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Automotive fine artists preview Pebble Beach gallery

Original works of automotive art will be unveiled during Monterey Car Week when the Automotive Fine Arts Society stages its…

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Houston, 1970s

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Date: circa 1970 Location: Astrodome, Houston, Texas Source: Clint Sundholm photo, courtesy Gary Sundholm. Taken on one of dad’s many business trips, the Astrodome the focal point. He would have been shopping for oilfield equipment to ship to Indonesia. We were living in the Los Angeles area by then. What do you see here?

Crackdown on asbestos essentially halts collector car exports to Australia


Swanston dock in Melbourne. Photo by David Wallace.


Renewed enforcement of Australia’s total ban on asbestos-containing imports has led to enhanced scrutiny of collector cars entering the country and reportedly caused collector car enthusiasts there to stop importing older cars altogether.


Issued last month, the Australian Border Force’s notice No. 2017/21 warns importers that the agency takes a hardline stance on enforcement of the country’s ban on manufacture, use, and importation of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, enacted December 31, 2003. Specifically, the agency notes that it conducts risk assessment of everything imported into the country, regardless of whether the importer declares to customs that what they’re importing doesn’t contain asbestos, and that importers must know back to the point of manufacture whether their goods contain asbestos.


Importers need to obtain sufficient information, prior to shipment, when unsure of any asbestos content, parts or components accompanying the primary item of import that are a risk (such as gaskets), or whether asbestos was present at any point in the supply chain process, the notice reads. If the information presented does not provide sufficient assurance, the ABF will require importers to arrange testing and certification in Australia For testing in Australia, the ABF will only accept certification from a laboratory, that is accredited by NATA to undertake asbestos testing, that confirms asbestos was not detected.


And that testing certainly comes at a price. According to an account by Australian collector car importer Terry Healy that received widespread attention across Australia and that may have prompted the ABF to issue its notice extensive testing on the 1965 Ford Mustang and 1966 Shelby G.T. 350 he had shipped to Australia earlier this year cost roughly $15,000, caused $12,000 in damages due to destructive testing of samples from the two cars, and led to the seizure of a number of parts found to contain asbestos, among them the brake pads, brake shoes, exhaust manifold gaskets, and exhaust pipe gaskets.


For those thinking of importing cars particularly restored cars let alone highly original cars like my Shelby GT 350 there is much to be fearful of, Healy wrote. The asbestos content of these cars is very high and in places most enthusiasts would not guess.


Similarly, according to an account that Michael Sheehan related last month, a DKW importer whose car’s brakes, gaskets, and undercoating tested positive for asbestos faced storage costs, inspection fees, and replacement parts costs that nearly totaled the AUS $7,000 purchase cost of the car.


The extra red tape, inspection costs and uncertainty have slowed imports to a crawl, Sheehan wrote. According to Sheehan, the Australian Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association, largely concerned with getting the Australian government to liberalize the country’s import laws for new cars, has lobbied the ABF for a standardized asbestos inspection regime for imported collector cars that would cut down on the costs and uncertainty.


The renewed scrutiny of imported goods that may contain asbestos the ABF specifically cites automotive parts in its list of such goods likely comes on the heels of a report published in The Australian in August of last year and of Australian senate hearings in January of this year that detailed how materials containing asbestos had slipped past ABF inspectors. Specifically, the report cited in The Australian noted the presence of asbestos in motor vehicle gaskets and spare parts.


In June, the ABF stated that its activities are not designed to cause inconvenience to importers, but are part of the Australian Government’s arrangements to protect the public from the significant dangers of asbestos. Along with that statement, ABF officials provided figures showing that its own asbestos enforcement actions had dramatically increased from 10 tests in 2013-2014 to 742 tests in 2016-2017 and from zero infringement notices in 2013-2014 to 13 in 2016-2017.


Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, at one point was highly prized for its fire resistance but is also known to cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Asbestos was commonly found in clutches, brakes, transmissions, and gaskets up until the 1970s.


Fines for individuals who import asbestos can run up to AUS $180,000. Importers can obtain exceptions to the ban on asbestos-containing goods, though only if the goods are naturally-occuring materials with trace amounts of asbestos or for a narrow set of circumstances, mostly involving research and analysis.

MAG sets the stage with barn finds and customs for second sale

class=“dropcap”>Barrett-Jackson left big shoes to fill and high expectations when they announced they would not return to Reno, Nevada, for Hot August Nights. To fill the void, four local collector car enthusiasts worked together to create a new auction company, Motorsport Auction Group (known as MAG Auctions) and held their inaugural event in 2016 alongside Hot August Night’s 30th-anniversary celebration.

