Thank you for the response. I'll check under the engine now!For your registration tasks, you need to get an inspection. For a new car like the Goblin, this only needs to be a safety only inspection so they do not need to plug into your computer to pull codes. You will have to get the inspection on the Goblin and they will reject any inspection of the donor cobalt including an inspection of the Goblin with the Cobalt VIN or description. The inspection needs to be for the Goblin with the goblin VIN with lots of preceding 0s as well as calling out a 2023 ASVE.
For proving the engine is yours, I had a copy of the title that was signed over to me and near the bottom of the oil filter is a machined boss that has the VIN sequence number to show it came from the titled car.
Another thing I did was to go to the DMV and with insurance was able to get a 30 day permit that allowed me to drive to try the car til all the title and registration work was complete. I thought I needed to get the readiness monitors to clear but turned out that a Safety only was good enough for me.
Do you have the cat from the donor? I have a catted goblin exhaust for a NA or SC goblin but the aftermarket cat might be too small to pass. Mine was a California emission donor so might have asked more from the aftermarket cat than a federal emission cobalt. Where is Houston are you?Anyone have any suggestions for custom exhaust shops in the Houston area? I'm needing to get one built with a cat and O2 bung.