Does anybody know if placing the V-8 engine's in california is legal? I just had my engine overhualed, but could have gone the v-8 route, if I had known about it. Although my car is driving great, It would have been great knowning that I could have put a v-8 in it. ANy one know of any shops in the San fernando area of california, that will put the engine in. I know it can be done in Portland, Maine. But that's in another part of the country.