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Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 10, 1992.
As of Monday, July 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
HFTPIR 741951985-1988 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird
SMB 741971985-1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird
SPRK 741961985-1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-221-12
  • Executive Order 221-12 / D221-12
  • ARB # D-221-12
  • Executive Order No: D-221-12
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-221-12
  • Resolution D-221-12
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-221-12 PDF

D-221-12 Document:



                                                                 (Page 1 of 2)

                                  State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—221—12
                    Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code

                          AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION
            "HIGH FLOW TPI RUNNERS, SUPERRAM PLENUM RUNNER KIT, SUPERRAM
                 MANIFOLD BASE, AND HIGH FLOW BILLET THROTTLE BODY"
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;      i

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the High Flow TPI Runners (HFTPIR),
SuperRam Plenum Runner Kit (SPRK), SuperRam Manifold Base (SMB), and High
Flow Billet Throttle Body (HFBTB) manufactured by Automotive Controls
Corporation of 175 Branford Road, Connecticut 06405, has been found not to
reduce the effectiveness of requ1red motor vehicle pollut:on control systems
and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sectfons
27156 and 38391 for installation on the following Chevrolet and Pontlac
vehicles equipped with a5 OL or a 5.7L engine:                              ;

Device_         PartNo.w              Vehicle Applications
RFTPIR           74195         1985—1988 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird     |
  :              74199         1989—1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird     {

SPRK    &        74196         ;1985-1392 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird        |

SfiS              14197     >   31985-1592 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird        |
                                             —
HFBTB            74190         1985—1988 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebinrd        |
 —               74191         1989—1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird         :

This exemption shall not apply to any device. apparatus, or mechanism
advertised, offered for sale or sold with, or installed on, a motor veh1cle
prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
the devices listed above will not recommend tuning the vehicle to     :
specifications different from those submitted by the system manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of any of the devices as
exempted by the Air Resources Board (ARB), that adversely affect the
performance of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate th1s
Executive Order.

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


AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—221—12
"HFTPIR, SPRK, SMB, AND HFBTB"                   (Page 2 of 2)


This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as ts the effect the
use of the devices 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 RESZURCES BOARD OF ANY
CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
BENEFITS OF AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION‘S HIGH FLOW T51 RUNNERS,
SUPERRAM PLENUM RUNNER KIT, SUPERRAM MANIFOLD BASE AND HISH FLOW BILLET
THROTTLE BODY.
No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resourzes Board" may be
made with respect to the action taken herein in finy adverttsing or other
oral or written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Cofie makes :ntrue or
misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a misdemeanor.                    ;

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provfides as fsllows:

   "43644, (a)   No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
   or, except in an application to the state board for cetification of a
   device, represent, any device as a motor vehigle polluzion control device
   for use on any used motor vehicle unless that device his been certified
   by the state board. No person shall sell, offer for silte, 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:
   subdivision is a misdemeanor."                r         :
Any apparent violation of the conditions of this| Executive Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of California for such iction as he deems
advisable.
                                         j
Executed at El Monte, California, this   /87 d=y of Jduly, 1992.




                                  ’/“1' >#
                                  R.B. Sumn
                                  Ass1stant/D 1s1onChxe
                                  Mobile Source D1v1s1on


                                                                          (Paga 1 of 2)

                                           State of California
                                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—221—12   —
                             Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                           of the Vehicle Code

                                AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION
                  "HIGK FLOW TPI RUNNERS, SUPERRAM PLENUM RUNNER KIT, SUPERRAM
                       MANIFOLD BASE, AND HIGH FLOW BILLET THROTTLE 800Y"
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 RESOLYED:                  That the High Flow TPI Runners (HFTPIR),
SuperRam Plenum Runner Kit (SPRK), SuperRam Manifold Base ({SMB), and High
Flow Billet Throttle Body (HFBTB) manufactured by Automotive Controls
Corporation of 175 Branford Road, Connecticut 06405, has been found not to
reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle pollution control systems
and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections
27156 and 38391 for installation on the following Chevrolet and Pontiac
vehicles equipped with a 5.0L or a 5.7L engine:

Device                   Part No.              Vehicle‘ADDIications                     i
HFTPIR                    74195         1985—1988 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird
 5                        74199         1989—1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird        [

SPRI          5           74196         51985-1992 Corvetté, Camaro, and Firebird
 1            *     o.                         10                          .            |
SMB      no         t     74197     —   1985—1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird

HFBTS                     74199         1985—1988 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird            |
                          14191         1989—1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird

This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or mechanism
advertised, offered for sale or sold with, or installed on,; a motor vehicle
prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
the devices listed above will not recommend tuning the vehicle to
specifications different from those submitted by the system manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of any of the devices as
exempted by the Air Resources Board (ARB), that adversely affect the
performance of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this
Executive Order.                                                                            :
Marketing of the‘ devices using identifications other than those shown in
this Executive Order or marketing of the devices for applications other than
those listed in the exemption application, and on this Executive Order,
shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources
Board.            Exemption of the devices shail not be construed as exemption to
sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of each kit as an
individual device.


 AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION                   EXECUTIVE oRDER D—221—12
 "HFETPIR, SPRK, SMB, AND HFBTB"                   (Page 2 o 2)

 This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as ts the effec@ the
 use of the devices 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 RESZURCES BOARD COF ANY
 CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—PQOLLUTION BENEFZITS OR ANY ALLEGED
 BENEFITS OF AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION‘S HIGH FLOW T°1 RUNNERS,
 SUPERRAM PLENUM RUNNER KIT, SUPERRAM MANIFOLD BASE AND HIZH FLOW BILLET
 THROTTLE 80D0Y.
 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.                  :

 Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes :ntrue or
 misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes riolation
 punishable as a misdemeanor.

 Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provfides as fsMows:

    "43644, (a) No. person shall install, sell,. offer for sale, or advertise,
    or, except in an application to the state board for certification of a
    device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control device
    for use on any used motor vehicle unless that device hss been certified
    by the state board. No person shall sell, offer for sile, 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
    subdivision is a misdemeanor."                 ;
 Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
 submitted to the Attorney General of California for such iction as he deems
 advisable.                                      :i
                                          L
 Executed at E1 Monte, California, this ZOTday of July, 1992.



                                     Kiz;umerf/r.
                                     Assxstant/D ision Chie*"
                                     Mobile Source Division


                         State of California
                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION‘S HIGH FLOW TPI RUNNERS,
  SUPERRAM PLENUM RUNNER KIT, SUPERRAM MANIFOLD BASE, AND HIGH FLOW
     BILLET THROTTLE BODY FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
        VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13, SECTION 2222,
                    CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                                                 S»




                              July, 1992


   EVALUATION OF AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION‘S HIGH FLOW TPI RUNNERS,
     SUPERRAM PLENUM RUNNER KIT, SUPERRAM MANIFOLD BASE, AND HIGH FLOW
        BILLET THROTTLE BODY FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
           VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13, SECTION 2222,
                       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




        Automotive Controls Corporation of 175 Branford Road, Connecticut

06405, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code

Sections 27156 and 38391 for their High Flow TPI Runners, SuperRam Plenum

Runner Kit,   SuperRam Manifold Base,   and High Flow Billet Throttle Body for

installation on 1985—1992 model—year Chevrolet Corvette,    Camaro,   and Pontiac

Firebird, powered by a 5.0L or a 5.7L engine.     The applicant conducted back—

to—back cold—start CVS—75 tests using a 1991 Chevrolet Camaro 228 powered by

a 5.7L engine.

        Test results from an independent laboratory and confirmatory tests

conducted by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that the installation of

the Automotive Controls Corporation‘s devices would not reduce the

effectiveness of the pollution control systems on the applicable vehicles.

Based on the data submitted by the applicant, and the ARB‘s confirmatory

testing, staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order D—221—12 be issuea.


                                CONTENTS

                                           Page Number

SUMMARY                                         i

CONTENTS                                       ii

I.         INTRODUCTION                         1

II.        CONCLUSION                           1

III.       RECOMMENDATION                       2

IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION                   2

v.         DEVICE EVALUATION                    3




                                   ii


      EVALUATION OF AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS CORPORATION‘S HIGH FLOW TPI RUNNERS,
        SUPERRAM PLENUM RUNNER KIT, SUPERRAM MANIFOLD BASE, AND HIGH FLOW
           BILLET THROTTLE BODY FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
              VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13, SECTION 2222,
                          CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




I.         INTRODUCTION

          Automotive Controls Corporation of 175 North Branford Road,

Connecticut 06405, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in

Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their High Flow TPI Runners

(HFTPIR), SuperRam Plenum Runner Kit (SPRK), SuperRam Manifold Base (SMB),

and High Flow Billet Throttle Body (HFBTB) for installation on the following

Chevrolet and Pontiac vehicles equipped with a 5.0L or a 5.7L engine:


Device         Part No.             Vehicle Applications
HFTPIR         74195       1985~—1988 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird
               74199       1989~1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird

SPRK           74196       1985~1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird

SMB            74197       1985~1992 Corvette,   Camaro,   and Firebird

HFBTB          74190       1985~1988 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird
               74191       1989~1992 Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird


I.        CONCLUSION

          Results from comparative emission tests conducted at Automotive

Testing Laboratories, Inc., East Liberty, Ohio 43319, and from ARB‘s

confirmatory testing showed that the emissions from the test vehicle did not

exceed the levels acceptable for exemption of add—on or modified parts under

California Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391.

