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Models
1974 and later model-year vehicles, EXCEPT: (1) Vehicles with "+" ground and 6V system, (2) Vehicles equipped with capacitive discharge or transistorized ignition systems including breakerless types (3) Vehicles with special ignition coil, (4) Vehicles without centrifugal advance

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-1-5
  • Executive Order 1-5 / D1-5
  • ARB # D-1-5
  • Executive Order No: D-1-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-1-5
  • Resolution D-1-5
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D-1-5 Document:



                                  S t a t e of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D- 1-5
                    Relating t o Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                 of the Vehicle Code
                                 CONTI SNlTRON COMPANY
                                 "EQUALIZER MOD 4-V"
     Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156
     of the Vehicle Code; and
     Pursuant t o the authority vested i n the undersigned by Section 39023 of the
                -
     Health and Safety Code;
     IT IS ORDERED AND CESOLVED: That the installation of the "Equalizer Mod 4-V
     electronic i g n i t i on device manufactured by the Contigni tron Company 7625-24 E.
     Rosecrans Ave. , Paramount, California 90723 has been found not t o reduce
     the effectiveness of required motor vehicle pollution control devices and,
     therefore, i s exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle
     Code f o r 1974 and l a t e r model year vehicles except as follows:
          1)    Those vehicles w i t h positive ground or 6 volt systems.
          2)    Those vehicles equipped w i t h capacitive discharge or transistorized
                ignition systems including breaker1 ess types.
          3)    Those vehicles w i t h special ignition coils.
          4)    Those vehicles without a centrifugal advance.
     This device consists of packaged electronic c i r c u i t s f o r spark timing and
     dwell control.
     This Executive Order i s valid provided t h a t installation instructions f o r t h i s
     device wi 11 not recommend tuning the vehicle t o specificati ons different than
,,
     those 1i sted by the vehicle manufacturer.
     Changes made t o the design o r operating condi t i ms of the device as approved
     by the Air Resources Board 'that adversely affect the performance of the
     vehicle's pollution control device shall invalidate this Executive Order.
     Marketing of t h i s device using an identification other than t h a t shown i n
     t h i s Executive Order o r marketing of t h i s device f o r an application other than
     those 1isted in t h i s Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval
     i s obtained from the Air Resources Board.


I
        T h i s Executive Order does n o t c o n s t i t u t e any o p i n i o n as t o t h e e f f e c t
I   d   t h a t t h e use o f t h i s device may have on any warranty e i t h e r expressed
i       o r i m p l i e d by t h e v e h i c l e manufacturer.
I
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I       THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
I       APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
        ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI-POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
        ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE "MOD 4-V" IGNITION DEVICE.

        No c l a i m o f any kind, such as "Approved by A i r Resources Board" may be
        made w i t h respect t o t h e a c t i o n taken h e r e i n i n any a d v e r t i s i n g o r o t h e r
        o r a l o r w r i t t e n communication.

        Section 17500 o f t h e Business and Professions Code makes unlawful, u n t r u e
        o r misleading a d v e r t i s i n g and Section 17534 makes v i o l a t i o n punishable as
        a m i sdemeanor.

        Sections 39130 and 39184 of t h e Health and Safety Code p r o v i d e as f o l l o w s :

               "39130. No person s h a l l i n s t a l l , s e l l , o f f e r f o r sale, o r advertise,
               or, except i n an a p p l i c a t i o n t o t h e board f o r c e r t i f i c a t i o n o f a
               device, represent, any device as a motor v e h i c l e p o l l u t i o n c o n t r o l
               device unless t h a t device has been c e r t i f i e d by t h e board. No
               person s h a l l s e l l , o f f e r f o r sale, advertise, o r represent any motor
               v e h i c l e p o l l u t i o n c o n t r o l device as a c e r t i f i e d device which, i n
               f a c t , i s n o t a c e r t i f i e d device. Any v i o l a t i o n o f t h i s s e c t i o n i s
               a misdemeanor."

