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Old 05/05/2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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Smog Tubes

Is this a correct smog tube for a '68 J-code (photo on left)?

My '68 C-code just had a big blue valve at the rear, but no tube (photo on right).
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Old 05/05/2011, 05:55 PM   #2
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Typically see the "tree" style on 68s and the single connection on 67 internal style systems

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Old 05/05/2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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Oops, sorry, I forgot I owned Bob Mannel's bible.
It says 289s had the large valves and 302s had the tubes, so the setups in both photos are correct for those particular engines.
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Old 05/06/2011, 06:42 AM   #4
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Were smog tubes on cars that were DSO's outside California?
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Old 05/06/2011, 06:50 AM   #5
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It's my understanding that all manual transmission 1968 Mustangs had them.
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Old 05/06/2011, 11:03 AM   #6
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It's my understanding that all manual transmission 1968 Mustangs had them.
Correct, all manual transmission 6 and 8 cylinder engines sold in the USA.
The air pump and related parts is called the Thermactor smog system.

Canada did not use the IMCO system either, in 1968, different air cleaners too.

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Old 05/06/2011, 04:20 PM   #7
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It's my understanding that all manual transmission 1968 Mustangs had them.
As well as Mustangs equipped (no matter what trans) with Holley carbs ;)

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Old 05/06/2011, 06:15 PM   #8
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Here are photos of the car with the smog tubes that I'm going to inspect Saturday morning. I took these a few days ago but didn't have time to really dig into the car. Tomorrow will be a thorough inspection and drive.

Many of you will see some huge red flags, like the taillight panel screws and the dent inside the right quarter but all in all it may not be a bad car. I'll know more tomorrow and if I don't buy it I'll post my report here for anyone who may be interested.
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Old 05/06/2011, 06:16 PM   #9
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A few more photos and the data tag information.

Any and all comments are certainly welcome.
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Old 05/06/2011, 06:34 PM   #10
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Looks pretty nice to me. Floorpans & frame OK? All I noticed look like easy fixes.

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Old 05/06/2011, 06:45 PM   #11
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May be a good starting point needs a lot of little things. I thought the placement of the deluxe disc on the RH dash was odd. Looks like a lot of paint on it at least 2 repaints. Marty

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Old 05/06/2011, 06:52 PM   #12
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From the quick glance I could take the underside looks great but I'll get the car up in the air tomorrow to make sure.

I'm a little concerned about how the taillight panel is attached. That and the dent in the quarter makes me think it was hit in the rear.

Too bad the paint looks so nice because if I buy the car (which I probably won't) it's all getting scraped off.

From what I could tell the other day I think that with a carb rebuild, a tune-up, some valve seals, some touch-up paint for the door jambs, and some brake-work this car could be a decent driver or rolling restoration for someone.

A black vinyl top without AC is a huge problem in Houston!

I'm also looking at a '67 T-code tomorrow. Gonna be a busy day!
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Old 05/06/2011, 07:12 PM   #13
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Does this person have a Marti Report?

The data plate is not in the new registry book.
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Old 05/06/2011, 07:39 PM   #14
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Yes, I saw the Marti but don't have a copy of it yet.

The Marti shows that the car came with headrests but those are gone.

Forgot to mention that the engine is original, and it has a carb with a huge choke on it that I think is original, too.
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Old 05/06/2011, 08:31 PM   #15
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This car is sequentially in a group with several other GT/CS's.

Arlie, the shifter lever looks correct, except that it is missing the round lock out disc.

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