I removed all my emission parts (crap) (Air pump,all related valves,EGR...etc) and didn't need a new distributor or carb. The car runs fine. Just don't remove the coolant temp sensor (located in the intake manifold),the oxygen sensor (located in the LH exhaust manifold),or the MAP sensor (located on the firewall). Removal of the emission items will not interfere with the computer. The main reason I removed them,was to 'clean-up' the engine compartment to make it easier to work on.rebart said:What all do I need to do to remove all the emmisions crap from my 81' Vette ?
rebart said:What all do I need to do to remove all the emmisions crap from my 81' Vette ?
You're gonna need a new distributor ... because your 81's ignition advance is adjusted via ECM ('puter) ... you'll need one with both vacuum & mechanical advance. I have FS two brand new USA-made HEI w/both V&M advances ... EMAIL me thru this forum if serious ... prefer NO pm.
I too removed everything but the O2 and MAP sensor. I added headers and tapped a socket for an O2 sensor, stayed with the stock Q-Jet and the car runs stronger than ever. If you want to change out everything that's fine too; it's just not necessary.
Nut, do you have any pictures. I am in the process of removing the equipment and am curious as to which vacuum hoses and fittings you removed. Did you just plug the vacuum lines on the carb?
They make vacuum caps/plugs that can typically found at your local auto parts store. They come in a variety of sizes. My ride found quite a bit of extra horseys after removing all of the emission equipment.Same deal here, what is the best way to plug the open vacum ports on the carb?