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I'm trying to find out if anyone has delt with the smog laws?
we have a 76 cj-5 that has been non-oped for awhile and I'm going to purchase this car from my father-in-law and am trying to figure out how to get past the smog regs. it has the factory V-8 but no smog componets,hedders have been installed.
Pray....California Smog laws are the most exacting in the nation. You've got little choice except to put it back to OEM-bone-factory-stock with CARB approved components if you ever want to get it licensed and run it on the street. The only other choices are to do an engine swap, or 50 state legal fuel injection. In any case, it will be a tremendous headache.
76? Guess what....75 is the magic # for smog exemption....so, here is the honest scoop....
If you want to keep the engine, you will have to install ALL of the smog items that came on the jeep from the factory....you 'might' luck out if it was a non-CA before it came to California...then the amount of smog gear might be less. Forget trying to find a smog shop that will 'sell' a smog test.....if any are left, the cost is high....and if you get stopped by the 'police' and they cite you for smog violations, you get flagged by ARB and will end up going to special test stations....after you pay all the fines.........
My advice....if you want to get some good use out of the jeep and be legal....look into swapping in a fuel injected engine.....better gas mileage...performance....and if you do it right....easy to get smogged.
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Thank's for the encouragement Jim_Lou!! Jeep Dawg I race Nonwing Sprint Cars and My car #is 3= nonwing3.I believe I'll take your advice and check with my local smog shop to see what the requirements are before making any drastic decisions.