Historic Restoration [WAS [ROVERNET - UK] Fuels and cars]
steve.pepper at wight365.net
Sat Sep 10 12:23:10 BST 2005
I would have thought the key words in the Quote is "major component".
Replacing a coil or distributor with one from another manufacturer especially a brand that was available when the car was originally
made, isn't a modification.
If however you where replacing the electrics with a Silver box that has a "made in Japan" label on it that's different.
It's just a case of using period parts on a period car.
Keeping a car original is nice, but it's far more important to keep it on the road and off a trailer!
Now what would really be nice is a law that's forces the oil companies to sell petrol to us at the price it was when the car was 1st
From: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com [mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] On Behalf Of Dave Read
Sent: 10 September 2005 11:15
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: Re: Historic Restoration [WAS [ROVERNET - UK] Fuels and cars]
May not have a choice here in South Oz.
I will have to look up the rules.
<looking, looking, looking .... later>
WHAT IS A HISTORIC VEHICLE?
For the purposes of the Motor Vehicles Act and Regulations, a historic
vehicle is a motor vehicle:
* where 30 years or more have elapsed since 1 January of the year
in which the vehicle was manufactured; and
* that has not been modified from its original design to any
(A vehicle will not qualify for conditional registration if
modifications to the vehicle prejudice the historic integrity of the
vehicle. For example, a vehicle fitted with an engine or major
component/s from a different make to those originally installed, would
be considered to have been significantly altered from its original
design, and would therefore not be eligible for conditional registration
as a historic vehicle).
Replacing the Lucas products could be deemed to be a "different make to
those originally installed"
Also the approved club person that certifies the integrity of the
vehicle is making a statutory statement incurring penalties if false.
Scott's Old Auto Rubber wrote:
> Even for originality, you should never go back to Lucas!!
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Read" <defender110 at ozemail.com.au>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 10:09 AM
> Subject: Historic Restoration [WAS [ROVERNET - UK] Fuels and cars]
>> Dave Read wrote:
>> > Plan A is to put my P6B on historic rego. To do that, I
>> > have to dump the Holley, Edelbrock and the wheels.
>> > ( I already belong to a historic registered club)
>> If I take plan A .....
>> Does anyone have a heap of pix of an original engine bay that I could
>> use for reference for an under bonnet/hood restoration?
>> Looking at my pix, I guess I will also have to get rid of the Bosch
>> alt and HEI dizzy and find Lucas ones <shudder>.
>> South Oz
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