CA SMOG

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geospider
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Your car is a: 1979 Spider 2000
Location: concord, ca

CA SMOG

Postby geospider » Thu May 18, 2017 8:49 pm

After a lot of work, PASSED.

these cars should be measured on their past regulation.
Now i can re-jet and get back to where it ought to be. Although does run well.

Geo

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So Cal Mark
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Re: CA SMOG

Postby So Cal Mark » Thu May 18, 2017 9:50 pm

that's the BIG problem; standards keep getting tighter. Right now the CO limit is half of what the car was designed to run at
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Texafornian
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Your car is a: 1977 Fiat 124 Spider
Location: Torrance, CA

Re: CA SMOG

Postby Texafornian » Fri May 19, 2017 12:36 am

Congrats!
Daniel

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nelsonj
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Re: CA SMOG

Postby nelsonj » Fri May 19, 2017 1:13 am

Also a big congratulations. It is not at all easy to pass CA smog.
Question: Isn't the smog based on the requirements of the original year? (So your 79 only has to pass the requirements that were in place in 79?) At least that's how it worked when I had to smog other cars.
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geospider
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Your car is a: 1979 Spider 2000
Location: concord, ca

Re: CA SMOG

Postby geospider » Fri May 19, 2017 9:56 am

Nope.
From what I have learned; Ca has changed the requirements some time ago.
Now it is compared against cars of similar weight and engine size. NO way it can compete with newer cars. Ca doesn't want any older cars on the road. Best to buy pre '74 if wanting a "classic" in Ca.
The experience smog and carb guys I met are quite angry about this and almost feel a duty to help keep these on the road.
Thanks Pacheco Smog and Steve the Carb guy.

now; on the road; legally
Geo

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RRoller123
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Re: CA SMOG

Postby RRoller123 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:48 am

Can you get a "Historic" or "Antique" plate like we can in MA that lets you bypass that stuff? I seem to see only "Historic" plates on all of Jay Leno's CA cars.
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling hobby, being "restored" now)
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
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Lotus
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Re: CA SMOG

Postby Lotus » Fri May 19, 2017 12:31 pm

yeah...CA is a fun one when it comes to smog testing. I heard there are two exempt counties...but that may just be a myth.

75 and older are smog exempt. I also heard there was a bill that was hoping to move the year up to 1980. It had something to do with registering the car as a classic which I assume would cost more.

congrats on passing!

geospider
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Re: CA SMOG

Postby geospider » Fri May 19, 2017 5:14 pm

http://www.motortrend.com/news/californ ... rogresses/

here's the link to what you are talking about;.
I'll give it some time: hold onto my Weber 32/36 and single plane manifold just in case.

Geo


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