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can you help me id a few things?
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runninpony 
Okay new to working on cars.. I have a few pictures I was hoping you can help me id a few things under the hood of my 73 vert.

Where is my fuel filter?
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Should I be able to see this (blue lines/)
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What is this? It is located right to the front of my oil filter?
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What is this blue item and do I need it? I don't think anything is hooked up to it.
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Thank you for all your help. I am trying to become familiar with what is what so I can do some basic repairs.

Feel free to tell me more about what you see in these pics (landmark items) than I have asked. Thank you!

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[quote=greghen;44042]
Okay new to working on cars.. I have a few pictures I was hoping you can help me id a few things under the hood of my 73 vert.

Where is my fuel filter?

Should I be able to see this (blue lines/) Looks like gaskets and something I've never seen before, sorry!
[Image: 2r63911.jpg]

What is this? It is located right to the front of my oil filter? Mechanical Fuel Pump and looks like the fuel filter connected to it[Image: 6hi2v5.jpg]

What is this blue item and do I need it? Emissions Charcoal canister for fuel tank vapors. Hose from fuel tank should terminate to blue can and then I believe 3/4" accordian foil/paper type hose goes from blue can to air cleaner base.
I don't think anything is hooked up to it.
[Image: vqqp2h.jpg]

Thank you for all your help. I am trying to become familiar with what is what so I can do some basic repairs.

Feel free to tell me more about what you see in these pics (landmark items) than I have asked. Thank you!

I hope this helps!
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#3
Here's a picture of the paper hose on my car going from the canister to the air cleaner. My air cleaner is off an Australian Falcon - the correct factory air cleaner might have the hose connecting to somewhere else on the body.

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Brett
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#4
Thanks for the feedback on the canister. The prior owner put on a new air filter, I am guessing that is why the output line goes no place. Is this going to cause any issues?

As for the gasket.. My guess is someone put on the wrong gasket if it is visible, should I replace it or is this just a cosmetic issue?

Thanks for your advice.
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#5
That is a major boo boo on the intake gasket.

Does this car run? I would be amazed if it does.

You are going to have to pull the intake and see if someone merely installed the gaskets incorrectly or if you have the wrong gaskets or wrong intake or both.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#6
Thanks TommyK - it does run fairly well.. Needs to warm up for a few mins then it is solid. How complicated is removing the intake and install a new gasket? I'm a novice should I take this one on?

How can I determine if it is the wrong intake?
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greghen;44125 Wrote:Thanks TommyK - it does run fairly well.. Needs to warm up for a few mins then it is solid. How complicated is removing the intake and install a new gasket? I'm a novice should I take this one on?

How can I determine if it is the wrong intake?

If it runs fairly well and you're happy with the performance, then leave it be for now. If you keep in contact or have a way to contact the original owner, then I'd try to find out if he did any major modifications to the engine. The intake should have a part number on it. Please post numbers and we can all try to figure out if it's the correct part for the engine. The job itself is not difficult to do, but like anything else on the car, you'll need to know the torquing sequence and properly torque the bolts down to spec. All this information can be found here or online, but I would suggest getting a repair manual if you don't already have one. Also, I would install a inline fuel pressure gauge to monitor the amount of psi in the fuel delivery. I like this setup here:
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greghen;44116 Wrote:Thanks for the feedback on the canister. The prior owner put on a new air filter, I am guessing that is why the output line goes no place. Is this going to cause any issues?

As for the gasket.. My guess is someone put on the wrong gasket if it is visible, should I replace it or is this just a cosmetic issue?

Thanks for your advice.
Also, most aftermarket air cleaners comes with a provision for the emissions vapor fitting. I know Edelbrock air cleaners do and if yours don't then it's simple to cut a hole and install the fitting. All designed to recycle and burn off the harmful vapors from the fuel tank. I don't know the exact science behind all this, but I would imagine it could cause health issues breathing in these unburnt vapors.

As for the gasket, could be cosmetic and someone made their own and used their own kind of gasket.
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#8
As Tommy infers, it would appear that you have the Intake Manifold gasket for a 4V motor. It also looks like you have an after market Intake (Aluminum) and I take it that your 351 is a 2V.

Can you confirm which heads and Intake Manifold you have on your '73? Armed with this information, we may be able to provide more definitive advice.

BT

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#9
Running the vin... 351 2V is what I have. Intake is Edelbrock Performer LB 351-2v based on the marking on the unit. Seems like a good fit?
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greghen;44144 Wrote:Running the vin... 351 2V is what I have. Intake is Edelbrock Performer LB 351-2v based on the marking on the unit. Seems like a good fit?
Yes, that should be a very good fit for a "street" motor as it was designed for the Cleveland 2V heads. Of course, this is if everything else is "right."

It would appear that you have the 4V intake gasket on it which would be the wrong one for your 2V heads. With that Intake, Edelbrock recommends their #7265 gasket...I do not believe that is what you have. If you are not having any issues (i.e. leaks or performance-related), I think I would leave it as it is.

Since you apparently have some contact with the previous owner, you might want to question him or her as to why the 4V Intake gasket was apparently used.

Hope this helps!

BT


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