1965 Mustang air cleaner cover trivia question
My "new" 1965 "C" code (June '65 build date) has a one-piece air cleaner cover, meaning the mid-line seam b/t the base and the top cover is sealed together. The top cover sits in the center of the top portion of the cover, so the current air filter is much smaller (about half size) compared to the top of the cover.
The PO found an air cleaner to fit the diameter of the top lid, but had to create a gasket of approx. 1/2 inch b/c the lid would not seal with the base.
This build date is a "gold" motor, but the current air cleaner cover was painted gold over Ford blue. So, apparently a replacement. (?)
The snorkel is missing, and there is no obvious connection to the motor, meaning the snorkel should sit out on its own, kinda like a 6 cylinder.
Is there a snorkel available for this cover? Should I bite the bullet and buy a new cover? If I do, what about the down tube from the snorkel that apparently connects to the exhaust (which I don't seem to have)? Are there straight snorkels without additional connections?
Confused about the current configuration and want to put it right.
Assistance much appreciated!