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Re: question about burnt wires

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Subject: Re: question about burnt wires
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 10:36:04 -0700
Yeah, but what I meant was, they couldn't tell the difference between a 77
through 80 (without a copy of Clausager!). Unless you told them, they'd have
no way of knowing you replaced the engine.

Realistically, with "uncommon" cars such as these, they would only be
looking for a checklist of required smog stuff (catalyst, etc), and checking
the tailpipe emissions. So you could modify the engine, swap carbs, etc, IF
you knew what you were doing, and could tune it to pass the emissions test
(like your friend). But I wasn't comfortable recommending this course in
this instance.

on 9/22/01 7:02 AM, Paul T. Root at wrote:

> When I lived in California, I seem to remember a replacement engine had to be
> the same year or newer than the car.
> I have a friend in San Diego with a '71 B that he has a weber for. It
> used to pass emissions, but that's pre-catalyst.

Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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