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  1. KKtrips

    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    Godamn you are a glutton for punishment. Keep up the great work.
  2. We carry a fair few of them on file, but not all of them. (it relied on the person filling out the declaration to send it into the MoT back in the day) Does it still have live rego? If it does then send me the rego number tomorrow and I'll look to see if we have a copy on file.
  3. Is you vehicle already certified?
  4. This is the infosheet for design approval, effectively you are wanting custom IFS, so will need to be assessed via the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) https://lvvta.org.nz/documents/infosheets/LVVTA_Info_01-2016_LVV_Custom_Independent_Front_and_Rear_Suspension_Approval_Application_Guide.pdf Background:The NZ Hobby Car Technical Manual (HCTM) requires that any custom independent front or rear suspension (IFS/IRS) assembly obtains approval from the LVVTA’s Technical Advisory Committee. This includes any situation where an original equipment (OE) IFS has been transplanted into a different vehicle and where its OE suspension arm pivot-point locations have changed to non-OE locations, or where the relocation of any geometry-critical pivot points has taken place, thereby altering the suspension systems pre-set geometry.
  5. All certs are full certs, except a wheel and tyres update and partial/full return to standard. The amount of time difference between doing a "minor paperwork update" and a full recert is not that much so you might save a little, but not a whole bunch. Keeping in mind the certifier has to check that all previously certified mods are still compliant and that there are no other obvious mods that have taken place since the last cert. FYI - plating fee is approx $200 which is what pays for the LVVTA system, the rest of the cost is the certifiers time and their costs. (a plate reprint for a partial return to standard or a wheels and tyres change is about half that)
  6. KKtrips

    New LVVTA tyre-rim size chart.

    Links shouldn't be dead? I'll check now. edit - nope it's there https://lvvta.org.nz/documents/infosheets/LVVTA_Info_01-2009_V3_Tyre_Size_to_Wheel_Size_Compatibility_Guide.pdf Will hopefully be updating that again sometime soon. (I have the wheels and tyres standard on my desk for updating)
  7. If that was modified to that extent at the time of the declaration then it would be covered by the declaration.
  8. Very little, but in service replacements only. ie: anything that could be expected to wear out. One other thing you need to remember about a declaration, it is NOT a statement of safety, all it is, is a document that confirms that a vehicle was modified at the time the declaration was issued. It says NOTHING about how safe it is or isn't.
  9. Yes, but see your certifier to get an NDT form to make sure they are NDTed to the correct standard by an appropriately qualified person. Also known as an "F008 - LVVVTA Non-destructive Test Request Form"
  10. KKtrips

    Upholsterer - Wellington Region

    There is a place up in Porirua called Reklaw Upholstery, no idea what they are like but was going to do some research on them for the future.
  11. I have had this question before and the answer is yes you can have a bi-modal exhaust, but one side has to be quiet, and the other side has to be more quiet. ie: you cannot have quiet and loud modes. So effectively exactly what you and Cletus have said.
  12. You can't get a copy. That's what I'm saying. We sometimes shares parts of the paperwork but never the entire file. Or not that I know of anyway.
  13. Fact of the matter is, we know that some people will change their car as soon as it is certed. Either by giving it lots of rear camber, fitting stretched tyres, changing the seats or whatever. But any cert done these days has a plethora of photos taken with the cert. If the car is involved in an accident then we can be asked to compare photos of when it was certed compared to the components it was when it was in the accident, if they don't match then insurance cover may be declined, the driver can be done for use of an unsafe motor vehicle etc etc etc. Much the same as changing a vehicle after a WoF, except there is photographic evidence to show the state of the vehicle when certed.
  14. Typically we don't share the paperwork with vehicle owners and in 1999 there was scant paperwork even recorded. If you want some detail in particular we can recall the paperwork and search for you. It costs $50 to recall out of storage.
  15. It's all kept in storage. What year was your cert done?