I own a '68 firebird 350I go to start her up after sitting for a while. It takes a moment but when she fires up, I hear a small pop and *hiss* I'm late for work so I lock her up and look at it the next day. I open the hood, start her up and find an open vacuum port on the intake manifold that is sucking air. I figure a hose must have came off, but upon my inspection I find no disconnected hoses. My question, is it suppose to be capped off? Or do I need to take a better look cause a hose absolutely connects to it? I am ashamed, I should know my engine better than this.
That looks like the PCV port where the hose from the valley pan would hook up to. But I see that it's run to the front of the carb. so I imagine that they just had that port plugged. Now I'm going to have to go out and take a look at mine to remember. lol
Yep that needs to be plugged. Must have either had a cap over it that finally got so soft that the engine sucked it in and ate it, or maybe it had a backfire while starting and blew the cap off. You might look around under the car for it. Those caps sure don't last very long.
If it is a screw in type unscrew it and get a screw in plug that way you will not have to keep replacing vacuum caps.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I will get her plugged up right away, I will make sure to check if its threaded, it would be nice to have a more permanent solution.
why do you have 2 vacuum lines going to the front of your carb?is the distributor vac going to ported or manifold vac?