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Basically stock 305 under the hood, here in Cali the smog masters rule, :frown: new paint, rims and tires and bucket seats, working on the interior. It's my daily driver since bought new in June 83, keep her tuned and frequent oil changes runs great. Thanks for the compliments.
 

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Basically stock 305 under the hood, here in Cali the smog masters rule, <img src="http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/forums/images/ChevyMalibuForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_sad.png" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> new paint, rims and tires and bucket seats, working on the interior. It's my daily driver since bought new in June 83, keep her tuned and frequent oil changes runs great. Thanks for the compliments.
Oh your in cali...im sorry. Great place but honestly their emissions rules are outrageous. My camaro definitely would not pass smog out there which is why im happy i didnt get stationed out there while i was in the navy.
 

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Oh your in cali...im sorry. Great place but honestly their emissions rules are outrageous. My camaro definitely would not pass smog out there which is why im happy i didnt get stationed out there while i was in the navy.
When stationed within the US, the car retains its original license plate and inspection criteria. I've seen a lot of OOS (out-of-state) plates when I lived near Beale AFB and that is how they handled it. The CA smog inspection is required only for those vehicles registered in CA, so you'd be able to avoid that issue.
 

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Oh your in cali...im sorry. Great place but honestly their emissions rules are outrageous. My camaro definitely would not pass smog out there which is why im happy i didnt get stationed out there while i was in the navy.
When stationed within the US, the car retains its original license plate and inspection criteria. I've seen a lot of OOS (out-of-state) plates when I lived near Beale AFB and that is how they handled it. The CA smog inspection is required only for those vehicles registered in CA, so you'd be able to avoid that issue.
Yes i could have kept my old license plates so i wouldn't have had to worry about smog however cali has teams of police that look for modded cars. I have a friend that got stationed out there that has a ls1 swapped S2000 and within a few minutes of picking his car up from the shipping yard he was pulled over and harrased even though he had hawaii tags. Also eventually I wouldn't have been able to renew my hawaii tags because out there you have to have a valid hawaii state inspection to renew your tags so i would of had to get cali tags or try to get another set of va tags. My friend who lives out there had to actually drive out to another state and register his car.
 

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When I lived there I was doing a handyman job for a lady. While in Nevada her car died so she bought a brand new PT Cruiser. She got home and couldn't register it because it didn't have enough miles on it, less than 7500. She was forced to sell it!

I'm sure the stories could pile up if we let them, but suffice it to say that CA Emissions is a weird bag of tricks.
 
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