That picture in post # 5...out of that hole on mine I've got my choke cable & radio ant wire...not certain but I 'think' mine is stock in that area. Maybe I replaced the cable & stuck it thru there. I know I replaced the ant. but can't remember if that is the stock exit or not.
Possibly the hose coming out of that hole is the H2o drain that should go from the cowl & drain thru the floorboard. Dont know why the PO would do that tho ???
PCV connects to the intake manifold.
The wire is likely the ballast resistor bypass wire (unless your engine won't start with the key; in which case it is the black/white stripe wire from the ginition switch).
on my truck it just seems to inject oily crap into my air cleaner, is that because something else is not hooked up? the carb spacer has an outlet that has been capped off, is that where the hose that goes nowhere in this photo
is supposed to connect? from what I understand of the diagram in my haynes manual the hose to the air cleaner is actually supposed to be letting air back into the engine, not spitting stuff out, right?
so should I hook that hose back up, or just check/replace the pcv valve and continue to let it exit under the vehicle? that is, if I hook it back up will it probably just spit stuff down the intake and gum up something more serious? didn't I see something about filtering this?
...looked around here a bit more, and I can't remember if the plugged off inlet in the carb is at the first or second spacer...
on a side note, why does a wix air filter for my truck cost 48.00?? this is motivating me to get the above problem fixed pronto!