Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 24, 1992.
As of Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
16291988-1992 Ford trucks powered by a 7.5 L gasoline engine

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-216-6
  • Executive Order 216-6 / D216-6
  • ARB # D-216-6
  • Executive Order No: D-216-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-216-6
  • Resolution D-216-6
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Download: Executive Order D-216-6 PDF

D-216-6 Document:



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                                 State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—216~—6
                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                 of the Vehicle Code

                               J. BITTLE AMERICAN, INC.
                             SHORTY HEADER MODEL NO. 1629

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

     Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and
     39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

     IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:  That the installation of the Shorty Header
     Model No. 1629 manufactured by J. Bittle American, Inc. of 9630 Aero Dr.,
     San Diego, California 92123, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness —
     of the applicable vehicle pollution control system and, therefore, is exempt
     from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1988 to 1992
     Ford trucks powered by a 7.5 liter gasoline engine.

     This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
     this Shorty Header will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications




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     different from those submitted by J. Bittle American, Inc.

     Changes made to the‘design or operating conditions of the kit, as exempt by



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     the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of a
     vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.




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     Marketing of this kit using any identification other than that shown in this
     Executive Order or marketing of this kit for an application other than those
     listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is
     obtained from the Air Resources Board.  Exemption of the kit shall not be
     construed as exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component
     of the kit as an individual device.

     This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the
     use of this kit may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the
     vehicle manufacturer.

     THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
     APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
     CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
     BENEFITS OF J. BITTLE AMERICAN‘S SHORTY HEADER.


J.   BITTLE AMERICAN,   INC.                     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—216—6
Shorty Header             .                       (Page 2 of 2)




No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board" may be
made with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other
oral or written communication.
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Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for
revocation of this order.  The order may be revoked only after ten day
written notice of intention to revoke the order, in which period the holder
of the order may request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed
revocation.  If a hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of
receipt of the request and the order may not be revoked until a
determination after hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this           y of June, 1992.




                                            B. Summerfield
                                           sistant Division Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                       State of California
                       AIR RESOURCES BOARD




        EVALUATION OF J. BITTLE AMERICAN, INC. SHORTY HEADER
MODEL NO. 1629 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
  SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                   CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                            June 1992


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD




            EVALUATION OF J. BITTLE AMERICAN, INC. SHORTY HEADER
    MODEL NO. 1629 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
      SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                       CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                     by
                          Mobile Source Division
                            State of California
                            Air Resources Board
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                          El Monte, CA 91731—2990




(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
Board and approved for publication.  Approval does not signify that the
contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                    SUMMARY




     J. Bittle American, Inc.    (JBA) of 9630 Rero Dr., San Diego, CA. 92123

has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code (VC)    for the Shorty Header, Model No. 1629.   The

Shorty Header is designed for installation on 1988 to 1992 Ford trucks

powered by a 7.5 liter V—8 gasoline engine.

     Based on an engineering evaluation along with results from

emission tests previously performed by JBA and confirmed on some

applications by the Air Resources Board (ARB), the staff concludes that

JBA‘s Shorty Header, Model No. 1629 wiil not adversely affect exhaust

emissions from the trucks for which an exemption is requested.

     The staff recommends that JBA be granted Executive Order D—216—6

allowing the installation of their Shorty Header, Model No.    1629 on those

applicable 1988 to 1992 Ford trucks with a 7.5 liter gasoline engine.


                            TABLE OF CONTENIS




                                                Page Number


SUMMARY

CONTENTS

I.         INTRODUCTION

II.        CONCLUSION

III.       RECOMMENDATION

IV.        SHORTY HEADER DESCRIPTION

           DISCUSSION OF THE SHORTY HEADER

VI.        APPENDIX

           CONTENTS LIST




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               EVALUATION OF J. BITTLE AMERICAN, INC; SHORTY HEADER
       MODEL No. 1629 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
         SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                          CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

I.            INTRODUCTION

        J. Bittle American, Inc.    (JBA) of 9630 Aero Dr.,   San Diego, CA. 92123
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has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Sgction 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code (VC)       for the Shorty Header, Model No. 1629.    The

Shorty Header is designed for installation on 1988 to 1992 Ford trucks

powered by a 7.5 liter V—§ gasoline engine.          JBA has submitted a completed

application and all the required information.

