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87 camaro with 305, sensors on thermostat housing ?

im just a newbie in the mechanic world and i need some help here i have a 87 camaro with a 85 model 305 in it its 4 barrel quadra-jet alot of the parts have been disconnected and other parts are missing anyway my current question is on my thermostat housing i have two sensors the left sensor is fine but the right sensor i believe its a ported vacuum sensor its busted and im not sure what it is after googling images it looks as though 2 vacuum lines got to it one i believe goes to my egr valve the other i dont know i need help with this what is the part im speaking of and where do the two lines go
2nd on my intake manifold on the front of the passenger side theres another sensor there its busted in two what is this part and what connects to it, it looks like a temperature sending unit but is there two on the chevy 305 i know theres one below the exhaust in the side of the block so what is this part and what goes to it please help
ive considered buying a new housing and removing the old one i want to get new one without the sensors in it but the one sensor on the left of my current housing i believe its a coolant temp sensor so if i remove it how maintain the proper temp for cooling purposes i have changed the thermostt to a 160 degree thermostat cause the camaro cooling doesnt kick in until 220 degrees or more ive seen tons of running 305 images that are identical to what id like to do id like to just remove all of the unnecessary **** and make it bare stock including the vacuum lines that arent necessry someone please help here even if u can point me in the right direction to figure out what id have to do to get this mess organized thanx in advance

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First thing you gotta do is take pics of your motor!
Then you'll likely get some help.
Otherwise we're just guessing.
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I think many of us who decided to not just throw our hands up and give-up on cars when all that mess came in, had to learn to deal with all that emissions/control stuff and at-least monkey-see/monkey-do from other cars when such challenges came along. I can't give you specific advise, but keep in mind:

1. My Chilton manual for Camaros that era has some reasonably-good diagrams in the emissions section. Love 'em or hate 'em, you should always have a Chilton manual.

2. There may be a sticker under the hood to help.

3. You can make friends at the junkyard and try to find an unmolested car of your type, or close. Then maybe grab the parts.

4. A smog-station mechanic may have most of your answers.

5. I have not been above approaching someone with the same-type car in good shape on the street, or through the classifieds, and getting all pleading-eyed and asking for a quick look or photo. Back when restoring muscle cars was first getting common, sometimes you had to do that. People have done it with me.

All that being said, yep a good pic might get you a good answer.
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Here´s a vacuum line diagram.
The car will not run right with that 160 thermostat.
Check Rockauto.com for parts.



I had so much "fun" with my 85 Camaro that in the end I stripped out all that stuff, but I´m in Europe, your state might frown upon that.
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Where Malc lives, girls don't have to wear tops on the beach. My state frowns upon that too.
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Where Malc lives, girls don't have to wear tops on the beach. My state frowns upon that too.
Believe me there are some that ought to, by law, be made to cover up.
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markspendo1, this is not how we do thing. you are hijacking others threads to spam.
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markspendo1, this is not how we do thing. you are hijacking others threads to spam.
Where´s his post ?
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