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Re: color of smog components

To: Gordon Bird <>
Subject: Re: color of smog components
From: Bill Schooler <>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 20:10:43 -0400

Not only the '69 model, but the '68 as well.  Actually, it was pretty
minimal - no EGR, no CAT, no evaporative emission stuff.  Relatively
minor changes to the carbs and distributor - pretty easy to revert to
the pre-68 specs.


Gordon Bird wrote:
> > 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.
> Gordie Bird
> '62 MGA
> '86 4kcsq

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