No Small Block Chevy Engine…

I was really hoping to replace the 4.3L engine in my beater truck with a Small Block Chevy 350. I even went out and purchased an engine hoist, some books on the subject, and a few Jegs catalogs. But after hearing today about possible state-wide emmisions checks I looked into the Ohio law a bit tonight on the Internet.

It looks like, if I remove the engine from my car, and replace it with a bigger, badder engine, say a 330HP 350, I will be breaking the "anti-tampering" laws. These laws, in case you don't know what they are, prevent me from modifying my car from it's original configuration. It's all in an effort to make the air cleaner, which I agree with, I guess, but DAMN I am disappointed. I really want to do some stuff with my engine…