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PostPosted: August 9, 2016, 1:57 pm 
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Not sure what else I can add, other than the info already provided. If you buy a pre-made frame with MCO, registration will be much easier for you than a home built frame.

It's all possible, just takes a lot of time and driving from office to office. Took me a day and a half.


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PostPosted: August 9, 2016, 2:21 pm 
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I think not having a Mfg Cert of Origin (MCO) is not that big of a deal these days, but I have not tried it. You just have to have an ASE certified master tech sign off on it. I have 2 of those on my street alone, so just ask around. I'm not sure they know what to do even short of making sure the gas tank is not installed upside down or something, but if you can get them to sign I think it waives the need of the MCO.


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PostPosted: February 8, 2017, 9:24 am 
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There seems to be conflicting info on whether you need a plug-in OBD2 test on a replica vehicle. I'd like to use a modern drivetrain that is originally OBD2, but getting all the stock computers happy these days seems impossible.

Maybe a sniffer test? Or is it purely a safety inspection?


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PostPosted: February 8, 2017, 9:29 am 
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It depends on the year model of the car that you are replicating. I went with '57, and had nothing but safety inspection, even in an emission county.


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