Hello from Germany

Grumpy

The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
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welcome! how about posting a few pictures of your project/car?
 

FishFry

Member
Here you go :D

41 sedan, hopped up 261, bulldog cam, Clifford intake, home made headers, fish carb.

Frank
 

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Grumpy

The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
Staff member
what types of bureaucratic nonsense, testing etc. do you need to deal with to drive that older car on the local roads?
 

FishFry

Member
Actually it's not that bad anymore, as it once was.

You can now get a "H-license plate" (historic vehicle) if the car is older than 30 years, in decent shape and if it is not too much modified.
After that you are exempt from a lot of rules that apply to junger/modern cars.

Then you have to pass safety inspection every 2 years (no emission test anymore) and that's pretty much it.
With a US pre war ride you have plenty of leeway anyway, cause the inspection guys usually have no idea what they are looking at - no way they could tell a 216 from a 261, or that I have a truck rear end. As long as it looks halfway plausible, Im good.
And of course you need insurance and pay vehicle tax.

Frank
 

Grumpy

The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
Staff member
yeah, that's frequently a minor blessing (having clueless inspectors)
who in many cases realize your unlikely to use the car a daily transportation,
so they are less inclined to be strict on verifying every minor component, function and authenticity during an inspection.
 

FishFry

Member
Yeah, they probably think I drive only on Sundays, when the weather is nice.
But actually it's - at least most of the time - my daily driver during summer :D

Frank
 

FishFry

Member
Thanks Rick - I wanted something that matches the valve cover.
I made it from two BMW R90 motorcycle front lids.
In the picture it's just a first mock-up - still needs some fabrication and refining.

Frank
 
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