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Bullitt

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Okay guys, I remember someone talking about pulling their canister apart and needed advice on how to put it back together. The suggestion was to use some type of epoxy and I figure that's what I'll do. However, it seems the filter gave up the ghost and what seems like gravel/ charcoal bits came falling out.

So is this how the system works with charcoal bits? Do I just put it all back in with a new filter? Is there a bottom piece that my canister is missing? I'll try to upload pics if I can get past the Error 154. :(

--Bullitt
 
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sscam69

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I just pulled it out and threw it in the storage room;) :L

Thats an excellent spot for a vaccuum canister, and it bolted up right in place of the charcoal canister. I don't know go figure:confused
 
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vmrod

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I read somewhere, that the filter gets changed from the bottom of the cannister. Maybe, the cover has been missing? As far as I know, there's supposed to be charcoal in there. I believe it is supposed to neutralize the gasoline vapors that accumulate in the cannister.
 
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1975 Red on RED Coupe
Hey guys, the vacumn canister is only $15.00 dollars. If you want to fix it and keep it in the system, replace it. I got that advise from my carb shop. From the looks of the old container the only thing to do was replace it, since I had to go back to California Smog legal any way. my 2 cents. Jim
 
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Bullitt

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$15? All the catalogs I have list the EVAP price from $50-60. Where did you get your's from? However, considering that it's no big deal to epoxy it back together, I'll just save myself some $$.

--Bullitt
 
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sscam69

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Hey Bullit

How are things coming along? Slowly but surely?

What stage are you at?

Frank
 
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Bullitt

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I'm still tearing everything apart and trying not to get the "well I might as well replace this too" mentality. Instead I've gotten the "this adds weight, so I'm selling it" attitude. I just have to remember that the car does need four wheels! :L

I stripping out the engine bay, carefully labeling everything and might find the energy to paint it this weekend. The shortblock is till in there. :( If I do, I'll detail exactly how I'm removing the old crappy gloss paint (former owner) and what tools I'll be using. I'll make Rob happy by rating some degreasers in the Product Review section. Wire brushes, drill brushes, sandpaper, scrappers, chemicals and whatever will be tried. So far I've found that brake fluid is pretty good on removing paint, like the warning says. :D

--Bullitt
 
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sscam69

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"well I might as well replace this too" mentality
Last night a bunch of the guys got together and started ripping apart my friends mustang so we could swap out the cam. Mind you the engine just got rebuilt about 1.5k miles ago and was having problems. Anyways my friend started catching that bug and by the end of the night we were set on a 393 stroker putting out over 450hp :L

Yup, slowly but surely. Keep us posted on the progress!
 
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Big Fish

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The cannister is supposed to have a bottom, it can be removed by carefully prying it off at the 3 spots indicated on the cover. There is a fiberglass filter that gets yucked up after a while and can be replaced for a couple bucks. I'm not sure if replacement covers are available.
 
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2017 Arctic White Grand Sport
Big Fish, Any idea where to get the replacement filters from?

Bullitt, Same for the canister. I have been told that it is doscontinued and am not having any luck finding it.

Bob
 
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Big Fish

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Most auto parts stores should have them. Just checked with mine, $1.89 + tax...
 

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