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Old 10-18-2004, 02:04 PM
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CA Emissions Question for 1973 Truck

Hello.

It looks like I will be relocating to San Diego in about 3 months.

I'm trying to figure out if my truck has any special emissions issues I need to take care before I drag it all the way over there.

It's a:
1973 F-100 Ranger XLT
360 V8
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Dual Exhaust w/2 mufflers

I looked at some of the CA docs online, and what little I could find didn't say anything about 1973 light-duty trucks. And the rest of it seemed to be lawyer gooblygook.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2004, 03:59 PM
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you are smog exempt. i have a 73 f250 with a 460, and when i asked about it i was told that anything older than 25 model years is exempt, but that law is about to change, and i think it is gonna be anything older than a certain year, no more of the whole "each year, another years worth of vehicles becomes exempt"

anyway, you should be fine
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Old 12-02-2004, 05:45 AM
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Actually the law changed recently to 25 years old from the old "pre 74". I have a 75 f250 and I was waiting for the day I could register my truck w/o smog.
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:00 AM
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what about this 25 year exempt thing. is it now 25 years and older are exempt or is it pre-74. i gotta 78 and would love to smog exempt it.
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:50 AM
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You guy's haven't been keeping up. The governator just signed into law, effective Jan 1, 2005, that the 25 year rule is no longer in effect. Anything from 1976 back is smog exempt. If your vehicle is 1977 and up you are stuck with smog from now on. Mine is a 1977 F250 and I am disgusted. One more year and I would have been exempt.
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I know what you mean wb6vvv, I too was looking forward to the day i non longer needed smog checks. I have 77 F-250 w460 and c-6. That really ****ed me off.
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