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Modifying a "California Carb"

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Degnol, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. Degnol

    Degnol

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    Can you just plug the EGR pipe on a California emissions carb(no other smog stuff on vehicle) and run it??? If you take out the spacer with the EGR tube, the linkage is too long, right???
    Help,
    Ed ???
     
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    Somebody knows the answer to this. Poser??
     
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    Sure you can, Ed. The spacer on my '76 is plugged right now. If I was you, I'd plug/cap both ends of the EGR and remove it.

    The CA carb is pretty hosed up by the original smog stuff. I know the input from the EGR is somehow factored into the tuning (seems like the engine will run a little hot/lean without it, IIRC), so you should probably tune the carb after removal of the EGR

    Send the question to Jim C. He'll give you the best advice.

    HTH.
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    Thanks, Todd. I ended up with this carb in a trade of some parts. It never did go with my vehicle. The only smog component on it is the "spacer" with the EGR port. No other vacuum lines or anything. The mfg date is Oct '73. Hell, I'd just take it out but the linkage rods are all longer to accomodate the additional height.
    Thanks for the reply.
    Ed