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    Jeez, that's a fail list much newer cars only dream about.
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    In the words of a wise man: if you don't read the papers you're uninformed, if you do read the papers you're misinformed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defective View Post
    Jeez, that's a fail list much newer cars only dream about.
    Yeah its kind of like first world problems. A few other things the examiner said:

    Reckons the bonnet is a genuine GT bonnet because of the neatness of the cutouts;
    The gauges are wrong/aftermarket crud; and
    It drives well despite the fact it has been slammed.

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    So they take the car for a drive over there? Here in sa, they basically check its not stolen, put a light meter on the windows and sign it off. I had a eb falcon failed for tint and ride height but they only check hub to guard specs, not ground clearance.

    Sa - anything goes here. Drive around over here for a day and it's a very good advert for having yearly inspections.

    Nice car by the way. Not sure I could own one but they will always turn heads!

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    Good news RW, easy to get those issues resolved.
    YNWA ! off to CL 2018.
    Sydney is Sky Blue HAL Premiers/Champions 2017 - the Double.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prydey View Post
    So they take the car for a drive over there? Here in sa, they basically check its not stolen, put a light meter on the windows and sign it off. I had a eb falcon failed for tint and ride height but they only check hub to guard specs, not ground clearance.

    Sa - anything goes here. Drive around over here for a day and it's a very good advert for having yearly inspections.

    Nice car by the way. Not sure I could own one but they will always turn heads!
    Yep, they drive it after putting it up on a hoist to inspect the undercarriage. Sometimes I wish they had annual inspection here too with some of the buckets of shit getting around.

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    One of the things that was on the agenda long before I made the decision to go with this car, was a tracking system.

    I looked up all sorts of GPS-based tracking systems that were usually boxes that needed to be wired into the car. Some of them can support remote disablement etc.

    But then I figured, in all this smartphone age of awesomeness, why can't I find an app for that?

    There is an app for that - and because I have an "old" smartphone lying around doing nothing, I decided to download an app made by https://corvusgps.com which allows me to log in from a pc or smartphone anywhere and track the vehicle.

    I'm still getting the hang of the settings and so forth, and I have only just picked up a cheap data-only sim card today to allow me to use it, but with basic testing at home it showed I can track my car to within 5 metres and when the car is on the move, uploads data packets every 10 seconds or something.

    Another tinkering job for the weekend!

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    please keep me up to date on this,
    it sounds interesting, but does it use iPhones ..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestuff1 View Post
    please keep me up to date on this,
    it sounds interesting, but does it use iPhones ..?
    I'll post over the weekend when I do the install. Don't know about iPhones, perhaps check the link above and see if iPhone is supported?

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    So all good until your phone goes flat?
    Quote Originally Posted by Falc'man View Post
    In the words of a wise man: if you don't read the papers you're uninformed, if you do read the papers you're misinformed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defective View Post
    So all good until your phone goes flat?
    I'll run power from a hot wire under the dash somewhere to a USB/cigarette socket adaptor.

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