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#1 ABC Auto Industry

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:27 PM

From the 1979 Peterbilt Conventionals brochure. For some reason, this truck has 2 air cleaner hoses sticking out instead of 1. What's up with that? I've seen 359s with dual air cleaners, but never a 359 with two air cleaner hoses!

(P.S., Check out the groovy paint job!)

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Edited by ABC Auto Industry, 04 October 2007 - 06:49 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:06 PM

The top hose almost looks like an under hood preheated air intake. Never saw one lke that. paul

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

The set up was starting to become common on trucks spec'd for cold climates.

I have photos of several 359's with similar set ups but can't locate the photos. I thought I had them on my site someplace..

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:08 PM

Found it!
The photos are on my old Peterbilt photo page at this address:
old website on Angelfire.

Scroll down the page and there is a brown 359 with dual air cleaners with the preheated air setup.

Beware, Angelfire is full of popups, a big reason I moved to my current server www.timstrucks.com

The paint job on the '79 brochure truck (the truck in the photo is probably a '78 as most of the '79 builds had newer all Peterbilt single round-bulkhead door sleeper like the Revell/Monogram 359 kit)

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 10:29 AM

Dual air cleaners with dual hoses!? Now that's an odd truck! I also saw a flat fender 351 with a fender-mounted air cleaner on that site as well.

Speaking of air cleaners, does the Revell 359 have dual air cleaners?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:57 PM

The Revell of Germany 359 kits have dual air cleaners. The Revell/Monogram snap-kit has a single painted air cleaner.

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Dual air cleaners with dual hoses!? Now that's an odd truck! I also saw a flat fender 351 with a fender-mounted air cleaner on that site as well.

Speaking of air cleaners, does the Revell 359 have dual air cleaners?