Back when the 1973-1982 C3 Corvettes were rolling out of the factory and into the hands of eager owners, many do-it-yourself weekend warriors went straight to work removing the factory installed emission system because it robbed horsepower. We didn’t think we’d ever really need it, so we just threw the whole smog system on the junk pile.
Boy, were we wrong!
Today, C3 show cars are REQUIRED to have the smog system if they were originally equipped that way. In addition, an intact system is needed to get the car registered or to renew license plates in some cities and states. Come to find out, an operating smog system is very important afterall!
But as owners decided to undertake this re-installation project, they found that most smog systems were hard to locate and very expensive.
Your mission….should you choose to accept it….is to install the emission system on your 1973-1982 Corvette in just one afternoon. Don’t worry, Zip can help! We have the Corvette Parts you need to get the job done and when we installed a smog system in our 1973 Corvette, it only took a few hours and was relatively painless. Better yet, we documented the entire process!
Follow along with Zip’s technical article “1973-1982 Corvette Emission System Install” for easy to follow, step-by-step installation instructions and photos.
So let’s grab our tools and shop manuals and get this thing done. After completely reading this article…. it will self-destruct in 5 seconds. Poof!