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Offline Bossgold

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Tried a search and nothing came up...so here is the question. 1970 Boss 302 California cars had an option of Evaporator Emissions on the Marti and in the actual trunk they had a unique emission system on the gas tank. Did Ford do the same for 71 Boss 351 California cars? Asking cause a CA marti report I have for a 71 Boss 351 does not list this option.

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Re: 1971 Boss 351 California Cars have evaporator emissions option
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 06:55:13 pm »
Marti report is not going to list it as an option because it became standard equipment for 1971.

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Re: 1971 Boss 351 California Cars have evaporator emissions option
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 11:31:31 am »
Marti report is not going to list it as an option because it became standard equipment for 1971.

Joe

Makes sense.  In '70 it was one of those "mandatory options" for CA only.
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Re: 1971 Boss 351 California Cars have evaporator emissions option
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 03:46:47 pm »
As stated, the vapor recovery system was standard on all 71 Mustangs (and more simplified than the 'mandatory (Calif) option' 1970 system).  Interestingly enough, years ago I found an invoice for a 70 Mustang that was delivered to Chicago and had the emission package...... maybe ordered by an attendee of the first Earth Day event?????

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Re: 1971 Boss 351 California Cars have evaporator emissions option
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 03:56:55 pm »
OK so the emission system in a 1970 looked like the picture attached....plastic part on top of gas tanks. So all 1971 B351's should have this Plastic component on top of the Gas tank as standard

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Re: 1971 Boss 351 California Cars have evaporator emissions option
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 05:29:16 pm »
 As stated Ford simplified the system after 1970 model year. You can see the 1971 tank offered by NPD has the vent valve hole located at center top of the tank. I don't know why the 1970 system needed to be so complicated but they corrected that.

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Re: 1971 Boss 351 California Cars have evaporator emissions option
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 07:11:11 pm »
Thanks Joe, looks like the change also included the fuel vapor canister where the lines ran from the tank to the canister.

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Re: 1971 Boss 351 California Cars have evaporator emissions option
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 10:54:56 pm »
As stated, the vapor recovery system was standard on all 71 Mustangs (and more simplified than the 'mandatory (Calif) option' 1970 system).  Interestingly enough, years ago I found an invoice for a 70 Mustang that was delivered to Chicago and had the emission package...... maybe ordered by an attendee of the first Earth Day event?????

Had a '70 Eliminator turn up recently with a similar situation.  Export DSO but equipped with CA Evaporative Emissions.
Don't believe it was ever actually exported either.  Was delivered in Trenton, NJ.

Original owner was from CA though, and that's where the car turned up.  Possibly he ordered it while in the Military through a home dealership and had it delivered to where he was stationed in NJ?

Sorry to get too far off the original topic.
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- 1 of 345 Sonic Blue, Argent Interior, Black Top

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
- 1 of 70 with 428SCJ / 4-speed
Cat Bites Man!

RIP: 1993 Cobra #1795
- Teal w/ Gray Leather Interior, Sunroof
- Stolen & stripped 6/6/2002