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Old 11-07-2004, 16:38   #1 (permalink)
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Help with this chassis plate, please!

OK, time for a bit of a pop quiz..!

Here we have a picture of a chassis plate. The car, as you can see, is a June 1977 Ford ZH Marquis, hailing from the Broadmeadows plant. You can even tell that it had a 351 (T engine code), column shift FMX (R trans code) and the paint and interior I forget the exact description, but let's call them blue, which is close enough. Oh, and seating for 6 (bench seats).

Now, here's the start of the quiz. I have 2 questions:

1. Why are the plates the wrong way around? They don't appear to have ever been moved and yet every other XC/ZH plate I've seen has them around the other way...
2. Where's ADR 27A, then? This is a June 77 car, remember, so should have this ADR code, but it's not stamped there. To add to the confusion, it did have a carbon canister and other 27A emissions gear, before we pulled the engine out.

Can anyone help? Sorry it's not the highest res photo of all time, but it's all I took, so I'm stuck with it!
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Re: Help with this chassis plate, please!

My guess is that it MAY have been an NZ delivered car - they didn't have ADR27A-type rules until the mid 90's (EB XR8 with no cats, anyone?). Although Christ knows why you'd import a ZH from NZ to AU.

I could also be wrong.
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Re: Help with this chassis plate, please!

ADR-27A only came into effect from July 1977.. so technically yours doesnt need to comply with it but as it was built in June it has all of the ADR27A gear on it as Ford would have been getting ready for july when all cars had to be built to comply.
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ADR-27A only came into effect from July 1977.. so technically yours doesnt need to comply with it but as it was built in June it has all of the ADR27A gear on it as Ford would have been getting ready for july when all cars had to be built to comply.
OK, but my 02-77 built ZH has ADR 27A stamped on it, as does GreenMachine's 01-77 Marquis, so I'd be surprised if that's the reason. After all, why have the plates stamped with ADR 27A early in the year, only to not stamp them just before it comes into force?
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OK, but my 02-77 built ZH has ADR 27A stamped on it, as does GreenMachine's 01-77 Marquis, so I'd be surprised if that's the reason. After all, why have the plates stamped with ADR 27A early in the year, only to not stamp them just before it comes into force?
i got the dates mixed up... ADR-27A came in in July 1976 so yours should have it stamped... i have no idea why it wouldnt be though
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Re: Help with this chassis plate, please!

i reckon it's a monday or friday car.

if it's monday then the bloke putting the plates on is still recovering from the huge saturday night/ sunday morning where he picked up two .................

or if it's friday then he dosn't give a $hit because he's going out saturday night to pick up two..............
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Re: Help with this chassis plate, please!

Look on the bright side, if its not stamped, you can do a lot more mods legally :)
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Old 11-07-2004, 23:11   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Help with this chassis plate, please!

Think that you are most likely correct with the monday/friday sinaro as i found out with my 80 model cortina(ex boss car) has full matching 80 XD FALCON compliance ??? or first MINI XD , LOL
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Re: Help with this chassis plate, please!

Maybe my eyesight is shot, but I can't even see ADR27?

Lucky bastard!
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Re: Help with this chassis plate, please!

The ADR 27a info comes as a sticker. Usually stuck on the firewall but can be found on the plastic panel infront of the radiator on ZHs. It says "this vehicle was manufactured to comply with ADR 27a" blah blah. It will be yellow on a 351 and sliver on a 302.
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