               "39184. (a) No person s h a l l i n s t a l l , s e l l , o f f e r f o r sale, o r adver-
               t i s e , or, except i n an a p p l i c a t i o n t o t h e board f o r a c c r e d i t a t i o n o f a
               device, represent, any device as a motor v e h i c l e p o l l u t i o n c o n t r o l
               device f o r use on any used motor v e h i c l e unless t h a t device has been
               a c c r e d i t e d by t h e board. No person s h a l l s e l l , o f f e r f o r sale, adver-
               t i s e , o r represent any motor v e h i c l e p o l l u t i o n c o n t r o l device as an
               a c c r e d i t e d device which, i n f a c t , i s n o t an a c c r e d i t e d device. Any
               v i o l a t i o n o f t h i s s u b d i v i s i o n i s a misdemeanor."


        Any apparent v i o l a t i o n o f t h e conditions o f t h i s Executive Order w i l l be
        submitted t o t h e Attorney General o f C a l i f o r n i a f o r such a c t i o n as he deems
        advisable.


        Executed a t Sacramento, C a l i f o r n i a , t h i s       6d          day o f August, 1975.



                                                                  WILLIAM SIMMONS
                                                                  Executive O f f i c e r


                                     State o f C a l i f o r n i a
                                                                                      ,
                                     A I R RESOURCES BOARD           -

                                          July 29, 1975

                      Eva1uation o f Contigni t r o n Company's
                         "Equalizer Mod 4-V" I g n i t i o n
                    Device f o r Exemption from the Provisions
                     o f Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code


I. Introduction
     Contigni t r o n Company (Control l e d I g n i t i o n Electronics) , 7625-24        E.
           s


     Rosecrans Avenue, Paramount, Cat if o r n i a 90723 has appl ied f o r an

     exemption f o r i t s "Mod 4-V" i g n i t i o n device.             This i s a modified
     version o f t h e i r previously exempted "Mod I V " i g n i t i o n device
     (exempted by Executive Order D-1-4, May 30, 1975).                        This modified
     version w i l l be offered for i n s t a l l a t i o n on the previously omitted

     Vol kswagen and Honda models.               Contigni tron intends t o market t h i s

     device f o r 1974 and older model-year Vol kswagen and Honda models

     equipped w i t h a standard 12 v o l t negative ground Kettering i g n i t i o n

     system.      A copy of the application i s included i n Appendix I.

II. Devi ce Descri p t ion and Function
     The "Mod 4-V" i s essentially the same as the "Mod I V " w i t h some
     minor i n t e r n a l c i r c u i t r y changes.   Please see the May 19, 1975 S t a f f
     Report "Eva1uation o f Contigni t r o n Company's 'Equalizer Model 4
     (MOD I V ) ' I g n i t i o n Device f o r Exemption from the Provisions o f

     Section 27156 o f the Vehicle Code" f o r f u r t h e r details.


"Equal i z e r Mod 4-V" I g n i t i o n Device                                   J u l y 29, 1975


111. Device Evaluation
      A.    Contigni t r o n Company's Data
            The applicant submi t t e d the revised c i r c u i t f o r the "Mod 4-V"
             and a spark timing curve f o r an unspecified Volkswagon d i s -
             t r i b u t o r both w i t h and without the "Mod 4-V" i n s t a l l e d .        This
             advance curve i s shown in Appendix I.

      B.    ARB Data
            Tests were performed on an i g n i t i o n simulator comparing t h e
             performance o f the "Mod 4-V" device on two representative
             OEM i g n i t i o n systems.    The two selected systems were:

                   1)    1975 Honda, s i n g l e p o i n t , d i s t r i b u t o r P/N 30100
                         657-7710.

                   2)    1973 Bosch (VW), s i n g l e p o i n t , d i s t r i b u t o r P/N
                         043905205C.

            Table I compares the c e n t r i f u g a l advance c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s o f
             the above OEM systems and t h e c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s obtained w i t h

             the "Mod 4-V" device i n s t a l l e d i n these systems.             A t distributor
            speeds o f 300 RPM and lower, the system i n p u t voltage was
             reduced t o 6 VDC t o simulate s t a r t i n g conditions.                These data
            i n d i c a t e t h a t the device produces spark t i m i n g t h a t i s w i t h i n
            acceptable variations from the OEM specifications                      .