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Ex-Elton John Ferrari Daytona tops Silverstone sale

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible - Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta #430

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1965 Ford Mustang Convertible - Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta #430
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Hemmings Find of the Day 1968 Plymouth Road Runner


Rotisserie-restored Hemi-powered 1968 Plymouth Road Runner for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:


This car is one of only 20 1968 Road Runners coupes equipped with the 2 4BBL 425 horsepower 426 cubic inch HEMI V8, built to Canadian specifications on April 17, 1968 out of a total North American production of 1,011 units, and is also (according to Galen Govier) the only black one known to exist. It came equipped with the indestructible A833 18 spline 4 speed transmission and 3.54:1 9.75 DANA 60 rear axle, as well as other heavy duty options such as larger 26 radiator, 7 blade torque drive fan, HD driveshaft and hemi suspension. This car still carries all of the original drive train except for the engine, which is correctly date coded MN42623920010 (assembled Feb. 14, 1968). I purchased this car in 1971, when I was 18 years old, and it was my daily driver until 1981, when I parked it. In 2005, I commissioned John Balow at Muscle Car Restorations Inc. to complete a no-expense-spared nut & bolt restoration which was completed in 2007, and built to last. The quality of this restoration is backed up by the many awards this car has won, including 2008 Carlisle All Chrysler Nationals SME judging (87.5 points) plus #1 Celebrity pick, 2008 26th annual Canadian Mopar Spring Fling best in show, 2009 Canadian National Auto Show finalist, 2011 Mopar Collectors Guide Mo-Power Events Pure Stock Champion, 2013 Hemmings Concours D'Elegance 2nd place, 2014 MCACN Street Stock gold (968/1000 points) and too many more to list. This car is a pleasure to drive, and is totally reliable. It comes with full documentation back to 1969, registry report & build sheet decoding by Galen Govier, receipts for all restoration work, CD with over 600 restoration photos, original build sheet, professional appraisal showing value of $277,000 US in 2007, and more. Sue & I have enjoyed and driven this car for over 116,000 miles since 1971, 8,000 of them since the restoration. We have many fond memories from courting to bringing our newborn children home from the hospital to camping trips (towing a camper from Ontario to Florida & back!) and also the odd trip to the drag strip. It is now time to move on and let someone else enjoy this very special automobile.

Highlights:

1 of 20 Hemi Road Runner Coupes built to Canadian specifications.

Only black one known to exist.

Correctly date coded 426 Hemi engine completely rebuilt 8,000 miles ago.

New Ray Barton cam & lifters in 2015 dyno'ed at 538 HP, 512 TQ. Stock cam, lifters & pushrods also included.

Carburetors are original Carter Hemi units (4430S front, 4431S rear), correctly dated & tagged and rebuilt by Larry Shepard. Carb jetting map is included with the car.

The distributor is the original Prestolite IBS-4014A dual point unit, but is currently hiding a custom Pertronics electronic ignition with built-in adjustable rev limiter. Plug wires are Taylor Spiro Pro factory Look, and coil is 50K volt Flame Thrower.

Original 4 speed transmission with Hurst shifter, driveshaft & Dana 60 rear end all completely rebuilt.

Original Dana 60 rear end currently 4.10 gears. Stock 3.54 gears are included with the car.

Entire body was chemical stripped, dipped in zinc rich primer and e-coated after metal repairs were completed.

Every single component of the car was disassembled and rebuilt. Nothing was left out.

All wheels including spare are original 15 x 6 JK hemi rims, date coded 1 day apart.

Hidden areas of the floor and wheel wells have been ceramic coated to reduce interior heat & noise.

Car has never been in an accident and has never had any body damage (other than rust) in its lifetime.


Everything on this car works as intended. You will not find a nicer one anywhere. The undercarriage has very minor road wear, but looks better than new otherwise.


The purchaser will also receive with the car:


3 correct brand new reproduction Goodyear Speedway redline tires (there is a 4th mounted as a spare).

A set of original cast iron exhaust manifoldsthe ones on the car are reproductions.

A set of original dual points and mounting platethe car currently has a Pertronics kit, for reliability.

