On my 300H, I knew it did not need a “smog kit”, which is something we used to have to install on all used cars we sold at a used car lot where I had a little bit if money invested in the 60’s.
But when my H engine was rebuilt in Quincy, Illinois in 1982, the shop owner (Lee Hamilton Racing Engines) was doing his best to prepare the car for a California future after I decided to move back. One of my air filters has a very professional looking elbow-nipple installed to which the hose was connected to the valve cover to replace the draft tube. The air filter looks very factory (I put a black rubber nipple over the elbow when I de-smogged it). I am sure it will someday cause confusion.
Not-so-old-timers will recall the black, oily stains showing on concrete highways—from draft tubes. Made the road slick for our Beautiful Brutes after a rain.
I appreciate all the input describing the various air cleaners in 1964. But have yet to see a ram air cleaner with a hose nipple. The Parts Catalog indicated an optional air cleaner to be used with the breather hos. On the RHS. That’s strange as the hose would be connected to the oil-filler cap on the LHS rocker arm cover. Perhaps the RH reference is to the carb for the RH bank and head which is actually on the LHS of the chassis???
Mr. Merritt or anybody: Anything inside the “CA” unsilenced air cleaner to filter the air going to the breather hose and LHS rocker arm cover? Perhaps a little pad of stranded material? Improved filtering of crankcase vent air seems to be the only reason to add the hose to the LHS breather. Not that CA needed a reason. Just being different seems to make CA regulators happy.
Possible a quiet package ?. Silenced air cleaner and hood pad ?
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Posted by: Michael Moore <mmoore8425@xxxxxxx>
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