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Main Title Evaluation of the Echlin Retro-fit Emission Control System.
Author Austi, Thomas C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Year Published 1972
Report Number APTD-1382 ;73-7;
Stock Number PB-220 004
Additional Subjects ( Automobile engines ; Air pollution control equipment) ; Exhaust gases ; Air pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Carburetors ; Ultrasonic radiation ; Air pollution control ; Automobile exhaust
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-220 004 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A test program was conducted to evaluate the Echlin emission control system. The system consisted of: (1) an ultrasonic generator; (2) a carburetor spacer plate; (3) tubing, which connects the generator to the carburetor spacer plate; (4) gaskets necessary for carburetor removal and replacement. In addition, Echlin recommended that the spark timing be retarded to 2 deg BTDC, the idle CO be set to 2% and the vacuum advance line be disconnected and plugged. The test vehicle was a 1963 Ford Galaxie powered by a 289 CID engine with a two-barrel carburetor, and automatic transmission. The 1975 Federal Test Procedure was used to determine exhaust emission levels. Test results and conclusions are discussed in detail.