At the beginning of this year, my wife and I relocated from LA/OC to SF/East Bay, and fortunately were able to find a place with more (and attached!) garage space, so we loaded up the ol' Silvia and brought it up:
I recently replaced my water pump, so while I was in there with the radiator out--I couldn't pass up having all that extra space to work--I decided now's as good a time as any to buy a Weber 32/36 DGEV carb and ditch my stock one. Which led to my remembering that the car has stuff for a/c just sitting there getting a free ride without giving anything in return, so that was taken out too. And since the smog pump had seized years ago before I bought the car, that was yanked too, along with the a/c compressor/smog pump's shared ~15 lb mounting bracket.
While researching the smog-delete process I saw that most of the threads included a comment from datsunmike advising against pulling all the smog equipment out, but when all was said and done, I removed 85 lbs worth of smog and a/c trash (which is sitting in a heap in my garage, if anyone wants anything). I think that'll be worth the potential vacuum leak hunt that I'm left with. Speaking of which, does anyone know what the chew toy squeak is in this video that seems to make my engine stall?
Stock rat's nest of needless vacuum lines:
Weber relative simplicity:
Once I get it back on the road I'll keep working to clean and declutter it as much as I can. If there are any other pics/videos that would help to diagnose the stalling, please let me know what to include. Thanks for any advice!
(Sorry for the links instead of photos... I'll update once I load pictures onto a usable image hosting site.)