NEED! 72 GS 350 air cleaner have 72 455 to trade

Discussion in 'Lost and Found' started by RPM Mark, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    I'm looking for a 72 GS 350 air cleaner. Any condition that is usable will do.

    I got a 72 455 air cleaner in decent shape that could use paint on the scoops and has no foam gaskets that just won't fit properly on the 350 with the radiator shroud.

    Willing to trade if needed. Located in Chicago.
  2. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    Somethings not right.
    The GS 350 and GS 455 air cleaners are identical except for the big decal and the foams.
  3. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    I am new to the GS side of the hobby, been on the Trans Am side for a long time, but from the pics I've seen, the actual snorkel portion is designed differently from the 350 to the 455. The 455 openings are the same shape and on the 350 the drivers side is more of a triangle shape while the pass side is more square. This helps the air cleaner clear the upper radiator hose since the 350 hose is different than the 455.
    Basically my 455 air cleaner right now is the dual square opening style and the drv side is hitting my upper radiator hose since the engine is a 350. And I have a new hose and it is the same shape.

    Am I missing something here?
  4. hemikillerstg1

    hemikillerstg1 History Repeating Itself

    70-71 had both square, 72 one side is triangular.
    You most likely have a 70-71 air cleaner

    Also I believe the support brackets are different between the 455 and 350.
  5. V8Sky

    V8Sky "Scarlett"

    You need a 1972 350 (or 455) GS air cleaner that has the triangular shaped drivers side snorkle. This was so the air cleaner did not hit the AIR pump that some 1972s had. If you do not have an AIR pump on the driver's side, then you can actually use the 1970-71 GS air cleaner with no problem - the upper radiator hose makes no difference. My '72 350 did not have the AIR pump (I believe only the CA models had them) so I could have used any 1970-72 GS air cleaner but did eventually find a correct looking '72 air cleaner.
  6. brmorr

    brmorr Well-Known Member

    I would be willing to trade, but need to see pictures of yours 1st. I am located in the Chicago area as well. Got a nice 72 one, and always wanted to get a 70-71 one since my car is a 71.

    Let me know or shoot me some pictures and a email to

  7. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    Pics sent to you Brian
  8. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    free post so I can get to 10 to post a pic
  9. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    Here's what I got on the car. Note how the drv side kinda squashes the radiator hose down and the pass side hits the edge of the fan shroud.
  10. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks like you've got the wrong radiator hose. The GS's used a hose that came straight up and out and then turned, so it would clear the scoops.
  11. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    RPM Mark,

    RacerX88 is correct. The radiator hose is incorrerct and you have a '70-'71 air cleaner.

    There are several pics or the correct upper hose on the site and a couple of suppliers or reproduction hoses as well.

    As for finding a '72 air cleaner I'd post it in parts wanted and see what turns up.
  12. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    I notice that the car is missing the A/C compressor and the Air Pump and emissions parts as well. The '72 air cleaner is different so that it clears the air pump. If you are not going to use the air pump, etc. then you won't need a different air cleaner.
  13. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    I'm taking the ac off the car, and I was not aware of it having an air pump.
    Thanks for the info guys.

    So if I have the wrong upper hose I wonder why the replacement one I got from Year One is the same?

    Does anyone have a link to the correct one? I've done a search but am not coming up with anything.

    And if this air cleaner will work, I wonder why it's hitting the fan shroud on the pass side?
  14. 70455ht

    70455ht Well-Known Member

    Maybe you are hitting the fan shroud because the radiator hose is preventing the air cleaner from fitting on there properly. The air cleaner looks to be cocked to the left (driver's side).
  15. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

  16. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    The air cleaner is not aligned correctly. It is off to the drivers side enough to make contact with the fan shroud. Do you have the support bracket that attaches to the thermostat housing and is it installed correctly?
  17. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    I do not have the support bracket. Is it crucial? Or will I be able to get by without it?
    I think I might have found the correct hose in the small block section so I'm gonna try to get one of those and see if that prevents the air cleaner from sitting to the drv side.

    BTW, anyone have a pic of the support bracket. I'd like to see if I can make one.
  18. hdpegscraper

    hdpegscraper Well-Known Member

    Does any one remake the support bracket? Im not even quite sure what it looks like, but I do know should have one.
  19. RPM Mark

    RPM Mark Member

    So Steve at Caruso says he only makes a 455 hose.
    I got a part number for a hose from Gates but that part number is the same for the 455 and 350 cars.
    I'll keep the air cleaner if I can get a hose that will clear it.
    Still looking for a solution.
  20. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    350's and 455's use the same air cleaner in their respective years.

    Here's how a 72 would look - seems you have the same upper rad hose.


    And how a 70-71 should look

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