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Old 12-05-2004, 08:55 PM
 
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Question emissions controls?

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Do I need Emissions Controls on an old Truck?
I'm new to engine build up and i have me a 350, and i have this rat nest of old cracked hoses all over the place, i read up and found out that most of them when to emissions controls, do i need all that for an 82 chevy truck?

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emissions controls

A lot of that depends on where you live and whether your state requires inspection of all those goodies each year. In some states, they have safety inspection only and you can tinker with your engine all you want. About the only national law is concerning catalytic converters. Removal of them from vehicles built after around 75 or 76 is a federal felony, subject to Big $$$$$$$$$ fines.

IF you want to find out for sure, check with your local inspection station if you have them.
Most smog stuff used prior to the inseption of Fuel Injection and computer programmed engines, can be deleted with no ill effects to the operation of the engine, as a large part of them only effect the engine during warm up.
As for the cats, you can legally replace your stock one with aftermarkets and duals etc. The main frame of the law is that there are cats on your vehicle.
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I personally would not advice removal of the emissions equiptment. First of all removing it can cause you drivabilty problems especially in colder climates until the engine reaches normal operating temps. You can also run into detonation if you disable the egr system which you definetly don't want. The carb and distributer are set up to work with the emissions controls if you take them off I recommend getting the carb rejetted to run richer as pollution controlled vehicals ran very lean carb settings and possibly a distributer recurve with an adjustable vacuum advance. Lastly keep in mind that you are not gonna can much if any power with removing it.
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I agree with Robin in part. Especially the part about the EGR, and not gaining any significant power. I have bipassed the temp controls on ignition systems and done away with air pumps, and never had any problems with them though. Course living in Texas, you probably dont get any 0 and below weather.
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Old 12-06-2004, 05:15 PM
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In most areas in Texas YES you need the emissions equiptment. They have a 24 year rule and you fall under that rule by about 2 years lol.

Like was said, changing it can alter your engines performance and adversy affect it. You'd probably see a gain in efficiency and quality by replacing all those old cracked hoses and doing an all around tuneup.
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That one good thing about living in Canada, well Saskatchewan. WE HAVE NO EMMISIONS, so anything goes. I have a cousing in austin and he says to just call the police and ask. thats what he did and they were very helpful, they even have a pamplet i think.
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