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Old 08-08-2017, 12:36 AM
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I suppose it would depend on when asbestos was banned in the us and if the parts suppliers had to return it or were allowed to run it out.also it could depend on the components country of origin aftermarket stuff can be made anywhere.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:36 AM
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So what the f*ck still has asbestos present?

I get an untouched barn-find from 1955 may contain asbestos in some form or fashion, but something that has been rebuilt in the past 30 years - especially by someone that didn't have a hard-on for uber-cosly NOS nonsense - should be sweet, right?
This scared me enough at present to not import another car. Bought a couple Aussie cars to play with for a bit until this **** gets sorted.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:39 AM
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So what the f*ck still has asbestos present?

I get an untouched barn-find from 1955 may contain asbestos in some form or fashion, but something that has been rebuilt in the past 30 years - especially by someone that didn't have a hard-on for uber-cosly NOS nonsense - should be sweet, right?
Are you trying to see the logic with these fxcking idiots Russ?
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:35 AM
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Are you trying to see the logic with these fxcking idiots Russ?
Yeah. I think I'll lose that battle.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:36 PM
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Im keeping my fingers crossed...Im about to import a 61 Ford Unibody F100, it was a rolling chassis, But before i left Arizona I got a seal on a 95 F100 with a 351 Windsor n 40DE 4speed auto. so we dropped it in n bolted it in..
Its had the old brake shoes removed n no insulation left n no exhaust gaskets....
So heres hoping.

Working on it coming in n a few weeks......keep ya fingers crossed for me...

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Old 11-08-2017, 09:05 PM
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I suppose it would depend on when asbestos was banned in the us and if the parts suppliers had to return it or were allowed to run it out.also it could depend on the components country of origin aftermarket stuff can be made anywhere.
The official answer to that question is 1997:



However given that a nameless associate, nameless because he probably broke our import laws, was able to purchase several boxes of these brake pads from a very large US auto parts supplier and have them shipped to Australia only a couple of years ago, I would suggest that asbestos containing parts are still readily available in the US and probably here too.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:24 PM
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Heard an ugly story today.

A guy (we share the same mechanic) imported a couple of bikes that, upon local import inspection, were suspected of containing asbestos.

He had to pay a fine for importing suspected asbestos materials. Then had to pay for a mobile mechanic to come out and remove said brake materials. The materials then had to be sent away and inspected to confirm the presence of asbestos, at his expense. Then, because asbestos was confirmed, had to have mobile mechanic return to replace with new brake materials ... of course, at his expense.

This was this year (I believe within the past month).
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Hi Guys, My first post on this site. Drawn onto it by the conversations around asbestos testing.
Fair to say they are being rigidly applied.
Fits hand experience: We have several cars in two containers now being held up for inspection.
All had brakes removed and replaced with new pads/shoes in LA.
We obtained the product safety analysis from the brake manufacturer.
100% Asbestos free.
This is not good enough. Border Protection require evidence of the individual batch being tested and a trail to the part we fitted.
We are having to remove all brakes, clutches (Manuals), exhaust gaskets on any future imports adding considerably to costs.
Currently we are now in the midsts of a saga to get the current vehicles tested, cleared, repaired and then await to see if we are fined.
Could be a very costly experience.
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What a disgrace! I would go & see your Federal MP because that is officialdom gone mad.
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:25 AM
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What a disgrace! I would go & see your Federal MP because that is officialdom gone mad.
I agree, we shouldn't just sit back and complain about it. I think we need to somehow get a voice like maybe a facebook site or some such where enthusiasts can group as a collective to promote dialog with the relevant authority to resolve a solution with the issue.

On another note, the government may sweep it away itself as there has been a dramatic downturn in imports and so it is missing out on tax revenue and all the other associated charges. Plus it would be embarrassing to put off staff employed in associated services like AQIS due to lack of work.

I was recently involved in sourcing a concours Talladega and it landed two weeks ago and is now safely tucked away. But we were biting our nails when the container was unloaded here.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:44 PM
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Glad to hear someones having a win,....and that some are getting through....

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I was recently involved in sourcing a concours Talladega and it landed two weeks ago and is now safely tucked away. But we were biting our nails when the container was unloaded here.
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I've just read through this thread and am amazed/appalled and honestly quite worried about this whole debacle. I'm in the process of sourcing another vehicle from the US and after reading this, I'm seriously having second thoughts already. What's the point of spending your hard earned, for it to be held up on the docks here with the potential for big dollars outlayed at this end as well.
What a joke.
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Old 16-11-2017, 03:29 PM
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Take punt, a few have got through no changes Asbestos related items. But have a back up plan.
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Old 16-11-2017, 05:23 PM
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Just work with your importer (assuming you are not doing it all yourself), they will have a strategy for this. If they don't then find a better importer.
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Old 16-11-2017, 06:07 PM
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It seems to me the amount of grief you get depends on the whim of the customs official[s]. Some have too much power [ pardon the pun ] & the big head to go with it...
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