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by Polly
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Exempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

MOT Exempt?

Hi Bill Although I think they perhaps could require to see the donor vehicle, I don't think they ever did. I have swiped one of mine several times, and it always been just as you said. However, just as I was writing my last post, I seemed to remember that you couldn't retain the number from a tracto...
by Polly
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Exempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

MOT Exempt?

And I have just realised, if you can find an old number plate, what would stop you from insuring it as a car, taxing it and then transferring or selling the number?
Or
Would the fact that no MOT can be issued make all classic car plates untransferable.


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by Polly
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Exempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

MOT Exempt?

I agree entirely with David, however I worry that we might be being attacked from two fronts. The government want to abolish the test, perhaps paving the way for further restrictions later. And on the other hand, the Trade see it as a possible huge loss of business, and would prefer to see us replac...
by Polly
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Exempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

MOT Exempt?

I'm not too keen on the no Mot requirement, that said, I think the current test is getting for too complicated, and we are rapidly moving it an age when the average garage won't be able to test an old car properly. About three years ago, my tester "adjusted the rear wheel bearings" now you and I bot...
by Polly
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Joys Of Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 5452

The Joys Of Insurance

Like your Mini Bill my Grinnall modified TR 7 is highly modified, perhaps not so much in the sporting sense, but then again tuned 4.2 v8 producing about 300 bhp is a huge difference to standard TR7, and body wise, only the bonnet is standard. On the insurance it is simply described as "fully modifie...
by Polly
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: P.I running issues.
Replies: 33
Views: 6992

P.I running issues.

Hmm dribbling injectors! How much is a little? It won't take much to make it rich at idle, but it would become less significant as the revs increase. Dribbling injectors will make the plugs black and possibly wet, because the fuel won't vaporise, but then that should only affect that particular cyli...
by Polly
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Joys Of Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 5452

The Joys Of Insurance

I have been with Footman James for probably nearly 20 years. I insure ALL my cars with them including the Jag and Passat, with three named drivers, business use, rallying, unlimited mileage, agreed values (apart from the Passat), all for about £1000 per annum. That is about £125 per car! Peter Jame...
by Polly
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Joys Of Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 5452

The Joys Of Insurance

I'm with Peter James too. They are about the only company who do a proper multi car policy. I have 7 cars on the policy, three of which would normally be fairly high premium (Landrover Discovery V8, MG ZT V8, and Highly modified TR 7 V8) no mileage restriction, less than £800 including break down co...
by Polly
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Recommissioning Woes
Replies: 39
Views: 14225

Recommissioning Woes

You do get good quality black rotor arms, although most are rubbish. The secret is the position of the rivit, which is usually too close to the small securing clip on the underside. Perhaps there is one other possibility which hasn't been mentioned, and plagued me for three years before I discovered...
by Polly
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: How do i check injectors are spraying?
Replies: 13
Views: 2908

How do i check injectors are spraying?

Before replacing an injector that doesn't spray, there is an important curiosity to remember. If one injector doesn't fire due to faulty or blocked injector, then the one following it won't fire either. This is because the shuttle which meters the fuel will be at the wrong end of the metering chambe...