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Thread: Need a title for a 74 or 75 truck.
paulsrepu


Hauling
Posts: 107
posted February 17, 2005 05:51 PM

Need a title for a 74 or 75 truck.

Hello everyone, I am looking for a title for a 74 or a 75 REPU. A co worker is looking for a title so he can claim a 74 engine is being used in rotary powered Lotus 7 project car. That way he can get through CA smog laws. So, if any of you guys have a junkyard 75 or older rotary powered vehicle with no hope of being registered and want to get rid of the title please respond. Thank you.

       
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dhood


Hauling
Posts: 134
posted February 17, 2005 08:17 PM

I'm not sure how that works and is still legal in CA. I junked a 76, I think, maybe a 75, about 8 years ago and may have the registration somewhere. But never put it in my name, since I junked it for the bed to make a trailer. The trailer is registered and has new plates now without any paper trail where all the parts came from. I just told them from junk parts. I think I still have the plates and a part with the VIN number if that helps to make it more legal, but the last registered owner probably can't be located in case you need a signature. So let me know what the legal process is and if this is what you want and I'll start looking for everything.

       
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paulsrepu


Hauling
Posts: 107
posted February 18, 2005 01:12 PM

The reason for the title is to claim year of engine used in the Lotus project. That way it can be registered without every single piece of smog equipment attached to it. Once registered a 3rd gen engine or an RX-8 engine is going to be installed. Thanks for any help you guys may be able to give.

Paul

       
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klaus42


Rotorhead
Posts: 1877
posted February 19, 2005 09:14 AM

Titles don't follow engines.

They follow the VIN-stamped parts: The frame and the cab.
It would stand to reason that an acknowledged expert Mazda professional/dealer ought to be able to legally attest to the year of motor/provide an affidavit as to it's vintage... after all, builders build all vintages of cores back to spec... and cores are often long separated from the vehicle of origin.

Then again, there ain't no such thing as 'common' sense anymore, is there? (Especially not in CA. beaurocracy!)

       
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paulsrepu


Hauling
Posts: 107
posted February 21, 2005 09:53 PM

Agreed Klaus,
This was for a co-worker of mine. He stated that the smog stations would need a title of a vehicle that the "engine" was donated from. I realize that the engine's serial number is nowhere to be found on a title. The title is just insurance to get the vehicle registered.

       
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klaus42


Rotorhead
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posted February 22, 2005 10:39 AM
Edited By: klaus42 on 22 Feb 2005 13:40

In that case...

...it sounds like any '74 or '75 13B powered Mazda would do, not nessecarily needing to be a truck... could be rx-4... did they make the Cosmo in '75...?

(Just thinking how to increase your odds...!)

Smog Stations is where smog comes from, right?

       
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