Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 6, 1974.
As of Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1955-1974, EXCEPT : (1) Vehicles originally equipped with electronic ignition, (2) 1966-1970 vehicles equipped with incompatible NOx devices

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-8-1
  • Executive Order 8-1 / D8-1
  • ARB # D-8-1
  • Executive Order No: D-8-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-8-1
  • Resolution D-8-1
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-8-1 PDF

D-8-1 Document:



                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—8—1
               Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                              of the Vehicle Code


                         AIR QUALITY PRODUCTS, INC.
                                "PURE POWER"


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 "Pure Power" capa—
 citive discharge ignition system manufactured by Air Quality Products,
 Inc. has been found to not reduce the effectiveness of required emission
‘control devices in vehicles and therefore is exempt from the prohibitions
 of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1955—1974 model—year vehicles
except those vehicles originally equipped with electronic ignition sys tems
and those 1966—70 model—year vehicles equipped with incompatible NOx devices
 (Reference Executive Order G—19—2). The device consists of a d—c to d—c
converter, capacitor, and electronic switch (silicon controlled rectifier).

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications dif—
ferent than those listed by the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device as original—
1y submitted to the Air Resources Board for evaluation that adversely affect
3h§ vehicle‘s poliution control devices shall invalidate this Executive
 rder.

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 "PURE POWER" 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
written communication.


        Executive Order D—8—1      |                                        "PURE POWER"




        Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes unlawful, 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 installi, sell, offer for sale, or
             advertise, or, except in an application to the board for certi—
             fication of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
             polliution 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 accre—
             ditation 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, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle
             polliution control device as an accredited device. 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.
    1

    ‘Executive Order D—8, dated March 19, 1973 is superseded and of no further
     force and effect. .

        Executed at Sacramento, California, this éffi—day of February, 1974.

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                             State of California

                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              February 1, 1974
                                Staff Report


                Evaluation of the Air Quality Products, Inc.,
                                 "PURE POWER"
                       Capacitive Discharge Ignition
                  Systems for Exemption to the Prohibitions
                  of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code



       Introdgct1on

      Air Quality Products, Inc., Orange, California, has applied for

      exemption to the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle

      Code for the "Pure Power" capacitive discharge ignition system.

      Section 27156 prohibits the installation of any device which reduces

      the effectiveness of motor vehicle emission control systems.    The

      applicant 1ntends_to sell the device as an "add—on" part to the

      standard {gnition system of 1974 and older model—year vehicles.

II.   System Description

      For a general description of capacitive discharge ignition systems ,

      «see staff report "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 "Pure Power" device consists of circuits for a d—c to d—c

      converter, storage capacitor and a silicon controlled rectifier which


Air Quality Products, Inc.                         _   February 1, 1974




      serves as an electrontic switch, and a trigger conditioner.


III. Emission Testing
     The "Pure Power" capacitive discharge ignition system is identical

     in design and operation as the capacitor discharge system used in

     the accredited Air Quality Products‘ "55—65 Pure Power" and "66—70

     Pure Power" emission control devices.     No adverse effects attributed

     to the capacitive discharge ignition system section of the control

     devices were detected during their accreditation evaluations.


     Additional tests were performed on the "Pure Power" device by the
     Air Resources Board Laboratory.     The following vehicles were used in

     the evaluation:

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

          1973 Mercury, 302 CID, 2 Bb1. Carb. EGR, Auto. Trans.
     The ijdle air fuel mixture and ignition systems of both vehicles were

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

     and without device, the engine settings were adjusted to the vehicle

     manufacturer‘s specifications.


     Baseline and device hot start CVS tests were performed.     The following

     are the results of the ARB tests:


Ar Quality Products, Inc.                          /         February 1, 1974


                                                       Hot CVS
                                                   Grams/M1le


                                          HC           _CQ        NOx_
    1973 Pontiac
     Baseline                    |         2.23         18.22     2.60

     Device                                2. 38        18. 33    2.38

    1973 Mercury
     Baseline                              2. 42        14.25     ~2.57

     Device                                2.52        16. 02     2. 50

    1973 Mercury*
     Baseline                              2. 48       13.93      2. 48

     Device                                2.51        14.60      2.57

    *Tests repeated to establish cause of excessively large increase in

    CO emissions measured during the device test.       Basic reason for the

    increase is attributed to a shift in the engine‘s operating condition.


    Baseline and device spark timing advance was measured on both vehicles.

    The data showed no significant difference between the curves produced

    by the device and the baseline vehicle.

   ' During baseline and device emission tests on the 1973 Pontiac, open

    circulit spark voltages were measured at idle and 2,200 engine RPM.


Air Quality Products, Inc.                              February 1, 1974




                                               Open Circult Spark Voltage

                                               Idle(600 RPM)    2,200 RPM

      Baseline                                 22,000 voilits   22,000 volts

      Device                                   32,000           28,000


IV.   Conclusions and Recommendations
      It is the staff‘s opinton that the Air Quality Products, Inc.
      "Pure Power" capacitive discharge ignition system will not adversely

      affect the performance of the motor vehicle exhaust emission control

      system 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

      by maintaining the"tuned" condition of the engine for a longer period
      of time.   Therefore, the "Pure Power" capacitive discharge ignition

      system should be exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the
      Motor Vehicle Code for the modei—year vehiclies shown in Executive

      Order D—8—1.



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