Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 27, 1973.
As of Thursday, June 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1966-1973 model year vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-17
  • Executive Order 17 / D17
  • ARB # D-17
  • Executive Order No: D-17
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-17
  • Resolution D-17
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Download: Executive Order D-17 PDF

D-17 Document:



                           State of California
                           AIR RESOQURCES BOARD


                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—17
             Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                        of the Vehicle Code


                         CRAGAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
                             "POWER PACK"


Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section
27156 of the Yehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Section 39023 of
the Hea¥th and Safety Code;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of "Power Pack"
ignition system manufactured by Cragar Industries, Inc. has been found
to not reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle poliution
control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1966—1973 model—year vehicles.     The device
consists of a d—c to d—c converter, capacitor, and electronic switch
{silicom controlled rectifier).
This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
fqr this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
differemt than those listed by the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device as
originally submitted to the Air Resources Board for evaluation that
adversely affect the vehicle‘s pollution control devices shall invalidate
this Executive Order.

Marke@img of this     device using an identification other than that shown
in this Executive     Order or marketing of this device for an application other
than theose lHisted   in this Executive Order shall have prior approval of
the Air Resources     Board.


EXECUTIVE ORDER D—17                              .        "POWER PACK"



THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
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 "POWER PACK®" DEVICE.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board may be
made with.respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or
other oral or writter communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes unlawfql, untrue
or misleading advertising and Section 17534 makes violation punishable
as a misdemeanor.

Section 39130 and 39184 of the Health and Safety Code provide as follows:

      "39130. No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
      or, except in an application to the board for certification of a
      device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control
      device unless that device has been certified by the board. No
      person shall sell, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor
      vehicle pollution control device as a certified device which, in
      fact, is not a certified device. Any violation of this section
      is a misdemeanor."

      "39184. No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
      or, except in an application to the board for accreditation of a
      device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control
      device for use on any used motor vehicle unless that device has been
      accredited by the board. No person shall sell, offer for sale,
      advertise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution control device
      as an accredited device.   Any violation of this section is a mis—
      demeanor."

Any apparent violation of the policy or laws will be submitted to the
Attorney General of California for such action as he deems advisable.



Executed at Sacramento, California, this     41       day of August, 1973.



                                            JOHN A. MAGA
                                            Executive Officer


                           State of California

                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             August 16, 1973

                               Staff Report

                 Evaluation of Cragar Industries, Inc.
                              "Power Pack"
                    Capacitive Discharge Ignition
               Systems for Exemption to the Prohibitions
               of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code



      Introductfon

      Cragar Industries, Inc., Compton, California, has applied for

      exemption . to the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle

      Code for the "Power Pack" capacitive dischérge ignition system.

      Section 27156 profibits the installation of any device which reduces

      the effectiveness of motor vehicle emission control systems.    The

      applicant intends to sell the device as an "add—on" part to the

      standard ignition system.


11.   System Description

      For a general description of capacitive discharge ignition systems,

      see staff Feport "Evaluation of Capacitive Discharge and Transis—

      torized Ignition Systems for Compliance with the Requirements of

      Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code", dated February 14, 1973.


      The "Power Pack" device consists of circuits for a d—c to d—c converter,

      a storage capacitor and a silicon controlled rectifier which serves

      as an electrontc switch, and a trigger conditioner.   The manufacturer


"Power Pack"                                                  August 16, 1973




       states that the device produces up to 35,000 volts for secondary

       circuit output with a voltage rise time of 2 microsecond.


III.   Emission Testing

       The "Power Pack" device was tested by the Air Resources Board Labora—

       tory.     The device was installed on a 1969 302 CID Ford. The vehicle

       engine and exhaust systems were checked to insure proper operation.

       For all tests, with and without the device, the engine settings were

       adjusted to the vehicle manufacturer‘s specifications.


       Baseline and device hot start CVS and 60 MPH cruise tests were per—

       formed.     Fuel consumption was measured during the CVS test.        Engine

       RPM and total spark advance were recorded during the 60 MPH cruise

       test.     Open circuit spark voltages were noted at idle and at 3,000

       RPM.


       The results of the ARB tests are shown below:

                                            Hot CVS                Fuel
                                           Grams/Mile           Consumption
                                        _HG    CO     NOx       Grams/Test

       Baseline
       (Avg. of 3 tests}                4.07    23.21 5.5         1,331

       Device                           4.14   17.6     5.8       1,376


"Power Pack"                                                  August 16, 1973



                                    — 60 MPH Cruise        Engine       Total Spark
                             HC(ppm) CO(%)      NOx(ppm)     RPM            Advance

Baseline
(Avg. of 3 tests)             197        0.37     2,666    2,400            32° BTDC

Device                        178        0.32     2,649     2,400           32° BTDC


                                            Open Circult Spark Voltage
                                          Idie (550 RPM)       3,000 RPM

Baseline                                        26,000        . 16,006

Device                                          26,000             27,000


IV.      Conclusions and Recommendations

         It is the staff‘s opinioļ¬'that the Cragar Industries, Inc., "Power

         Pack" capacitive discharge ignition system will not adversely effect

      motor vehicle exhaust emissions when evaluated with respect to the

         exhaust emissions obtained with a conventional ignition system of a

         "tuned" engine.   This device may also have a beneficial effect in

         the control of exhaust emissions if it maintains the "tuned" con—

         dition of the engine for a longer period of time.    Therefore, the

         "Power Pack" capacitive discharge ignition system should be exempt
         from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:18
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:18

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