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Re: color of smog components

To: Neil Cotty <>
Subject: Re: color of smog components
From: Bill Schooler <>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 20:26:19 -0400

I'm probably the "other lister" you referred to.  My engine is an 18GH
as it was delivered to me in the UK, not California.  (It was to full
USA spec as I was only there temporarily with the USAF.)  I don't know
whether smog equipment was installed on pre-'68 California cars, but I
suspect not.  Anybody know for sure?


Neil Cotty wrote:
> All,
> > "this engine is original and has not been repainted".  It clearly shows
> > everything painted a maroon color, smog pump, clamps, hoses and gulp
> valve.
> Yep. On my 1 orig. owner, early (Feb) 70 BGT, all the smog gear was red, and
> as another lister said, so were some of the hoses!!! Smog gear first
> appeared on the Californian cars like mine as far as I'm aware, I guess the
> lister that said he had it on his 69 was correct, I'm wondering if that was
> an 18GJ motor like mine, ie a California only car... :)
> Cheers,
> Neil.

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