If I have a product that connects to the Pantera engine and affects the performance does it need that CARB Executive Order number sticker to even sell it in California?
Thanks in advance, Jon
I heard that we don't need to be smog compliant to register our cars (no smog test needed), but that our cars still need to be smog compliant...CA double talk eh? Anyway if the local gumshoe tests you as non compliant such as with a sniffer on the road, then I believe you have issues. I remember conversations on that subject a few years back, not sure if that is exactly true or not, but I thought it was on this forum.quote:Originally posted by LF - TP 2511:
Luckily for us Ford-era Panteras, here in California we are exempt from the smog police.
No smog inspection for registration, not even when bringing one in from another state.
We are free to do whatever we like.
At least for now.
So for your major market - the Ford-era cars, you are good to go.
quote:Originally posted by LF - TP 2511:
What I know for sure is when I brought my car in from Oregon in '02 and took it to DMV, I asked if they needed to inspect the engine.
The reply was "No, we just need to check the VIN."
And each year thereafter, all they want is my money. Unlike my other cars which call for a smog inspection every two years.
quote:Originally posted by Pantdino:
My understanding is that the cars are not subject to the biannual inspection but are supposed to be equipped as they were sold originally.
So at some point in the future they could require that you reinstall any smog equipment you have removed.
quote:the installation of an electronic ignition system was a good thing.
quote:just gave them the paperwork and paid the fees "based on the real purchase price". Maybe the DMV lady felt sorry for me that I was too honest to save money a based on a bogus purchase price and documentation.
quote:"Gee, that's a lot of money for such an old car".
quote:I can see it now, they will be checking Pirus owners....but they won't stop at the check point because of the brake problems.