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

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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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Reviews

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
0
RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT:

DocSquat
Verified Purchaser
Tulsa, OK, USA

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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Buffalotrux
Verified Purchaser
Wimberley, TX. USA

Very Good Quality. This is for the "Nost

November 02, 2014
I plan to use the air cleaner on my 1954 Chevrolet Flatbed Truck. It has a 1987 SBC Fuel Injected engine. This will complete the under hood nostalgic look for my truck
Pros:
  • great authentic look
Yes, I recommend this product.
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JonnyMag
Verified Purchaser
Uxbridge,Mass.

The air cleaner looks great on the hot r

October 18, 2014
After smoothing out the spot welds and repainting and pin striping the air filter really makes the engine compartment. It is a great addition at an affordable price.
Pros:
  • Great product
Cons:
  • visible spot welds
Yes, I recommend this product.
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40FordCoupeGuy
Verified Purchaser
Detroit, MI, USA

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

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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caddy
bagley. mn

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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Dan-O
Verified Purchaser
No. IL

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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Larry
Hayesville,nc

Retro Air Cleaner

July 16, 2012
Rec'd the item today...this is a wonderful product. The quality is exceptional, the fit is perfect...even comes with a factory type decal to attach if desired. Speedway is to be commended for this product!
Pros:
  • Quality Construction
  • Easy To Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Charlie Foxtrot
Portland, OR

Very good quality part

March 28, 2012
This is a beefy, quality piece. There were some very minor flaws in the finish, but nothing that can't be buried under some paint.
Pros:
  • Quality Construction
  • Easy To Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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teamcow
Verified Purchaser
topeka, ks

Excellent looking piece with quality

March 13, 2012
First thing I did was cut my hand on the bottom edge while taking it out of the box. A quick deburring fixed that...
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

10 questions : 10 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?

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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?

Answers

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?

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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?

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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.

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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.
1 answers

He'll got a 750 aed holly carb On a 406 small block. This should fit correct?

nick
Orlando fl
May 30, 2015

He'll got a 750 aed holly carb On a 406 small block. This should fit correct?

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June 01, 2015
Eric
Expert
Yes this air cleaner will fit on a Holley 750 carburetor.
1 answers

Will this fit a Edelbrock 4 barrel carb? It says it fits several manufacturers carbs and unless I just missed it somewhere it does not actually say if its for a 2 or 4 barrell.

XtechX
June 22, 2015

Will this fit a Edelbrock 4 barrel carb? It says it fits several manufacturers carbs and unless I just missed it somewhere it does not actually say if its for a 2 or 4 barrell.

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June 22, 2015
Eric
Expert
Yes this fits all 4 barrel carburetors that have a 5 1/8" neck size. It will fit your Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor just fine.
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