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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 19, 1:09 AM Thread Starter
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Part identification?

Can somebody please help me identify this part? I feel kinda dumb having to as but that the only way you learn right? It bolts on to the radiator support and has a removable piece on the bottom.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 19, 1:11 AM
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Re: Part identification?

Charcoal canister.

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Thank you 🙏! I never would of guessed that. I even asked a few mechanic buddies of mine who didn’t know because they are used to working on newer cars.
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Re: Part identification?

Whatever you do, don't take it out. Keeps the fuel smell to a minimum or non existent in most cases. The bracket for a 70 Chevelle/ElCo is a one year item for California sold cars only. In 71 they moved it away from the radiator to the inner fender.

1970 was the first year for the Charcoal canister (in California) and its been in every car sold in the US since then. Now days its usually next to the fuel tank. Its designed to keep fuel vapors out of the atmosphere by collecting the vapor into the canister and then burned off thru the engine. Its one of the few good smog devices that has no effect on engine operation. (Referring to pre-computer cars )

It appears you're missing the vacuum line that connects to the carburetor.
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