Set of correctly date coded plug wires and correct coil with Mopar part number









Price

$139,900





Location

Amaranth,





Availability

Available






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Hemmings Find of the Day 1968 Plymouth Road Runner


Rotisserie-restored Hemi-powered 1968 Plymouth Road Runner for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:


This car is one of only 20 1968 Road Runners coupes equipped with the 2 4BBL 425 horsepower 426 cubic inch HEMI V8, built to Canadian specifications on April 17, 1968 out of a total North American production of 1,011 units, and is also (according to Galen Govier) the only black one known to exist. It came equipped with the indestructible A833 18 spline 4 speed transmission and 3.54:1 9.75 DANA 60 rear axle, as well as other heavy duty options such as larger 26 radiator, 7 blade torque drive fan, HD driveshaft and hemi suspension. This car still carries all of the original drive train except for the engine, which is correctly date coded MN42623920010 (assembled Feb. 14, 1968). I purchased this car in 1971, when I was 18 years old, and it was my daily driver until 1981, when I parked it. In 2005, I commissioned John Balow at Muscle Car Restorations Inc. to complete a no-expense-spared nut & bolt restoration which was completed in 2007, and built to last. The quality of this restoration is backed up by the many awards this car has won, including 2008 Carlisle All Chrysler Nationals SME judging (87.5 points) plus #1 Celebrity pick, 2008 26th annual Canadian Mopar Spring Fling best in show, 2009 Canadian National Auto Show finalist, 2011 Mopar Collectors Guide Mo-Power Events Pure Stock Champion, 2013 Hemmings Concours D'Elegance 2nd place, 2014 MCACN Street Stock gold (968/1000 points) and too many more to list. This car is a pleasure to drive, and is totally reliable. It comes with full documentation back to 1969, registry report & build sheet decoding by Galen Govier, receipts for all restoration work, CD with over 600 restoration photos, original build sheet, professional appraisal showing value of $277,000 US in 2007, and more. Sue & I have enjoyed and driven this car for over 116,000 miles since 1971, 8,000 of them since the restoration. We have many fond memories from courting to bringing our newborn children home from the hospital to camping trips (towing a camper from Ontario to Florida & back!) and also the odd trip to the drag strip. It is now time to move on and let someone else enjoy this very special automobile.

Highlights:

1 of 20 Hemi Road Runner Coupes built to Canadian specifications.

Only black one known to exist.

Correctly date coded 426 Hemi engine completely rebuilt 8,000 miles ago.

New Ray Barton cam & lifters in 2015 dyno'ed at 538 HP, 512 TQ. Stock cam, lifters & pushrods also included.

Carburetors are original Carter Hemi units (4430S front, 4431S rear), correctly dated & tagged and rebuilt by Larry Shepard. Carb jetting map is included with the car.

The distributor is the original Prestolite IBS-4014A dual point unit, but is currently hiding a custom Pertronics electronic ignition with built-in adjustable rev limiter. Plug wires are Taylor Spiro Pro factory Look, and coil is 50K volt Flame Thrower.

Original 4 speed transmission with Hurst shifter, driveshaft & Dana 60 rear end all completely rebuilt.

Original Dana 60 rear end currently 4.10 gears. Stock 3.54 gears are included with the car.

Entire body was chemical stripped, dipped in zinc rich primer and e-coated after metal repairs were completed.

Every single component of the car was disassembled and rebuilt. Nothing was left out.

All wheels including spare are original 15 x 6 JK hemi rims, date coded 1 day apart.

Hidden areas of the floor and wheel wells have been ceramic coated to reduce interior heat & noise.

Car has never been in an accident and has never had any body damage (other than rust) in its lifetime.


Everything on this car works as intended. You will not find a nicer one anywhere. The undercarriage has very minor road wear, but looks better than new otherwise.


The purchaser will also receive with the car:


3 correct brand new reproduction Goodyear Speedway redline tires (there is a 4th mounted as a spare).

A set of original cast iron exhaust manifoldsthe ones on the car are reproductions.

A set of original dual points and mounting platethe car currently has a Pertronics kit, for reliability.

Set of correctly date coded plug wires and correct coil with Mopar part number









Price

$139,900





Location

Amaranth,





Availability

Available






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Hemmings Find of the Day 1968 Plymouth Road Runner


Rotisserie-restored Hemi-powered 1968 Plymouth Road Runner for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:


