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interesting car - that doesn't appear to be a fraud...

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on ebay US motors

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Triumph-TR-6-Convertible/323940974627?hash=item4b6c630023:g:IwQAAOSwerZdm5rN

 

ebay US no. 323940974627

 

looks pretty solid and "honest" and cheap-  even allowing for the import charges - though the lack of a title would need checking 

 

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does this one have the air con option ?

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The current requirement that all cars imported into Australia have to have a certificate guaranteeing they are asbestos free has put me totally off considering any OS  imports.

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6 hours ago, Graham said:

does this one have the air con option ?

Nope. That extra pump above the alternator is the air pump found on some later cars. It pumps air into the exhaust manifold as an emissions device.

Overall looks like a good deal.

Stan

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8 hours ago, foster461 said:

Nope. That extra pump above the alternator is the air pump found on some later cars. It pumps air into the exhaust manifold as an emissions device.

Overall looks like a good deal.

Stan

Ah Ok thanks  

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13 hours ago, Mike C said:

The current requirement that all cars imported into Australia have to have a certificate guaranteeing they are asbestos free has put me totally off considering any OS  imports.

That would kill any imports full stop wouldnt it, who would issue the certificate and how would it be policed?

Stuart.

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It's putting a lot of people off importing although specialist car importers claim to be know their way through the maze but  often its not cheap. The Australian Border Force have an outline of their requirements here:

https://www.abf.gov.au/prohibited-goods-subsite/files/fs-asbestos-risk-importing-vehicle.pdf

I was involved in the installation of GMH's new  HFV6 engine production line at Fishermen's Bend in the early 2000's - Marubeni unfortunately shipped the line out with asbestos gaskets Thousands of man hours went into stripping every item - machinery, piping, electrical equipment, instrumentation - down to components , cleaning  and then  replacing all gaskets, seals etc before it was certified as meeting Australian OH&S standards.

 

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20 minutes ago, Mike C said:

It's putting a lot of people off importing although specialist car importers claim to be know their way through the maze but  often its not cheap. The Australian Border Force have an outline of their requirements here:

https://www.abf.gov.au/prohibited-goods-subsite/files/fs-asbestos-risk-importing-vehicle.pdf

I was involved in the installation of GMH's new  HFV6 engine production line at Fishermen's Bend in the early 2000's - Marubeni unfortunately shipped the line out with asbestos gaskets Thousands of man hours went into stripping every item - machinery, piping, electrical equipment, instrumentation - down to components , cleaning  and then  replacing all gaskets, seals etc before it was certified as meeting Australian OH&S standards.

 

Well thats that then , basically you cant import a classic car into Australia unless its a stripped bare metal shell and has no brakes or clutch or wiring loom or hoses and the entire drive train is in bits so all the gaskets can be removed.

Stuart.

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I'd certainly think twice and do a lot of investigation before I tried to import a classic into Australia- there's been  a fair bit about the import asbestos ban in the local press and on various classic forums over the past 2-3 years.

As you say, to ensure a classic car is really asbestos free is just not economically feasible.

 

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