Reproduction Group II "Walking Cat" oval air cleaner for your Mercury Cougar. Good quality reproduction that will go nicely with our Cougar aluminum valve covers. The finish on the black portion is not the same as the crinkle finish on the valve covers but do know the crinkle finish can be added with an aerosol product found from most paint suppliers. If you are using a vented oil filler cap you will need to drill a hole in the base to insert the rubber vent hose.
This is a must have if you are using a pair of our finned aluminum valve covers. These air cleaners never came from the factory on any Cougar, but were an over the counter option available from your local Ford dealer as seen in the "How To Sharpen Your Cats Claws" Shelby marketing literature. If you have a nice original hood blanket, you may want to think twice before using it in conjunction with this air cleaner as it will leave an imprint. To avoid this problem with small block cars you can use a lower profile carburetor spacer, but on big block cars, this is not an option due to the already thin design of the factory carburetor spacer. This will work with all single 2 and 4 barrel carburetors and features a stamped steel base.
21" deep by 10" wide by 2 1/2" tall, the spacer is 1.5" tall as well