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#26 yel327

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Posted 13 April 2023 - 08:00 PM

wait and see what happens when you try and register it

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Posted 13 April 2023 - 11:41 PM

wait and see what happens when you try and register it

Yeah that will interesting but its a while away yet 



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Posted 05 July 2023 - 01:41 PM

Update car is engineered and registered now

It has been a long and arduous process

Everyone has had an opinion and quoted different rules regarding what is and isn’t required in Western Australia to retro fit a V8 into a 6 cylinder Torana

Perseverance pays off

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Posted 06 July 2023 - 10:54 AM

Well done!

 

Was it a matter of finding the right engineer and/or the right person at the registration end of the process?



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Posted 07 July 2023 - 10:24 AM

dosen't work that way over here rexy

have been notified that 180 kw per tonne is now to the back wheels 



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Posted 07 July 2023 - 04:33 PM

Car required a 17 page report submitted to DOT for a pretty well stock standard 308 conversion into a LX Torana
Everyone wants a pound of flesh
Personally after what I have witnessed now I don’t think I would go through with this process again
Doesn’t matter what Engineer or Engineering has been done previously in any other state when it hits WA start again

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Posted 22 March 2024 - 10:15 PM

Damn, looks like I have some paper work ahead of me.



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Posted 24 March 2024 - 11:26 AM

Do you have an old rego paper Brad?  Is the BODY plate attached to the car? Is the Chassis number legible?



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Posted 26 March 2024 - 04:54 PM

Do you have an old rego paper Brad?  Is the BODY plate attached to the car? Is the Chassis number legible?

Old rat eaten rego from '92'. The tags are all in place but I do not have a chassis number I can see.



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Posted 27 March 2024 - 08:10 AM

if the car was rego'ed with the mods 

before the engineering codes came into effect 

you shouldn't have to go through engineering 

but they change their minds all the time 

can't put a 5lt in a FC now but can in an lc 

they have the curb weight as over 1100kg  :fighting:  :wtf:  :stirpot:



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Posted 27 March 2024 - 09:53 AM

LC XU1 was 2417lb Curb Weight at release, but it was not revised in later 1971 when the Aussie 4spd replaced the Philippines box.

 

2417lb is 1096.3kg.

 

Curb weight is car full of fuel and water.

 

So not sure where they got the 1100kg plus from. LJ XU1 was 2440lb Curb, which is 1106.8kg.



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Posted 27 March 2024 - 11:25 AM

Old rat eaten rego from '92'. The tags are all in place but I do not have a chassis number I can see.

Sorry. Wrong Brad.



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Posted 12 April 2024 - 03:08 PM

Hey Brad don't be put off by engineering in W.A

 

I live in the south west and my car is heavily modified front to back and the hoop jumping wasn't that bad

 

Feel free to DM me so i get an email notification and i'll shoot through my number



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Posted 20 April 2024 - 02:06 AM

I was holding off to comment until my modified vehicle was licensed in WA. It got licensed Thursday just gone, heavily modified. The whole process was a piece of cake. Follow VSB14, if you are not sure consult your engineer or someone that actually has been through the process and knows, not a mate of a mate.

I was lucky a forum member here is very generous with his time, knowedgeable, was able to help me when unsure and give me some tips that made my build much neater, saved me money, supplied some components, saved me time and me overthinking.

Having been through the process I am happy to share what I have learnt with fellow forum members,

275 kms put on the odometer since Thursday, hopefully many more to come.

This Sunday starting at 9 am the GTR Torana XU1 car club of WA will have our cars out the front of the Whiteman Park motor museum my XU1 and modified build will be there as well come down and say hello.

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Posted 20 April 2024 - 09:30 AM

well done dave



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Posted 20 April 2024 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Albert.

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Posted 20 April 2024 - 09:19 PM

Any pics of this highly modified beast Dave 



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Posted 21 April 2024 - 12:23 AM

Any pics of this highly modified beast Dave 


Sure I will just need to upload some when I get a chance.

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 09:48 AM

How long will you guys be at Whiteman Park?  I am heading home from Bunno, but won't get up that way until mid afternoon.






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