New Zealand Car Construction Manual (Complete)


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  • Pages: 530
  • File type: PDF
  • File size: 37.8 MB
  • Free download
Introduction

The NZ Car Construction Manual is a comprehensive technical manual encompassing the many aspects of vehicle design, modification and construction. Over the years the scope of the manual has expanded to encompass many types of modified vehicles. It is developed by the Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association Inc (LVVTA) and is incorporated by reference into the LVV Standards, which are in turn incorporated by reference in the NZ Land Transport Rules.

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Background

The NZ Car Construction Manual (referred to as the ‘CCM’, and previously entitled the NZ Hobby Car Technical Manual) is a comprehensive technical manual encompassing the many aspects of vehicle design, modification and construction. Over the years the scope of the manual has expanded to encompass many types of modified vehicles. It is developed by the Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association Inc (LVVTA) and is incorporated by reference into the LVV Standards, which are in turn incorporated by reference in the NZ Land Transport Rules.

The CCM first became available for purchase online on the 1st of November 2016. Electronic downloads of the NZ Car Construction Manual became free-of-charge on the 1st of February 2021.

Amendment Records

The following is a record of all amendments to the CCM.

  • Updated Chapter 9 Engine & Drivetrain, Chapter 5 Chassis Modification & Construction, Chapter 10 Fuel Systems, and Terms and Definitions (2nd Amendment, July 2021)Name Change, released 1 November 2016 (NZ Car Construction Manual)
  • 1st Amendment, released 1 November 2010 (NZ Hobby Car Technical Manual)
  • Original version, released 1 January 2007 (NZ Hobby Car Technical Manual)
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