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Batwing air cleaner dual quad
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Greg Shuster
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Hi, I am looking for a dual quad air cleaner to install in my 56 golden hawk with the dual carb setup on the 352 Packard motor that came with this car. I’ll have to modify the heights so I am not looking for a fully restored one. Anyone have one for sale?

Posted on: 2023/2/12 13:12
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I do...PM me # to text photos to.

Posted on: 2023/2/12 14:37
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Re: Batwing air cleaner dual quad
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There's a reason few have installed that on modified '56Js. When you figure out how to do it, please share step-by-step with photos.

jack vines

Posted on: 2023/2/13 13:24
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Because Packard batwings had a somewhat unique carb spacing and those cleaners are so rare, if you are going to need to modify the cleaner substantially anyway to make it fit under the hood I wonder if finding one that might be a bit easier to come by and modifying that would work better. Also wondering if it is even possible to modify one to make it fit since the pots are deep and need to clear the rockers. Because of that the entire assy is raised fairly high over the carbs yet the GH hood is so low. Have you looked into one of the dual carb universal elongated oval types? One of those might fit under the bumpout in the hood center without much work.

A few years ago a fellow published an article on other batwings with emphasis and spacings for various implementations geared toward Pontiac and GM models. I would think almost anything made for other than Packard would be more plentiful.https://www.trifive.com/attachments/aircleaner-batwing-guide-pdf.221878/

Posted on: 2023/2/13 13:47
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Good suggestion, Howard. I was about to say the same thing, but recommend after market air cleaners offered by Speedway and Summit. They would look attractive and would not take away from originality since the Hawks did not come with dual quads. No need to modify a rare Packard Batwing.

Posted on: 2023/2/14 13:17
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Contrary to what some seem to believe, 1950s Cadillac Eldorado dual quad batwings will drop right onto a Packard V8 Caribbean. No spacing issues. The big spacing issues are with Chevrolet batwings (BTW, original Chevy batwings and MoPar batwings are probably the rarest of all batwing air cleaners). Those are very different.

Simply turn the Eldo air cleaner around backwards and drop it onto the Packard Caribbean quads. But there are issues.

The differences are as follows:

• Cadillac batwing air cleaners mount in reverse position to Packards.

• SOME Eldo oil bath pots (the hanging cylindrical components) are larger (deeper and larger diameter) than Packard pots. The largest of the Eldo pots may rub on Packard valve covers.

• Cadillac Eldo pots attach with chrome pieces that were actually drawer pull knobs. Packards used wing nuts. Look for them in cars pictured online and in auctions.

• SOME Cadillac Eldo batwings also have a diecast chrome-plated "V" on top.

• MoPar batwings had extra ribs pressed into the top of the housings. No idea about their carb spacing.

Over the years I have had all of these at one time or another.

There are numerous Eldo batwings riding around on Caribbean V8s. A couple recently put up for auction with the sellers bragging the cars were "all original and complete" have had Eldo air cleaners.

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Posted on: 2023/2/14 20:01
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And... here is a MoPar batwing air cleaner... on an old Hemi.

Note the deep pressed-in ribs.

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Posted on: 2023/3/30 21:46
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