"Equal i z e r Mod 4-V" I g n i t i o n Device                                          J u l y 29, 1975



            The evaluation o f the "Mod 4-V" device included measurements
             made o f the e l e c t r i c a l c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s o f t h e i g n i t i o n systems

             considered c r i t i c a l t o emission c o n t r o l during t h e o p e r a t i on

             of the vehicle.           The methodology used f o r these t e s t s was

             t o determine the maximum spark gap s e t t i n g f o r continuous
             a r c i ng o f the OEM system a t a d i s t r i b u t o r speed simulating

             high c r u i s e conditions.          A t t h i s s e t t i n g , measurements o f t h e
             OEM sys tum e l e c t r i c a l c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s were made.     The device
            was then i n s t a l l e d i n the system and t h e sparking c a p a b i l i t y

             o f the device was observed using the predetermined gap s e t t i n g

             and corresponding d i s t r i b u t o r speed.            I f t h e sparking capabi 1ity

             i s considered equivalent t o t h a t o f the OEM system, t h e device's
             e l e c t r i c a l character4 s ti cs were measured.             Inconsistent o r an

             absence o f sparking c a p a b i l i t y a t the predetermined gap s e t t i n g s

             i s unacceptable.

             Table I 1 shows a comparison o f the e l e c t r i c a l c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s

             o f each type o f i g n i t i o n system.           From these t e s t s , t h e data
             i n d i c a t e t h a t t h e device produced an increase i n c o i 1 primary
             current.       This may be the r e s u l t o f t h e method t h e a p p l i c a n t
             i s using t o increase dwell time.                  However, o t h e r r e l a t e d

             c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s were n o t a f f e c t e d by t h i s apparent increase i n
             c o i l current.       I n a l l o f the tests, no adverse e f f e c t s were
             noted w i t h the device.


    "Equalizer Mod 4-V" Ignf t f on Devf ce                                    J u l y 29, 1975


    IV.   Device Limitations
          The "Mod I V " device cannot be i n s t a l l e d i n the following vehicles:
          1.    Vehf cles without a centrifugal advance.
          2.    Vehicles with posf ti ve ground o r 6 vol t sys tems.
          3.    Vehicles wf t h capacitive discharge o r t r a n s i s t o r i zed f gni t f on
                sys tems f ncl udi ng breaker1ess types.
          4.    Vehicles w i t h s p e c f a l f g n i t f o n c o i l s .
                .
    V,    Conclusions and Recommendations
I
          The s t a f f f s o f the opinion t h a t the "Mod 4-V" devf ce w i l l n o t a f f e c t
          the performance and operation o f emission control systems.                  There-
          fore, the s t a f f recommends t h a t Conti gni t r o n Company be granted an
          exemption f o r the prohibitions o f Section 27156 f o r i t s "Mod 4-V"
          i g n i t i o n device on 1974 and older model -year vehicles except as noted
          i n Section 1V.


                                      Table I

               Centrifugal Advance Data-Di s tri butor Degrees
     Distributor                              -
                                              Honda                        k s ~ a g e ce
                                                                                       ;~~~
     S peed-RPM                   Basel ine           Device       Base1 ne




*Sys tern input vol tage   - 6 VDC.   A l l other speeds   - 14 VDC.


Electrical
Characteristics
                         -
                         Honda   .
                                     Device
                                                    *
                                              Base1ine
                                                         Vol kswagen
                                                                       Device
Engine Speed (RPM)
Supply Vol tage (Vdc )
Coi 1 Primary Voltage
   ( Vdc 1
Coi 1 Primary Current
   (Amp*
Secondary Avai 1able
   Voltage (KV)
Secondary Required
   Voltage (KV)
Secondary Voltage
   Risetime (Usec)
Spark Duration (Usec)
Avg. Spark Voltage (V)
Av     Spark Current
   7~amP
Spark Energy (Mjoules)
Maximum Spark Gap
   Setting (in)


                                                    APPENDIX I
                                                                                        CONTROLLED IGNITION ELECTRONICS
                                                                                   7625-24 E. Hosecrnns A.w.    Paramount, Ca. 90723
                                                                                            Tel. (213) 861-4940    633-5085




                                            TIMING ADVANCE




M r . Gay Haas                                                                                                  . ..
S t n t e of Cnllfornin
A 1 I. l(onourc:ua Ilvnrd
9528 ~ e . f s s t a rAve.
E l Monte, C a l i f . 91731


Re: A p p l i c a t i o n f o r Exemption of t h e Equalizer M0d.m


Dear Mr. Haas :

     On May 2 1 w e had a meeting a t your A i r Resources Board L a b o r a t o r i e s w i t h
M r . Richard Kenney and M r . Robert Weis, t o d i s c u s s t h e e v a l u a t i o n of t h e
Mod,IV as a p p i i e d t o V e h i c l e s from 1971 t h r u 1975.

