Re: new shoes for the old Gal
Wow- I guess things are a lot stricter elsewhere. Only thing here for the antique plates is over 25 yrs old and "not used for general transportation", so as long as its to/from any car events its ok- just not supposed to drive to work, to the store, etc...the antique plates cost about $20(i think) and are good for life. my insurance has 'stated value', 'antique plated', etc, and costs about $50 a year for full coverage.
Best thing about antique plates in my state is no more Emissions checking required- nice for two reasons: no trips to the echeck station every other year(pain in the rear when you have 6 cars), and ANY underhood modifications are OK. If I still have my 85 camaro in another 5 years, its getting the 396 dropped in...hopefully will have the 69 mustang /429 on the road by then.
Ive read a little about 'engineers certificate' reqd in Aus for any modificatons, man that sounds like a total pain- I wonder if in a case like this an arguement could be made that the shorter diameter/radial tire construction/wider contact patch improves braking safety(dont think they could argue against that thinking).
When looking for tires, found these cheap, and as radius is 10% less than 'stock', thats 10% more effective brake torque, and of course better traction from tire type...I probably wont go to the taller tires until after putting disc brakes on it, as the stock drums kinda suck if youre used to discs.
Confidence: that feeling you have just before you realize the mess you've gotten yourself into...