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Pete 359 anomaly

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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!)

http://images102.fotki.com/v398/fileiMcs/6...eConv197906.jpg

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

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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..

Tim

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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)

Tim

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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?

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

Tim

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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