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Retro Air Cleaner, Steel, 1951-56 Cadillac/Oldsmobile

Specs
Overall Height:
5.00
Overall Width:
18.25
Overall Length:
19.60
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Painted
Inside Diameter:
5.10
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
Air cleaner uses 14" x 4" element and has notches at the rear for an HEI distributor. Intake openings on either side are 2.625" x 3.250".
Retro Air Cleaner, Steel, 1951-56 Cadillac/Oldsmobile
Retro Air Cleaner, Steel, 1951-56 Cadillac/Oldsmobile
Retro Air Cleaner, Steel, 1951-56 Cadillac/Oldsmobile
Retro Air Cleaner, Steel, 1951-56 Cadillac/Oldsmobile

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Q & A

What's in the Box

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.

Specs


Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
25 reviews
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Star
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DocSquat
Verified Purchaser
Tulsa, OK, USA
Product Rating

Quality piece.

January 29, 2015
I was blown away with the quality of this air cleaner. The fit and finish were way above what I expected. The seam between the top and bottom halves was perfect. Can't wait to get it powder coated to match my other pieces on my 32 RPU.. Will send you a photo when finished.
Pros:
  • quality piece
Yes, I recommend this product.
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40FordCoupeGuy
Verified Purchaser
Detroit, MI, USA
Product Rating

This product has great features

November 30, 2012
The quality of this air cleaner overall is very good. What I took exception to was that the spot welds show through the top. I was going to have the thing old school pin stripped, but now going to have to be filled and repainted before I do anything else. I want it to be the center piece of my engine compartment.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fireball
Verified Purchaser
Wichita, KS
Product Rating

Great air cleaner

September 13, 2012
Other reviews said these are well made and I agree. Heavier construction than I expected. Looks great!
Pros:
  • Quality Construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dan-O
Verified Purchaser
No. IL
Product Rating

NIce product

August 05, 2012
Spot weld reed through on top of air cleaner. not ready for paint out of the box. Must bodywork the top before painting
Pros:
  • Quality Construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Autobender
Flagler, CO
Product Rating

I Would Recommend Highly

October 09, 2011
It's NOT a light & flimsy unit. It's of good quality metal, except for the filter of coarse which looks like a good quality as well. Part #'s for replacement filters included that can be purchased at any auto parts store. A great unit that could be chrome plated or custom painted. I received it a day before expected delivery date & it appears the box had been opened before shipment to check for damage. A+++++ to Speedway Motors!!
Pros:
  • Quality Construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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caddy
bagley. mn
Product Rating

cadillac style

September 09, 2012
a freind got me this for my birthday. i was floored and when i put it in my truck it made a standard 350 look like a million bucks
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RV
Verified Purchaser
Michigan
Product Rating

Nice Quality Made Air Cleaner.

September 07, 2010
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and ease of fitment of this air cleaner. Even though it came with a filter,the manufacturer includes a list of standard air cleaner elements from AC,Fram,etc... so anyone can go to the local autoparts store to buy a clean replacement. The quality of the metal is such that I was able to send the air cleaner right out to be chromed. (Be careful... some are cheap plastic or fiberglass) It will be the crown jewel of the engine compartment. I have looked it over from top to bottom and I cannot find a "made in china" label anywhere. Could it be made here by our own people? If I would have known, it would have made my decision even easier. I have tried to buy all that I can from U.S.A. to build this street rod. Definitely would buy another. Good product, simple to service, looks like an old one but all the benefits of new.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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jpowie
Verified Purchaser
NH
Product Rating

nice air cleaner

December 16, 2011
very nice air cleaner, its just a little bigger than I thought it would be.
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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mleonber
Illinois
Product Rating

OEM Quality

May 18, 2010
This air cleaner is very well constructed, the sheetmetal is much heavier gauge than expected. The quality is supurb, I was very impressed and pleased.
Pros:
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hotrodbuilderny
Verified Purchaser
West Babylon NY
Product Rating

Olds-Cadillac Air Cleaner

November 04, 2011
Very pleased with the construction and shape of this air cleaner
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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92511925

Product Q&A

8 questions : 8 answers

1 answers

Is the base plate large enough to replace with a base cut for three Rochester 2bbl carbs. I would love to make this fie my new tripower system..

