Federally, for over ten years. The law has stated it's is a Federal
Violation to knowingly alter or disable any emissions related device. Anyone
caught violating this law will be fined not less than $10,000.00 or
imprisonned for no less than one year and or both.
I'd preferr my exit to stay just that, E.X.I.T!
Not withstanding the fact Homey don't got no tin thousan dollas!
That's the key phrase, "effect emissions". If you want to yank the 305 and
replace with a 350, it's perfectly ok as long as you make sure the emission
system meets CARB specs. The law states you must update emission reqs to
the newest year, be it car or engine. IOW, if you have an older asperated
car and want to put in a newer TPI engine, the final configuration must have
all the emission components of the newer engine. Conversly, if you put in
an older engine, it must have all the emission equipment a 350 equiped car
of the same year, whether your car came with such equipment or not. It used
to be you could use aftermarket speed equipment if the components were CARB
approved. But, I'm a little out of date on current rules. That's why I
gave CARB's website.
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