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Re: [oletrucks] California DMV registration

To: jelerath@us.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] California DMV registration
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 08:55:32 -0600
they dont look at engine numbers at all at any smog check place. they look for
higher levels of certain pollutants to tip them off so if the cam is not too
wild and the compression is not sky high and its a good running motor, its not
too hard to pull it off. the ref told me, you can go newer but not older and
retain your old fueling and exhaust system.

jelerath@us.ibm.com wrote:

> Grant,
> 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
> jelerath@us.ibm.com
> "G. Simmons" <gls@4link.net>@autox.team.net on 05/05/2000 10:37:14 AM
> Please respond to "G. Simmons" <gls@4link.net>
> Sent by:  owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
> To:   <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> cc:
> 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
> laws
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Grant S.
> 54 3100 (mostly all there)
> 54 3100 (mostly not there)
> 55 1st 3100 (mostly rust)
> Los Angeles, CA
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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