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Re: [oletrucks] California DMV registration

To: "G. Simmons" <gls@4link.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] California DMV registration
From: jelerath@us.ibm.com
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 12:30:31 -0600

I live in CA.  I have a '53 3100 that requires no smog cert.  In reality, I
can put any engine I want in it because I am never asked to get it smogged.
This law is going to a rolling 30 years soon.  That is, no vehicle over 30
years old will be required to pass a smog test.  Again, if my '67 Mustang
is no longer required to be smogged, I can drop in anything I want. (High
performance 351 Cleveland)

Where you get caught is in a vehicle that DOES get smogged, say a 1977
Chevy 1/2 ton.  If I have an older engine, say 1967, I still have to meet
the 1977 polution levels.  If I have a newer engine in it, say 1982, then I
need to meet the smog levels for that year engine, ie, 1982.

Bottom line...... for our old trucks, we have no requirement to get it
smogged at all!!!!!  Put in a brand new Corvette engine without smog and
have fun.

ps.  This is not a legal brief; please check with your local DMV to verify
this (I don't want anybody getting in trouble because of me)

Jon Elerath

"G. Simmons" <gls@4link.net>@autox.team.net on 05/05/2000 10:37:14 AM

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To:   <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject:  [oletrucks] California DMV registration

I'm contemplating buying a late 1970s  292 for my orphan '55-1.  I'm a
little hesitant, though because I can't remember if the California smog
require compliance for the engine as well as the vehicle.

Has anyone had experience trying to register a pre-smog vehicle with a
post-smog engine in California?  Did you have any problems or did they just
go by the vehicle date?


Grant S.
54 3100 (mostly all there)
54 3100 (mostly not there)
55 1st 3100 (mostly rust)
Los Angeles, CA

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