From: Noddy on 17 May 2010 06:57
"jonz" <fj40(a)deisel.com> wrote in message news:4bf0f108(a)dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> yep, the rta used to go to "authorized inspection stations" and
> literally, remove duplicate pages from the inspection book and come
> visiting. now that it`s gone digital it`s even easier for them...(they
> have 1 month from inspection date to do this) helps to keep the shonks aT
> bay.....definitely not perfect, but seems to work. as well, the police can
> also check out your vehicle any time they like....so, yeah, there are
> adequate checks and balances in NSW.....
Interesting, but I have no idea how any of that would stand up if
challenged. Who's to say the owner of the car hasn't fucked with it between
the time the tester examined it and when the RTA came calling?
From: jonz on 17 May 2010 20:19
On 5/17/2010 8:47 PM, Noddy wrote:
> "Blue Heeler"<osd351(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> Never paid more than $50, you are being ripped off!
> It used to cost a spot down here for an "over the phone" rwc when a
> legitimate one was 50 bucks, but most legitimate ones are around a hundred
> bucks these days and it's been some time since I bothered with a bodgey one.
> I'm sure there's just as many of them out there as there always has been.
$31.70 eight months ago (NSW)
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From: Noddy on 17 May 2010 23:18
"jonz" <fj40(a)deisel.com> wrote in message news:4bf1dd1f(a)dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> $31.70 eight months ago (NSW)
I'm happy for you.
You pay that ever year regardless of whether your car needs to be inspected
or not. We don't pay *anything*, and only have to have such a test done if
we sell the car to someone else.
I'm happier for me :)
From: Noddy on 19 May 2010 06:57
"Athol" <athol_SPIT_SPAM(a)idl.net.au> wrote in message
> I think that his brother was a carpet layer, so he could get pieces
> of old carpet cut to size for free... It would have gone to the dump
Ah, well, if you've got a ready supply of the stuff... :)
From: Albm&ctd on 21 May 2010 07:03
In article <4bee9f67$0$67494$c30e37c6(a)exi-reader.telstra.net>, me(a)home.com
> "Atheist Chaplain" <abused(a)cia.gov> wrote in message
> > Its the method that is used to train drivers in the Army, just stand on
> > the brakes in an emergency stop.
> > Works on everything from the lowly Rover to the biggest recovery vehicle.
> Doesn't get any more basic than that, but you'll go blue in the face trying
> to explain it to these budding world champions.
Just to clarify, I assume you would stand on the brake *pedal* rather than the
rotors or drums. Best not emulate Fred Flintstone either, with feet standing on
the road. Assumed Fred only had dirt to soles of feet friction to stop and
stopping distances would probably not pass roadworthy brake tests today due to
modern mans feet being far softer and even with Blundstones work boots may be
IIRC Freds feet made a skidding noise too and doubled as a propulsion system. A
tough bunch those old cavemen. The interesting point here is self healing
(renewable) braking system with no asbestos so would be environmentally friendly
The roller and fork steering just proves what remarkable drivers they were and I
assume the fork pushed forward either end of the front roller to turn or did it
pull or maybe both. Perhaps Athol would know.
I don't take sides.
It's more fun to insult everyone.