Asking Queensland Transport

So, I’m spending all this money on a car that I’m building, and I didn’t check to see if it was actually going to be legal for me to

drive it on the road - good going me. Luckily (as you’ll see if you read below) it seems that the modifications that I’m going to do are fine, as long as I don’t turn it into a big polluting crazy machine. Which is fine - because I’ll be tuning it for best efficiency, which also means best burn/least emissions (normally.) Below is the final response including the other bits I sent/received.

From: ana.c.halesworth@transport.qld.gov.au

To: [my email]

Cc:Trevor.M.Stade@transport.qld.gov.au

Subject:

Fw: Vehicle modification and registration contact

Date:

Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:53:36 +1000

James,

As per advice received from Vehicle Standards, the modification that you intend to do is acceptable provided your vehicle will continue to comply with applicable Australian Design Rules for vehicle emission when it was manufactured in 1983.

Regards,

Ana Halesworth

—- Forwarded by Ana C Halesworth/cp1/qdot/au on 23/08/2005 12:55 PM

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James Hodgkinson yaleman@ricetek.net

To [So, I’m spending all this money on a car that I’m building, and I didn’t check to see if it was actually going to be legal for me to

drive it on the road - good going me. Luckily (as you’ll see if you read below) it seems that the modifications that I’m going to do are fine, as long as I don’t turn it into a big polluting crazy machine. Which is fine - because I’ll be tuning it for best efficiency, which also means best burn/least emissions (normally.) Below is the final response including the other bits I sent/received.

From: ana.c.halesworth@transport.qld.gov.au

To: [my email]

Cc:Trevor.M.Stade@transport.qld.gov.au

Subject:

Fw: Vehicle modification and registration contact

Date:

Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:53:36 +1000

James,

As per advice received from Vehicle Standards, the modification that you intend to do is acceptable provided your vehicle will continue to comply with applicable Australian Design Rules for vehicle emission when it was manufactured in 1983.

Regards,

Ana Halesworth

—- Forwarded by Ana C Halesworth/cp1/qdot/au on 23/08/2005 12:55 PM

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James Hodgkinson yaleman@ricetek.net

To](mailto:ana.c.halesworth@transport.qld.gov)

23/08/2005 11:47 AM

Subject

Please respond to Re: Vehicle modification and registration contact

Fw: yaleman@ricetek.net

If I can email you (and get everything effectively in writing) I’d much rather do that.

I’m planning on modifying the TF Gemini (1983 Build date) that I’m building with non-standard fuel delivery and management. The factory system is a single carburetor, with exhaust gas retention and a crank driven exhaust gas air pump system.

I am planning on running an EFI system based on an aftermarket fuel and ignition control system. It incorporates a wideband oxygen sensor to control fuel delivery and mixture, maintaining a stoichometric fuel mixture to reduce emissions. The ford-designed Electronic Distributorless Ignition System (EDIS-4) will be utilised to maintain optimal spark timing.

I plan on retaining the positive crankcase ventilation system, modified slightly so it vents from the rocker cover to a catch can to filter oil vapour, which vents to the intake manifold (not to atmosphere).

What I need confirmation from your department is that this is allowable under the applicable ADR’s, and what other measures I must take to conform with them.

Regards,

James Hodgkinson

On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 11:30 +1000, ana.c.halesworth@transport.qld.gov.au

wrote:

James,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Can you please ring Modifications Section on 3253 4851 or e-mail to discuss specific requirements.

Regards,

Ana Halesworth

Asst Policy Officer

Policy Advice

Land Transport & Safety

Queensland Transport

Ph: 3253 4851

Fax: 3253 4030

—- Forwarded by Ana C Halesworth/cp1/qdot/au on 23/08/2005 11:23 AM

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Hi Ana,

We received this in our Fast Information Email Box today.

Can you please advise on this one.

Thank you,

Erin.

James Hodgkinson < yaleman@ricetek.net> on 23/08/2005 10:28:48 AM

Please respond to yaleman@ricetek.net

To: fastinfo@transport.qld.gov.au

cc:

Subject: Vehicle modification and registration contact

I was wondering if this was the correct contact point with regards to

verifying information on modifications allowable under the Queensland

Transport registration requirements. If it is not, could you please

advise me as to who is? Otherwise, I would like to enquire as to whether

some modifications on a car I am repairing and intending to register are

allowable under Queensland’s road laws.

Thank you in advance for any help you can render,

James

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