I second that. I left in 08. No guns, only for criminals. Highest gas in the nation. Controls on everything... time to move if you like your freedom.No advice on your immediate dilema except this.
Might want to eventually consider moving out of that State with its nanny out of control bureaucracy.
My County has no required inspection or emmission tests for consumer type vehicles.
Now on to your problem. I am in AZ and it took on week to get the part and less than three hours for installation.
Good luck. Mike