There are two changes that will affect all members who have vehicles registered under the scheme.
From 1st July onwards, each vehicle must be inspected by the club authorized person at a minimum of once every three (3) years or when requested to do so by the Registrar.
From the 2012 membership year, when renewals and logbook updates are done, you will be required to provide a statutory declaration annually , detailing any changes that have been made to the vehicle during the year, or since the last club inspection.
The Club has a few copies of the Code of Practice available or it can be down loaded from the Government of SA website.
Go to www.sa.gov.au then click ‘transport , travel and motoring’, click Motoring, click Vehicles and Registration, click Vehicle Registration- Conditional -Historic. Then scroll down for more info. Then click ‘Code of practice Historic Vehicles’. This is a PDF form and a big file so give it time to load.
Tire Pressure? We don’t need no stinking tire pressure
Just a quick note here. Long time ago I, like many of us have always stuck to the general tire manufacturer’s inflation recommendation. Typically for a 13 inch tire they’ll say anywhere’s from 28 to 32 psi, correct? That’s based on a car weighing in at around 2,000 pounds. Believe it or not, if you’re running a modern tire of just about any size on a Spridget, you actually want to be running about 18-20 psi cold on the side-curtain cars, and 20-22 psi on the roll-up window cars since they weigh a bit more. Aside from riding more smoothly at the lower pressure, you most likely find it to be less “darty” over bumps and will stick to the road so much better. Give it a try, if you don’t agree with the results, the worst-case scenario is that you’ll have that painstaking task of putting air back into the tires! Also, if you’re really adventurous, try setting your toe-in at zero instead of the BMC called for 1/16″ toe-in. I’d love to hear from any and all of you about your findings if you try it. I might even post views telling me I’m full of horse-hockey, too!
Wilf Savage from Victoria is trying to trace the whereabouts of his old Mark3 Sprite reg no RCM 957 which he sold in Adelaide in 1970. The car was apparently owned by a C or R Ritchie of Uraidla and its rego lapsed in 1982. Anyone with any information could they please email email@example.com
Come on get out of the cold and into the shed! – knock one up for a bit of fun! Here’s a great example from the MGCC youtube video and my poor excuse for one used at the Sprite National Challenge in Wangaratta.