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Registering a car as a Hot Rod in Ontario for the emission test.

Long story short - i will be needing an emission test sooner than i expected, and im about 98% sure that it will not pass (no EGR, no cats, freshly rebuild engine with the rings not fully seated yet(burns a little oil)).
In the past i used to rely on a small emission testing place that would basically give me the certificate for 200$ without ever doing the test itself. It seems that there's been a crackdown recently on places like that and they all had their licences taken away.

I was doing some research and i came across this:
http://www.driveclean.com/help/faq18.html
What i'm wondering about is would my car qualify as a "Hot Rod" since i replaced the engine with a JDM 7M and it's a little different from the USDM 7M? If this was so, they'd test my car according to 1980 emission standarts and im pretty sure it'd pass.

Does anyone have any info on this, or any other ways around the emission test in Ontario?

Thanks
Dennis
 

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hot rods have to be 20 years old if i recall correctly, and they made etests MUCH harder, i was comparing my 03 test to the new one i just did and the limitations were like half...
 

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from what I know about the Hotrod situation you have to put another motor that was not offered to the car. The 7M motor was the motor available to the car. Now if you put a 2J then it could prob be classified as a hotrod. The 1JZ was originally in the mk3 so that wouldnt work.
 

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Spoolin Turbo said:
from what I know about the Hotrod situation you have to put another motor that was not offered to the car. The 7M motor was the motor available to the car. Now if you put a 2J then it could prob be classified as a hotrod. The 1JZ was originally in the mk3 so that wouldnt work.
Im sure a 2j mkiii technically is illegal. The vin would read a 7m but it would have a 2j for one. And i think it is illegal to swap in a motor to anycar that it didn't originally belong in.

But then when the car becomes a classic which is i think 19+ years then you can do whatever you like.
 
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