Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Jefferson County, WA
Re: Correct intake/air cleaner, '69 SS?
If you are looking for what came as stock equipment on 1969 SS 396 cars, 325 and 350 HP 396 versions came with medium rise, cast iron, oval port intakes and Quadrajet carburetors, while the 375 HP version was fitted a with square bore (Holley carb) aluminum intake that had large rectangular ports. If I recall correctly the 325 HP engine came with an enclosed element air cleaner with a long snout. This air cleaner was painted black. The 350 and 375 HP engines came with an open element air cleaner with a chrome cover. The bases were not the same, however, as the top of the Q-Jet and Holley carbs were different.