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6/15/11 6:55am - Original Message: '1980 l-48 Air Cleaner'
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Kentwood, MI - USA

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Currently own: 1980 L-48 automatic. Custom painted in gray metal flake with silver hood accent. Oyster interior. Previously owned: 1976 silver Sting Ray with black interior. 1980 L-48 black with oyster interior.

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Based on my 1980 Vette Vin Number, the engine is an L-48 but the air cleaner is a dual snorkel with the front center air duct. All parts suppliers like Corvette Central and Eckler's show a single snorkel air cleaner for the L-48. The engine looks to be original.

Was there a change in air cleaner system at some point or was it an option of some sort?
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6/15/11 7:08am - Reply: '1980 l-48 Air Cleaner'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Not sure what year, but at one point, ALL the later engines used the dual snorkel air cleaner...I think that started around '78-'79...

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6/15/11 1:32pm - Reply: '1980 l-48 Air Cleaner'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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My '80 was built in November 1979 and it had the dual snorkel air cleaner.

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6/15/11 10:11pm - Reply: '1980 l-48 Air Cleaner'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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My '79 L-48 was built in July of '79 and it came original with the dual snorkel air cleaner.
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6/17/11 9:53pm - Reply: '1980 l-48 Air Cleaner'
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Kentwood, MI - USA

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Currently own: 1980 L-48 automatic. Custom painted in gray metal flake with silver hood accent. Oyster interior. Previously owned: 1976 silver Sting Ray with black interior. 1980 L-48 black with oyster interior.

Joined: 6/11/2011
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Thanks for all the help.

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6/18/11 5:41am - Reply: '1980 l-48 Air Cleaner'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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Corvette Black Book says they started that on the '79's to gain about 5 more hp on the L48.
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6/18/11 8:51pm - Reply: '1980 l-48 Air Cleaner'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Yep, ALL '79s (til 82 ) had the dual snorkel air cleaner AND the 2.5" exhaust.

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