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Re: [oletrucks] was CA DMV registration, different year engines...

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] was CA DMV registration, different year engines...
From: GremlinGTs@aol.com
Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 10:37:13 EDT
>  Don't worry about what engine you put in your 55, because of  the age of
>  your truck you can put anything you want in it. It is not subject to the
>  various smog laws.  Donald Short

    This in NOT necessarily the case in all states. Some states have been 
changing the laws, if you put a modern engine in your antique car or truck, 
it MUST meet the emissions of the year of the ENGINE, not the VEHICLE, but 
only if you register the truck for daily driving, with antique 
registration/plates, it's a moot point, or should be. As with anything, check 
with your local Motor Vehicle Dept. before doing anything. Virginia has been 
changing it's antique registration criteria almost as much as most people 
change underwear lately, so it's a good idea to keep abreast of whats going 
on in your own state regarding Emissions, Antique Plates, etc. Virginia used 
to not require emissions testing before '72, and excluded pickup trucks and 
big trucks, now it goes back to '68, and trucks have to pass the tests. I 
changed my '74 Chevy truck over last year to Antique, because I knew the carb 
wasn't worth much, and it was probablyl going to fail. i don't drive it too 
much, anyway, just for hauling stuff, so it was a good move for me, no more 
registration fees, no more state inspections, etc. Luckily it had just met 
the 25-year old requirement, heh heh. Once my Pacer hits 25 in 2004, it'll go 
antique as well. 

Jerry Casper
Woodbridge, VA
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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