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DaveV #1352086 Sat Mar 28 2020 02:56 PM
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Shop Shark
just as aside, harbor freight has a hollow punch set for like $9 with itty bitty hole punches that work really well for making gaskets for this sort of thing.

DaveV #1352092 Sat Mar 28 2020 03:18 PM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Good information, Jon, and an excellent business decision as well. One cannot risk his livelihood to put a big target on his back, even if he has the knowledge to make those modifications. The Clean Air Act of 1968 that brought about a lot of the smog regulations provides for a $5,000.00 fine and/or 5 years' jail time for EACH example of making an emission-regulated vehicle (or part) non-compliant. Back in the mid-1980's a muffler shop in Nashville was caught with 4 vehicles ready for delivery to the customer with "catalytic converter test pipes" installed. The "customers" were federal agents. The shop owner paid $20,000.00 in fines and went out of business shortly afterwards. I fought that battle in California in the 1970's, and their regulations exceed the requirements for America. I was "encouraged" to make illegal modifications by drive-in customers I didn't know, and their requests just didn't pass the sniff test. "Nope- - - -try some other shop!" I was running a dirt track race car at the time, and some of the more radical proposals that didn't make it into their regulations were to make emissions standards apply to off-road vehicles, including race cars. We did have to run mufflers at some of the tracks, but that was the result of local noise laws, not statewide requirements!
Jerry


"It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and eliminate all doubt!"
Abraham Lincoln

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
DaveV #1352107 Sat Mar 28 2020 05:18 PM
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Jerry - we used to get all of the bulletins from the California Air Research Board (C.A.R.B). Often, there were several pages of violators that were caught and significantly punished. California did, and does, have a smog problem.

California began smog emission requirements in 1966, and were always more stringent than the Federal requirements.

Several years ago, California did (either SB 42 or HB 42, I don't remember) relax the more stringent California restrictions back to the Federal level for 1966~1974 vehicles.

Unfortunately for ALL of us, the first 15 years or so of smog emission standards had absolutely NOTHING to do with smog reduction and EVERYTHING to do with job creation! (OK Jon, get off the soap box wink )

Jon.


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
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DaveV #1352111 Sat Mar 28 2020 05:46 PM
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I opened a one-man auto/diesel/road service shop in central California 1975 after leaving the U.S. Air Force. On a typical workday, I needed to be sure to complete a job and get paid so I'd have something to eat. The back room of the building I shared with an auto body shop served as a bedroom occasionally, when I couldn't afford rent. C.A.R.B. had to be an anagram dreamed up by some sadistic bureaucrat in Sacramento! Those regulations came very close to running me, and a lot of guys like me out of business!
Jerry


"It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and eliminate all doubt!"
Abraham Lincoln

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
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