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by Will Anderson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres and the MoT
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Sabres and the MoT

However, the divergence of MOT rules and regulations from historic internal combustion and basic technology is going to make the MOT less relevant to our cars as time goes on. Anything that’s introduced to the test is never backdated, so there’s no real change to the testing of our cars. IMHO the m...
by Will Anderson
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres and the MoT
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Sabres and the MoT

Was the car “unsafe” before and “safer” now?... Agreed, in some cases it is compliance rather than safety - your point about number plate lamps is a case in point. Driving without number plate lamps is not inherently dangerous but old tyres we know are but I don't think there is anything in the MOT...
by Will Anderson
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres and the MoT
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Sabres and the MoT

Other than the saving of fifty odd quid I am having difficulty in convincing myself of the benefits of registering "Historic Interest" for the 5a, at least at this stage as I would still want to pay for an annual safety check for my own peace of mind. However, the divergence of MOT rules and regulat...
by Will Anderson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1282
Views: 119354

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

Ah, but to be safe they have to be able to read your number plate to fine you for being unsafe! :lol:
by Will Anderson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1282
Views: 119354

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

I'm sure they'd be fine, because they're not date-stanped, and there's no requirement to retrofit new style ones, so the MOT would just consider them as though they were fitted when new. Yes, that was my reasoning but it depends on the officiousness of the MOT tester. Thankfully the ones round here...
by Will Anderson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 1234

Middlebridge gear lever

No, all type 9s have that bit (you can get them in different materials for racing applications). On the actual gearstick (on the Ford), there’s a wider section 2/3rds of the way down, that contains a rubber anti-vibration section. Pass, its been about 4 years since it was out. :) Looking at the ima...
by Will Anderson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 1234

Middlebridge gear lever

Don't know about the later MB's but MB14 has this Sierra plastic saddle at the base of the gear lever. And, yes, it wears and then rattles like a rattly thing. At least it is cheap to replace.
by Will Anderson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1282
Views: 119354

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

And it doesn't have to be obvious - Oh how I wish more suppliers would take that stance. I dislike having to have the supplier name on the plate and even more when they use a large font size or a panel below advertising the garage. I specifically got MB14's plates produced in the size and font used...
by Will Anderson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1282
Views: 119354

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

That requirement only came in in around 2003 and if you can order "show plates" you can still get them without the manufacturer details - and depending on how eagle eyed/strict your MOT tester is (or if your car is pre 2003) you might get away with it.
by Will Anderson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: It's Yellow
Replies: 15
Views: 831

It's Yellow

Nobody is going to see it from less than 10' as you drive by! :D Any Scimitar on the road is good, never mind the paint, it looks fine in the photos! :wink: Had the Middlebridge in for some work and a MOT today and got many positive comments from the garage staff and customers. Great weather for the...
by Will Anderson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB odometer accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 789

MB odometer accuracy

Over reading of MB speedometers is common. I assume the odometer is similarly out. MB14 overreads by about 10% against a GPS and the GPS is accurate according to the speed trigger signs locally. MB42 reads about right, within 1-2% of GPS but IIRC (Mark?) is on 14" wheels. Which always made me wonder...
by Will Anderson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 1234

Middlebridge gear lever

Try a PM to Red Rocket . If I remember a conversation at Gatcombe correctly he put a quick shift in one of his Middlebridges when he had some gearbox work done. Memory is that it was MB21 but don't quote me as I often can't remember what I did last week so the accuracy of a conversation five years a...
by Will Anderson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BMW325i anyone ? Provisionally sold.
Replies: 20
Views: 1203

BMW325i anyone ?

Peter,

Have you tried all the switches, a common trick about that time was to put in an OE switch for a piece of equipment the car didn't have (like heated seats) and wire a cut off into that.
by Will Anderson
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Nice colour and nice car , but who and where?
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Nice colour and nice car , but who and where?

Guernsey, I think. No idea if it is still about as not sure where to check Guernsey registrations.
by Will Anderson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1282
Views: 119354

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

GAM 47 possibly from Gardenstown. (Gamrie)

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