United States Customs.

Trevor JTrevor J Expert Adviser
in HUDSON Posts: 280

Here is one for all my Friends in the USA.  I have a friend who just purchased a carburetor off EBay for his 37 Terraplane.

The vendor was happy to send to New Zealand however it was turned around at the US border by customs and sent back to the vendor as a prohibited export item.  What is going on???? Is the USA aware that most of us in this country actually like America something is very wrong.  Go figure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

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  • Huddy42Huddy42 Senior Contributor
    Posts: 1,212
    Was it attached to a car.lol
  • Trevor JTrevor J Expert Adviser
    Posts: 280
    well obviously not and I know we can all have a laugh about it but it is similar to the ban that Ebay has on our country which prevents us from looking at collector cars for sale on EBay do they actually realize NewZealand is in the southern hemisphere not the middle east 
  • iceblade10iceblade10 Member
    Posts: 277
    I highly doubt the reason was because the US Gov't thinks NZ "doesn't like them."
    Stephen Repas
    1954 Hornet Coupe - Originally my Grandfather's
    Southeastern PA
  • ESSX28-1ESSX28-1 Senior Contributor
    Posts: 1,298
    Trevor
    Look up NZ Post - "You shop" as a work around. Works well also for firms that don't want to export ie McMaster-Carr 

    Dave Y





    Dave Y New Zealand
  • ernie28ernie28 Expert Adviser
    edited August 9 Posts: 461
    I agree with David. You Shop works for me.

    Alistair Howard,

    NZ HET Triangle Editor

    http://het.org.nz/

    1928 Essex Coach 1950 Hudson Pacemaker

  • Trevor JTrevor J Expert Adviser
    Posts: 280
    Hi I agree with the U shop thing but the point I make is that what is the problem with just sending a parcel like we always have its not rocket science
  • KustomKreepsKustomKreeps Member
    Posts: 167
    I have had carbs sent to NZ multiple times no issues.
    a 1942 duel carb set up for a inline 8 Buick purchased from ebay and sent via either usps or ups (i forget what one)
    A holly carb from summit sent direct to NZ.
    And then end of last year the 2 Edelbrock carbs for the Hudsons nailhead but they went through my freight forwarder Kiwi Shipping.
    Have used YouShop as well and they make it nice and easy.

    So ya not sure whats up with your carb being turned around. my guess is the customs declaration. Pop on it "Vintage Car Parts" or "Gift" and it should get through fine I would think. If it has a country of manufacturer section I guess USA.
    Anyone car restore a car. Takes a real man to cut it up.

    49 Hudson
    52 Buick

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  • JackInnesJackInnes Member
    Posts: 22

    There are some scary things happening not far from you (relatively).   This may be a problem in importing many parts;  brakes, gaskets, mufflers, clutches for lesser cars, fabrics, etc.

    https://www.ferraris-online.com/pages/article.php?reqart=FOC_201707_SS2

    Jack

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