V6UnderPressure said:Can someone chime in on the reason an engine wiring harness would be required? I would assume you are referring to the dummy light harness underneath the wiper motor? Or are you referring to the ECM harness? If you delete the emissions and go strictly carbureted(no need for ecm) then is the harness still required? My main concern is that I want to make sure that my 442 gauges (water temp, oil pressure, etc.) remain functional when doing the sbc swap.
Clone TIE Pilot said:The stock 3.8 uses a computer controlled carburetor and to keep a SBC swap legal you must retain the computer control system.
V6UnderPressure said:Clone TIE Pilot said:The stock 3.8 uses a computer controlled carburetor and to keep a SBC swap legal you must retain the computer control system.
Can you explain this? I think this may be location specific. No cars are emissions tested from 1995 or 1996 and older in my area.
Then I'm screwed if I move to CA!Clone TIE Pilot said:Every area does things differently. In CA and NJ there is no age cutoff for emission inspections, my car still has to be inspected every two years. IL with their hard winters they probably figured the road salt has taken out most of the pre 95 cars as not to be a factor anymore. Regardless of where you live in the US, it is always illegal to tamper and disable any low emission part under federal law. The only expection is if you are turning it into a track only car that will never be driven on the street.
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