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WEST PERTH, ONT

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Guys, working on this weapon replacing timing belt, trans filter etc, small floor board repair and a carb rebuild.

The 2bbl Holley has this EFE base gasket for emissions. The kit does not have it with the wires/heating thing as in the pics, just a normal base gasket.

Anybody ever come across this before cause I don't see any need for it and I've done enough Chevettes that never had it years ago.

Pay no attention to my lack of pedicure/manicure. Ha !

 

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ALLAN PARK, ONT ADMINISTRATOR

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My 83 Blazer 2.8 had that. I believe it was to stop fuel from freezing in the throat of the carb in winter.

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Hmm. Thanks Harry. He doesn't drive this in winter anyway. I just didn't understand why on earth you'd wanna evaporate fuel before it even hit the jugs.

I'm voting it's not getting replaced unless somebody else tells me better.

Did Timing belt and trans this morning. Floorboard getting seam sealed and painted/gooped in an hour.

Carb is gonna be a couple days yet. Pretty nasty with varnish 'an stuff, so in the Kleen Flo acid nasty smelly stuff she goes ha ! Damn that stuff is expensive these days !!

Doing carb in sections cause I don't have a container big enough. Double checking everything cause anything rubber or plastic that I don't catch will be eaten.

Thanks again Harry, and anybody else pls chime in aboot this.

B

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so , no black paint job and no buick GNX motor ?

bummer

now , 35 years after the fact it would actually be really stinkin' cool

...if it's a two door

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Say bye bye

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just un plug it and use it as a taller base gasket to help the air mix more before entering the motor.

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They were used in the early to mid 80's as an emissions devise as you had mentioned. The EFE stood for Early or Electronic Fuel Evaporation heater. It was only in play for the first 2 or 3 minutes heating the fuel/air mixture until the engine heated up and took over the job. A lot got tossed when they burnt out, and even more so when it was discovered that they run without them. So that is what they were about.

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Thanks guys. Looks to be an 'off it' vote that I was leaning to.

Floor is done and carpet back in. Carb is pretty nasty. Main body is out of the acid bucket and top end is in now. They sure liked lossa stuff on these Super Duper high horsepower 4 bangers back then huh ? Jeezz.

I must have a dozen bags with certain stuff so I don't have issues wondering WTF is this or where it goes ?? Ha!

Might do the main body again in the Kleen Flo nasty smelly melt your fingerprints stuff again.

It's sure nicer to deal with than that Suzuki carb a year ago. I still don't understand how I pulled that one off, but it's running like a champ still.

Thanks again guys, I appreciate the input.

Brad

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Guys, I've cleaned and rebuilding this little holley.

Just wondering if you'd know which emulsion tube is which. One has a larger 'number' than the other but I'm not sure. I'm guessing the larger number (like the jets) should be the secondary ?

I can't find anything on google aboot it, and the kit doesn't specify.



Any guess ?

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Brad


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I m running a 1976 chevy chevette with the 1.6 mine has the early carb single barrel monojet. have heard the holleys were a better carb though

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Thanks Lyall for the input. This is certainly a full blown early smogger ha !

I have 50/50 chance on these tubes. One of my guys decided to turn it upside down and they fell out.

If it wasn't for the retarded choke rod and linkage, I'd huck it on and see what it does, but there's quite a bit involved to pull it off and get that top side off again to switch them out.

You have any parts for these cars ? I'm gonna have to get front rotor dust caps, cause they were never there which explains why the bearings were a tad rusty and washed out.

Also a caliper pin/bolt, cause my partner broke it off cranking it on. I made him drill it out to get the stud out just to be a meany.

Thanks

B

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early chevettes from 1976-82 have a weeker frt brake system.. there are some parts that are obsolete in Canada and rockauto.com is a ggod source for parts for these cars.

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