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    Legal in MASS

    One step closer, passed inspection with the exception of emissions. Expect exemption early next week! IMG_1810 A.jpg
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    Congrats! just got my Mass assigned VIN this morning.
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    Picked up 3/5/2016, First start 4/22/2017, MA legal 7/11/2018
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    Congrats. Keep us updated on your progress.

    Take some notes, hoping to head that way by the end of the year (hopefully)
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    Awesome, I need you to start buzzing my house for inspiration when you get exempt.

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    Alright! Got my plates this morning, alignment and sticker Thursday morning. Yeahaa!
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    FFR Vintage instruments, Wipers and Heat/defrost
    Lots of parts and advice from Mike Forte & Mark Reynolds (Breeze Automotive)

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    Just curious, which location did you go to for the VIN, and what documentation did they ask for? I am in Mass and hoping to go through this next spring with my 33. Think you can make it to FF5 for the cruise Saturday?

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    Went to the MAC this morning in West Springfield, 15 minutes of pictures and computer work and finally COMPLETE! Emissions exempt for life!
    MK4 #9121 - Complete kit - Stroked 351, T5x, 3.55 Rear End, 3-Link - Pickup 6/17/17, 1st start 12/2/17, Go-Kart 12/9/17, Road Worthy 4/27/18

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    Did you go the crusher route?
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    FFR Vintage instruments, Wipers and Heat/defrost
    Lots of parts and advice from Mike Forte & Mark Reynolds (Breeze Automotive)

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    Excellent News on the life exception !

    Wondering the same regarding the crush route. Any challenges finding a car the met the criteria ?
    Mk4 #9165, Base Kit with lots of options, Delivery on 08/17/2017, Coyote, 2015 IRS, 18" Halibrands, 12.99" Wilwoods

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    Got my VIN through the Westfield MA location, had the documentation/receipts where I got the kit, the engine block, transmission & rear end a long with the receipts for the engine build. Didn't go the crusher route, located a pre-73 block, sent the casting information to the DEP to confirm the year of production (1969). After the VIN was assigned went to the MAC and showed the VIN, registration information and engine block receipt. They plugged in the information on the year of the engine 1969, with some pictures hit enter and all I need to do is go back to garage were inspected and get a valid sticker.. Went a lot easier than I expected, State Police were accommodating, the MAC guy was very helpful.
    MK4 #9121 - Complete kit - Stroked 351, T5x, 3.55 Rear End, 3-Link - Pickup 6/17/17, 1st start 12/2/17, Go-Kart 12/9/17, Road Worthy 4/27/18

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    Whoa, that's awesome !!

    I did not know you could just locate a pre-73 engine/block only and do the exception that way ?

    I've been poking around for a pre-73 car with little luck.

    Did the block need to show it was in the road (in a car) registered w/in the past couple years as I understood this to be a requirement ?

    This is very enlightening and will make life a whole lot easier.

    Thanks !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlewis View Post
    Whoa, that's awesome !!

    I did not know you could just locate a pre-73 engine/block only and do the exception that way ?

    I've been poking around for a pre-73 car with little luck.

    Did the block need to show it was in the road (in a car) registered w/in the past couple years as I understood this to be a requirement ?

    This is very enlightening and will make life a whole lot easier.

    Thanks !!
    Didn't have to show it was installed and on the road at all in the recent past. Just the receipt stating block casting information and the partial VIN stamped into the block. Based on this information I was able to identify the car it came from and had that added to the receipt. The casting number and date code was sent to the DEP to ensure it was pre-73 and didn't require a crushed vehicle, have a email from DEP stating such. This helped with getting it through the MAC I think. The guy I got my 351W block from had a vintage 302 block he was parting with, might still have it if that's the size your looking for.


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    Thanks for the detail and the offer on the 302. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like the block number you used is the block for the engine in the car, correct ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlewis View Post
    Thanks for the detail and the offer on the 302. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like the block number you used is the block for the engine in the car, correct ?
    The block casting number identified the pedigree of the engine, there was also a VIN for the vehicle stamped in the block that identified the car/model
    MK4 #9121 - Complete kit - Stroked 351, T5x, 3.55 Rear End, 3-Link - Pickup 6/17/17, 1st start 12/2/17, Go-Kart 12/9/17, Road Worthy 4/27/18

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    thanks.

    Is that the block that is currently in your Cobra (the one you just got the exemption)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlewis View Post
    thanks.

    Is that the block that is currently in your Cobra (the one you just got the exemption)
    Yes that's the block installed and I just got the official inspection sticker yesterday!!IMG_1834.jpg
    MK4 #9121 - Complete kit - Stroked 351, T5x, 3.55 Rear End, 3-Link - Pickup 6/17/17, 1st start 12/2/17, Go-Kart 12/9/17, Road Worthy 4/27/18

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    got it, that defnelty allows you to circumvent the crush route. I am using a coyote so I think I need to stay the course (need to start hunting for a viable crush donor).

    Congrat's on the sticker !!

    at the rate I'm going this is my goal for 2019 ...
    Mk4 #9165, Base Kit with lots of options, Delivery on 08/17/2017, Coyote, 2015 IRS, 18" Halibrands, 12.99" Wilwoods

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    Congratulations on the sticker. Had my MAC appointment this morning and got my sticker as well. All done, emissions exempt!
    FFR #8833 289 FIA 3-link
    1965 289, TKO600 from Forte's Parts Connection
    Body and Paint by Mike's Auto Restoration
    Picked up 3/5/2016, First start 4/22/2017, MA legal 7/11/2018
    Build Thread http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...FIA-build-8833
    "Insanity is contagious" - Joseph Heller

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    MA emissions exempt certificate adds value to your car if sold in MA later on. The next buyer skips the crush car/paperwork hassle.
    FFR 7644 MK IV. Coyote 5.0, Boss 302 Intake, Tremec TKO600, 8.8 rear 3 link, 3:73, Koni's, Wilwood brakes, 17" Halibrands, Nitto NT555's, SS side-pipes. Velocity Red Mica, Dark Silver stripes. Painted striped dash. Heated Leather seats. Heat, defrosters, wipers. Hidden bluetooth stereo.
    A dream come true.

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