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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2013, 21:55:39 »
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   ..... I wonder if Constant Wagner has any information on these sales ?
   

   No. Nothing reported on these so far.
   
   Constant

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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2013, 12:45:27 »
The details on the Mk11 have been removed from the Facebook page.

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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2013, 22:28:45 »
2700 Arrived in Auckland yesterday, cleared customs and is now awaiting quarantine clearance on either Wednesday or Thursday, then off to the LVVTA (UK IVA). Even though the car has passed IVA, this is not recognised in NZ, probably something to do with job creation and revenue gathering. After several months of discussions and meetings with the LVVTA, I am none the wiser as to how long the process will take, with quotes ranging from one day to nine months and $500-$20,000, time will but tell... the problem stems from the fact that the NZ Transport Authority has created the LVVTA and has appointed the NZ Hot Rod Assc to run and administer it, so if the car is not a Ford or Chevy, then they classify it as being "scratch built" i.e. the same elk as a back yard built hot rod or kit car. Hopefully the inspector I have lined up sees the light and recognises the car for what it really is, or it could be a long wait until I get to drive it

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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2013, 16:37:18 »
Pretend it is a Chevy, at least the engine is...

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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2013, 12:26:35 »
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Pretend it is a Chevy, at least the engine is...
   

   
   Engine's a Ford 306 (5 litre) V8

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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013, 08:23:30 »
well, wish you then a successful and short homologation. The AC MkVI has still the CO2 ahead, shall happen in February 2013 with the twin sister to my car, which is currently getting paintwork done.
   Delivery next year, does not make a difference yet with Winter and I do not want to have the delivery truck getting an accident on icy roads...

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2013, 04:16:11 »
The LVVTA have taken it upon themselves to approve the design and geometry of the steering and suspension for 2700. To get the approval a complete set of dimensioned plans and elevations must be submitted to the Technical Approval Committee (TAC), who only meet on a monthly basis, the next meeting being the end of January 2014. If the manufacturer should not wish to hand over a set of their proprietary drawings (as would be expected), then it is up to the owner of the vehicle to have these drawn to satisfaction of the TAC
   Below is a copy of their requirements:
   
   Custom Independent Front & Rear Suspension (IFS/IRS) Approval
   It is necessary for the applicant to present to the TAC all relevant information in a clear and logical form, and include a proper set of drawings, prepared to scale and showing all details clearly.
   
   Detail Requirements:
   There are large amounts of detailed information required by the TAC to enable them to accurately assess a custom IFS or IRS assembly. It is critical therefore, that all of the following details are provided along with the completed IFS or IRS Approval Application. It is recommended that the following is used as a final check-list, to be sure that all of the required information is provided.
   - Completed Custom IFS/IRS Approval Application Form 4C.
   - Any additional pages included in the application as an appendix to Form 4C, must be added at the end of the application form, and all pages must be numbered.
   - Dimensions between all pivot point centres on the complete suspension setup ; and for an example, see sample drawing ‘Front Elevation view’ and ‘plan view’ below.
   - Upper and lower a-arm shapes and dimensions. Actual arm shapes must be exactly duplicated; and for an example, see ‘Upper and lower a-arm shapes and dimensions’ below.
   - Construction and type of pivot joints/bushes; and
   - Spindle/stub axle details, include type, diameters, and notice of any machining to be carried out; and
   - Brakes – Callipers and disc set up, and brake hose attachments and routes; and
   - Steering setup including rack or steering box details and mounting details, with any rack modifications noted; and
   - Dimensions of main supporting subframe and details of attachment to the chassis; and for an example, see sample drawing ‘Front Elevation view’, ‘plan view’, and ‘a-arm attachment details’ below.
   - Details of coil/shocks and method of mounting; and
   - Types of welding proposed, and the person who is to carry out welding; and
   - Full material specifications are required for each component. This includes tube diameters and thickness, steel plate thicknesses, stainless steel and mild steel grading, fastener details, bush materials, (eg: urethane etc).

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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2014, 01:19:39 »
The TAC has finally met and passed judgement on the steering, brakes and suspension. In their infinite wisdom they have deemed that the design is satisfactory (strange that), however they now require that I provide all details of the uprights casting process, material specs, the foundry, accreditations and test reports. Also they have decreed that all cast and welded suspension components must be removed, stripped and NDT. Other minor issues were confirmation of brake pipe materials and that the steering column has no welded joints.
   First inspection is scheduled for the middle of March, where no doubt they'll find more to pick holes in

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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2014, 19:08:13 »
Sorry to hear you're having so much trouble. Has AC Heritage been able to help?

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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2014, 01:22:43 »
Not much ACH can do
   Most of the info required needs to come from Hi-tech and this is a work in progress

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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2014, 02:35:43 »
Interesting development
   Boss Motor Company are no longer advertising the MKII anniverary car on their website, nor do they show it as being sold, nor is there any reference to AC
   Still advertised on external websites, though some advertisements have been removed
   Wonder if a new agent has been appointed ??

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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2014, 23:32:03 »
2700 went through its first compliance inspection last week. In general everything went smoothly, however there were several items the inspector picked up on that need to be rectified, these are:
   
   1.   There is one weld on the lower steering column tube to the splined section that goes to the rack - no welds allowed. Will try to get this approved by the technical approval committee, other a new section will have to be machined
   2.   The safety loop for the prop-shaft is 13mm solid bar and should be 22x3mm tube - should hopefully be able to get this approved by the committee
   3.   The brake pedal lever is 6mm, not 8mm and is welded onto the lower bush - have to submit all the drawings to the committee for review. If they do not approve it will mean a new lever and pivot arrangement
   4.   The door latches are the standard Wilmot Breeden type latches, have to prove that they are burst proof - could be interesting
   5.   The hi-level brake light is too small - minor issue
   6.   The rear reflectors are too small - minor issue
   7.   Several bolts do not have two threads protruding from the nut - minor issue
   
   Have to correct the minor issues and get the committee approvals, then take the car back for re-inspection, bump steer test, brake test and drive test.

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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2014, 11:57:46 »
It's just a car but seems to become an odyssey. I salute your courage.
   
   As silly question: do you have ultra-light airplanes in NZ. From what I read, I guess not.

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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2014, 05:57:02 »
Courage or just perhaps blatant stupidity :) either way will get there eventually
   NZ has quite a strong micro and ultralight following, that is no where near as regulated as low volume vehicles - go figure