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ajaffa1

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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 09:50:06 AM »
Very nice, looks like a CS not sure if it`s a 3/1 or a 6/1 but definitely not air cooled or 4.5 Hp unless something very odd is going on. Difficult to judge size with that beast in the foreground.

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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 11:49:08 AM »
I am more interested in the JP4 sitting beside it!!
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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 12:03:39 PM »
Wonder what it would cost to ship that half way around the world to you.

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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 01:41:22 PM »
Wonder what it would cost to ship that half way around the world to you.

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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 11:18:58 PM »
Freight?

I have palletised and shipped things before and found it is sometimes expensive sometimes reasonable - for no discernable reason

Just out of curiosity I asked the freight company here to estimate a pallet for me that might be a nominal diesel engine - half a cubic metre and 300kg NZ-USA FoB

I'll be interested to see what comes back, as this is a topic comes up from time to time

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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 03:17:52 AM »
I shipped a gearbox and other car parts from England to New Zealand recently and it was under $500. Would have been more in taxes if I had have put the real price down for customs to get their pound of flesh.

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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 03:57:49 AM »

Turned out freight quoted was kinda $NZ500+ shipping NZ-USA, probably similar to the UK?  That was for a nominal engine-szed pallet (and, as you say, that is plus customs etc etc)

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Re: meanwhile down here at the Bottom of the World
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 09:27:23 PM »
Customs is where it all falls apart. Since they have outsourced it to "shipping agents" they can hold your items for ransom and you don't have a leg to stand on. I had an issue where I ordered some rapier car parts from England and the shipper (against my wishes) put the total cost on the package but was annoying enough to include the shipping cost. I went from being well under the import tax duty figure of $400 to slightly over it.

They not only held onto it for 3 months but I was forced to pay nearly $200 in "shipping agents fees" and customs didn't want to hear about it.