Join Date: Sep 1999
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New project: Seeking a bit of input...
Well, since the weather this week is supposed to be warm, I figure I might as well start "Project Unplug", in which I take the intake off my parts truck, plug off all unnecessary ports (all the emissions crap), and put that intake on my good driver S15... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I should start off by saying that under the hood of my truck is a mess, with all the vacuum lines and things. I hardly have room to get in there and do any work at all on it. But the main reason for this project is the previous owner decided that they wanted to remove about 50% of the emissions system, and then leave vacuum ports unplugged, and other such things, that are causing the truck to run like a royal piece of junk... If you have a complete emissions system, you probably might as well keep it hooked up, but if you're tired of all the vacuum lines and other such crap, by all means, go right ahead and do this project too... When putting the plugs in the various places that have emissions stuff, I should use something like Nevr-seez, or a similar anti-seize product, correct? Since I never have any intentions of rehooking the emissions junk, I shouldn't really need Nevr-seez, should I? I figure I'm going to use it anyway, but was wondering about that.. Now, on the exhaust, the AIR system has to be removed. I figure I can put some black iron or whatever plugs from a plumbing supply shop if I can find the right size and thread pitch, am I right? Will I have to probably run a tap through the thread holes to get them to be the right size? What should I do for intake gaskets, they're offered as a kit from the parts store, aren't they? I'll check on that, just wondering what you guys think... How about what brand should I pick? Any good or bad experience with different makers of gaskets? For the fuel tank vent line, I think I'll just plug a metal fuel filter on there so no junk gets in there, so I can remove the cannister. How about a block off plate for the EGR valve? What should I make this item out of? I have some 1/4" plate steel lying around that's just a bit bigger than I need, but I think that'd be major overkill... I also figure that body metal is too thin or small.. Any ideas about that? I'm not going to mention much more about this project on here, but if you'd like some pictures when it's finished and a writeup of what I eliminated and how I bypassed it, and that kind of stuff, send me an email (it's in my profile), and I'll put you on the list that it gets sent to... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] '79 Suburban 4x4 454, 6" lift, 35x12.5s & '85 GMC S15 4x4