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  • Penelope
    Super-Experienced
    • Mar 4 2008
    • 670

    Yet another what is this...

    I picked up a little something that I am going to use as air cleaners for Stromberg 97's with a bit of jiggling. They were said to be air scoops for a 50's Cadillac but I would like to know exactly before I get asked.

    Does anyone recognise them?
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  • simplyconnected
    Administrator
    • May 26 2009
    • 8809

    #2
    Bill, have you got a bigger picture?
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    • Penelope
      Super-Experienced
      • Mar 4 2008
      • 670

      #3
      I will go down the shed tonight and take a better and bigger photo and post that - I used the one off ebay.
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      • Penelope
        Super-Experienced
        • Mar 4 2008
        • 670

        #4
        Originally posted by Penelope
        I will go down the shed tonight and take a better and bigger photo and post that - I used the one off ebay.
        Here you go....
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        • RustyNCa
          Super-Experienced
          • May 31 2007
          • 1370

          #5
          Originally posted by Penelope
          I picked up a little something that I am going to use as air cleaners for Stromberg 97's with a bit of jiggling. They were said to be air scoops for a 50's Cadillac but I would like to know exactly before I get asked.

          Does anyone recognise them?
          What are you running two 97s on? I just missed out on picking up 4 97s for $75 ....

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          • GTE427
            Super-Experienced
            • Oct 9 2007
            • 602

            #6
            These look like air inlets on Cadillacs circa 1955, 1956. They are located on top of the rear quarters (when equipped) between the C-post and the rear deck lid. Don't know that they are one in the same, googled images of this era caddy but didn't find a closeup of the inlet.
            Ken
            1959 J Convertible
            1960 J Hardtop

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            • Penelope
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              • Mar 4 2008
              • 670

              #7
              Originally posted by RustyNCa
              What are you running two 97s on? I just missed out on picking up 4 97s for $75 ....
              They are going on a 59A Flathead in a 46 jailbar (Ford half ton truck) on an Offy manifold. I am after a different look, hence these....
              sigpicBill
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              • Penelope
                Super-Experienced
                • Mar 4 2008
                • 670

                #8
                Originally posted by GTE427
                These look like air inlets on Cadillacs circa 1955, 1956. They are located on top of the rear quarters (when equipped) between the C-post and the rear deck lid. Don't know that they are one in the same, googled images of this era caddy but didn't find a closeup of the inlet.
                Ken, you are on the money, thank you. I found one on google...
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                • GTE427
                  Super-Experienced
                  • Oct 9 2007
                  • 602

                  #9
                  Caddy A/C inlet

                  Found another view showing the grille, apparently used when the cars were equipped with AC, the unit was trunk mounted, similar to the Continental Mark II which had the inlets incorporated into the sheet metal.
                  These vents look similar, but different than your photos. Let you be the judge.
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                  Last edited by GTE427; April 4, 2012, 07:21 AM.
                  Ken
                  1959 J Convertible
                  1960 J Hardtop

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