Chevellemike
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA
December 24, 2014

Is the base plate large enough to replace with a base cut for three Rochester 2bbl carbs. I would love to make this fie my new tripower system..

Answers

December 24, 2014
EricM
This air cleaner uses a typical 14" diameter air filter. I don't know of anything available that will adapt this to fit three two barrels but you may be able to custom make something to adapt it to your carbs.
1 answers

Drop base available? Would this work with something like a Moroso drop base? As it is, this will sit too high and interfere with my hood...

RASelkirk
March 01, 2014

Drop base available? Would this work with something like a Moroso drop base? As it is, this will sit too high and interfere with my hood...

Answers

March 03, 2014
EricM
Different dropped bases may work with the Retro Cad/Olds air cleaner. The rear of the air cleaner housing is notched for HEI clearance and lowering the assembly may or may not clear the distributor.
1 answers

Appears that the top and sides are a single piece? The pictures indicate that the base plate is placed on the carb, then the air filter is installed and the top unit is installed as a single unit. Is this the case?

richochet100
Texas
February 28, 2014

Appears that the top and sides are a single piece? The pictures indicate that the base plate is placed on the carb, then the air filter is installed and the top unit is installed as a single unit. Is this the case?

Answers

March 03, 2014
EricM
Yes you are correct. The bottom is just a base for the filter to sit on and everything that you actually see is the top portion of the air cleaner housing.
1 answers

will this work with an uremco remanufactured 10-10077 carb?

moeller26
July 16, 2013

will this work with an uremco remanufactured 10-10077 carb?

Answers

July 16, 2013
Jason
Speedways Retro Cadilac/Oldsmobile air cleaner is for the standard four barrel Holley, Edelbrock, Barry Grant, etc. carburetors with a 5 1/8” neck and will not work on the 10-10077 carburetor without the appropriate adapter to go from your carburetor neck size to the 5 1/8” neck size on the air cleaner.
1 answers

Specs on the base. What are the specs on that base plate? As in is it a dropped or raised base and how much is the drop or raise?

Chadillac
Michigan, USA
June 14, 2013

Specs on the base. What are the specs on that base plate? As in is it a dropped or raised base and how much is the drop or raise?

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June 14, 2013
Jason
The retro cadillac/oldsmobile air cleaner base rises approximately 3/4". The overall length is 19.60", width is 18.25", height is 5.00" and uses a 14" by 4" element and has notches at the rear for an HEI distributor.
1 answers

Do you know if this will work with an Edelbrock carb?

swarley
July 31, 2012

Do you know if this will work with an Edelbrock carb?

Answers

August 03, 2012
John
Yes, this will work with the newer Edelbrock, Holley, or Demon carburetors with the 5 1/8” neck.
1 answers

Hello, will this fit on a 2bbl rochester carb?

dave
santa ana ca
January 21, 2012

Hello, will this fit on a 2bbl rochester carb?

Answers

January 23, 2012
John
Part number 92511925 This air cleaner is designed for the standard 4 barrel carburetor having the 5 1/8” neck. You would need an adapter such as part number 91011360 to reduce down to the common Rochester 3” neck.
1 answers

is the base available for purchase? I have an original air cleaner (2 barrel) but need it to fit a 4 barrel.

ralph
Austin texas
April 21, 2015

is the base available for purchase? I have an original air cleaner (2 barrel) but need it to fit a 4 barrel.

Answers

April 23, 2015
John
Expert
This air cleaner is only available as a complete kit. We apologize but we do not offer the base only.
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