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Old 11-18-2004, 23:47   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys,

just wondering what is involved in getting an engineers certificate for the 351 clevo im about to put in mr XR. Is there anyone someone can recommend in the dandenong area.

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Old 11-19-2004, 01:27   #2 (permalink)
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The certificate for my ute cost about $400, I had quotes up to $1500 with one engineer stating that he would only do it if I seam welded the entire front end. It pays to shop around, when I told him he must be joking because the only reason I needed the certificate was for the floor shift he "warned me" that I had now exposed my vehicle to an engineer and that if anyone else gave me a certificate for it there might be consequences.
The engineer I eventually got to do the work was fair and reasonable and a pleasure to deal with.

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Can recommend an engineer in Ballarat, Robert Williams.
I know it's far, but when I did the Windsor into my old
XM coupe, most of the engineers I spoke to were trying
to prepare me for a $1000 plus outlay and came from the
" I know what's best.....you're just the owner " brigade.
He was pretty laid back, cost me $500 odd, gave good advice
and not too picky.
You can also get a list of engineer from VICROADS web or fax.
Good luck.
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Can recommend an engineer in Ballarat, Robert Williams.
I know it's far, but when I did the Windsor into my old
XM coupe, most of the engineers I spoke to were trying
to prepare me for a $1000 plus outlay and came from the
" I know what's best.....you're just the owner " brigade.
He was pretty laid back, cost me $500 odd, gave good advice
and not too picky.
You can also get a list of engineer from VICROADS web or fax.
Good luck.
Will
do you have contact details for Mr Williams?
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Old 11-23-2004, 21:17   #5 (permalink)
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Yes , will get his number tonight and post tomorrow.
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Old 11-24-2004, 21:10   #6 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
It seems insurance premium blow-outs have claimed
another casualty. Mr Williams is out of the "Certificate business".
Have been advised to go to VICROADS/RTA for current list
of approved engineers. Check closely because alot only
do heavy machinery/bikes/watercraft etc. Good luck..!
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What a bastard!
Thanks anyway.
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Old 11-30-2004, 19:36   #8 (permalink)
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Re: engineers certificate

gota love the RTA.....

“Owner certified” minor modifications which can be accepted for registration purposes without formal certification;

Examples of minor (owner certified) modifications are:
engine changes where the capacity increase is less than 15% above the maximum size engine available for the vehicle

so the XR came out with a maximum of 289cu... add 15% = 332cu

this means you could put a 351 in there... and say its a 302... who's going to know the difference!!! :)
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heck, you can even go alloy heads .. etc and produce 600hp without a signatory/certificate.. mine soon to be

this is the beauty of owning a classic era falcon!!!
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Damm

I supose my 80% odd increase would really screw with their minds!!!
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