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WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« on: February 26, 2008, 10:49:04 AM »
Well I got my new drop=base air cleaner unit from WFO installed last night and it is as fine a piece as I have ever purchased. Kudos to Larry for such a nice piece.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 03:06:02 PM »
What carb/intake combo were you running that you needed to buy the kit? How did it help you out?
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 11:44:08 AM »
Carb is a 850 double pumper Holley on a Professional Products Polished Hurricane open plenum intake and there is a 1/2" nitrous plate between them. I had modified my stock air cleaner assembly for the Holley, but the combo was still high enough to keep a little more pressure on the underside of the hood than I cared for. Larry's unit is much more appealing visually and it brought the shaker a little lower so it's not so tight against the hood now.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 02:57:52 PM »
Any chance you could share some more info on this part? Costs, pics, contact info?? Have you seen the one Butler offers? Compare?
Thanks, Darin

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008, 03:59:05 PM »
Any chance you could share some more info on this part? Costs, pics, contact info?? Have you seen the one Butler offers? Compare?
Thanks, Darin

The one that Butler offers IS the WFO from Larry Navarro.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008, 12:37:07 AM »
I bought my WFO from Butlers.....nicely made, but I can't comment on the fit as I don't need it right now...its for the next engine.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008, 09:55:00 AM »
That's what we like, Leigh!  Forward thinking! :D :D ;)

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008, 07:14:19 PM »
about how much are the bases. Any info greatly appreciated
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008, 07:45:22 PM »
about how much are the bases. Any info greatly appreciated
John

You can the product and pricing for yourself on Butler Performance's Website. Just scroll down about 1/4 of the way down the linked page. There are two versions: WFO-1 for 70-76 style shakers and WFO-2 for 77-79 style shakers. They are both priced the same at $198.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2008, 07:54:49 AM »
That's what we like, Leigh!  Forward thinking! :D :D ;)

Rick, when I decided to stop playing around and revised my planned spec on that 455 project to include SD Performance heads and roller cam/rockers etc, I figured it was time to step up to an RPM manifold..either the Edelbrock or preferably the new copy of the RPM thats already trimmed down and has no exhaust crossover....hence why I thought I'd order the WFO...along with some other stuff....like a Canton road-race pan etc.
And now that I decided on the SD heads...I'm thinking about maybe biting hte bullet and going the extra for SD's worked over KRE alloys......build it once - build it right..... :lol:
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2008, 01:32:59 PM »
I'll post some pics soon.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2008, 12:43:13 PM »
That's what we like, Leigh!  Forward thinking! :D :D ;)

Rick, when I decided to stop playing around and revised my planned spec on that 455 project to include SD Performance heads and roller cam/rockers etc, I figured it was time to step up to an RPM manifold..either the Edelbrock or preferably the new copy of the RPM thats already trimmed down and has no exhaust crossover....hence why I thought I'd order the WFO...along with some other stuff....like a Canton road-race pan etc.
And now that I decided on the SD heads...I'm thinking about maybe biting hte bullet and going the extra for SD's worked over KRE alloys......build it once - build it right..... :lol:

Sounds Awesome leigh!!
mate im gonna have to pick your brain next year sometime once i start piecing together this 455 that came with my recent 77, ill have to throw you the parts list and see what you think about the combo. Would love some good advice from a real pontiac engine guy.

Cheers.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 04:03:39 PM »
lol.....no worries, mate.  :-D
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2008, 08:48:29 AM »
Thomas, thanks for your support and glad you are pleased with the product. Did you ever get a chance for some pics?
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2008, 10:27:59 PM »
Gotta get me one of those.  Very cool product.

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2008, 10:10:39 PM »
Hey guys, will these bases work with an electric choke edelbrock performer carb? I have a 403 in my car.  :)

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2008, 07:47:07 AM »
No. Electric choke pod protrudes to far from the carb body.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2008, 02:24:42 PM »
Will they work on a (1979) 403 running Performer manifold with stock carb?
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2008, 08:06:42 PM »
Which base should I use, I have a 78 with a 455 and using a shaker from a 76..
I am using a performer rpm & quadrajet.

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2008, 10:08:09 AM »
No. Electric choke pod protrudes to far from the carb body.

Would this apply to Q-Jets as well.  Cliff is building my carb now and putting an electric choke on it.  Do I need to go with the old style choke to make it fit?

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2008, 05:53:33 AM »
Which base should I use, I have a 78 with a 455 and using a shaker from a 76..
I am using a performer rpm & quadrajet.
Use the assembly for '73-'76 models.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2008, 05:54:51 AM »
Would this apply to Q-Jets as well.  Cliff is building my carb now and putting an electric choke on it.  Do I need to go with the old style choke to make it fit?
No. The Q-jet carbs are fine with the factory chokes.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2008, 05:55:55 AM »
Would this apply to Q-Jets as well.  Cliff is building my carb now and putting an electric choke on it.  Do I need to go with the old style choke to make it fit?
No. The Q-jet carbs are fine with the electric chokes.
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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2008, 07:00:05 AM »
Would this apply to Q-Jets as well.  Cliff is building my carb now and putting an electric choke on it.  Do I need to go with the old style choke to make it fit?
No. The Q-jet carbs are fine with the factory chokes.

Thanks Larry!

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2009, 12:51:19 PM »
Ok, got me all confused here   :lol:  These drop down air bases look to be slicker than duck doo doo^ on a wet dock.. my question.. are they:
1) compatible with a '79 Trans Am's running the Olds 403?.
2) If not, what does it take to adapt them?

Appreciate any help

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Re: WFO Larry Navarro's drop base air cleaner
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2009, 12:51:19 PM »
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