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Old 02-02-2014, 10:13 PM
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Guys,

I don't get on this too often , but when I do it seems there is another Kirkham in the country!

Talk about common as $hit!

So ,

How many are there here... On the way...

Fully registered ...
Club registered...

Mine has been here on full rego for 6 years now!

How many more ???

Just curious !

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Soul,

Hi mate.

Long time since we have spoken. We had a club garage run down your way on Saturday - just on the chance that you were blamed for doing burnouts etc..
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Kirkham replicas are rarer, and hence should be worth more.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:27 AM
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How does the Kirkham go in regards to torsion testing?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:49 AM
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How does the Kirkham go in regards to torsion testing?
Evidently they can be made to pass.
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Are your cars RHD?
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:11 PM
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Soul man I don't know about common as ****e, most don't have all the fruit
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Soul man I don't know about common as ****e, most don't have all the fruit
Just tongue in cheek ! hence the smiley !

Love to find out how many are out there in Australia !

Looks like Pace has sold a few and there must be others like the ones in Perth ?

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Anything can be made to pass with enough extra steel. I recall from an earlier thread that Soulman found a loophole - correct me if I'm wrong Soul, or is yours fully engineered including twist and bend?
Definitely no loophole !

But getting back to the topic.....

how many are out there ???

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Soul,

Hi mate.

Long time since we have spoken. We had a club garage run down your way on Saturday - just on the chance that you were blamed for doing burnouts etc..
Bernie,

The Toyota Hilux has been behaving !

The Coffee machine is always on !

Talk soon,

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Guys,

I don't get on this too often , but when I do it seems there is another Kirkham in the country!

Talk about common as $hit!

So ,

How many are there here... On the way...

Fully registered ...
Club registered...

Mine has been here on full rego for 6 years now!

How many more ???

Just curious !

Soul.

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Soul man I don't know about common as ****e, most don't have all the fruit
You mean they don't have any balls to them?
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Are your cars RHD?

Probably wrong side. Errr I mean right side.




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Ok so back on topic, mines right hand drive with every option and I intend for it to have full registration.
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I am still curious, for two reasons: Australia, so I heard, lifted the ban on LHD cars. (South Africa never will).

And: the engine is offset by 1/2" to the right in LHD cars. Had that been changed?
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I am still curious, for two reasons: Australia, so I heard, lifted the ban on LHD cars. (South Africa never will).

And: the engine is offset by 1/2" to the right in LHD cars. Had that been changed?
Yeah , the whole 1/2" offset had me rattled for a while!
Could not work out why my air cleaner was always rubbing!
I was convinced my chassis was off or something , until I was educated!

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so back on topic, mines right hand drive with every option and I intend for it to have full registration.
ok so what's the plan of attack? I am not sure about qld regs.
5 gas or emission test?
torsion test? I know in WA if the chassis is built by a large scale Manufacturer then this test is not required.
beam test?
Noise test and Engineers report.

What about steering locks and lights?

other than these issues a Cobra is a Cobra.....
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I figure the biggest hurdle I have is my engine but I haven't started that path yet, it's only an engine so tuning it, shutting it up etc etc won't be hard. My hardest noise issue is going to be induction noise and shutting it up because there isn't any room under the bonnet. At the moment I reckon I have as much noise from the front as I do from the sides. Emissions etc shouldn't be to hard I already have the cats worked out, so some time on the dyno for a tune. Some other expert suggested fitting an engine for rego and then swapping it out later but I want to be full legal so I will run the full path with what I have.

Torsion etc is all engineer stuff I'll leave that to the engineers.

All the other adr stuff on mine is complete.
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...and if it all becomes too hard to get the cammer complianced, the very least I can do to get you out of that predicament is to offer you a straight swap for a new crate Coyote motor.
I know, my generosity knows no bounds.

So.... the start of the Aussie KMP Registry:
Damage - RHD 427 (482 Cammer)
BMK - LHD 427 (468 FE)
Lexluther - RHD 427 (351W)
Soulman - LHD 427 (482 FE)
Dimis - LHD 427 ("Brent" FE)
64galaxie - RHD 289

Any others?
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I know Craig had three initially, mine, Bernie's and I think there is a polished one still sitting in Craig's show room, The only sure way is to ask David Kirkham how many he has sipped to oz?
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