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'71's had air pumps??

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I don't know that I've ever seen a working air pump in an '02. This '71 has an air pump manifold and realoem says it came with one. Everything else is torn out of the car/engine. What else should I be looking for related to the air pump? Is the manifold worth anything other than scrap value?

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Air pumps were the first thing to "fall off" The early 68-72 2002. They were actually made by GM.

The smog equipment was very primitive in those days. G

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So is the manifold worth anything? I have a couple tii exhaust manifolds and two sets of (vintage/period) Stahl headers. Won't use this manifold so unless its worth something or someone wants it... is it safe to call it scrap?

 

EDIT: holy quadruple post.. 

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So is the manifold worth anything?
It's not "worthless".  Works fine on a carb'd 02. Just cap off the air inlet and remove the air injection nozzles, they are threaded into the cast iron.  It works as well as a later one that didn't have air injection.

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If you do a search from way back, Pat Allen actually claimed, with some solid basis,

(as in, he measured, modeled, cut apart at least one)

that the air pump exhaust manifold was better than the non- airpump non- tii manifold.

 

So yeah, keep it.  I ran one for years simply because they tend to be more durable.

 

Albeit pretty heavy.

 

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