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Offline Trans am Oz

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2009, 02:09:29 AM »
Great Looking Ride congrats.

Gday Andrew - it was great meeting you last night at the meeting, like I said last night - we will all be happy to help you out for your hunt for a 77,78 SE.

Dont forget to put it up in the wanted section.

Cheers

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2009, 07:52:32 AM »
Hey Mel and Karen,
Great to meet you both last night, the information that you shared with me has helped alot and hopefully soon I will be out there with yourselves, Jeff and the rest of the club turning heads across Melbourne!!
Thanks
Andrew
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2009, 04:17:43 PM »
welcoime to the site buddy. the car looks great.
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2009, 07:45:31 PM »
Hey Mel and Karen,
Great to meet you both last night, the information that you shared with me has helped alot and hopefully soon I will be out there with yourselves, Jeff and the rest of the club turning heads across Melbourne!!
Thanks
Andrew
Andrew, good meeting you the other night. Hope all goes well in the search for your TA. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask. Hopefuly we will catch up again soon and maybe see you at GM day in Nov. We will certainly be twisting peoples head off!!  ;D

Cheers, Jeff.
Jeff
1979 10th Anniversary TATA
1978 Holden Sandman Van (sold)
2005 Holden Commodore SS
Trans am Oz is looking after my 78SE
Snap Point stole my Y88
Looking for a 70 GTO Judge 4Speed

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2009, 09:25:21 PM »
Your car is so clean and nice... MORE PICS!
Go Bandit GO!!!!

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2009, 10:22:56 PM »
Congrats....

Hope you take it down beach road this week and maybe hit Great Ocean Road once you have it fully tested......

My 78 should be in Sandringham come next April... Lets go for a cruise...

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2009, 03:26:47 AM »
Hey Jeff, Same mate great to meet you the other night thanks for all the info you, Mel and Karen passed onto me will see you at the next meeting or GM day.
Thanks
Andrew
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**1966 GTO Tri Power 4 Speed**

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2009, 07:13:47 PM »
Hi guys,
Well, getting very excited now! Boat arrives on Friday, so give or take a few days, I'll probably have her at home early next week. Such a laundry list of things to do with documents and registration but hope to have her on the road as soon as possible. I have a wedding in Port Arlington late November so we are hoping it's tip top for the drive down.
Talk soon,
Steve
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2009, 08:36:27 PM »
Steve thats awesome, I bet you are excited!! Who imported it for you? Which company?

Not being smart or anything, but you do know what it will take to get registered?
Here is a quick heads up if you don't know already, as myself and Trans am Oz just recently got ours registered here in Vic.
You will need a Roadworthy and an Engineers Certificate plus all your import docs.
The Engineers will definately want a few modifications done such as:
Amber turn signals on rear taillights and also seperate front ones. eg no parkers/turnsignals and seperate Brakes/Turnsignals.
Rear Seatbelts will need to be lap and sash
Sound Test. eg car will need to be less than 98db
Headlights changed to correct side of road.

Depending on Engineer, the list could be very long or very short, so get a couple of opinions.

Hope all goes well for you.

Cheers, Jeff.
Jeff
1979 10th Anniversary TATA
1978 Holden Sandman Van (sold)
2005 Holden Commodore SS
Trans am Oz is looking after my 78SE
Snap Point stole my Y88
Looking for a 70 GTO Judge 4Speed

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2009, 02:07:14 AM »
As Jeff has already pointed out...bit of time and work involved

Let us know if you need any links/contacts

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2009, 03:21:29 AM »
Steve thats awesome, I bet you are excited!! Who imported it for you? Which company?

Not being smart or anything, but you do know what it will take to get registered?
Here is a quick heads up if you don't know already, as myself and Trans am Oz just recently got ours registered here in Vic.
You will need a Roadworthy and an Engineers Certificate plus all your import docs.
The Engineers will definately want a few modifications done such as:
Amber turn signals on rear taillights and also seperate front ones. eg no parkers/turnsignals and seperate Brakes/Turnsignals.
Rear Seatbelts will need to be lap and sash
Sound Test. eg car will need to be less than 98db
Headlights changed to correct side of road.

Depending on Engineer, the list could be very long or very short, so get a couple of opinions.

Hope all goes well for you.

Cheers, Jeff.

Hey Jeff... you are so right... If ya get stuck or need help I have a friend @ seven82motors.com.au that handles all of this...

Now watch out for those speed camera's

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2009, 03:54:06 AM »
Steve thats awesome, I bet you are excited!! Who imported it for you? Which company?

Not being smart or anything, but you do know what it will take to get registered?
Here is a quick heads up if you don't know already, as myself and Trans am Oz just recently got ours registered here in Vic.
You will need a Roadworthy and an Engineers Certificate plus all your import docs.
The Engineers will definately want a few modifications done such as:
Amber turn signals on rear taillights and also seperate front ones. eg no parkers/turnsignals and seperate Brakes/Turnsignals.
Rear Seatbelts will need to be lap and sash
Sound Test. eg car will need to be less than 98db
Headlights changed to correct side of road.

Depending on Engineer, the list could be very long or very short, so get a couple of opinions.

Hope all goes well for you.

Cheers, Jeff.

Hey Jeff... you are so right... If ya get stuck or need help I have a friend @ seven82motors.com.au that handles all of this...

Now watch out for those speed camera's
Thanks OzTambo and for sure when your in this neck of the woods, drop us a line and we will definitely meet up for a cruise. Have our own Aussie Bandit Run :P
Plenty of us here to help Steve get his ride on the road. I just hope he knows its not a matter of it arriving and just taking it to Vicroads for rego, it will take some time, thats all. And a few of us just recently done it.
Jeff
1979 10th Anniversary TATA
1978 Holden Sandman Van (sold)
2005 Holden Commodore SS
Trans am Oz is looking after my 78SE
Snap Point stole my Y88
Looking for a 70 GTO Judge 4Speed

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2009, 06:45:30 AM »
Thanks Lads,
Yep, I have my checklist of things Vicroads require. Once it's here I'll be sure to take you up on your kind offers for help. A mate has put me on to a mechanic friend of his who specializes in classics. He also let me know that there are some mechanics out there who delight in figuring out how much you have to spend and then spending it! Mind you I have waited about 25 years ffor this car, I can wait a few weeks longer to get everything ship shape. Thanks for the advice guys! Steve
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2009, 06:08:06 AM »
Hi Guys,
Look what Santa put up my driveway today!!!! It has been like a kids birthday. It's now 9pm and I've only just left it alone!
The only downside has been a) I was at work for some of the day and b) It hasn't started yet. I gave the battery a bit of charge but all I get is a clicking sound with a bit of a whine.
Any of you guys have trouble starting up after delivery from overseas?
Anyway, here are a few photos from today, will let you know how I get on with waking her up! Aussie guys, cant wait to catch up in person and meet you all!
Steve

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2009, 07:21:20 AM »
Congratz Steve, good to hear she arrived safe and sound! I know how you feel.
My battery was knackered, so I threw a brand new one in, and she fired straight away!!  ;D
Even threw a 28 day permit on the dash and drove it across Melbourne.
Hope you get to hear her run soon.

Got a couple of local shows coming up next month:
GM Day @ Yarraglen 8th Nov
American Breed 2009 @ The Manhattan 22nd Nov

Hopefully we will see you there?

Cheers, Jeff.
Jeff
1979 10th Anniversary TATA
1978 Holden Sandman Van (sold)
2005 Holden Commodore SS
Trans am Oz is looking after my 78SE
Snap Point stole my Y88
Looking for a 70 GTO Judge 4Speed