smog pump is useless. ditch it and plug the hoses.
id also look into a nice electric fan. should free up a decent amount of power and mpg. cheap fans from taurus's and stuff in the bone yard should do the trick.
The 4.1 is known for being difficult to keep cool, and clutch fans do move more air than E-fans. I'll install a temperature gauge before next summer and see if I feel confident enough to switch to an E-fan, which I would prefer.
Jay, I was talking about computers in response to your mentioning limp home mode in your car. Mine does not have a computer.
If your cats are that efficient at it, why not glue cat toys to an alternator hooked to a 12V battery and a 120V inverter. Maybe they can power a lamp with a 11W CFL bulb, a radio, or maybe even a small tv?
I think my choke is stuck on, or maladjusted. It idles way too fast even after driving 20 miles. It's got a brand new pull-off but I guess that's not good enough. I have to research how the choke system works...I think I'd rather just have a manual choke.