Author Topic: 1966 Sprint Chrome Air Cleaner  (Read 3334 times)

Offline Twilight65

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1966 Sprint Chrome Air Cleaner
« on: July 27, 2009, 06:56:47 PM »
Hey everyone this looks to be a great forum for Concours guys.  I was at a show this weekend and a question came up about the correct chrome air cleaner for a Sprint car. My May 66 convertible does not have a snout but looks to be authentic. Another person told me all correct Sprint air cleaners had a snout. Also my chrome never looked to be especially shiny, more of a dull chrome.  What's correct or are both correct? Snout or No Snout?, Shined to perfection or dull? My air cleaner base is blue stamped 6E.

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Re: 1966 Sprint Chrome Air Cleaner
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 09:14:43 PM »
Your non-snorkel air cleaner would be correct.  Also, the poor chrome finish is consistent with all the originals I have seen.
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Re: 1966 Sprint Chrome Air Cleaner
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 11:26:03 PM »
These (like most air cleaner lids) were plated using a process referred to as "flash chrome" where there was less preparation (lacked the multiple coats of other platings before the chrome was applied) producing a slightly rougher and thinner coating

Here is a shot of a very low mileage Sprint air cleaner with the almost satin look of the chrome applied to the lid

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