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Old 12-09-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hello Guys, I have not posted here in a while, but still fiddling with pre war Fords.
Our Australian Government has gone madder these days and are paranoid about asbestos entering the country in imported cars.
My question is:-
Does anyone know if these cars (34 Ford) have asbestos in them, and where or what items?
I am looking at a 34 2 door sedan, all original, but have the jitters as our Gov has been impounding and stripping down cars in a search for the dreaded "A".
If I was to import this car I would have the asbestos removed before shipping.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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Most likely places would be brakes, clutch, head and exhaust gaskets.

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Old 12-09-2017, 09:53 PM   #3
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:30 PM   #4
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Max, The best idea is to have the Brakes, Clutch Plate and? redone in the USA before shipping to Australia, and get a Certificate stating that these replacement items do not contain Asbestos. The average old house in Australia would contain a truck of Asbestos, but our Government is doing nothing about that, (and that is a good thing) but is picking on the old car enthusiast who wants to import an old car with minimal Asbestos. While our Government think they are being smart, they are actually losing jobs to Australia. In the past, the new brake job would have been done in Australia, but now, it is being done in the USA. How smart is that? Australians don't make cars anymore, so repair shops rely of repairing the older ones. Now, it seems that we want the USA and other overseas countries to have this business, and it seems that nobody in Government even cares.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:37 PM   #5
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Max, For more information on this subject, check out this Post.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=226002
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