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I am in the process of installing a 93 cobra motor into my 64 Comet. I have along with the engine and T-5 trans, the complete main wiring and engine management harness. I have read numerous books and messages on this forum about such installations, but I am still not clear on a few things. I notice there was a purge canister connected to the passenger front rail in the engine compartment that connects to the canister purge solenoid. Do I need it use this? If I don't use it will it effect the operation of the motor. I guess what I am asking is exactly what can I NOT use on the harness, and the engine will still operate normally. Any help, suggestions will be deeply appreciated.
 

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I'm going thru part of this with my '87 5.0 now. I got a message back from a friend who said that all the smog stuff can be taken off and simply plug the vacuum lines, and you're OK. On the Mustang 5.0, there is a vacuum canister that is a ball (round) in the pax side fender well (lines disappear into the fender and come back out). It is a vacuum storage device to hold vacuum to run the vacuum controls for heat and defrost and other items. I believe those are separate from the other vacuum devices under the hood. There is a round can that I believe is a charcol canister vent for the fuel tank and I think that has an electrical line. I'm not sure about any of the ones that have electrical connections as I'm still tracing those on my car. I realize that's not much to go on, but maybe someone else can chime in.
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Your canister purge is the vent for your fuel tank. It sends fuel vapors back into the engine instead of venting them to the atmosphere. You should retain it. Air pump can go,cats can go. You need to keep ALL engine control components.
 

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Thanks for the help. now I just need to make room for the canister.
 
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