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What can i do without

I would like to know what can be stripped from the 2.8 engine that is not needed now that the inspection is different where i'm at.  I kind of want carb engine exhaust .  has the carb that clicks and a.i.r. tubes and all the rest that goes with a old car. I wanted to replace carb and do away with any emissions , sensors ,anything not needed. please give me a list of whats not needed and won't mess-up the computer ??                     83 pontiac firebird v6 2.8 VIN 1G2AS8711DL216878
Year/Make/Model: 1983 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
Body Style: HATCHBACK 2 DR
Engine Type: 2.8L V6 2BL
Manufactured In: UNITED STATES

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Everything but the catalytic converter. I live in TN, the emissions test that I have to pass is a sniffer test. I have absolutely no emissions controls on my car, but when it comes time to pass emissions , i bolt the converter back on. Does fine.

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