|12-04-2012 07:40 AM|
You will get a bit when you first park the car from both the carb and exhaust - a non EFI car, unfortunately has these 'gas leaks'. This is especially true with an aluminum Edelbrock Performer carb, and somewhat worse without a phenolic spacer to shield it from the engine heat. But this system works
|12-04-2012 06:07 AM|
This does seem to work! When I first park the car, you can smell some gas, probably from the carb. But it dissapates and no smell!
Looping the vent hose then installing a fuel filter on the end works for me!
|12-03-2012 09:53 PM|
Please keep us updated!
I need to do something on my '63 T'Bird and this looks like it could be a winner!
|11-26-2012 05:57 AM|
|11-25-2012 06:08 PM|
looks like a pretty neat hot rod.
|11-25-2012 04:55 PM|
OK! This was this mornings project. Still smelled gas, off came the canister.
I came off the curley-q with 3 loops as high as and behind the tank.
Then I dropped through the floor and attached a fuel filter with 1/4"
fittings then from the filter a 3' line terminating in the frame rail.
This afternoon it was 84 degrees---No smell!
|11-25-2012 03:57 PM|
|11-24-2012 08:54 PM|
|11-24-2012 02:46 PM|
|Curmudgeon29||OK! Here is what I have and have done today! Hope the hell it works! I used a puke tank and screened the lines inside and filled it with activated charcoal and attached it to a fuel filter and then on to the curley-q on top of the tank!|
|11-23-2012 02:25 PM|
the canister isn't big enough, or has old, gassy charcoal in it
the fumes are coming from the cap or some other place than the vent line- like a cracked rubber connection between any of the gas or vent lines to the tank
As far as a bomb goes, most any gas tank has an explosive atmosphere inside it. Using a charcoal filter is less of a hazard than venting the fumes into the air I would think.
|11-23-2012 02:16 PM|
|11-23-2012 02:07 PM|
|cobalt327||?? Vent it through a activated charcoal canister...|
|11-23-2012 02:00 PM|
I have a coil of tubing in my vent line just above my tank, that doesn't seem to help. Someone on the H.A.M.B. suggested attaching a fuel filter w/1/4" fittings to the vent line so the tank could breath. That seems to help, but it's not the cure all.
It was also suggested to run a vent line as high above the tank as I could and create a 180 then back down, kind of like a upside down J trap. I don't see how that would make any difference.
Again, the fuel filter on the end of the vent line does seem to help!
ANY OTHER IDEAS?????
|11-21-2012 07:39 PM|
|11-20-2012 10:52 PM|
As for a charcoal canister, I'd imagine an OE vapor canister would work just fine. It wouldn't be plumbed for vacuum to pull vapors into it, but as l9ng as the vent line that is causing the fumes in the garage is connected to the canister, the fumes will have to pass through the activated charcoal.
I'd source one from a 'yard, from a small car/engine so it would be compact. Refresh the charcoal if needed, run the vent line into it and you're done.
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