[DeTomaso] Techno Question: The Fuel Vapor control system
Asa Jay Laughton
asajay at asajay.com
Thu Mar 23 21:20:08 EDT 2017
Are you sure it's stainless braid? Typically it's a grayish cloth
braid. Is it possible someone replaces the stock at some point with
"closest" match which would have been stainless braid?
Asa Jay Laughton - W7TSC, MSgt, USAFR, Retired
& Shelley Marie
On 3/22/2017 5:24 PM, Charles Engles wrote:
This is really odd and quite trivial, but here
goes. While the engine is out, I have been tidying up the engine
bay. For some reason, I noticed that the hose that connects the gas
tank vent to the factory charcoal canister is braided stainless
steel. It seems to be the *only* stock factory braided steel hose in
the entire engine bay.
First dumb techno question: Does anybody know why
that seemingly lowly hose was worthy of the stainless steel braided
hose treatment???....to vent simple gas tank vapor??
For the first time I pulled the factory Ford
Charcoal Canister from its stock location. I suppose that the
charcoal is kaput. I inspected the canister. It looks like it *could*
be opened with the proper tool. I assume that if one could open it
then it might be possible to dump in another dose of activated charcoal
for another four decades.
Second dumb techno questions regarding the Pantera
charcoal canister: for those that worship at the stock original
altar, does anyone maintain their charcoal canisters?.....or are they
inoperative stock adornments of the stock original engine bay?
For those that have
modified their Pantera and worship at the laissez-faire altar, do you
completely remove it? ....add a modern replacement??
Yes, I know it is pretty arcane.
Curious, Chuck Engles
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