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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:43 pm 
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hello i own a 1971 zd fairlane 500 with a 351 clevo. i was just wondering if i was to give this car to my son for his first car would it b leagal for him to drive this? it is a 5.6 liter v8 and the car weighs 15200 kg ( 1 and a half tonne) can anyone please answer if he would be allowed to drive this on his P's leagally, thank u, cheers

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:06 pm 
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Any idea on the kw is makes?
Im pretty sure it wouldnt be too powerfull, maybe; however the engine capacity (ie 5.6L v8) will proberly be too much for that weighted car, or close.
Best bet is to call vicroads or just go on their site, their site will tell you the limit of power to weight ratio plus the capacity to weight ratio allowed.

For s car of 1680kg the max is roughly 208kw at the fly, might give a small indication?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:07 pm 
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the car is about 216 kw

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairlane 500
Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:09 pm 
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sleeper1 wrote:
hello i own a 1971 zd fairlane 500 with a 351 clevo. i was just wondering if i was to give this car to my son for his first car would it b leagal for him to drive this? it is a 5.6 liter v8 and the car weighs 15200 kg ( 1 and a half tonne) can anyone please answer if he would be allowed to drive this on his P's leagally, thank u, cheers


I dont know if i am completely oblivious to the world or whether Victoria's rules are different to queensland but i have never, ever heard of such a law up here. As far as i know (in queensland anyway) once you get your P's you can drive any car so long as its not over 4.5 Tonne RGVM.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:42 pm 
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Yes I know Vic and maybe SA have the KW rule.
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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:25 pm 
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big heavy car, should be fine.
i drove a 351 zj fairlane on my ps, never got pulled over once.
if he does get pulled over just say its a 302.
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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:57 pm 
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how many threads are the gonna be about this?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:10 pm 
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If unsure simply call Vicroads and ask about power to weight ratios, i do know the cortinas with the 250ci were over over the limit for P's and an X series of falcons with 302's also were.
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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:48 pm 
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Bit young to have a son with a drivers license don't you think? :lol:
Heavy car to 15200kg...
hahaha, i had my fun...
In my opinion the car should be fine, :idea: it's a large car a luxury car most luxury cars come with high output engines. It would have been diferent if the same engine was in a falcon (base model). Some people may not agree with me, but to me it makes sense although the judge of that is the government :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:21 pm 
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Try 5.8 litre engine. No such devil as a 5.6 got put into a falcon of that era.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:33 pm 
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TS50EB wrote:
Try 5.8 litre engine. No such devil as a 5.6 got put into a falcon of that era.

%.6 would have been nice though, would make those ZD lois's a bit more collectable

 

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