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Old 04-30-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Removing most vacuum lines

I have an '86 GL Wagon. In theory, could you remove all the emmision controls and vacuum lines (except what is needed for cabin controls and vacuum advance)and have the vehicle perform well...or even better?
Basically I am wanting to strip the engine and run it bare....remember engines in the '50s and '60s....on 3 wires and 1 vacuum hose.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:33 AM   #2
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You need to go through each system, decide what it does, and see if that will give you a performance advantage. Most won't.

Even better? I would doubt that you would feel anything in your butt-dyno from an "optimized" vacuum arrangment.
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:09 PM   #3
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I guess it amazes me that I can find no one that has ever removed all the vacuum hoses and ran the engine. I might just do it so someone in the world would have accomplished it.
One of the main reasons of wanting to do this is so I an adjust the carb. As it sits now, I cant even see the carb.
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:34 PM   #4
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try posting your question in the 'old generation' forum at www.usmb.net those guys have some really old soobs running GOOD!
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:39 PM   #5
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hell yea, i will vouch for that. I saw a pic of an oldschool GL doing a 12sec qt mile, damn
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