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Old 06-24-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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I want to remove my smog pump, it is already disconnected from the headers, the pipe going down to the exause is just open, but it looks like tubes run to the back of the heads. What do you do to plug these off and can it be done while the engine is still in the car??? Looking at just putting an idler in place of the old pump. Lots of clutter in that area with the supercharger. Usless any way.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:12 PM   #2
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There are threaded plugs made just for the back of the heads. You can order them from Summit. If you have someone local who rebuilds heads, they will likely have some as well. There are only $1.50
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:19 PM   #3
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like a $5000 dollar fine to haveNO smog pump!!!!!!!But they makeSmog pump eliminator. I see it all over ebay. and yes you can pull the smog pump out with out pulling the engine.
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I want to remove my smog pump, it is already disconnected from the headers, the pipe going down to the exause is just open, but it looks like tubes run to the back of the heads. What do you do to plug these off and can it be done while the engine is still in the car??? Looking at just putting an idler in place of the old pump. Lots of clutter in that area with the supercharger. Usless any way.
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that pointless...just run a shorter belt.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:32 PM   #5
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No fine here. Classic plates in PA doesnot require and emissions test. Thanks for the warning though. I will try my local machine shop to see if they have plugs for the heads, can these plugs be installed while the engine is still in the car?? I could run a shorter belt, but that would not clean up the look of the engine area.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
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I Just removed my smog pump and catalytic converters/ mufflers in order to run true straight pipes out the side under the doors of my 89. Be sure to plug the vacuum lines as well as the heads. I wound up running a 74.7 inch 6 rib serpentine belt. that's with just the power steering pump, stock idler/tensioner pulley, underdrives on the alternator, crank and water pump. The car sounds like a v twin motorcycle when I get on it with just the 3 inch open pipes. IT'S LOUD!
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No fine here. Classic plates in PA doesnot require and emissions test. Thanks for the warning though. I will try my local machine shop to see if they have plugs for the heads, can these plugs be installed while the engine is still in the car?? <b> I could run a shorter belt, but that would not clean up the look of the engine area.</b>
what camaroeatr is saying is get rid of the smog pump and instead of putting an idler pulley back in its place. just get a shorter belt. and leave the space open....
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:01 PM   #9
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wasnt there just a post about this the other day?
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:50 PM   #10
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Sometimes I am a little stupid. 88fox50 I miss interpreted what camaroeater was saying. Good point and advice.F... the ilder just remove the pump completly and put it where it belongs in the trash.
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