wish me luck: smog refs...

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shouldnt be that difficult if you used all stock equipment. when i went to have my 350 tbi certified the only thing they dinged me for was a gas cap not being correct somehow. they told me a part number (or some id if i remember right)and i went and got one and it was done. they even commented on how nice an install i had done.

good luck but it should be a slam dunk if done properly

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Not trying to hijack the thread, but does changing from an auto trans to a manual trans cause any problems in California? I've heard people having trouble because they didn't have the correct trans for the engine conversion.

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Good luck dude...
He JB how long ago did you do your conversion?

93561Cruiser I dont think this would be aproblem. Unless the ECU was not programmed correctly. But Im not expert on this, maybe someone else can chime in on this....
 
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>He JB how long ago did you do your conversion?

about four years ago.

i seem to remember someone saying there were issues if you went with a standard trans when the car came with an auto or vice versa or something...i didnt pay any attention really because i just went from the stock toyota 4 speed to a 5 speed...

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oh one thing i just now remember, there were some "check engine" light codes still in the computer from before the swap or from when i was setting the sbc up. they didnt like that. so before i went back i disconnected the battery for a few minutes to clear the codes and that was all cool when i went back.

in other words, i had zero major issues despite fearing the worst.

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Good luck, Your conversion is way clean I don't think you will have any issues.

Give me a call latter and let me know how it went.

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well. the wind took the power out, so I have to go back tomorrow...

the tech that looked under the hood didn't say anything bad- he just asked about the exhaust configuration and if it had any codes- I'll take that as a good sign so far, we'll see how it goes if they have power tomorrow.......
 
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Sooooooooo....

(drum roll goes here)



it passed!








visual- he only told me to label my check engine light, which I'll do ASAP.
on the functional, I BARELY squeaked by on the HCs- I'm not sure my new cats were getting hot enough. Max HCs for the application were 51ppm, and I had EXACTLY 51 at the low RPM test:D :D :D :D everything else was well below Max, but still a little above average- things looked even better at higher RPMs.

most important though is that it's freaking legal:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:



the tech was REALLY cool and didn't seem to be drunk with power... he even told me about some of the swaps he's seen... IE an early Miata with a Lexus SC400 V8, some supercharged kit cars, etc... also most of his referrals are for citations/fix-it-tickets on the import/tuner crowd...loud pipes cost money:rolleyes:


OK, happy rant over.
 

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I can relate, it's a great feeling. My 40 was desmogged when I got it with a box of smog gear in the back. It took me months to get it passed. I have since done a frame swap, and reregistered as a 71, so no more smog.

My 60 failed for the first time this year. $1000 later (Jim C carb, new Toyota Cat, new temp sensor, new vacuum hoses) it passed. What a PIA.

It makes me want to move to rural Nevada.
 
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WAY TO GO PHILOS!!! Told you no worries. I guess you won't be paying for the I CAN GET YOU A STICKER GUY anymore. Good looking install Iwill keep an eye out for your next project.
 

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Philos,

The best way to get them down is to get the cats nice and hot (1,000 F). But hay you passed and got you BAR sticker. Thats what counts.

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cruiser drew: two words: sierra county.

you would be amazed what a little imagination and a yearly trip to stand in line at the dmv will do for you.

how do i know? 74 VW Thing with 2 litre built motor, cam, crank, dual webers, never smogged...and that was over a 20 year period.

if im not being clear and you want details, send me a pm.

or just get fuel injection and many problems are solved. course you might need another motor with that efi.

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Originally Posted by 93561Cruiser
Not trying to hijack the thread, but does changing from an auto trans to a manual trans cause any problems in California? I've heard people having trouble because they didn't have the correct trans for the engine conversion.

Cam

I does not matter.


It does matter!!

There was never a manual transmission offered behind a 350 tbi in California. The ref will not pass it. It must be an auto.
South Dakota doesn’t care though and you can use a CA mailing address. $39 a year license fee.
 

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