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  1. Thread: IVA pass

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    Wow congratulations

    Wow congratulations
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    Haha I went for a drive in the sunshine too :)

    Haha I went for a drive in the sunshine too :)
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    Seems to be a bit hit and miss. I did mine at my...

    Seems to be a bit hit and miss. I did mine at my local PO in Budgens down here which went through straightforward. Helps if you can find someone's who's done it before
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    That feels great doesn't it :D

    That feels great doesn't it :D
  5. LED Indicator bulbs - looking for your experience please

    I'm hoping for someone's experience here. My Sumo uses 21w 382 bulbs for the front and rear indicators and an old fashioned bimetallic indicator flasher unit. I'd like to convert to brighter LED...
  6. Thread: Fuel lines

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    If you're going to the trouble of changing the...

    If you're going to the trouble of changing the rubber lines make sure they're ethanol safe ones given the E10 fuel that's coming out later this year
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    I was just looking to post as I've been off for...

    I was just looking to post as I've been off for another MOT today and found this old thread I started back in 2013. Well another year and another MOT :)

    Passed again - with no advisories. I've...
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    It's a mystery why she would do that (Sorry!)

    It's a mystery why she would do that (Sorry!)
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    On your fuse question - my thoughts are that you...

    On your fuse question - my thoughts are that you should always have a fuse on any live wire, the last thing you want is a problem with that wire which could cause a fire. Put the fuse as close to...
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    Can't account for the past but does it need an...

    Can't account for the past but does it need an MOT? Technically a 1967 car that's not been changed since 1991 and could claim MOT exemption from being >40 years old and >30 years since significant...
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    I still remember her putting a diesel Transit...

    I still remember her putting a diesel Transit around the ring in fractionally over 10 minutes, a time that would do most driver's proud in much, much faster vehicles: Video

    Still it must have been...
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    So I think your issue is that you made...

    So I think your issue is that you made significant changes chassis etc in the mid 90's. You have to make a declaration that there hasn't been such a change within 30 years to be MOT exempt. ...
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    Confused - You said above you built your car in...

    Confused - You said above you built your car in 1996, was it built as a Dax in 1980 or 1996?
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    But 30 years from any "significant change": ...

    But 30 years from any "significant change":
    Vehicles that do not need an MOT You do not need to get an MOT if:



    the vehicle was built or first registered more than 40 years ago
    no...
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    I don't have a photo but the 4 places you fit the...

    I don't have a photo but the 4 places you fit the seatbelt are:
    1. reels are on the rear bulkhead between the seats
    2. the guide (which needs to be able to swivel has a bonded in fitting on the...
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    As above the change is effective 1 April (thanks...

    As above the change is effective 1 April (thanks to the Government's tax years) the year after 40th anniversary so you have a couple of weeks to go. When I did mine (1977 in my case) a couple of...
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    Another one goes - Sabine Schmitz dead

    For anyone connected with the Nurburgring in however tenuous a way you'll know the name Sabine Schmitz. I've just seen this sad news Link
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    That's a very wide gap. Do you have a photo?

    That's a very wide gap. Do you have a photo?
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    Oops my stupid - sorry!

    Oops my stupid - sorry!
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    Sorry for the obvious question but have you asked...

    Sorry for the obvious question but have you asked AK?
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    April was chosen to match the government...

    April was chosen to match the government financial year I believe

    Also if I remember right (mine went Historic a few years ago) you'll only get remaining months back so as you have taxed in March,...
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    Assuming you have a condensor fitted? Either...

    Assuming you have a condensor fitted? Either replace that or take it off temporarily (don't leave it off if you're staying with points)

    Also just checking you're running the right voltage coil? ...
  23. Thread: Are you 6' 4"

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    Not quite as tall as you but I fit in my Sumo...

    Not quite as tall as you but I fit in my Sumo "easily" - for a Cobra
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    Good luck with the MOT

    Good luck with the MOT
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    Pilgrim sell some chrome interior handles that...

    Pilgrim sell some chrome interior handles that look to be VW Beetle: Link

    Those can be had a lot cheaper with:
    - chrome surrounds: Link
    - black surrounds: Link
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