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89 4x4 RC V10 iron block

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Ok guys heres one for everyone to chew on. I put up a topic about a week back with questions about upgrading to a magnum engine from my LA. Well it turns out its gonna be alot of work. So it struck that since i am going to go that far...why not go all the way. I caught wind of a low milage iron block v10 fully dressed with all the acc.So what im asking from all of you is input...good bad and ugly. suggestions and any and all info on this. First off is...will the v10 mate up with my 727? next...since i wil be using electric fans i should have enouh room length wise but what about width? third...i do live in cali...so smog legal is a must...which means any and all emissions will have to stay. my main consernes is the drivetrain compatibility...i will make the rest fit and run. Ok everyone let me have it. THANKS 8)
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joe swinehart said:
it is illegal to put and older engine into a newer vehicle. federal law.

how many times is it enforced? i dunno, but i doubt it ll fly in cali.
NO, it is NOT illegal to put an older engine in a newer vehicle.

The federal law, from what I have read on it, says you can not tamper with emissions equipment, and it goes a bit farther to say that the emissions equipment for whichever is newer, chassis or engine, must be in intact and functional.

The problem is, you must have ALL emissions equipment in place and working for which ever is newer...the chassis, or the engine.

So, if you put a 68 engine in a 98 truck, it must have all emissions equipment for the 98 truck chassis installed on the engine/chassis and working...and the reverse is true...if you put a 98 engine in a 68 body, the emissions equipment that was on the 98 engine/chassis must be in place and working on the 68 body.
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