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Old 02-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #115 (permalink)
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I remember one of my customers who was military and transferring to California, He had a tired old 76 Z car that was Federal emissions (no cat) and it was burning a quart of oil every 500 miles.
I told him I doubted there was any way it would pass emissions in California (no testing here), but he drove it across country and later he called me and told me it had passed.
I had advised him to sell the car and not even try to get it smogged in California since it had never been equipped from the factory to pass. At that time there were Federal and Cali versions of the Z car. In 1981 all z cars were Cali emissions equipped.

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