
- 8,000 RPM
- Stock calibrated for eight cylinder engines
- Chrome mounting cup included
Note: Computer generated signals will require the use of an SN76 adaptor (not included)
This retro "batwing" air cleaner has the same great design as the original but is scaled down to work better with HEI distributors and other obtacles that may have previously prevented you from using one of the cool old school air cleaners.
- Includes Filter Element and Hardware
- Heavy Stamped Steel Construction
- Satin Black Paint
8510 Air Cleaner (PDF)