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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chatsworth, CA
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Beautiful car! Since your car is not exempt from smog certification in Calif, it will have to pass the visual inspection for all original smog equipment and it will have to pass the CO% requirement as well on the dyno. This is what needs to happen for you to transfer title and then you will need to pass a inspection every 2 years. Even the "non-catalyst" cars had an air pump, egr valve, and a the dreaded thermal exhaust manifolds. Some tech's don't pick up on the some the OEM exhaust stuff, but I wouldn't risk failing an inspection at a station for lack of smog equipment. Once you fail that part of the inspection you are flagged in the "system" , and would need to restore it back to original state. I would first take the car to the local Porsche guru and see if he can get the car smogged for you. See what his experience is for getting this type of car through. Otherwise you will need to hunt down all of the stuff down to get it back to original.

On my 77, i replaced the entire exhaust to the later 86 version with a "J pipe" but I retained the air pump and all of the other stuff. Because I used all OEM exhaust, the smog techs don't pick up on it. Good luck.....
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:47 AM
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