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Should know this but plain forgot: What year, and older, California vehicles are exempt from smog requirements? Think it's around 1972 or even 1973?
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73 <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">

On a side note, I have heard both stories(unsure of the truth) One- It only applies to the bi-annual test. This means when you sell or buy a rig it needs testing. Two- Complete exemption with no nedd for further testing ever.

Also I've heard rummers that CA my throw out this exemption and go back to testing.

Lance has the tickit here, propane = exemption <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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1973 and older are smog exempt,, I have a 1972 Blazer,, and do not need to smog it bi-annually and no need to smog it when I sell it,, I too have heard rumors of this law getting overturned,, but so far it's still on the books !!!
 

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propane isn't automatically exempt either, it used to be.

last time I looked there was a bill in the senate that wouldn't overturn the law (73&older exemption) but would make it so that they could send you to a "test only" smog at "random" or if they gathered information that caused them to belive the vehicle had been tampered with. In short, you'd be @ucked.

keep in mind that while 73 and older vehicles are exempt from testing in california it is still illegal to tamper, modify or remove any emmisions equipment.

this is the bill text, if this passes it looks like they'll be able to reel you in for "suprise" checks and condemn your junk- http://www.leginfo.ca.gov./pub/bill/sen/sb_0751-0800/sb_800_bill_20010521_amended_sen.html

in my opinion there isn't anything random about "test only", every vehicle I own(ed) was test only this year except the pre 73 stuff.
 

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there was talk about over throuing this law, but it happened about 4-5 years ago its not happening,

but the rolling year is going to strart up again <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> in 2003 they will start a rolling year again for 4-5 year so 74-78 will soon be exempt,

this is from the BAR and CARB news letters i get in the mail
 

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1974 was the year that all cars had to have cat-converters. California decided to exempt 1973 and older vehicles from biennial inspections. Supposedly, there may have been a "bill" out there that would not only require 2% of 1973 and older vehicles be tested, but that the test may be TARGETED to "specific" models and years!!!!!
The California Air Resources Board has a web-site. This may be helpful.
I hope I am wrong!
Remember, the SmogNazis are our friends. You may want to supply your own Vaseline when dealing with these jackals in the future.
 
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