How long did it take you to remove it all?Hi, @FJ62 Jose. First, my smog pump gave up the ghost. This led me to the initial partial desmog (did a bypass of the smog pump). As far as I know, these pumps are long gone, and putting another 30 something year old pump on my '62, just didn't make sense. We don't have inspections here in KY either (and my truck is considered an "antique" vehicle). The partial desmog did make my engine run much better, and yes, the ecu did compensate for it (if you search other threads here, you'll find that this is normal). I drove it like that for about two years. When I decided to give my engine an overhaul, it seemed like a good time to do the full desmog. The refreshed engine + full desmog produced a great running '62. I mean better than ever... at least for me. I've owned the truck going on 7 years.
After all the reent work that I put into my truck the ecu acted as it did when I first bypassed the smog pump (I'm guessing another reset... I didn't check for any codes, but observed higher rmps at idle, etc. This all self-corrected after a short drive).
Where mileage is concerned, I get a combined 12mpg. I'll be interested to see what my highway mileage is when I take a road trip in the next month of two.
As I noted above, as long as you aren't planning on selling your truck, I don't see a downside to desmogging it. It will run better, and you'll free up tons of room in your engine bay. When I save up money, I'm going for a second battery, new bumpers, fog lights and a winch!
Hope that this helps.
As far as room in the engine bay? Yes, it opens up so much room by not having all those vacuum hoses everywhere.
Ok, Im going to buy the kit..
Keep the comments or posts going.. I'm learning a whole lot guys, thank you!