What year nailhead air cleaner

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by STAGE III, Jun 12, 2018.


    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    In one of my earlier OCD phases I was buying nailhead parts. I know I bought it from WildBill decades ago but I don't know the parts year,WAS even an NOS air cleaner filter. Whole thing is rough no matter year but not advertising it till I know what year it is at least.

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  2. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    It looks like a 65 or 66. If it was in better shape I would buy it, I’m looking for a chrome one.
  3. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    63-64 Riviera, usually see these on 425 with 4GC.
    Also fits a 59-60 Oldsmobile with the Rochester 4GC.

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Thank ya gentlemen, and Jim it is rough but that is 20 years of dust and mess too. Would clean up a fair amount even though would need a rechrome. Swap me some 70-72 stuff for it if you wanna powder coat it or something,I sure don't need it.
    : )
  5. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    You might want to check whether the base fits an AFB or a 4MV Q-jet.
  6. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    The base WILL NOT fit a Q-Jet. As stated fits '64-'65 Riv. & '65-'66 Skylark Gs's WITHOUT the Q-Jet.

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    I think I originally bought it for my 60 deuce but with factory air and generator dont think I even got it close enough to check
  8. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    66 Riviera GS came with a chromed air cleaner that fit the 4MV and looks similar.
  9. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    John, PM sent.
  10. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    4MV air cleaner did NOT have locating tabs like the base of this air cleaner has which was to position the snorkel in the correct orientation for an AFB or 4GC.
  11. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    Thanks for the additional info Tom.

    Was the chromed version standard on any nailhead with AFB? I thought it was just sold thru the parts dept. as part of a "dress-up kit" along with chromed valve covers.
  12. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Chrome was not standard, at least on the Skylark GS. It was part of the drsss up kit. Chrome was part of the Rivieras with the Qjet but they had the larger carb opening.
  13. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member


    I believe this is the measurements:
    4-7/16 afb/4-jet
    5-1/8 q-jet 66 1 year only

  14. Junkman

    Junkman Well-Known Member

    I have one of these that came off of a '64 Riviera. It sure won't fit my '60 Electra with generator and a/c BUT it sits fine on my '65 Electra. Let me do the usual "Put me in line" and I'll get permission from the wife , think about it , etc . I could really use this one for my '65 Wildcat project John .
  15. 36racin

    36racin Platinum Level Contributor

    What does it measure where it meets with carb?

    4-7/16 afb/4-jet
    5-1/8 q-jet 66 1 year only

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