Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 29, 1974.
As of Friday, December 14th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1966-1974 model year vehicles with V8 engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-38
  • Executive Order 38 / D38
  • ARB # D-38
  • Executive Order No: D-38
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-38
  • Resolution D-38
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Download: Executive Order D-38 PDF

D-38 Document:



                        State of California
                        AIR RESQOURCES BOARD                                        £




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                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—38
              Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                          of the Vehicle Code


                            SOLAR VOLT COMPANY
                               "SOLAR VOLT"

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 IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:    That the installation of "Solar Volt" distri—           t
butor rotor manufactured by Solar Volt Company, 1002 E. Walnut, Fullerton,             i
California 92631 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
8 cylinder vehicles only.

The "Solar Volt" is a double sided nonconductive printed circuit attached
to the top of a specially designed ignition distributor rotor.

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 be prohibited unless
prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect
that the use of this device 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
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE "SOLAR VOLT" DEVICE.


 "SQLAR YOLT"                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—38




  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 written communication.

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

 Sections 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          1
      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.   (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or adver—
      tise, 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 sell, offer for sale, adver—
      tise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution control device as an
      accredited device which, in fact,. is not an accredited device. Any
      violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor."

 Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be sub—
 mitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he deem
 advisable.                                                             —




 Executed at Sacramento, California, this .# J       day of August, 1974.




                                   WILLIAM SIMMONS
                                   Executive Officer


                             State of California

                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               August 26, 1974

                                Staff Report

                    Evaluation of the Solar Volt Company
                                "Solar Volt"
             device for Exemption from the Prohibitions of
                   Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code


 I. Introduction
    Solar Volt Company of 1002 E. Walnut, Fullerton, California 92631 has

    applied for exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle

    Code for its "Solar Volt" device.     This section prohibits the installation

    of any device which may reduce the effectiveness of the motor vehicle

    emission control system.     The applicant is requesting the exemption be

    granted for all 1974 and older model—year 8—cylinder vehicles.


    The Air Resources Board has adopted criteria for the evaluation of

    "after—market" devices for compliance with Section 27156.     The basis

    for evaluation is defined in the "Air Resources Board Criteria fof

    Determining Compliance with Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code,"

   dated February 17, 1971.


II. System Description and Function

   The "Solar Volt" device is a specially designed distributor rotor.         The

   device includes a double—sided printed circuit board attached to the top

   of a modified distributor rotor.      The two circuits are completely insulated

   from each other and do not interfere with the existing ignition system

   when installed on a vehicle.      Figure 1 shows a picture of one of the

   typical designs.


Evaluation of the Solar Volt Company
"Solar Volt" Device for Exemption
from the Prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code                            August 26, 1974




    The applicant claims that the "Solar Volt" device is designed to

     deliver to the combustion chambers of an engine a so—called non—

     burning radiation on each of the cycles of the engine cylinders

     other than the firing cycles.


    The ARB staff believes that this device produces no measurable affect

     on the combustion process and will have no effect on the existing

     emission control systems of a motor vehicle.    Since the device has no

     influence on the engine electrical system, radiation cannot and will

     not be produced or transduced by such a device.


III. System Evaluation

    A.   Applicant‘s Data

         The applicant submitted Olson Laboratories, Inc., report # 8862—5101

         on the "Solar Y¥olt" device dated July 22, 1974.     The report contains

         exhaust emission data obtained from a 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle V—8

         {# 392 J0J).


         The following table summarizes the data obtained.

                        Federal Hot CVS Exhaust Emissions in am/mi

                                    hC                co                NOx
         Baseline                  1.00             13.46                1.37

         Device                    0.93             12.23                1.30

         % Reduction               7.0               9.1                 5.1


          Evaluation of the Solar Volt Company
          "Solar Volt" Device for Exemption
          from the Prohibitions of Section                                                      E.
 ‘        27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code                         August 26, 1974




               B.   ARB Engineering Evaluation

                    The ARB Engineering staff after an evaluation of the operéting

                    principles and design of the "Solar Volt" device decided not to

                    perform any emission tests at the ARB Laboratories.   Based on the

                    electrical characteristics of the device, the staff is of the

                    opinion that this device will have no effects on the existing

                    emission control system of a motor vehicle.   This decision was

                    based on the following:

                        1 — The two printed circuits are insulated from each other and

                            do not permit any electrical continuity or interfere with

' .   .                     the engine electrical system.

                        2 — The device is made from nonconductive materials.

                        3 — There is no such radiation of any kind emitted from or

                            transduced by the device.

                        4 — The circuit design and measured dielectric resistance was

                           sufficient to preclude electrical bridging between adjacent

                           distributor terminals.
                       5 — The applicant‘s test data show no significant change in

                           emissions with the device when compared with the baseline vehicle.


          IV. Conclusion and Recormendation
              The staff recommends that the "Solar YVoit" ignition distributor roter

              manufactured by Solar Volt Company of Fullerton, California,

.             be granted an exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 for

              1974 and older model year 8—cylinder vehiclies only.


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         FIGURE 1
Solar Volt Distributor Rotor



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:32

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