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    Hi all,

    I just got back from the Smog Ref at LA Trade Tech....
    He put down that the car was inspected in 2007 with a 1965 motor.... when I questioned him about the information he said it was okay and would be exempt from smog laws.... I hope he was right.... or I'm in for a big expense.

    Scott

  • #2
    congrats!
    2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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    • #3
      You should be OK.

      Apparently you can get the car reffed as a backdated chassis or engine. I had mine done by the chassis (if I remember), but I really don't know the difference.

      /Magnus F.

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      • #4
        Thanks good news.... I took the car for a 40 mile drive afterward.... it was a blast, losts of fun.... I need to put sun screen on the next time though.

        Scott

        one last thing to do before going back to the dmv, brake and light check, I think I found a place in Santa Monica that does the work.

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        • #5
          They always put the year of build on the SB100 sticker.

          Mine says 2002 with a 1960 year for the engine.

          I asked for that to be sure it would always be smog exempt. At the time someone was making noise about pushing back the smog test required dates. As far as I know that did not occur.

          1965 should be OK too.

          Doug

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          • #6
            The cutoff date is 1976.

            Earlier all vehicles older than 30 years were exempt, but last year they stopped the rolling date and made 1976 the last year of exemption. All vehicles newer than that must comply with the emission standards of the year they were manufactured.

            /Magnus F.

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            • #7
              Is it required by the DMV to have the light and brake check completed prior to the final registration?

              I found a place in Culver City that charges $100 plue $7 for the certificate.... does that sound about average?

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              • #8
                Yes, the brake and light inspection is required.

                I don't recall what I paid, but you should be able to shop around and see what other places charge. It is a common inspection.
                Tom "ELV15" Jones
                http://PIErats.com

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                • #9
                  I never took my car to a separate brake and light inspection station.

                  I watched the smog ref and they did check them but I don't recall getting any kind of certificate for brakes and lights

                  I had a low number the first year of the SB100 law and no one seemed to really know all the hoops. The Smog ref and CHP had seen only one or two others. I think I was the first at my local DMV.

                  Either they didn't know or the rules have changed.

                  Doug

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by New2 7's
                    Is it required by the DMV to have the light and brake check completed prior to the final registration?

                    I found a place in Culver City that charges $100 plue $7 for the certificate.... does that sound about average?
                    The $100 sounds high, w/ the additional $7 an insult added to injury. I think I paid $40.00. Shop around a little more sez I.

                    Btw, the inspection should go off pretty easily. You're almost done:D
                    Chris
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                    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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