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I think it's the "tampering" part...

. anyone got any 411 in
> regards to this?

My guess is they ticketed them for violating state or federal laws by tampering with antipollution devices. I'm no lawyer, but I think there are state and federal laws about not tampering with the smog devices in cars sold in the U.S. CA increased the requirements, but the manufacturers originally installed the smog stuff to conform to federal laws. It might be that the CA codes allow pre-73 vehicles from TAKING or PASSING smog tests, but maybe the codes still prohibit tampering with factory installed antipollution devices.

If I were you I'd go to the DMV web page and click on links to their codes section, and do some good homework before you disconnect the hardware.
 

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Don't Stress!!!!!!!

> ok, here is a very serious question. in cali
> they passed a law that any car pre-dating
> '74 is now smog exempt. upon hearing this i
> immediately dumped the extra weight. namely
> the smog junk. now the thing is, here in the
> northern bay area of good ol california,
> import street racers are frowned upon. so
> the cops like to pull us over and have us
> pop the hood. aight aight heres the
> question... if im pulled over and asked to
> pop the hood and they dont see a smog pump
> and all that other ugly tubing and stuff,
> can they still send me to the state referee?
> and if they can, exactly what smog law do i
> have to pass if my car is now exempt? at the
> illegals (weekend night races)
> over in fremont last weekend they swept
> through and sent almost everyone there to
> the state referee, i wasnt there that night
> but now they got me nervous to even bring my
> baby Z into public... anyone got any 411 in
> regards to this?
I wouldn't stress! I live in the east bay, and I was pulled over in my '71 3 or 4 times before the law passed. Only once did they look under the hood, and only because he wanted to see what I had under there that sounded so cool. I've had triple Mikunis, no air pump, and none of that smog crap for around 4 years now. As far as I understand, you could have a 502 c.i. big block that creates a smokescreen every time you drive it and it's legit.
Hey, where do you guys run your cars in Fremont? If it's confidential, just email me instead of posting it. I like to show some of those Hondas whats up!
 
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