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Gasoline fume canister? Plus 2

PostPost by: cal44 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:53 pm

mericans.........for lack of a better title that is what I came up with. Did all Federal cars come with the canister in the trunk?, or, was it just California. The tube that hangs inside.
Or, am I getting so old I forgot if I have ask the question..........gawd
I came up with nothing on the search.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:21 am

Mike,

I believe all Federal cars with Strombergs, 1970 on were supplied with the evap canister. EPA decreed all OEMs go to an unvented fuel system.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:51 am

The parts manual shows the change happening in 1971. My '70 +2S (fed) has no canister nor provisions for one.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:32 am

Mike, my Sprint had the canister in the trunk. Been a midwest car for all its life, to the best of my knowledge.

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PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:45 pm

Thanks guys.

I wonder if anyone took into account how long it would be before the canister became saturated with enough solids to make the car a rolling bomb..............

Not being trained in anything but smart remarks it seems logical to remove it. Unless I have this all wrong.

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