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TR6oldtimer
09-17-2009, 06:15 PM
OK, Here are some shots of the carbon canister and its internals. I would appreciate comments and suggestions from those who have been here before. (click on the thumb nails to enlarge if so inclined)

https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160003.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160003.jpg)
The bottom removed and the first filter exposed. For those of you who have done this, what did you use to replace this filter? It appears to be glass fiber.
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160004.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160004.jpg)
The first filter removed, showing the keeper and fine wire filter.
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160005.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160005.jpg)
The fine wire filter, again, how did you guys replace this?
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160006.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160006.jpg)
Charcoal and junk.
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160007.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160007.jpg)
Charcoal removed, and coarse upper wire mesh pulled out, again, how did you replace this.
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160010.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160010.jpg)
Spring and washer.
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160008.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160008.jpg)
All empty
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/th_P9160012.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Gas%20Tank/P9160012.jpg)

TR3driver
09-17-2009, 06:43 PM
I found fiberglass mat sold for the purpose in an auto parts store. Bit larger than the Triumph canister, so I cut it with scissors to fit. If they ask for make, model & year, tell them 1980 Chevy Citation.

I was lucky, the screens were reusable after some careful brushing to remove the crud; but if not, screen wire is readily available in a variety of materials and mesh. If Home Depot doesn't have what you want, try MMC.

The carbon granules I bought from a fellow (whose name I've forgotten) at VTR 2005. They were specifically designed for automotive adsorption canisters; most sources seem to agree that other forms of charcoal are not suitable.

I don't know of any other source, but in a pinch, I would guess that you could separate the intact granules from the crud, and reuse them. Or pick out a late model car in the junkyard & cut it's canister open.

As long as air can move through the carbon bed, the engine will run fine. 'Tired' carbon will just not absorb as much gasoline vapor and hence release a bit more into the atmosphere, that's all. You wouldn't even flunk a tailpipe sniffer.

tdskip
09-18-2009, 08:45 AM
Ray - are you that far along now or did you just decide to do some non-body work on the car.

Randall - the aquarium carbon that so many people use isn't actually a good choice? Not challenging you, just looking to learn.

TR6oldtimer
09-18-2009, 09:54 AM
Ray - are you that far along now or did you just decide to do some non-body work on the car.

Randall - the aquarium carbon that so many people use isn't actually a good choice? Not challenging you, just looking to learn.


I got the engine all back together, as well as a tear down, new thrust bearing, and reassembly of the transmission.

Then I took the radiator in for cleaning and inspection. The canister was there, so I said, "What the heck". And yes, I am avoiding body and paint work, but slowly, and I mean sloooooolllllllyyyyyy getting back into it.

Pardon the mess.

https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Engine/P9160013.jpg

Any one out there have a single, wide pully, operable or not water pump for a '73 TR6?

tdskip
09-18-2009, 10:35 AM
I got the engine all back together, as well as a tear down, new thrust bearing, and reassembly of the transmission.

Then I took the radiator in for cleaning and inspection. The canister was there, so I said, "What the heck". And yes, I am avoiding body and paint work, but slowly, and I mean sloooooolllllllyyyyyy getting back into it.

That is great progress - engine looks great.

TR3driver
09-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Randall - the aquarium carbon that so many people use isn't actually a good choice? That is what I am told, by people who claim to know about such things.

But as I said, the engine will run fine even if you use gravel in there, so I can't prove it one way or the other.

hondo402000
09-18-2009, 01:54 PM
why not just get rid of it unless you are doing a concours restoration?

dont you need activated carbon?

Just asking

Tinster
09-18-2009, 02:03 PM
[quote=TR6oldtimer
I got the engine all back together, as well as a tear down, new thrust bearing, and reassembly of the transmission.

Then I took the radiator in for cleaning and inspection. The canister was there, so I said, "What the heck". And yes, I am avoiding body and paint work, but slowly, and I mean sloooooolllllllyyyyyy getting back into it.

Pardon the mess.

[/quote]

<span style="color: #990000">Ray, if you are not sure about your thrust bearings
install, give me a holler. LOL

I've recently installed new ones in my car and they
make a difference in clutch pedal throw.

Beautiful looking engine.

d</span>

John_Mc
09-18-2009, 03:37 PM
Ray, when you get ready to put the engine etc. back in and need any help, I'm not too far away and would be willing to add a pair of hands if needed...as long as I can take said hands back home with me.

GreenOne
09-20-2009, 12:51 PM
A suitable replacement for the filter is a Scotch Bright pad cut to size. They are nearly indestructible.

TR6oldtimer
09-20-2009, 06:17 PM
A suitable replacement for the filter is a Scotch Bright pad cut to size. They are nearly indestructible.

Wow, I would never have thought of that, and I have a lot of them. So I will give one a test in gasoline to see how they do. (I know that phosphoric acid does them in in short order). Then it's off to shop for the metal screens.

tdskip
09-20-2009, 09:51 PM
Let us know how it turns out Ray