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    A.O.M.C. Delegates Meeting 25/11/2019

    Notes of the November 2019 Delegates Meeting & AGM held on Monday November 25th
    Venue: Jaguar/Austin Healey clubrooms
    There were 105 delegates in attendance representing 78 clubs. Meeting commenced at 7.30pm

    Presidents Report: Keith Mortimer noted that this was his last meeting as President. He is standing down due to work and family commitments. The AOMC has done some wonderful things and will continue to do so. Recently hosted 2 motorcycle club forums, one of these with VicRoads in attendance. On December 5th will be hosting a similar forum with the Historic Commercial (truck) clubs.
    Treasurers Report: Current cash balance in all accounts is $170,371.92. Cash balance looks healthy, but is not great as there are a lot of expenses in running the association and its activities.
    VicRoads/CPS Report: Iain Ross reported that the State Government are looking at privatising the registration system. AOMC has not received any information on this, and as yet do not know how it may affect the Club Permit Scheme. Staff at VicRoads are as much in the dark as we are. VicRoads say there will be no information until the state budget in May 2020.
    Car Shows: Aussie Car Show was a wash out which has led to a financial loss on the day. AOMC will need to review these shows if not running at a surplus. Dates have been organised for next year, but sponsorship future is uncertain.
    British & European Motoring Show – Yarra Glen on Sunday 23rd February
    American Motoring Show – Yarra Glen on Sunday 29th March
    National Motoring Heritage Day – Seymour on Sunday 17th May.
    Guest Speaker: Maria Tilling, Fuel Technologist from BP. Maria gave a presentation on issues of fuel and cold start vehicles and Adblue. Fuels are mainly hydrocarbons from crude oil, and they all vaporise at different temperatures. Fuel must vaporise before it will burn/combust. In a petrol engine, the heat from its surroundings causes the vaporisation, in diesel fuel it is by using fuel injection. The specifications of it need to be adjusted to suit climatic conditions, such as low volatility for hot climates and high volatility for cold climates. Also State and Federal rules on specifications differ depending on components they will allow. It is the low end gases such as Butane that give this volatility.
    Fuel Issues when cold starting: If the volatile components are not active when starting, the spark will not ignite the fuel. This can occur in a number of ways. Basically, fuel is made up of 120 different organic molecules. 50% of it is made up of aromatics and Butane. When these light ends escape from the fuel, this is when cold starting becomes an issue. This can be from evaporation at temperatures above 35C. This can happen when a vehicle has been driven, and is then stored for a period of time. Heat from the engine whilst still hot can cause these volatile gases to escape from the fuel still in the carburettor and not be present when you next go to start.
    If you have a starting issue, you can either access the carburettor and put fresh fuel in it; or put fresh fuel in the tank.
    If this situation continues, it can cause a build up of gums from the heavy part of the fuel in your carburettor which will need cleaning out with an appropriate solvent.
    Adblue: This is a diesel exhaust fluid that is used to treat exhaust gases in diesel vehicles to assist in meeting the strict European emissions standards. It is not added to the fuel, but rather is injected into the exhaust system prior to reaching the catalytic converter. There is a separate tank on board the vehicle for storing the adblue, usually with a sufficient amount to not need filling up between regular services.
    Questions from the floor: Did not have starting problems in the past, why now? Due to the removal of lead from fuel due to legislation, and other components that have had to be added to the fuel.
    Q.: Older cars have low compression. Should they use 91, 95 or 98 fuel? If they run better on one of those, keep using it. The bigger the difference between the RON (Research Octane Number) and MON (Motor Octane Number) can lead to performance issues. 91 fuel has a differential of 91 – 81, 95 has one of 95 – 85, and 98 has one of 98 – 85. Will take effect under load when engine is running at full speed or uphill. 98 fuel would be more than is required, and not recommended.
    Annual General Meeting.
    Presidents Report: Keith Mortimer reported that the AOMC will be partnering financially with the RACV to conduct a survey to quantify the size and value of the hobby vehicle movement in Victoria. We will be looking to do it in partnership with a tertiary institution. You cannot have an effective voice when speaking to government bodies without effective data. This survey will determine the amount that the movement contributes to the Victorian economy.
    AHVIG petition on Luxury Car Tax. The change.org petition that has been circulated to delegates and clubs is vital in the movements push to remove this unnecessary tax on historic vehicle imports. There are 8,800 signatories to the petition so far, so get the word out to your members to take part.
    Treasurers Report: Angelo D’Ambrosio reported a small surplus for the year of $4,400, compared to a loss of $18,000 last year. Motor Show income has stayed relative but costs have been increasing, which is a concern as it will have an effect on the cash flow going forward.
    Membership fees for 2020/21 were recommended to remain the same as last year..
    Election of Office Bearers for 2019/20. Daryl Meek (RACV) took the chair for the elections. He spoke of how significant the historic vehicle movement is to the Victorian economy.
    The following were elected unopposed. President Iain Ross; Vice President Peter Welten; Secretary no nomination; Treasurer Angelo D’Ambrossio; Committee Phillip Johnstone; Colin Jenkins; Geoff Meehan; Steve Young; Martyn Bishop, Bryan Langton.
    Meeting Closed at 9.45pm

    The next Delegates Meeting is on Monday 24 February 2020.

    #2
    Thanks for your comprehensive and very interesting report Carl...............already looking forward to your next report

    Peter Williams
    Secretary
    Peter Williams #049
    Secretary TYP901
    1971 2.2T light ivory (36407-H)

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      #3
      VicRoads/CPS Report: Iain Ross reported that the State Government are looking at privatising the registration system. AOMC has not received any information on this, and as yet do not know how it may affect the Club Permit Scheme. Staff at VicRoads are as much in the dark as we are. VicRoads say there will be no information until the state budget in May 2020.

      Should we be worried? Or is this just a bureaucratic thought bubble?

      JR
      Justin Reed
      aka Reedminor
      1968 911L #11810329
      1961 356B #114700
      Instagram: reedminor

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        #4
        There will be nothing you can do except join any lobby group if change is mooted
        Clyde Boyer
        TYP 901 Register Inc.
        President
        Early S Register Member #294
        R Gruppe Member #366


        72 2.5ST LHD US (getting motor)

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          #5
          Nahhhh, nothing to worry about Justin.

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