This car is one of only 20 1968 Road Runners coupes equipped with the 2 4BBL 425 horsepower 426 cubic inch HEMI V8, built to Canadian specifications on April 17, 1968 out of a total North American production of 1,011 units, and is also (according to Galen Govier) the only black one known to exist. It came equipped with the indestructible A833 18 spline 4 speed transmission and 3.54:1 9.75 DANA 60 rear axle, as well as other heavy duty options such as larger 26 radiator, 7 blade torque drive fan, HD driveshaft and hemi suspension. This car still carries all of the original drive train except for the engine, which is correctly date coded MN42623920010 (assembled Feb. 14, 1968). I purchased this car in 1971, when I was 18 years old, and it was my daily driver until 1981, when I parked it. In 2005, I commissioned John Balow at Muscle Car Restorations Inc. to complete a no-expense-spared nut & bolt restoration which was completed in 2007, and built to last. The quality of this restoration is backed up by the many awards this car has won, including 2008 Carlisle All Chrysler Nationals SME judging (87.5 points) plus #1 Celebrity pick, 2008 26th annual Canadian Mopar Spring Fling best in show, 2009 Canadian National Auto Show finalist, 2011 Mopar Collectors Guide Mo-Power Events Pure Stock Champion, 2013 Hemmings Concours D'Elegance 2nd place, 2014 MCACN Street Stock gold (968/1000 points) and too many more to list. This car is a pleasure to drive, and is totally reliable. It comes with full documentation back to 1969, registry report & build sheet decoding by Galen Govier, receipts for all restoration work, CD with over 600 restoration photos, original build sheet, professional appraisal showing value of $277,000 US in 2007, and more. Sue & I have enjoyed and driven this car for over 116,000 miles since 1971, 8,000 of them since the restoration. We have many fond memories from courting to bringing our newborn children home from the hospital to camping trips (towing a camper from Ontario to Florida & back!) and also the odd trip to the drag strip. It is now time to move on and let someone else enjoy this very special automobile.

Highlights:

1 of 20 Hemi Road Runner Coupes built to Canadian specifications.

Only black one known to exist.

Correctly date coded 426 Hemi engine completely rebuilt 8,000 miles ago.

New Ray Barton cam & lifters in 2015 dyno'ed at 538 HP, 512 TQ. Stock cam, lifters & pushrods also included.

Carburetors are original Carter Hemi units (4430S front, 4431S rear), correctly dated & tagged and rebuilt by Larry Shepard. Carb jetting map is included with the car.

The distributor is the original Prestolite IBS-4014A dual point unit, but is currently hiding a custom Pertronics electronic ignition with built-in adjustable rev limiter. Plug wires are Taylor Spiro Pro factory Look, and coil is 50K volt Flame Thrower.

Original 4 speed transmission with Hurst shifter, driveshaft & Dana 60 rear end all completely rebuilt.

Original Dana 60 rear end currently 4.10 gears. Stock 3.54 gears are included with the car.

Entire body was chemical stripped, dipped in zinc rich primer and e-coated after metal repairs were completed.

Every single component of the car was disassembled and rebuilt. Nothing was left out.

All wheels including spare are original 15 x 6 JK hemi rims, date coded 1 day apart.

Hidden areas of the floor and wheel wells have been ceramic coated to reduce interior heat & noise.

Car has never been in an accident and has never had any body damage (other than rust) in its lifetime.


Everything on this car works as intended. You will not find a nicer one anywhere. The undercarriage has very minor road wear, but looks better than new otherwise.


The purchaser will also receive with the car:


3 correct brand new reproduction Goodyear Speedway redline tires (there is a 4th mounted as a spare).

A set of original cast iron exhaust manifoldsthe ones on the car are reproductions.

A set of original dual points and mounting platethe car currently has a Pertronics kit, for reliability.

Set of correctly date coded plug wires and correct coil with Mopar part number









Price

$139,900





Location

Amaranth,





Availability

Available






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A New Stereo In A Harley, A Backup Cam In A Porsche, And More!

A New Stereo In A Harley, A Backup Cam In A Porsche, And More! | Harley's Dashboard | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

G’day my internet people, Gatlin here once again from Carphonix.

AND LET ME TELL YOU

We’re working on some pretty sick stuff today, including a backup cam car electronics installation.

First off, I scare the hell out of Damien, the man with nerves of steel. I’ve been trying for years, and I finally got him! Hah!

Now on to the installs.

We did some work on a 2013 Harley Davidson, including a pair of Kicker PS692’s. Keep watching and you’ll get a nice little demo from NCS, a record label that won’t harass me for copyright infringement if I play more than 5 seconds of their music. The first tune is called A World Away by Inukshuk, and the next is Lost by Kontinuum Feat. Savoi. I know you don’t get the full experience through my camera, but trust me, this thing is LOUD

Next, we’ve got an “I thought I could do it myself job”. The owner of this truck thought he could install his deck on his own, but he wasn’t able to. He showed up with all the guts hanging out, and we finished it up. Standard stuff.

BUT

We’re also working on a 2017 Porsche Macan S, a very sexy car. I can’t believe it didn’t come with a back-up camera considering how much you pay for one of these things, but it didn’t. So the owner came to us.

Check the video out below!

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Contact Carphonix

Like what you see? Give us a shout! You can grab us at the contact info below.

Address: Carphonix Car Audio London 663 Wellington Road Unit 3 London Ontario N6C 4R4 519-686-5555 https://goo.gl/maps/YoNnXwuHdNL2

Until next time, this is Gatlin from Carphonix. Good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

Discover more ideas on cars, upgrades, electronics, and mods at: www.carphonix.ca

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