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Fino's 58 Wagon

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by FinoCJ, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Jul 2, 2020

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2020 Sponsor

    Denver, CO
    Jul 18, 2013
    Yup...that's the part I am trying to figure out....Ideally i'd like to remove the tube and plug it at the block. I think its press fit into the block? With where it's located up under/against the firewall, the time to do such a thing is if the engine was out....the only manifold source of vacuum it has is the wiper connection, but that is not a problem as electric wipers would be used.
  2. Jul 2, 2020

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs 2019 Sponsor

    At the foot of...
    Apr 4, 2010
    Doesn't it have a Qjet on it? Normally they have a pipe thread port on the back of the carb at the bottom.
    Edit: I went back and looked at some of your pics...in post #53 the back of the carb is visible & there's no vacuum port, but in post #45 there appears to be a large vacuum connection on the front of the carb base.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
  3. Jul 2, 2020

    45es Member 2019 Sponsor

    Naches, WA
    Mar 31, 2007
    Yes the draft tube is pressed into a port in the block. Remove the tube and install a plug (ie. soft plug).
    If you look around, you should be able to find a newer intake manifold with more than one vacuum port. If not, drill and tap your manifold to add a port. Craigslist, ebay or the local pick-in-pull is where I would look. My neighbor just sold an Edelbrock aluminum manifold to a son in law a couple of weeks ago for very little.

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