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Old 09-26-2023, 06:26 PM
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https://autos.yahoo.com/report-calif...120000026.html

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Old 09-26-2023, 07:21 PM
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Car guys might consider selling their overpriced property and get out while the gettings good. It's just a trickle leaving so far.....
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Old 09-26-2023, 08:35 PM
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I have a California Air Resource Board story from my 6 year stint on the Left Coast. I had scored a 68 Volvo 142 with a B20 2 liter engine. It had dual SU side draft carbs on it. I went through the carbs while tuning it up and the cleanest I could get it to idle was about 5.0 percent C/O and 800 ppm hydrocarbons which was within the guidelines of the "Smog Check" authorities for that year of car but considerably more dirty than cars of the day. This was in 1990 and most new cars then would idle at 1.5 percent CO and around 200-300 ppm on the hydrocarbons. So, being a professional mechanic I installed an aftermarket intake and Weber carburetor. In doing so, I got that car to Idle smooth @ 1.5 CO and 400 ppm HC. Next, being all proud of myself I took the car up to Fort Bragg to get a smog check. The guy that tested it was impressed at how clean it idled but failed the car on the visual inspection because it didn't have "original equipment" carburetors. So, I put the SU's back on it and adjusted the idle mixture right up to the legal limit, 8.0 percent CO and 1300 ppm HC. Went back to Fort Bragg and passed with flying colors. I have another story about the California Coastal Commission but it's just more of the same like in the article Low B shared.
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Old 09-27-2023, 02:24 PM
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It never ceases to amaze me the stupidity that comes from the Cali government. This is a train wreck happening before our eyes. Cali will implode from inside.
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Old 09-27-2023, 02:48 PM
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Some guys on another forum shared photos of the letters they received from CARB. One reached out to SEMA, and they recommended to toss it in the round file.
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Some guys on another forum shared photos of the letters they received from CARB. One reached out to SEMA, and they recommended to toss it in the round file.
I agree!!! File that $hi+!
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I posted a poem quite a while ago about THEM coming for your cars. Doesn't seem so far fetched now, does it?

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Thatís one of the reasons after 70 yrs in So.Cal I moved out [c Good part I sold that house for enough to pay for a much nicer home in NM
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I've got a few friends that are truckers that told some stories about the bs in Cali! I wonder why the trucking companies don't just tell em "we'll bring it to the state line, ya'll can pick it up in your overpriced electric golf karts from there".
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Old 09-28-2023, 09:24 AM
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I've got a few friends that are truckers that told some stories about the bs in Cali! I wonder why the trucking companies don't just tell em "we'll bring it to the state line, ya'll can pick it up in your overpriced electric golf karts from there".
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