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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:41 pm

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Post by rjudcsx » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:02 pm

Thats the man , Old nail , Baby Bertha , Big Bertha , Listers , Astons , he could drive them all sideways. Richard .



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Post by 02Anders » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:57 pm

First of all, thx for the comments and ideas. I'm going to need some help to sort this one out, so please keep them coming...

Basically, Phil got it right. It is EU legislation, but then each country has their own interpretation and it ends up being a bit of a mess.
My problem boils down to two separate issues:

1) For my Scimitar to get a Danish MOT, the suspension parts - like any other retro-fitted parts - must have a TÜV approval. I called AVO today, and while the gentleman on the other end of the line was both kind and understanding, he unfortunately informed me that their suspensions do NOT have TÜV. So in simple terms, that means I can not register my Scimitar in Denmark without swapping my springs and dampers (only a bit more than a year old... :roll: ) for something different which does have a TÜV approval. But it doesn't stop there...

2) The next issue is that I naturally want to register my Scimitar as a classic car, as the Danish import tax (which is a rather significant amount of money), the road tax and the insurance premium are all cheaper that way than if it's registered as a normal car. However, in order for me to import and register the Scimitar as a classic car, it must present as it left the factory back in 1978. So while an adjustable coil-over suspension with a TÜV approval would be alright if I were registering the Scimitar as a normal car, it is unfortunately not alright when I want to register it as a classic car. They obviously can't check that the springs and dampers are exactly the same as stock spec. (especially as nobody here in Denmark knows what a Scimitar is...), but it's going to be quite clear to any MOT technician that a '78 Scimitar would not have come with adjustable coil-overs from factory. So, annoyingly, it would seem that I have to source an entirely stock suspension set-up if I want to drive my Scimitar in Denmark!! :evil:

Once again, please just throw any thoughts, knowledge or random ideas you might have in the air. It can't hurt... Hopefully it'll result in a solution to my issues here...
Is it even possible to buy new springs and dampers for an entirely stock Scimitar SE6a suspension? In which case I would also have to source the stock front struts and I left my old ones with Graham Walker when they fitted the AVO suspension...


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Post by philhoward » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:39 pm

*Cough* an MoT set and an everyday set *Cough*

Like your wheels might be :mrgreen:


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Post by turboscim » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:44 pm

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Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:17 pm

02Anders wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:57 pm
So, annoyingly, it would seem that I have to source an entirely stock suspension set-up if I want to drive register my Scimitar in Denmark!!
Fixed that for you (as I was suggesting, and Phil put even more bluntly). :D


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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:47 am

Just out of curiosity , how long can you drive a car in Denmark that is still registerd and Motd in the UK. Regards, Richard .



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Post by willholderogri » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:03 am

remove the sticker it was original when you got it. if you get my drift.


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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:29 am

Am I missing something , if I took my 5a to my local Garage for a MOT he would know it to be a Reliant Scimitar , he would know it had a Ford engine and it was made from fibreglass [ he might even know Princess Ann had one :lol: ] but I very much doubt if he would know , off the top of his head, what was the original shock absorbers . Surely , a mechanic in Denmark would probably have even less knowledge [ no offence to mechanics in any part of the EU intended ]. So , how do they come to this conclusion and at what point does it cease , the air filter , the brake pads the front windscreen ect ect , or is it at the discretion of the MOT examiner . Regards Richard .



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Post by The Dog » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:24 am

philhoward wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:39 pm
*Cough* an MoT set and an everyday set *Cough*

Like your wheels might be :mrgreen:
I will definately keep another set of wheels for MOT :W


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