The 1960 Ford Vanette ran so poorly that it took me 1.5 hours to drive back to the shop from Leimert Park. Backing the idle mixture valve out until it was loose in my hand told a lot of the story. There were four individual vacuum leaks plus this brass fitting stuffed with cotton. Is it a plug or an intake filter? Intended to be the former but functioning as the latter.
Sorry about the photograph quality. When you are mid-curse, mid-knuckle bust, it is difficult to remember how to focus on the near field with our phone camera.