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Does anyone know if the 57 cadilac batwing aircleaner will fit the 57 chevy with delux heater and clear everything?
 

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I dont think it will fit with the deluxe air cleaner. The batwing air cleaner has a swivel pot on the heater side.
 

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The issue is the heater motor. if you have a replacement heater motor it does fit albet a little close. It is rumored that the early 57 batwings did not have aswivel pot.
 

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I think you might find that the distance between the air cleaner carb studs is not the same between the Caddilac and the Chevy.
 

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The carburetor spacing is different, but a skilled bodyman can change it by cutting a off center circle around the mount that needs to be moved, and move it around 180deg and reweld it. It has been done a lot of times. They are also mounted backwards so the front becomes the back, also the mounting is trimmed back. It's true that the RH air cleaner needs to be off center for the deluxe heater, but even that can be modified if required.
Once all has been done, no-one would know as long as they don't look underneath.
 

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The carburetor spacing is different, but a skilled bodyman can change it by cutting a off center circle around the mount that needs to be moved, and move it around 180deg and reweld it. It has been done a lot of times. They are also mounted backwards so the front becomes the back, also the mounting is trimmed back. It's true that the RH air cleaner needs to be off center for the deluxe heater, but even that can be modified if required.
Once all has been done, no-one would know as long as they don't look underneath.
YES! A Cadillac batwing can be worked to fit the Chevy 2x4 carb set-up.

A local man named Paul Roberts (RIP Paul) sold several of the Cadillac batwings to Chevy owners.
 
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