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Weber sidedrafts and Cal inspection


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Does anyone know can one legally run sidedrafts on smog-

exempt 02s? I am thinking of jumping into this 02 culture and

have always wanted one with sidedrafts. There are some decent

looking 02s for sale in the Bay Area (where I am) and probably

going to buy before the summer gets going. I will ask people this

weekend at the swap meet, but just wondering ...

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Isn't there the part in the smog laws that says on transfer of ownership that the car must pass smog? I recall this in the 80's and it did not matter if the car was up for smog or not. I think this is the question that needs to be answered. Peter

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There is absolutely no check/smog requirement in Ca. for 1973 and older cars upon sale/transfer. Those cars are exempt from it all except sales tax! I am not sure about 1974 cars... ///

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the law states that your car must still pass smog. The older cars are just exempt from inspection. If you get pulled over and are obnoxious, you may get inspected. I haven't heard of this happening to anyone, but it could happen.

There's a link explaining everything at the DMV website.

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technically, all vehicles produced from model year 1966 on are in violation of emissions regulations if the factory installed emissions equipment is removed, modified or altered (unless the the replacement parts have C.A.R.B. "EO" approval - that's another topic).

Although I've never heard of it happening either, a cop that wants to be particularly hard-nosed can inspect your car and require you to have it emissions tested if he suspects that the smog equipment has been "tampered with". Since part of the emissions check is a visual inspection, most us would be hosed on sight.

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Yeah that is what I thought. The DMV site explains this (sorta, in a round-about way) but I guess it would just be taking that small chance that a cop would be that much of a stickler. There is a notorious cop in San Mateo (where I work) that would probably pull me over just because ...

1974 and older cars are now smog exempt (according to the DMV website). I think I will probably take the chance if I get a 02.

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