Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by jonbills, Apr 11, 2017.
Surely that plate didn’t pass an MoT John?
It has yet to be UK registered and you need an MOT before you can register it. I could drive it with no plates at all but that looks a bit odd so I have just put the original California plates back on it. The MOT station are not concerned about the plates as its being MOTed on the chassis number. I could drive it on these plates as its now insured and MOTed (as I did with the silver car for a long while) but I'll probably wait until the UK plates come through.
Does that mean there’s a different class of MOT for cars going through that process? I had a car fail it’s MOT a few weeks ago for letters not being of the prescribed size and a spacing?
I presume that was for a UK registered car?
If it has no UK registration, then they do the tests based on chassis number;
If car is already on UK plates, then normal MOT rules apply.
Having said that, the rules regarding size, spacing and style of number plates and font are a minefield and depends on how vigilant and job's worth the tester is.
Yes, it was a UK registered car.
When I’d fixed all the other things wrong with the car they were happy to accept my argument about imports being allowed to have smaller letters.
Yes Jon, different rules apply when the MOT is for first registration and it doesn't yet have a registration number.
Unfortunately that's the way it is at present ...
Hubs are back from the engineering shop, so bolted up the new Z31 discs, the old bolts were ok on the threads but the heads were a bit rusty, so i used these nice new high tensile allen head bolts instead.
Re-greased the hubs as the old stuff was a bit dark looking and appeared to have solidified in places!
New stuff on the spoon for comparison.
Noticed on my old hub nut grease caps, that there is a rubber o ring, there isnt any on the new ones i have, why would you?
This is because it needs to pass an MOT if you want to register it as a normal vehicle. As Johny said, it's actually legal to drive it to the MOT station with no plates on it.
This weekend I fitted new front wheel bearings - I was sure that was the source of a vibration at higher speed. Couldn’t have been wheel balance, oh no.
Anyway, made no difference and I got the wheels balanced. I need a longer run to prove it, but seems to have done the trick.
After my Nodiz dissapointment, I modified my distributor to have a bit more advance at idle.
It’s now 26 deg at 1300 rpm and 34 deg all-in at about 2500.
It’s perked it up nicely, but I need to work on the idle air bypass screws to get the idle spees back down a bit.
Can you register an import now without an MOT because of the 40-year rule?
Or do you still have to have it tested to register it?
I did clean the accumulated dust off mine last weekend. That is all.
I was under the impression you still had to get it Mot for the registration process but once that is done you can opt out of the mot the following year
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Took it to Llandow for the girls to compete in a sprint there
1 second between the 2 of them
Surely DVLA will need evidence that the vehicle is road worthy before issuing it with UK plates , hence the need for 1st UK MOT?
Otherwise one can import junk and assign it UK plates and drive on the road's..
Thanks for the replies. Thing is though, someone with a registered Austin A30 for example could drive it about with no MoT, and it might have been standing for 10 years with holes in the floor etc, wing hanging off. My mate used to drive his old Anglia in the early 80s, with both rear wings flapping about like a heron taking off ...!
Although it would be classed as an offence nowadays, much more than in the old days.
Strictly speaking yes, but MOT or not, legally the vehicle has to be kept in a safe and road worthy condition, so being pulled over and then saying Im MOT exempt would be no excuse whatsoever!
You'd think so..... I'm going to give it a whirl though and see what happens. I've a gut feeling they might just inspect the car(boxes/shell etc ) and that'll do.
I to had my car MOT'd Saturday which also helped me make my mind up to not opt out. Why you may ask, well they found a couple of bolts on the root suspension that I obviously hadn't done up properly. I probably snugged them up when putting the car back together two years ago but failed to fully tighten them.
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