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Main Title Exhaust emissions from the LaForce Falcon /
Author Austin, Thomas C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher Test and Evaluation Branch, Division of Emission Control Technology, Mobile Source Pollution Control Program, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA TAEB-72-13; APTD-1397
Stock Number PB-218 635
OCLC Number 41231084
Subjects Ford Falcon automobile ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--United States
Additional Subjects ( Automobile engines ; Air pollution control equipment) ; Exhaust gases ; Air pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Carburetors ; Fuel systems ; Manifolds ; Air pollution control ; Automobile exhaust ; Retrofit devices
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA/APTD-1397 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/23/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA TAEB-72-13 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/22/2024
ELCD  EPA TAEB-72-13 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/06/2012 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB-218 635 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3, [1] leaves ; 28 cm
The exhaust emission characteristics of a 1967 Ford Falcon, extensively modified with the LaForce system, was evaluated using the 1975 test procedure to determine if the latest configuration could approach emission levels required for 1975 and 1976. The LaForce system consisted of numerous modifications. The production carburetor had been replaced by an extensively modified Holley two barrel. To further reduce hydrocarbon emissions the accelerator pump cam was modified to reduce the pump shot to the minimum the engine required. The carburetor's float bowl had overflow ports on each side to drain fuel back to the tank on cornering. The exhaust manifold had been insulated and modifications had been made to provide for increased spark advance during start up. Test results are summarized and tabulated. The modifications made to the vehicle enabled a previously uncontrolled car to meet emission levels required by the 1972 Federal exhaust emission standards. The emission levels were far above the 1975 and 1976 requirements and the system was too complicated to be considered as a retrofit package for uncontrolled vehicles.
"December 1971." "72-13." Includes table. PB-218 635. APTIC No. 50266.