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  • brucefxdl Posts: 720
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    01 Feb 2018 09:24 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 31 Jan 2018 12:24 PM
    Posted by speedzter on 31 Jan 2018 10:32 AM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 29 Jan 2018 04:01 PM
    Being a horsepower junky, I had a BF11 FPV Super Pursuit twin turbo 5.4LV8 (825RWHP) Ute,

     

    Would love to see a pic of the engine bay !

     

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     did you say horse power junky..........that is engine porn ..no doubt about that.

  • Mr.Mow Posts: 434
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


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  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    03 Mar 2018 08:57 AM
    I love those old U.S vans, those things are great.
  • Hilly Posts: 1595
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    03 Mar 2018 08:59 AM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


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     Do it Mr Mow, we not getting any younger.

  • steelo Posts: 1735
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    03 Mar 2018 09:59 AM
    Loved that movie the van when I was a young lad. 
  • skirtster Posts: 190
    Stock Poster skirtster
    03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  
  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4189
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    03 Mar 2018 05:20 PM
    Posted by skirtster on 03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  

     Bloke I work with copped $15k fine for an old US import with asbestos exhaust manifold gasket!

  • kiwidave Posts: 2901
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend kiwidave
    03 Mar 2018 07:17 PM
    Posted by skirtster on 03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  

     Plus 1.  Be very careful.  The US vehicle imports trade has been severely affected by this.  Some firms have now set up US subsidiaries  to offer a ''no-asbestos'' guarantee that Australian Border Force will accept....but you will pay dearly.  Far more cost-effective right now to buy something already in Australia, unless you are loaded.  

  • Far Canal Posts: 1225
    Performance Poster Far Canal
    03 Mar 2018 07:44 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 03 Mar 2018 05:20 PM
    Posted by skirtster on 03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  

     Bloke I work with copped $15k fine for an old US import with asbestos exhaust manifold gasket!

     How fucked up is that. Considering how many houses here in Australia are still riddled with asbestos.

    It is an exhaust gasket, not a boot-full of powdery fine asbestos dust.

  • Arron Posts: 150
    WA
    Stock Poster Arron
    03 Mar 2018 08:54 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 29 Jan 2018 01:01 PM
    Being a horsepower junky, I had a BF11 FPV Super Pursuit twin turbo 5.4LV8 (825RWHP) Ute, and the wife had a BF1 F6 Typhoon (600 RWHP)

    Both were fun cars to drive




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     825 at the treads ! at a guess making north of 900 (possibly 950) at the crank with drive-train losses.

  • Scouser Posts: 1816
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    04 Mar 2018 11:53 AM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


    HD Forums Australia - IMG_1994.JPG

     Do it

    Great looking vans

  • Mr.Mow Posts: 434
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    04 Mar 2018 09:42 PM
    Posted by kiwidave on 03 Mar 2018 07:17 PM
    Posted by skirtster on 03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  

     Plus 1.  Be very careful.  The US vehicle imports trade has been severely affected by this.  Some firms have now set up US subsidiaries  to offer a ''no-asbestos'' guarantee that Australian Border Force will accept....but you will pay dearly.  Far more cost-effective right now to buy something already in Australia, unless you are loaded.  

     

    Yeah this has been the problem I'm finding.. Finding an importer who can sort it at that end and make sure its cleaned up.. 

    This particular van had had a recent engine rebuild, new exhaust etc..

    Some of the importers have assured me customs has pretty much given up on chasing this stuff..

    I'm really open to any advice on imports as well that people have had personal experience with. As for finding one here, they just don't really exist, the few Ive seen have been so beat to hell at such massive prices I just can't justify it.


  • kiwidave Posts: 2901
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend kiwidave
    06 Mar 2018 10:05 AM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 04 Mar 2018 09:42 PM

    Yeah this has been the problem I'm finding.. Finding an importer who can sort it at that end and make sure its cleaned up..

    Some of the importers have assured me customs has pretty much given up on chasing this stuff..

     LOL. Of course they are assuring you! They are desperate for business as a result of this crackdown.

    A well-established SA importer has just told one customer (a mate of mine) on receiving his latest shipment of vehicles last week that after 18yrs he is packing it in because of the asbestos-hunt bullshit. Business is down the tubes.

    HOWEVER... thanks to the February 1 issue of Unique Cars magazine, I can point you here....


    https://www.dazmac.com.au/dazmac-develops-solution-to-asbestos-ban/


    www.bosskraft.com

    Bosskraft is owned by an Aussie, a former NSW highway patrol cop.


    Never had any dealing with either firm.  Buyer beware.  But they do, uniquely, offer a dedicated asbestos clean-up service that the ABF recognises. Though they make still want to take any vehicle apart, certificate or not......




     

  • killerchef Posts: 1158
    Performance Poster killerchef
    07 Mar 2018 04:50 PM
    some lovely cars in here guys. 

    no digital pics unfortunately but my best was a XC ute.  351, 9” diff , disc brakes, fmx column shift.  being a ute it fucking flew.  smoked many vl’s amongst other things in her.   should have never gotten rid of it.   ....  where’s my oldest, just got the urge to clip him around the ears.  lol.  
  • Sporty Posts: 60
    Sydney
    Stock Poster Sporty
    08 Mar 2018 08:45 PM
    Previous  911sc 1982HD Forums Australia - image_7.jpg

  • Sporty Posts: 60
    Sydney
    Stock Poster Sporty
    08 Mar 2018 08:47 PM
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  • Sporty Posts: 60
    Sydney
    Stock Poster Sporty
    08 Mar 2018 08:50 PM
    Current VZ monaro 6speed couldn't load all three on one post apologies 
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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 434
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    12 Mar 2018 08:52 PM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


    HD Forums Australia - IMG_1994.JPG

     

    well the update is... Ive paid for it.. I've also arranged an import agent who does customs approved asbestos pre shipping testing, one of only a few guys doing it. Its not a 100% guarantee that customs will wave it through, but should lessen any rude shocks when it arrives in a couple of months.

    3spd auto, 302 V8 and I'm guessing will have an much power as well, something with not a lot of power! I'm bloody stoked.

  • paulybronco Posts: 9392
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    12 Mar 2018 10:51 PM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 12 Mar 2018 08:52 PM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


    HD Forums Australia - IMG_1994.JPG

     

    well the update is... Ive paid for it.. I've also arranged an import agent who does customs approved asbestos pre shipping testing, one of only a few guys doing it. Its not a 100% guarantee that customs will wave it through, but should lessen any rude shocks when it arrives in a couple of months.

    3spd auto, 302 V8 and I'm guessing will have an much power as well, something with not a lot of power! I'm bloody stoked.

     Nice one 

  • killerchef Posts: 1158
    Performance Poster killerchef
    12 Mar 2018 11:06 PM
    ^^^  agreed very nice.   paint it black & add red spoiler.  : )
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