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charcoal canister relocation

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hidesertwheelin, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. hidesertwheelin

    hidesertwheelin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm looking for some ideas on where to relocate my charcoal canister. I am adding a second battery, and the tray needs to go where the canister is. Anyone have any pictures of where you mounted yours. It's a 1990 Suburban w/ tbi if it matters.
     
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    the batt tray will fit over the top of the canister
    i did not have to move mine at all
     
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    I installed the second battery tray and then zip-tied the cannister to the front leg of the tray.
     
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    double side sticky tape the mother f-er to the bottom of your hood, then poke a bunch of holes in the top, and everytime you open the hood and can sprinkle like a pepper shaker:dunno:
     
  5. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    In my 76, it sits right on top of the driver side inner fender wheel well. The bracket mounts to the inner quarter panel.
     
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    On my 89 blazer i had to move the cannister down a couple inches but there was plenty of room so no problems.
     
  7. hidesertwheelin

    hidesertwheelin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    OK, I tried to move the charcoal canister down, but the battery tray still will not fit over it. Can I mount it sideways on my the canister sideways on my inner fender well? Will it still function and pass Kalifornia smog?
     
  8. goldwing2000

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    I relocated mine right into my garbage can. :D
     
  9. stkcode

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    I don't think the front end changed that much on the 89 - 91 burbs from the previous years. I've got an aux (driver's side) battery tray with the canister (the short fatty carb canister, unlike the tbi taller but on a diet canister :D) on my 86 with no clearance problems. Fairly certain the canister must be mounted upright (ports on the top) to work properly.
     
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    I've been told that the correct battery tray should have the means to mount the cannister to it. Appearently that is how they were mounted on factory dual battery late model vehicles.
     
  11. dremu

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    The 81-91 battery trays are way different from the 73-80's... IIRC, the batteries go 90* off from the old style.

    Anyway, I've done this ... but my ex-wife has the truck, so I can't take pictures. :(

    Ntsqd's right, the factory offered this ... you should be able to attach the thing to the aux battery bracketry somehow. Might hafta drill a coupla holes into the bracket, but should be easy to see.

    I think on my earlier trucks I had to move it down, but I swear I remember it being easier on the newer one... sorry I'm not more help.

    -- A
     
  12. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I mean the carbon canister sits in the center of the driver side fender wheel well, not the battery tray.
     

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