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Need vacuum help.
« on: January 03, 2013, 09:05:42 PM »
I'm trying to clean up the engine bay on my 80 but I don't know what to do with all the vacuum lines. Especially the ones going to the air cleaner. Also, i'd like to delete the egr valve. How do I go about doing that?
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Re: Need vacuum help.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 09:37:59 PM »
If it works & isn't carboned up there really isn't a gain to toss the EGR. As for the vacuum mess I think the Duraspark & carb take cues from some of that spaghetti so replacing crusty hoses may be better than elimination.
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Re: Need vacuum help.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 09:47:24 PM »
Okay, that'd be fine too. I just don't like those cheesy lookin multi colored stock ones.
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Re: Need vacuum help.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 10:34:30 PM »
This topic makes me cringe......I had to have mine professionally done after I did an engine exchange and there are still lines that are not connected to anything!!!!!  LOL  a big friggin JOKE!!
It is not funny but it is   ;D :'(
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Re: Need vacuum help.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 10:58:54 PM »
Thats what I wanna avoid is big vacuum problems. My old Honda had them and it was a nightmare  :P
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Re: Need vacuum help.
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 10:04:53 PM »
If you have easy starting & a smooth idle then simply replace each vacuum line 1 at a time until they are all new. I'm not the expert on interchange between the years but the older ones were much simpler.
 
Changing to a '74 water choke carb, distributor & ignition box would eliminate any emission calibration between the '80 pieces. Most of the vacuum lines could then be eliminated & the EGR removed.
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