GS Air Cleaner

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by '71buickg.s., Jan 22, 2003.

  1. '71buickg.s.

    '71buickg.s. a dark and stormy night..

    Can you guys and gals tell me what you consider a fair price for a GS snorkel air cleaner. Supposedly this one is in good condition? Obviously that's very subjective. Do these normally come with the rubber hose going to the valve cover? If not, are those hard to come by? Fast answers or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. Chris Lott

    Chris Lott 4 speed finally

    what do you mean by snorkel? Are you talking about a standard 350 air cleaner? If so, maybe $20 or so...?

    Edit: Sorry, I read your post wrong. If it is a complete GS air cleaner, including the fiberglass scoop buckets attached, I would say $150 or so, without seeing it of course. If you are having to make an offer and the person doesn't know what they have, I would start around $75 and see where you end up. Just my $.02
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Marty & Josh,
    I agree with Chris, 150.00 or so for a nice one. The rubber hose is available from CARS. Good Luck.
  4. '71buickg.s.

    '71buickg.s. a dark and stormy night..

    Does CARS have a website? If so what is it? thanks , josh
  5. 68 LeSabre 4dr

    68 LeSabre 4dr Well-Known Member

    air cleaner

    :Do No: Marty- This air cleaner? ebay # 2400964632:TU:
  6. 70voom

    70voom Well-Known Member

  7. '71buickg.s.

    '71buickg.s. a dark and stormy night..

    Maybe I should re-phrase my question. How good would a GS snorkel air cleaner have to be before paying $225.00 would be a good price? If $75-$150 is fair for good, should $225 be close to NOS? More comments would be appreciated.
  8. Driver2

    Driver2 Guest

    No, if "$75-$150" is fair for "good", then $225 means you're just paying someone else to do the work on a "good" one, that you could've done yourself, to make the same aircleaner LOOK new! Is it worth an extra "$75", to you, to pay someone else for restoring your aircleaner, for about $20 worth of materials to do it yourself?
    If you want a GS aircleaner, find a good one (complete, with no missing or broken pieces), strip the old paint off (sandblast the housing and the lid, if necessary, carefully), primer it, paint it Satin Black, put a new decal on it, and put it on the engine!
    $225 sounds overpriced. I only have about $120 invested in my '72 GS Aircleaner, which is harder to find parts for than for the '70 (the '72 uses different shape "triangular" seal, rather than "square").
    $80 for aircleaner, $5 for primer, $5 for paint, $5 for new GS decal, $2 for sandblast sand. Had to get new foam seals, too, for $20 (swap meet).
    Keep looking, unless you don't mind paying "extra". Hope this helps.:Smarty: :TU:
  9. '71buickg.s.

    '71buickg.s. a dark and stormy night..

    Thanks for the comments. I believe I will be passing on this item for now. I would like to get one someday, but their is just so many other things I would also like to have for my car. Seems when I do go to look for one I'll be looking in the $150.00 range. That is if I don't wait to long to make that move.
  10. Chris Lott

    Chris Lott 4 speed finally

    You shouldn't have a hard time finding a decent GS air cleaner for the right price. Just in the past month, I have found 2 Skylarks locally with GS hoods on them (One I know has a GS air cleaner, the other one I haven't checked yet). Both have been sitting too long, and I'm going to see if I can't pick them up. I can't believe there are still this many hoods around.... sad to think how many GSs gave their lives to go to that junkyard in the sky...
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2003

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