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2nd happiest day in my life

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by robertgarven, Jan 6, 2004.

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  1. robertgarven

    robertgarven F1 Veteran

    Feb 24, 2002
    Ventura, California
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    Robert Garven
    I just got my 75 gt4 re-registered here in California. And for the first time it is smog exempt!!!! All 1975 and earlier cars in CA are smog exempt January 1, 2004!! I have had my car for 10 years and I would lay in bed at night for months worrying about my next encounter with the smog guy. The car always passed but I had to suffer the indignity of a guy with one tooth and grease all over him grinding each gear as I watched helpless, It was worse than a sleep over at Neverland. Now I feel like one of those guys running through the fields on a Claritin comercial!!!
    Im free! Im free. UH OH what are those red lights in my mirror... gotta go


    I know this is not really a tech thread but I feel more comfortable over here with you gearheads!
  2. Jerrari

    Jerrari F1 Veteran

    Jul 24, 2001
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    Jerry Wiersma
    Makes me think of you as Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music running over hills...LOL! Congrats!
  3. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ

    Nov 29, 2001
    San Carlos, CA
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    Mitchell Le
    Ditto for my 1975 GT4, just sent in the check to DMV. The notice says: "no smog certificate required"

    DonGT4 has been waiting patiently for his 75GT4 to be exempt to.

    Rob, now go over to the other post to help out the fellow who is on the slippery slope of wanting to replace the timing gear bearings with the engine in the car. Show him the errors of his ways.
  4. 1975gt4don

    1975gt4don Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
    Peoples Rep of CA
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    Smog Exempt
    Robert, congradulations!!!! I am still in limbo registrationwise---tags due in April and still floating around with a temp tag, will go into California DMV very soon and attempt to get my permanent sticker. Mine is also a 75 GT4 and haven't had it registered without a temp since 96. Been waiting a long time for this moment. Smog equipment somehow fell off right after I bought it in 82.

  5. 1975gt4don

    1975gt4don Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
    Peoples Rep of CA
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    Smog Exempt
    Yelcab! You and I have been waiting awhile for this also! Ha ha. I feel like jumping for joy. GT4 going into the paint shop in Scottsdale AZ for a bare metal strip and complete new interior. Done with everything else mechanically. Suspension rebuild took me quite a while but was worth every penny.

  6. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
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    Carbon McCoy
    Robert, congratulations...! i can tell by your post that this was really something that bothered you and now it's over... Very cool... Congratulations...
  7. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 5, 2002
    WooHoo!!! Ain't it grand to have a 1975 car?!!

  8. GaryReed

    GaryReed F1 Rookie

    Feb 9, 2002
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    Yahoooo...... Rob!!!

    I've got to wait until 2009 before mine is exempt..... :(
  9. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    May 29, 2001
    Congrats Rob, alas my 328 is still 8 years from being exempt... :(
  10. 4re gt4

    4re gt4 Formula 3

    Apr 23, 2002
    Roseburg, OR
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    Hans E. Hansen
    No smog check at all here in So. OR.

    I'm not sure what my old car would do if you jabbed a probe up its rear end.
  11. branko

    branko F1 Rookie

    Mar 17, 2003
    Birmingham, Alabama
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    Branko Medenica
    When I bought my '85' 308 from an individual in Georgia, I noticed, at one time, he had trouble getting passed the emission test. But, I live in Alabama with no emission test, so no problem, thank goodness.
  12. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
    San Antonio
    Full Name:
    Russ Turner
    My Alabama tag is what allowed me to put Webers on an 88 Mondial.
    :) :)
    Roll Tide.
  13. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2003
    North shore, MA
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    THE Birdman
    Here is MA, my 77 is exempt. Good bloody thing too. Anyone driving behind me gets tears in their eyes....from the exhaust, not the beauty of the car. Well, maybe both. :)

  14. jeffdavison

    jeffdavison F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 29, 2002
    Suwanee Georgia
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    Jeffrey Davison
    Glad you had another happy day...the title of the thread mislead me a bit.

    There's a saying in the boating community...

    The happiest day of a captains life is the day he buys the boat, The second happiest day of his life is when he sells it.

    Glad this didn't equate to your Ferrari experience :)


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