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    Posted: 03 Jan 2011 at 7:02am
Hi everyone, well I live in California and I want to do an engine swap on my truck. The problem is, like many of you must know California has the strictest smog laws. I want to swap in something that will give me some more power. I searched but could not find the answer I was looking for. Has anyone swapped in a different engine and had it BAR'd? Is there a list for which engines are smog-legal? Also if there isnt, does anyone know what smog equipment I can remove from my truck and still have the truck running?
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Well the year of your truck should play a big factor in smog checks. So let's have the year and see some pics. Engine choices are up to you, by the name you have chosen I assume the truck is completely custom anyways, so the majority of engine swaps will be custom so anything is possible.
What does BAR'd stand for?
What kind of power are looking for?
What is your skill level will you be doing it yourself?
Engines are equipped with various smog equipment depending on the year it was built.
You can remove all or some of your smog equipment depends on engine and what you remove.
What engine do you have? Let's see some pics.
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The truck is not bagged yet it was kinda a mixture of screen names I had Haha its all stock. Its a 1976 Datsun 620. I'm not sure what BAR'd stands for, I just know that when you go see a state ref they give you a BAR sticker saying that your engine is smog legal. I'm looking for a little bit more power, I dont want a V8 or anything like that, but I want some more power than the l20b. I have a weber carburetor on the truck right now it is a 32/34 dft. It seems like the whole right side of the engine is just vacuum hoses and smog equipment. I have seen the engine bay of some other 620's on this website and on google and they only have the vacuum advance installed. I know since I live in California I need all the smog stuff on, but I can just put it back on when the time comes. I am pretty good with working on the truck and such, the only draw back is that I dont have a welder.




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Oh ya you posted in the events section about the same topic. I know California is strict on emissions but you need to find out from some locals what you can get away with. But for some good fun power just swap in a ka and be done with it. With all the emissions pulled off you can tune the ems to pass smog
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This is actually my second post, my last one was about my carrier bearing (drive shaft) going out and that was on this 620 section haha

I think I am going to go for the ka24. My friend is selling his old one, do I have to use the ka from the hardbody? Or will the 240sx ka fit?
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My ka is out of a 92 240sx you can use any rear wheel drive ka you want. A few things to consider ka out if a truck has bushed pistons 240sx is free floating truck ka built in Mexico 240 ka built in Japan
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[QUOTE=bagged620] This is actually my second post, my last one was about my carrier bearing (drive shaft) going out and that was on this 620 section hahaI
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Sorry your right different engine swap topic
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It's a pain to deal with smog in California! It would be nice if your green 620 was 1975 or older so you didn't have to smog her. If you are looking for a faster pickup and not worried top speed you can change the rear end gears! Or get a post office box in toulumie county and never smog again intill you sell her LOL!!!!! If you but a new motor in your 620 she will have to pass the smog test requirements for the year of the motor.
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