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what is it?
« on: February 12, 2022, 01:08:13 AM »
At last years National Mercury show in Denver, a judge looked under my hood and saw the canister on the driver's side of the car and asked "What is it?" If you don't know what I am talking about, It connects to the air cleaner with a corrugated hose. All I could say was "hell if I know." Does anyone know?
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Re: what is it?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2022, 03:05:12 AM »
I Believe that is part of the smog system. But not completely sure my 77 don't have any smog stuff

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2022, 05:16:47 AM »
I suspect what you are describing is the carbon canister.  It collects the gas tank vapors and routes them to the engine air cleaner via a corrugated hose.  See attached old photo found on the internet.
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Re: what is it?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2022, 07:47:54 AM »
I can't find a diagram online - but the corregated line looks like a carbon canister vent.  This would allow fresh air into the canister to allow it to purge the fuel vapors out.   The vapors generated in the fuel tank are pushed into the carbon canister.  There needs to be a vacuum source to pull them out (engine vacuum after the throttle plate) - but there also needs to be a way to not build up vacuum in the carbon cannister (hense the vent).   Nowadays this is usually a short hose with a "spider trap" placed in a dry area so it doesn't zoop up water. Back in the 70s, it probably seemed like a good dry spot was the air cleaner.   The line that pulls the fuel vapor into the engine is small because too much vapor would drive the engine control rich....   And yes, spiders love fuel vapors.....

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2022, 07:51:33 AM »
oh that's funny it changed the word "s"  - u - c - "k " to zoop.....    If I have offended someone, then I am truely sorry  ha ha

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2022, 08:07:11 AM »
oh that's funny it changed the word "s"  - u - c - "k " to zoop.....    If I have offended someone, then I am truely sorry  ha ha

Trust me, you didn't offend anyone!!  In an effort to keep this forum family-friendly, it was set up years ago with a system which does not allow words that might possibly be considered offensive by some.  There was a fair amount of discussion about it some years ago, but we ultimately didn't hear enough complaints about it to warrant changing anything.  In today's world, it's a rather quaint feature... but then, the Pinto is a quaint little car from another era, so I think it's rather a good fit.

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2022, 01:45:22 PM »
 "s"  - u - c - "k "  Options:


Draws a vacuum.


Creates negative pressure.


Below zero pressure.


Drawing effort (as in lifting a liquid).


Probably too many "pumps" on a car to modify that word.   ;D

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2022, 08:40:19 AM »
I've had the authority, but not the inclination, to remove that restriction for years.  Personally, I think it's rather quaint but then I see other forums where the language is not regulated, and it make me feel proud to be associated with this one. 

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2022, 01:01:29 PM »
I'm cool with it.  My language is pretty clean (thanks to my wife's influence back in college).  I was just amused that I said something to get caught in the language filter.   BTW, the "offended anybody" was a line from an Indiana Jones movie.....

Let's keep it as is & I dont think it zoops at all!

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2022, 11:43:52 PM »

Let's keep it as is & I dont think it zoops at all!

Me either!

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