          Based on the test results,   staff concludes that the installation of

the Automotive Control Corporation‘s devices shown above will not reduce the

effectiveness of the emission control systems of the applicable vehicles.


III.       RECOMMENDATION
           The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order No. D—221—12 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

sale and installation of the Automotive Controls Corporation‘s High Flow TPI

Runners,    SuperRam Plenum Runner Kit,     SuperRam Manifold Base,    and High Flow

Billet Throttle Body, on vehicles shown above.

IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION

           The Automotive Controls Corporation‘s devices function identically

to those on the production vehicles, except for the following modifications:

           1.   The High Flow TPI Runners have a larger diameter than the

                original equipment manufacturer (OEM) runners.        The applicant

                claims that their design increases the air flow capability

                throughout the engine RPM range, resulting in an increase in

                horsepower and torque.

           2.   The SuperRam Plenum Runners have larger volume and shorter

                runners.    This design improves the vehicle‘s volumetric

                efficiency and increases torque in the 4000—5800 RPM range.

           3.   The SuperRam Manifold Base has a larger diameter intake runners

                than the OEM counterpart.    The larger diameter increases the

                intake airflow.

           4.   The High Flow Billet Throttle Body is identical to the OEM

                except for its larger throttle bores which allow for more air

                flow under wide open throttle condition.

The four devices can be installed separately; however, SuperRam Manifold

Base, SuperRam Plenum Runner Kit, and High Flow Billet Throttle Body can be

installed together on applicable vehicles.


The installation of the devices does not recommend the alteration of vehicle

manufacturer‘s specifications on applicable vehicles.

v.       DEVICE EVALUATION

            The applicant has submitted test results conducted at Automotive

Testing Laboratories, Inc., an independent test laboratory located in East

Liberty, Ohio.      Using the CVS—75 test procedure, the applicant conducted a

baseline test on a 1991 Chevrolet ‘Camaro 228 powered by a 5.7L engine.                         The

vehicle was then tested in modified configuration with individual devices.

The applicant also conducted two more modified configuration tests

consisting of devices which can be installed simultaneously.                      The ARB‘s

confirmatory testing consisted of one CVS—75 in unmodified (baseline)

configuration,     followed by one CVS—75 with the SuperRam Manifold Base,

SuperRam Plenum Runner Kit, and High Flow Billet Throttle Body installed,

and one CVS—75 with only the High Flow TPI Runners installed.                       The test

results are shown below.

                                   CVS—75 Test Results
                         (Automotive Testing Laboratories, Inc.)
     Test
Configquration       Emissions (gm/mi}                 Cchange (am/mi)           % Change
                    HC        co      NoOx        HC        co       NOx     HC        co       Nox
Baseline           0.282    2.023    0.583     —            —          —     ~      =—           —
HFTPIR             0.273    1.885    O.501   —0.009       —=0.138   —0.082  —3.2 —6.8          —14.1
SPRK               0.256    2.298    0.493   —0.026       +0.275    —0.090 —9.2 +13.6          —15. 4
SMB                O.317    1.707    0.534   +0.035       —0.316    —0.049 +12.4 —15.6          —8. 4
HEFBTB             0.281    2.251    O.611   —0.001       +0.228    +0.028 —0.3 +11.3           +4.8
SPRK, SMB,HFBTB    0.274    1.792    0.532   —0.008       —0.231    —O.051 —2.8 ~11.4           =8.7
HFTPIR, SMB, &     0.286    1.340    0.491   +0.004       —0.683    ~0.092 +1.4 —33.8          —15.8
HFBTB

                                     CVS—75 Test Results
                                    (Air Resources Board)

Baseline           .285     1.531    0.562    —             —         —      —         —         ~
HFTPIR         Q.378        2.516    0.569   +0.093 +0.985 +0.007 +32.6 +64.3                   +1.2
SPRK,SMB,HFBTB 0.266        1.420    0.595   —O0.019 —O.111 +0.033 —6.7  —7.2                   +5.9


The California Exemption Procedures for Add—on and Modified Parts allows

emission increase of O.lgm/mi or 10 percent for HC and NOx, and 1.0gm/mi or

15 percent for CO for add—on or modified part.   Test results from the

independent laboratory and the ARB show that all the emission increases

are within the allowable limits specified in the exemption procedures.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:58

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