• When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

WTB A12 fiberglass air cleaner base plate

Status
Not open for further replies.

Marson

Member
Local time
2:07 AM
Joined
Jun 10, 2018
Messages
13
Reaction score
1
Location
Berlin
Feedback: 0 / 0 / 0
I'm looking for a repro fiberglass A12 air cleaner base plate. Maybe somebody sells a complete set up? Shipping to Germany is required
 
Don't they still sell the Repops at I think Summit? I know theyre out there.…..
 
I can't find it at summit. aar sells them too far as I know. But unfortunately they do not answer my email...maybe the don't want to shipp overseas.
 
AAR fiberglass makes one, $180 U.S. , but it is NOT very accurate. It would need a gasket, and the water vents are missing.
An A12 expert will spot it as a repro from across the parking lot, anyone who doesn't know A12s won't care if it's "right" or not.
 
I can't find it at summit. aar sells them too far as I know. But unfortunately they do not answer my email...maybe the don't want to shipp overseas.
Forget what I said about Summit selling them - I misread your post. They sell the lid that goes on top but not the base plate that I know of.

However I will say still that they’re out there. Steel as original is going to cost you but of course fiber glass is much cheaper and more easily found. Try Year One as I know one of the big guys did sell them - I was contemplating buying for my six pack but didn’t like the fiber glass part. Check Facebook Markets, EBay, etc. You’ll find one.
 
Summit sells a non fresh air metal version (generic) that may be out of stock.
They won't have an A12 base.
 
In my case I'm fine with that aar repo cause I've to cut it for my 4bbl project. It's that function with my A12 hood what I'm looking for . So I don't want to spend much money for a base plate.
 
Okay, you've got a four barrel that you are trying to seal to a sixpack hood/scoop.
I've seen that done multiple ways. I've seen Giant cake pans with a rubber seal added. I've seen plates riveted to the base of a drop base aircleaner bottom (held in place by the element and top piece, sealed to the hood with foam. I have two done that way, one for a single four, one for a maxwedge crossram.
(Strangely enough, in MY case, in both situations my car ran harder at the dragstrip WITHOUT the seal to the hood. It may have been a carburetor calibration thing, but an A/B test, with or without the pan, without was faster.)
Frankly, the cake pan setup was very cleanly done, did not look at all like what it was.
 
Buy a 69 4 barrel air grabber base and use the foam to seal it to the hood..
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Auto Transport Service
Back
Top