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What exactly is a shaker?

What is a shaker on those GTs?

I'm looking for a precise definition of a shaker. And what exactly they do etc.

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Think of it as cold air induction early 70's style.

It was a forward facing air scoop attached directly to the centrally mounted air cleaner and protruding through the bonnet. Being attached directly to the engine via the air cleaner housing meant that it moved with the engine. Visibly shaking at idle relative to the surrounding bodywork due to the lumpy cam & carb combo.

Hence the term 'Shaker'.

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In modern terms, a shaker is an idea that turns a forum full of Ford fans into frothy-mouthed ferals full of debate over whether the GT should have had one or not.


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This is the shaker more pics here: http://www.falcongt.com.au/XYGT-Engine-Bay.htm

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You beat me to it xa i was just about to post a pic too.
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i've been wondering this fo awhile would it bring any gains to fit a shaker to a EA CFI??

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if you are keen in cutting a hole in the bonnet.
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i've been wondering this fo awhile would it bring any gains to fit a shaker to a EA CFI??
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if you are keen in cutting a hole in the bonnet.
And getting a big nice yellow sticker to go with it!

Shakers are not allowed due to the fact that they are a danger to pedestrians, as in, if you hit someone and they go up onto your bonnet they'll hit the shaker.

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Re: What exactly is a shaker?

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What is a shaker on those GTs?

I'm looking for a precise definition of a shaker. And what exactly they do etc.

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What everyone else said, cold air induction, take a look at the movie "The Fast and the Ficticious" at the end where Vin Diesel drives his old mans car, it's go a shaker on the bonnet

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