      A f t e r a n a l y z i n g t h e s p a r k timing advance c u r v e s i n a Yolkswagon D i s t r i -
b u t o r , i t was found an i n c r e a s e i n t i m i n g of zQ over b a s e l i n e , due t o
t h e f a c t t h a t t h e s e D i s t r i b u t o r s have one of t h e l o b e s i n t h e camshaft w i t h
4' more advance t h a n t h e o t h e r s . I t a f f e c t s t h e E q u a l i z e r and r e s u l t s i n
2 * more advance t h a n t h e b a s e l i n e ,

     It was decided because o f t h i s c h a r a c t e r i s t i c , t o summit t h e a p p l i c a t i o n
except f o r t h e Volkswagon and Honda V e h i c l e s , which have t h i s t y p e of
D i s t r i b u t o r c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s . T h e r e f o r e I w i l l b e s u b m i t t i n g an a p p l i c a t i o n
f o r a modified E q u a l i z e r Mod.TV w i t h no advance c h a r a c t e r i s t i c f o r t h e
Volkswagon and Honda V e h i c l e s .

     I f you have any f u r t h e r q u e s t i o n s , p l e a s e d o n ' t h e s i t a t e t o c o n t a c t me,


                                                                        Sincerely yours,




cc:
William Simmons, Executive O f f i c e r
Don Drashand
Richard Kenney
Bob Weis


                                            APPENDIX I
                                                                                       C O N T R O L L E D I G N I T I O N ELECTRONICS
                                                                                  7625-24 E. t3osecrans Ave.             Paramount, Ca. 90723
                                                                                           Tel. (213) 861-4940              633-5085
                                                                                                                                           - -.




M r . Gay Haas
S t a t e of C a l i f o r n i a
A i r Resources Board
9528 T e r s t a r Ave.
E l Monte, C a l i f o r n i a       91731



Dear M r . Haas :

      The C o n t i g n i t r o n Company w i t h t h i s l e t t e r of a p p l i c a t i o n , r e q u e s t s a n

e v a l u a t i o n and a f i n d i n g by t h e A i r Resources Board, t h a t t h e E q u a l i z e r
                                                                                                                                            *
Mod.4 V ( I V ) Y I g n i t i o n System, when i n s t a l l e d i n V e h i c l e s 1971 t h r u 1975

( s p e c i f i c a l l y Volkswagons and Hondas) p e a r models do n o t r e d u c e t h e e f f e c -

t i v e n e s s of any r e q u i r e d motor v e h i c l e p o l l u t i o n c o n t r o l d e v i c e , and t h a t

emissions a f t e r i n s t a l l a t i o n a r e a t l e v e l s , which comply w i t h e x i s t i n g

S t a t e o r F e d e r a l r e g u l a t i o n s f o r t h e 1971 t h r u 1975 model v e h i c l e s , and

t h e r e f o r e complies w i t h t h e requirements of s e c t i o n 27156 of t h e C a l i f o r n i a

V e h i c l e Code,

      The E q u a l i z e r Mod,4 V i s i d e n t i c a l t o t h e E q u a l i z e r Mvd,TY e x c e p t f o r

t h e advance r e g u l a t i o n which w i l l n g t adyance t h e 2 Q t h a t t h e Mod.IY ad-

vances when i n s t a l l e d on Volkswagons and Honda Y e h i c l e s ,I

      I ' m s u b m i t t i n g t h r e e more samples f o r ' y o u r e v a l u a t i o n .         I f you have any

f u r t h e r q u e s t i o n s , p l e a s e d o n ' t h e s i t a t e t o c o n t a c t me.


                                                                            Sincerely       ,
cc:
William Simons
Don Drashand                                                            ' Ben L. Polo,
Richard Kenney                                                              President
Bob Weis


      APPENDIX I

VOLKSWAGON DISTRIBUTOR




                                 MOD. V

                         RPM    NORM        DEVZ CE
                          700     0.o0 .    0. o0
                         1000     7.0'      6. 0°
                         2000   29. 0°     29. 0°
                         3000   35.2O      34.8'
                         4000   36.6'      36. lo




           ENGINE RPM



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