II.           CONCLUSIONS

        Based on an engineering evaluation along with results from emission

tests previously performed by JBA and confirmed on some applications by the‘

Air Resources Board    (ARB), the staff concludes that JBA‘s Shorty Header,

Model No. 1629 will not adversely affect e*haust emissions from the trucks

for which an exemption is requested.

III.          RECOMMENDATION

        The staff recommends that JBA be granted an exemption as requested and

that Executive Order D—216~6 be issugd for their Shorty Header, Model No.

1629.

Iv.           SHORTY HEADER DESCRIPTION

        The JBA Shorty Header is designed to replace the original equipment

manufacturer‘s (OEM) exhaust manifold.          The primary tube diameter of the

Shorty Header‘s individual tubes on Model No. 1629 is 1.625 inches.          The

dimensions remain constant from the engine block to a four way junction

which is connected to a ¥—pipe located at the catalyst.          The Shorty Header

series is manufactured out of #14 gage steel, allowing the manufacturer to

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offer a life time quarantee on the product.     Other'characteristics of the

OEM exhaust manifold are carried over to the Shorty Header design.

v.         DISCUSSION OF THE SHORTY HEADER

     JBA Shorty Header, Model No. 1629 is designed for installation on 1988

to 1992 model—year Ford trucks powered by a 7.5 liter V-S”gasoline engine.

The Shorty Header series have been tested in accordance with the Cold Start

CVS~75 in support of prior exemption applications.        These results along with

the associated vehicles are tabulated in Table 1.


                                  Table 1

     Past CVS—75 Tests Conducted On The JBA Shorty Header Configuration

           Engine Size               Vehicle Tested                (HC   CO     NOx)
            (liters)

Device        4.0                       91 Ford Explorer         .13     2.25   0.29
Standard                                   —                     0.50    9.0    1.0

Device        5.0                       91 Ford F—150            .11     0.64   0.57
Standard                                                         0.50    9.0    1.0

Device        5.0                       90 Ford Mustang           O.16   0.49   0.97
Standard                                                          0.50   3.4    1.0

     Results from prior CVS—75 emission tests have demonstrated that the

Shorty Header is designed to have no significant increase in emissions of

Ford vehicle applications.   The staff also noted that exhaust headers with

#14 gage steel construction and which retain‘the OEM oxygen sensor location

tend to meet ARB‘s emission criteria.     Therefore, no adverse emissions

impact would result from the installation of the Shorty Header, Model No.

1629 on the 7.5 liter truck application.     The staff recommends that JBA be

granted Executive Order D~216—6 allowing the installation of their Shorty

Header Model No. 1629.


APPENDIX


                           J. mttlc American Inc.
 A JBA Shorty Header consist of the following:                               _             ,        _P/N JBA 1629



  Each of the following for the left and right side of the engine.
              One 3/8" mild steel head flange
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              Four 1—5/8" diameter tubes by .083" { 14 gauge } wall thickness.
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              One collector .083" { 14 gauge } wall thickness
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              One collector flange — 3/8" mild steel
              One collector to exhaust pipe sealing dome .187" thickness
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              One high temperature head flange gasket
              One 2— 1/2" Y — PIPE by .065" { 16 gauge } wall thickness tube mth
              3/8" flange to connect headers to factory catalytic convertor.
  *           All fasteners required to complete installation


  The principal of operation is as follows:

  The manifold collects the exhaust gases from the exhaust ports,and provides
  a single passage to the y— pipe which will deliver the gases to the OEM
  catalytic convertors.

  These manifolds are to built exclusively by J. BITTLE AMERICAN,.




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