Re: carb & smog alternatives
It is my understanding also, that the Weber will not be smog legal. I have one now, that I am in Alabama, but I am still holding my stock carb "just in case" I need to make it smogable in the future. The problem with California smog tests comes with the "visual inspection" This means that the dope doing the test will look under your hood. If he sees anything that doesn't look stock, he won't even do a sniff test. You fail. When I was in SoCal, I had some trouble with my S&S header. It wasn't a smog part, however, it all burned clean. One guy made me add a tube to it, I think EGR port, and then passed me. But, they can be a huge PITA out there, even if you are burning clean!
Now, you can always have a Weber now, rebuild a stock carb, and switch every 2 years to pass your smog test! Kind of a PITA I think. Otherwise, I don't think there really is any "legal" alternative in that state!
Hope this helps
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