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California Smog

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ChevyDrivnRdneck, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. ChevyDrivnRdneck

    ChevyDrivnRdneck 1/2 ton status

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    Just picked up a 76 K5 with a buddy and it has zero smog equipment.........Anybody know what the laws require smog equipment wise on a 76?????? It has a 350 in it. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. zcarczar

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    Is It federal or california smog requirements?
     
  3. ChevyDrivnRdneck

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    California. The 16 year old kid and his buddies took all the stuff off and trash canned it. The thing runs awesome......just no smog on it /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  4. K5Dan

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    maybe you can use a little trickery and it will pass
     
  5. ChevyDrivnRdneck

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    well....from some of the paperwork that came with it....it'll pass emissions

    it's just that damn smog check 2. it has to have all the equipment that it came with and it has to be functional or it won't "pass".
     
  6. K5Dan

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    did the previous owner smog it for you before he sold it
     
  7. ChevyDrivnRdneck

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    nope....he non-op'd it and sold it as " non running"
    got a heck of a deal on it because of that though
     
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    do you know any one who can smog it for you .if all goes well it will be smog exempt soon /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    You'll need the stock air cleaner with the hot air stove comming off the exhaust manifold, a PCV, and a evap. canister. I don't think you would need anything else. You could always take it to a smog shop and ask them.

    Or give it 2 more years and it will be smog exempt.
     
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    My '76 that was bought new here in CA had air injection tubes and a pump for it...
     
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    I tried that .....they wanted to charge me for a pre test so they could tell me what was missing /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    I believe that it must also have a catalytic converter, although I know there was some rule about 79-earlier not requiring them, but that may only be for higher gvw vehicles /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    in my recent dealings with smog the test places just want your money atleast down here but the referee was glad to sit with me and point out all that i needed. also the chilton manual that i have has great schematics for a wide variety off years and size's of eng /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     

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