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Old 07-03-2011, 04:28 AM
 
Location: syracuse ny
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I had a hole in the exhaust pipe after the catalytic converter. It was roughly the size of a nickle. I took a quarter and welded it around the hole. It worked perfectly. How many laws did I break?
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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Haha! We had a gas station mechanic fix a loose electrical connection with a folded up Wrigleys (metallic) gum wrapper once. It held for months!
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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I had a hole in the exhaust pipe after the catalytic converter. It was roughly the size of a nickle. I took a quarter and welded it around the hole. It worked perfectly. How many laws did I break?
Depends on what state you live in ... California might give you life in prison.

Down here where I live, we don't even have state vehicle inspections. What do you need a muffler for anyway.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: FL
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I'll take a stab at it and say 1. It is illegal to fraudulently deface coinage but the law is vague and rarely enforced and there's probably some stupid law that says you can't alter you CC (your not supposed to remove them) but you said it was after the CC. But then again you weren't attempting to defraud.

I was watching History Channel one night and some disabled guy cuts the centers out of quarters and affixes them to another cut out quarter (can't remember exactly what he was doing ) but he had to have permission from the US mint.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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If you are talking about vehicle pollution laws - to the rear the catylst convertor is usually OK. After market catback exhausts are readily available and legal even by californias severe CARB laws.

As far as any laws against altering and destroying coin and currency - that only applies if you have fraudulent intent.

Simple answer - you broke no laws. Set your guilty mind at ease.
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