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Just picked one up and thought I'd share. Pretty nice part actually for 14.00. Compared to original it is slightly thicker, also the end towards the air cleaner right after the small bend seems longer than original. This may be to fit other applications or just the way the hose comes (I was told it was made from original dies so it may or may not be). No numbers or arrow on it, will have to add those.
Keep in mind my orignal in the pic was folded over and squished for a few years so it has a sharper bend (if you look closely you can see how it thins out there too as it is deformed), once held in place it is a dead match to the CARS piece.
CARS catalog P/N VT-704 says 70-71 all V8 and 72 455 but I see no reason why it wouldn't fit a 72 350 as GM used same p/n for all of them. It will also fit the 73-74 455's as well.
Update on this, it will fit 72 GS 350 but the "normal" 350 cars take a different number 72 and up. I was corrected on V8 so passing that along.
Here it is installed on my car. I trimmed about 1/2 off the air cleaner end of mine to make it sit straight. And if anyone mentions the lack of the bleeder screws on my master cylinder I'm gonna lose it!!:LAUGH: (yes I've heard it before and I don't care!):
10-20-2006, 05:46 PM
Weeee don neeeed no steeenkeen bleeder screws!!!!
Oh, Thanks for the report.
10-23-2006, 12:44 AM
I wouldn't have noticed the lack of bleeder screws if you hadn't mentioned it. I suppose because it looks just like the one on my 73.
10-23-2006, 07:01 AM
Where did the chrome on the valve covers go?:LAUGH: :HI:
Hi Dan, the the chrome valde covers are in my other car!! :LAUGH: Its NEXT....
10-23-2006, 09:54 PM
If the stage 1 is next, but the pict is a 455, so either you have 3 (you only show 2 in your sig), or you swapped the 350 for the big guy. Which is it?:HI:
#'s 350 is sitting on a pallet in the garage. 455 is fun, so why not!? Only issue is, car is gs 350 but engine is 455 so which air cleaner decal do I put on??:LAUGH: Made car as authentic as possible for big block machine but yeah wrong engine. Whoops!!:LAUGH:
Only two, thats all I can afford. No space left either.
Vert is at shop right now getting top install, then its done. I managed to get a few cruises in this summer (top down, boot on), ragtops rock!! :YA:
10-24-2006, 07:45 AM
Once you get her back, I'd love to see some picts. I saw some of the progress, and it looked great Tim.:TU: :TU: :TU: :YA:
Pics will be posted on webpage...entire thing can be seen there start to finish.... http://www.members.shaw.ca/ritc1
Was going to take some nice "official" shots, but curently have mismatched tires/rims due to getting warranty on front wheels and weather is going downhill fast....so mght only be a "in garage" shot...:LAUGH:
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