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    Air Cleaner Left or Right-which way is right?

    I've seen countless photos of 59' and 60' Lark 259 V8 equipped engine bays. I've seen the air intake filter canister horn pointing both left as well as right. Although I don't believe it's critical, for aesthetics , in which direction should it be positioned to be factory correct?

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    It should be pointing to the right. That is the car's right or to the left as you look under the hood from the front. This also applies to later Lark-types.
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    As you look under the hood from the front, the drivers side would be the right side. I don't think that is what you meant.

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    No matter where you're standing the drivers side is always the left. (Unless you're in England!)

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    Thanks for the input. I'll place it to my left as I stand in front of the car.

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    Oh Phew, when I saw the title I thought you were starting something political, which is verboten.
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    With the Decal (if still remaining) in the Front and Center, when the Intake points straight right, I never could figure out WHY so many are wrong!


    That reminds me of the Post where I posted Pics of all the '59 & '60 Larks and Champ V8's (17 of 'em) with the Hottest Heater Input, Water that SHOULD go to the Control Valve, going to the Heater Core, so that you never can turn off the Hot Water!

    61 Champ1.jpg This one has BOTH Errors!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    As you look under the hood from the front, the drivers side would be the right side. I don't think that is what you meant.
    I believe that you either misread or misinterpreted what I wrote.
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    No, what you wrote was open to misinterpretation.

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    Thanks for the information on the hoses! Now I know why my Champ cab is so hot even with the heater valve lever tie-wrapped down. I will swap hoses around later today or tomorrow.
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