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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-02-1999, 11:22 PM
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Emissions Question-1963 Willys

A 1963 Willys is for sale here with no engine. Would it be

exempt from emissions testing, even with a 350 Chevy engine?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-03-1999, 12:38 AM
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Re: Emissions Question-1963 Willys

Should be smog exempt no matter what engine. A vehicle only has to comply with laws in effect at the date of manufacture. Put a jet engine in it if you want, it's still smog exempt.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-03-1999, 06:52 AM
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Re: Emissions Question-1963 Willys

Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought,but you
know how strange some of these laws and their interpretations
can be. For example, I live in a small town that has no smog
check for the annual safety sticker. A larger metropolitan area
here has a smog check, but in my area they don't even raise the hood.
If I were to drive my "inspected" vehicle to the left coast, I'd
probably get arrested.


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Re: Emissions Question-1963 Willys

If you are in california you must retain the emission that came with the newer motor. And older motor cannot be use. you can only put a motor that came with that type vehicle. I might be wrong but that the way I read it.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-03-1999, 01:47 PM
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Re: Emissions Question-1963 Willys

re: ca... yes, and no. I believe that officially, one is supposed to keep the old emissions stuff working, or if a newer engine is installed, the newer engine emissions stuff must also be used. But, in ca, there is no inspection for 73-or-older vehicles. The reality is, we can do whatever we want. But, there is such a thing as getting caught. Someone can turn you in, on the 'cut-smog' tattle-tale program, or if they see your vehicle visibly smoking. And, there has been talk about random road-side checks, which are not currently in effect. There is a whole bunch of us that are currently enjoying 'doing-our-own-thing' under the hood, on older vehicles.

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