Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 29, 1974.
As of Friday, October 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1966-1974, EXCEPT: (1) Vehicles with OE electronic ignition system, (2) 1966-1970 vehicles with Carter or Dana NOx device and electronic speed sensors

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-22
  • Executive Order 22 / D22
  • ARB # D-22
  • Executive Order No: D-22
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-22
  • Resolution D-22
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Download: Executive Order D-22 PDF

D-22 Document:



                          State of California
                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—22
             Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                         of the Vehicle Code


                               SYNETIC
                            "SPITFIRE II"


 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 Section 39023 of
 the Health and Safety Code;

 IT I1S ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of a "Spitfire I1"
 ignition system manufactured by Synetic has been found to not reduce
 the effectiveness of required motor vehicle pollution control devices
 and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the
 Vehicle Code for 1966—74 model—year vehicles except those vehicles
 originally equipped with breakerless electronic ignition systems and
those 1966—70 model—year vehicles equipped with the Carter and Dana NOx
devices with electronic speed sensors (Reference Executive Order G—19—2).
The device consists of power transistors and an electronic switch (siticon
 controlled rectifier).
This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different 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 performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control
devices shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown
in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application
other than those listed in this Executive Order shall have prior approval
of the Air Resources Board.

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 "SPITFIRE II" DEVICE.

No clajm 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 written communication.


  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—22                  .                "SPITFIRE I1"




_ Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes unlawfgl, 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 poliution control
       device unless that device has been certified by the board. No
       person shall sell, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor
       vehicle poliution 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 poliution control
       device for use on any used motor vehicle unless that device has been
       accredited by the board. No person shall selli, offer for sale, adver—
       tise, or represent any motor vehicle poliution control device as an
       accredited device.s   Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor."

  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 cfli day of January, 1974.



                                     WILLIAM SIMMONS
                                     Executive Officer


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            January 25,1974
                              Staff Report


                      Evaluation of the Synetic
                            "Spitfire II"
                         Electronic Ignition
              Systems for Exemption to the Prohibitions
              of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code




      Introduction

      Synetics, Dublin, California has applied for exemption to the

      prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code for the
      "Spitfire II" electronic ignition system.    Section 27156 prohibits
      the instaf]ation 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 of 1966—1974 model—year vehicles.


11.   System Description

      For a general description of capacitive discharge ignition systems,

      see staff report "Evaluation of Capacitive Discharge and Transfs-

      torized Ignition Systems for Compliance with the Requirements of

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


      The "Spitfire II" device consists of an ignition triggering circuit

      containing power transistors and a silicon controlled rectifier used

      for coil primary current switching.


        Synetic                                                    January 25, 1974




        II1. Emission Testing
    |        The "Spitfire II" device was tested by the Air Resources Board Lab—

             oratory.     The following vehicles were used in the evaulation:

                  1973 Pontiac, 350 CID, 2 Bbl., Carb.     EGR/AIR, Auto.Trans.

                  1973 Mercury, 302 CID, 2 Bbi., Carb. EGR, Auto. Trans.


             The idle air fuel mixture and ignition systems of both vehicles were

             prechecked to insure proper engine operation.             For all tests, with

            and ;fi thout the device, the engine settings were adjusted to the

             vehicle manufacturer‘s specifications.


            Baseline and device hot start CVS tests were performed.              During the

\            tests on the 1973 Pontiac, open circuit spark voltages and spark
‘           curves were at idle and 2200 engine RPM.


            The results of~the ARB tests are shown below:


                                                         Hot CVS
                                                     Grams/mile
                                              HC          CO                  NOx
            1973 Pontiac
                  Basel ine                 2.17 (2.32)47.24 (18.22) 2.43(2.60)
                  Device                    2.17 (2.06) 16.88 (17.59) 2.58(2.43)
           1973 Mercury
                  Baseline                  2.50         20.23            2.21
                  Device                    2.47         20.24     _      2.33



            * Retest.     C    )


Synetic                                              January 25,1974




                                   Open Circuit Spark Voltage
                                 Idle (600 RPM)       2200 RPM

      Baseline                    22,000 Volts         22,000 Volts

      Device                      22,000 Volts         22,000 Volts


Iv.   Conclusions and Recommendations

      It is the staff‘s opinfon that the Syneticv"Spitfire II" electronic

      ignition system will not adversely effect motor vehicle exhaust

      emissions when evaluated with respect to the exhaust emissions
      obtainedwith 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" condition of the

      engine for a longer pefiod of time.   Therefore, the "Spitfire II"

      ignition system should be exempt from the prohibitions of Section

      27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:38
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:38

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