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engineering report problem

I was wondering if anyone knows what the requirements in Victoria were back in the late 80's or very early 90's to keep a cars engineers report after it had been registered using it, or know of any current engineers who did reports back then who should know laws at the time regarding keeping the report, as my father has lost or misplaced the engineers report for his car that was previously engineered and last registered over 20 years ago.

I would assume that as over time papers get lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed by fires in storage etc, that it would be Vicroads responsibility to keep a copy of the report supplied to them, and to avoid any possible problems to re register the car or future problems with getting pulled over by the police and insurance etc he did a FOI request to Vicroads to obtain a copy of the report supplied to them, but they cannot locate the box in their storage with the cars records. But Vicroads say it is his responsibility to make sure he didn't lose it.

If he gives vicroads the cars old SBC engine number it matches to the cars vin so they have proof of its previous SBC V8 registration so apparently can be re registered again, but with no copies of the report able to be located what issues will this cause in the future?

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Will vic roads do that? An insurance assessor told me if it didn't comply to modern rules don't let old convertions run out of rego and forget about transferring them. As vic roads wouldn't tell me the vin of a car the was previously registered to me I wanted to put a permit on it, I wouldn't put much faith in asking them anything.

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If an engineering report was obtained but never used to register the car within the required 30 days, yes I would agree it would need to be done to the current rules and regs. But the car had been engineered and registered, and vicroads records for the engine number shows it was registered with the car, and I would assume that as things do go missing or stolen etc that vicroads would be able to copy the report they were given, but they cannot locate the box with which the cars records were stored according to their archives.

If it was not up to them to keep records and only the owner was supposed to keep them, what is to stop someone modifying their car however they want and re doing the report to suit

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I know up here in QLD its the responsibility of the owner to keep a copy of the report. and i have also heard that if you let the rego run out it has to meet current regs to re register.

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Yea I can second that, when we did my conversion I was told don’t let the rego run out if you lose the paper work with the engineers report,
Mine was done in the year 2000, and they changed since then

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We should not be allowed to let any car run out of rego then without having to comply with new ADR's. Once a car has been accepted to comply with the ADR's and been classed as legal when registered it should never need to be redone unless new modifications were made. I am sure that even the law around 1990 when he thinks from his old memory that the car was originally done were different then also.

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mine was done 2010 i keep a copy in the glove box of the car as well as the original at home

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It is fair that you should have to produce it to prove its engineered, but What happens if someone breaks into where you have it stored and steal it or it gets destroyed in a house fire or something if you have it stored in your house?. You should be able to get another copy back from the registration authority.

If you let an old cars rego run out should you also have to update it to current regs if you decide to get it registered again?. Once it has been accepted and registered how can they make you bring it up to current specs?

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Have you registered an engineered car since VASS started?
How did you get around that https://www.vicroads...

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There should be a record of the engineer's report number on the Vic Roads records.
If they work like NSW, they can call up the complete history of the car from the VIN, including any changes of registration details and engine numbers.
As the other blokes have sais, the rules say you must keep a copy of the report in the car, but I think that is for any police or rego people who want to check that the car is legal.
As for not letting the rego run out, once it's engineered it is OK for ever. Once it's engineered, the can't apply later requirements to it, even for re-registration if it has run out.
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