Bill, the nipple is not pointing the wrong way. Every EGR I've seen, at least 73-74, has the nipple pointing towards the choke coil spring just like yours. It points forward towards the front of the car. When you mentioned it, I thought you meant the nipple was pointing straight down to the intake. That was prior to your pic. When I saw your pic, I was thinking of just the base and the part number and not the direction of the nipple at that point. I apologize for any misunderstanding.