smog stuff removel

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smog stuff removel

Postby Roadhog » Mon May 08, 2006 7:08 pm

I live in an area that doesn't do sniff test, yet. As this midget won't be on the street much I am dying to tear out all of the smog/emission junk that I can. Any guidelines/suggestions from anyone?
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Postby Modelguy2 » Mon May 08, 2006 8:16 pm

From what I've read on other baords they run better with the stuff or they need a bit of fine tuning after removal to get them to run well. Mine has all the emission stuff on it and it runs like it was made yesterday.
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Re: smog stuff removel

Postby Con Tiki1 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:23 am

When the air pump seized on my car, i pulled everything out rather than spend the $ to replace it. It was worth it for the extra space under the hood. As to whether or not it runs better, I think there's an improvement.
The biggest difference I've noticed is the timing, and amount of advance. My car, a '76, had a vacuum retard on it which had it running 2degrees after @ idle, as soon as i plugged it, the timing jumped to 10 deg before, and everything smoothed out. I guess it depends on what you're after. My car only gets a couple hundred miles a summer, so it's mileage exempt from the emissions test. I don't really know if these cars are that inefficient, or if it was the mid-70's mindset that created the need for all that smog equipment.
I may get mine checked, just to see if it will pass w/o all that crap...
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