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Old 01-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How can I tell if the air cleaner assembly on my GT is a HIPO?

It's got the chrome looking top and a blue base. I cannot see any markings.

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well its not the stock A code GT air cleaner.

Those are solid all around with a snorkel on the passenger side.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If it were original, I would expect it to have the original C5ZZ-9600-PG part number. Good chance it is simply a reproduction.
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According to Bob Mannels "Mustang & Ford Small Block V-8" book, there should be a date code stamped in the air cleaner base plate (5A = Jan '65) and that the HiPo air cleaner for '66 was unchanged from the '65 design. Your picture looks like the correct air cleaner (maybe a repop with no date code?). Pictures in this book appear to have a painted (not chrome) base
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well its not the stock A code GT air cleaner.

Those are solid all around with a snorkel on the passenger side.
I know it's not the correct unit. I wanted to know if the PO put on an original HIPO. I'll look for any date codes. Thanks
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks exactly like mine, 20 bucks at the local Mustang shop

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The 66 C5ZZ-9600-N air cleaner was a chrome top and Ford Corporate Blue base, and there was a connection for the crankcase breather in the base. Yours however, appears to be the cheap copy, not an original or good repro. A larger photo will help.

The 64-64 C5ZZ-9600-N had a gold base, and may or may not have the base connector. The chrome lid on the earlier version 64, early 65, had a very different "double ring" design.

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default HI-PO air cleaners

All of my hi-po tops look like 22GT's car. I have a flatter on from my 65 K GT FB, but it's also quite heavy, as compared to the repros that are very light. There's no marks, but it does look like the later chrome top.
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