Mr Vapour

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  1. Sorry my use of terms may have been off. Just passing on information I recently accuired I'm August I had several conversations with a repair certifier. He was very specific that all structural repairs need to be performed by a qualified welder and proof had to be provided of the qualifications and of them performing the work. A d he pretty much told me that most of my car was structural work. I asked if I could do it my self if I provided evedence of being a competant welder and was in no way possible. I questions if this was a recent thing as I thought that I was able to do it my self. He said things changed acouple of years ago. He even said he could point me in the direction of courses that would provide the minimum stranded required. I did not ask any more questions after this as to the exact details of the qualifications needed. I started doing maths in my head and quickly worked out my she'll was not going to worth fixing for a road car. There must be unit standards or something simple that must be held
  2. Yeah what Chris said. Info numbers or tags just swap it prior to inspection
  3. That's part of the repair cert. All structural repairs must be performed by a ticketed welder. But yeah get it in, send it to compliance, get repair certifier, complete repair works. And then back to vtnz with repair paper work. Don't do any repair work other than mechanical , ie replacement of worn parts till repair cert processes has started. They want to co trol the processes from start to finish.
  4. Hi man Did you find a blaster? Call Allan at baresteel blasting Tell him Brent from Auckland sent ya. He specialises is cars.
  5. A good reconditioner will be able to turn one down for you. Measure the valve and give STA a call. They have listings on all their valves by size. They may have something close. But talk to your machinest to see if they will do it as they may not want to. Once you find one that will give them the options for valves from segedins and let them go from there But it was not uncommon when I worked at STA to do valves by measurement for odd ball stuff.
  6. hi man give me a call. I have a blasting company and can help you out. my numbers 0226711855
  7. all good interesting stuff. I support reading tech sheets. best way to get things prepped correctly. I'm not far away from engaging a repair cert inspector so will see what processes he wants me to use. he has told me to not even blast till he sees the car. When requested I supply a phosphorous wash tergophos and the coating epiphos (same as keyphos253) I have the epiphos in 20ltrs so if any one wants some let me know.
  8. I found a dip stick invmy blaster last week. I think it might be yours.
  9. Haha I have a BA falcon in my drive with a blue tarp used in exactly the same way.
  10. looking good. thanks for the photo. looking forward to seeing it complete
  11. I'll post up some photos of the blasted motor once I'm done !
  12. your problem is going to be removing the chrome. get hold of a chrome place and ask if they can strip them for you. then polish or paint.
  13. I'm thinking about sleeving it in garden hose inside the draw bar.
  14. trailer question. brake line down the inside of draw bar or p clip every 300mm. tha is in advance