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Old 11-21-2010, 10:14 PM
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Fair question boxhead.

I think it has to do with "ADR compliance" and not "Roadworthy cert".
Club plate car only needs to be "Roadworthy" not ADR complied. (as far as I'm aware - experts feel free to chime in!)

But then you are limited to where and when you can drive it...
New Club permit laws due next year 2011 are trying to address this.
But like I said nothing stops the bureaucrats from retrospectively changing the rules to suit a particular political position which means you could be left holding a dud... which is a worry for me.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:43 PM
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The "new" club rego your reffering to has been in use in the NT for the past 12 months (I think we copied it from NSW).
This is the 90 day permit (60 days on club organised/sanctioned events and 30 days for private usage)
This is what my Valiant Station wagon is currently on.

Also I think you are right in so far as R/H drive is ADR issue and not roadworthy, but you must meet ADR's for full rego, where as club rego is roadworthy only.

I sort of looked at putting my Cobra on club rego instead of full rego (to save engineer hassles) but was advised I could not do so as to be roadworthy it would need a compliance plate or letter advising vehicle is compliant but plate not required, and to get this I would have to meet ADR regulations.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:16 PM
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Dimis, I don't understand why it's so difficult to increase the strength of kirkam's chassis. I don't know anything about Mechanical Engineering but once 1 frame has been altered to meet what is required to meet standards, the rest will follow. What don't I understand?

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:05 AM
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Or owned it, insured it, registered it in US for longer than 12 months then you can bring it over also. It must pass ADR but can be left handed from what I have been told.
I Wish.......

My company owns a 08 Tundra that im trying to bring over from MD in the states.

Every one i talk to just laughs when i tell them i want to brint it over, Including my engineer and conversion guys !

And if i could get it legally registered in Vic, it must be RHD.

Kinda sucks !

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Plus clubs don't just give out club permits to anyone and any car.I went through that option with my Eleanor,It was a big waste of time.They told me Police have been cracking down on clubs, and who they give permits to.So i don't think that would be a option with a Kirkham.
I think the only way is if the Kirkhams built a chassis that would meet our ADR requirements .To try and make that chassis work as is,would cost a lot of money and be a big headache.
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Do not try to impaort a kirkham and get it converted to RHD - get a Hawk instead ... http://www.hawkcars.co.uk/hawk427/index.html

Saves the conversion cost - or maybe Kirkham can do this direct out of the US?

Hawk also do the nicest 289FIA...
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Do not try to impaort a kirkham and get it converted to RHD - get a Hawk instead ... http://www.hawkcars.co.uk/hawk427/index.html

Saves the conversion cost - or maybe Kirkham can do this direct out of the US?

Hawk also do the nicest 289FIA...
That looks like a kirkham to me.And KIrkham do make right hand drive.But the problem here is the chassis isnt strong enough to meet adr requirements
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:35 PM
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Default Hawks are Kirkhams!

Hey guys, been reading this post for a while.

Hawk cars have their bodies supplied by Kirkham, at least they did when I investigated them some years back..

Thought you might be interested to know that there is a guy selling a Kirkham FIA alloy body on a G Force fully compliant chassis. I think it's in Unique Cars magazine. Might be worth investigating if the 289 shape suits you. Sounds like a good idea, don't know how well it's done though. Asking 45K.

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Kirkham do a RHD - $1500 option.
No fuss there.
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Hey guys, been reading this post for a while.

Hawk cars have their bodies supplied by Kirkham, at least they did when I investigated them some years back..

Thought you might be interested to know that there is a guy selling a Kirkham FIA alloy body on a G Force fully compliant chassis. I think it's in Unique Cars magazine. Might be worth investigating if the 289 shape suits you. Sounds like a good idea, don't know how well it's done though. Asking 45K.

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I cant find that car in unique car magazine.What page is it on?
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:25 AM
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I "Googled" the key words...found it in JUST CARS.....

http://www.justauto.com.au/justcars/...4-7bb18ce24f34

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Default Got my interest !

Looking @ the photos, it does not seem to have much in body support.

Being Aluminiun it looks it would just fold on the first bump, body that is.

Although it does seem reasonably priced.

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Mmm anyone know anything about that WA aluminium car..
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Mmm anyone know anything about that WA aluminium car..
Do you mean the two Kirkhams that Rmc are building?.They haven't been approved yet for engineering ADR requirements.I spoke to them two weeks ago.They told me they are a few months away form getting approved.Those two cars are sold,but they told me they will be getting more once they get the engineering approved.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:06 PM
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Do you mean the two Kirkhams that Rmc are building?
Ummm... it's a pretty fair bet that Bernie's talking about the G Force car mentioned in the two prior posts...

Jeez, there's a fair bit of hand holding going on in this thread. Feel like I'm back at primary school. ELNR - if you want to buy a Kirkham, pick up the phone and call them. Ph: 0011 1 801 377 8224. If you're under 18 or still living at home, get your parent's permission before you dial. Tell David or Tom what you need and they'll build it. Simple - it's only money.
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You can get anything licensed in WA at the moment and with just about any engine....Get it licensed over here and do a transfer into your chosen State. Might be a quicker way......
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Mmm not a bad idea to do that for a GT40..
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Mmm not a bad idea to do that for a GT40..


If you want me to go have a look at that Cobra and take some more photo's let me know. The body was fitted to the G-Force chassis at the G-Force factory by Rob.
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