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How close am I to passing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnnyclueless, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. johnnyclueless

    johnnyclueless Registered Member

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    Well I just took my 78 in for the dreaded arizona emmission test and I failed. I wonder based on the number below how close I was to passing - whether I just need to adjust the carb.

    Hydrocarbons Loaded Loaded Result Idle Idle Result
    Reading Standard Reading Standard

    182 350 Pass 391 350 Fail

    Carbon Monoxide 4.48 3.00 Fail 7.80 4.00 Fail
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I just scored a 78 tub , did you need cats , I heard no cats on 78 ?

    Tune up is a good start . What have you done to it beforehand ?
     
  3. johnnyclueless

    johnnyclueless Registered Member

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    I've done quite a few mods since I ran it through last year. I added headers, new dual exhaust, new distributor - I definately have messed with the carb and I have the timing advanced about 6 or 8 degress so I'm thinking it might be as simple as that. I have no cats on it. It passed the visual.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Well a good tune up and reset the timing will probably help . Don't forget to drive for awhile to heat the motor up . Also , did you change the oil ? You need to prior to running for insurance :k5: :k5:
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Retard your timing.
     

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