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I have a few questions about Cobra CSX3021. in photo 12, what is the black tank on the firewall with the chrome cap  just behind the air cleaner and where do the two transparent hoses on either end go? (it also shows in photo 14)  In photo 14, what is the hose going into the firewall from the fuel log? Is it a fuel pressure sensor? In photo 14, what are the black "bottles" in the upper right at the  corner of the port valve cover? I am a ship modeler doing my first car and am on a steep learning curve! Thanks, John

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I believe the black tank on the firewall is an oil catch can, sometimes referred to as a "puke" tank.  Often they are connected to the valve covers. 

I think you are correct, the hose from the fuel log is for a fuel pressure gauge. 

The black bottles on the inner fender I believe to be brake and clutch fluid reservoirs. 

No expert just my educated guesses. 

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16 hours ago, jacko said:

...what is the black tank on the firewall with the chrome cap  just behind the air cleaner and where do the two transparent hoses on either end go?... In photo 14, what is the hose going into the firewall from the fuel log? Is it a fuel pressure sensor? ...what are the black "bottles" in the upper right at the  corner of the port valve cover?

 

7 hours ago, afx said:

I believe the black tank on the firewall is an oil catch can, sometimes referred to as a "puke" tank.  Often they are connected to the valve covers. 

I think you are correct, the hose from the fuel log is for a fuel pressure gauge. 

The black bottles on the inner fender I believe to be brake and clutch fluid reservoirs. 

No expert just my educated guesses. 

afx is correct on all counts. 

The black line going into the firewall runs to a mechanical fuel pressure gauge.

The black "bottles" are hydraulic reservoirs for the brakes and clutch.

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And the tank on the firewall is an engine-breather oil mist separator. It's attached to a plate on the intake manifold on some FE engines. It functioned kinda like a PCV system in the old days, with the smaller hose running down under the car as  a "road draft tube". On a race car, a catch can would be required on the "road draft tube", as you can't be dripping oil on a race track.

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There may be another big hose that runs to a breather fitting on the side of the oil pan, too.

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