Massachusetts 4KTQ owner question...

Doyt W. Echelberger Doyt at NWOnline.Net
Tue Dec 17 11:43:30 EST 2002

Hello Bill.  I don't have a Massachusetts answer, but I do think out of the
box. Where do you go if you get a "NO" from your home state?

Worst case: "No, you can't do that in this state. No way. Put it back the
way it was."

Solution: Do it in another state, and have it done by somebody else, for a
small fee. Re-title the car and register it in a state with no emissions
requirements and which allows title & registration by mail. Florida is one
such state.

Start with this one:

Here is a clip from the web site:

"AMERICAN HOME BASE, INC. is a total-contact service meeting the needs of
full-time and part-time travelers. Our clients include RV'ers, Armed Forces
Personnel, Contract Workers, Sailors, Small Businesses and over-the-road
Truckers. Many others find that our services provide a valuable link to
family, friends and business contacts and still allow the freedom of a
traveling lifestyle."

"American Home Base Inc. has some exciting new features to offer its
clients. Working with our local tag office, we can assist clients on
registering vehicles through the mail so you or your vehicles do not have
to come to Florida. For our message service clients, any message you get
through the message center we can e-mail to you on a daily basis
(especially useful to our international clients). Request to forward mail
and other instructions can also be e-mailed to us at no additional cost.
For more details call the "Home Base" office."

Doyt Echelberger
Ohio   USA

At 11:18 AM 12/17/2002 -0500, you wrote:
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>So it's time to get my 4KQ inspected here in the People's Republic of
>Massachusetts. I've recently completed the turbo conversion on my 87 4KQ and
>the car runs great. The AFR meter does not indicate an overly rich or lean
>condition and there is no smoke from the tail pipe.. Every thing seems OK.
>My question is... Am I going to get busted for adding the turbo at
>inspection? Or if the car passes safety and emissions, is that all she
>I suspect I might be able to find a "friendly" shop for the inspection, but
>it is not very convenient.

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