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California Smog Problems
Iím trying to help out a friend get her Jeep smog legal and registered in California. The Jeep is an 86 CJ7 with a TBI Chevy 350 in, using Advanced Adapters Bell housing, motor mounts and headers. The headers are called block hugger headers and are being used because of lack of space. The state officials are not allowing this and it will not pass smog. Advanced Adapters said they are not legal and that it will need a legal exhaust manifold to pass. Are all ďblock hugger headersĒ treated the same, as in they all are not legal in Ca or not C.A.R.B approved? I have tried Sanderson Headers, Street and Performance, JBA Headers with no success.
Another issue is the referee said the engine needs a smog pump, but we just need to prove to them that there is other Jeeps using a 1995 Chevy 350 motor without a smog pump and are smog legal. You would think they would have that information available.
Any help will be appreciated