> I can vouch for what Kelvin passed on, based on my car - a one-owner
> 1969 model. When received new, every piece of the emission control
> equipment was painted in the engine color (maroon). Even the rubber
> hoses and clamps. I still have those original hoses and you can see
> remaining traces of the maroon paint. The air pump was painted, the air
> pump air cleaner was painted, the gulp valve was painted, the sensing
> hose for the gulp valve was painted...well, you get my drift.
Bill, are you sure your 1969 had all of that emissions stuff? Maybe I am
showing my ignorance but I didn't think air pumps and the like came until
much later. I know all the Hemi's, Cuda's, Chevelles, Camaros, etc of that
era didn't have emissions equip.