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Hey all -

My 7M-GTE swap is nearly done. Being out here in CA, with stories about more and more smog test places being busted for looking the other way on the visual, I'm looking to keep the car as smog-legal as possible (EGR equipment works, high-flow cat coming, etc.). The only problem I have left is finding a charcoal canister small enough to fit....I would like to keep my windshield-washer system. I'm told that some of the mid-'80s Honduhs had charcoal canisters about the size of a soda can. Can anybody tell me which model and where I can get one on the cheap (dealer would be a last resort). Thanks.

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Well I kept mine and used the windshield res from a MKI instead. I lost the line for the light washers though but I'm working on that. It seems that I remember seeing something about using one from a Mazda 626.
 

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well i have been told that the mazda rx-7 canister works well...jim king is using one in his car and i might use that or a honda one

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I wandered the junkyard for an hour looking for the tiniest charcoal canister I could find, to make room for the turbo and downpipe...
The first gen Honda CRX was the smallest and lightest (made of plastic, so keep it well away from the exhaust), with the second gen RX7 being another small one to consider. CRX one is slightly bigger than a pop can and weighs in at one pound, vs 4 lbs for the stock unit.
My goal was to mount the canister on the fender well, between the washer fluid reservoir and the fender. My washer fluid res is the smaller version, found on some 82 and 83 Supras. Not sure if the larger/later model one would interfere, but I don't think it would.
I ended up using a canister from a CRX, but the mounting bracket wouldn't work, so I got the mounting bracket from the RX-7. It's a very simple "stick" that the canister mounts on, and it worked perfectly. $10 minimum charge at a U-Pull it junkyard. I guess I should take a photo and post it sometime.
 

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Dean - as per the PM I sent back - thanks for the info!
 

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I think I remember someone sayin that they had used one from a fuel injected motorcycle (Ducati comes to mind...) Anyone else heard of this?
 
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