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About gritineye

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  1. My old threads & posts

    Hover your cursor over 'Activity' button in the header, then a row of options appears below, click on the one you need and bingo there it is.
  2. Don't miss this bit either folks. " in respect of vehicles that have been commercial vehicles, changes which can be demonstrated were being made when they were used commercially." These two point should be ample grounds for them accepting any diesel conversion, especially a Cummins that fits the space without any other alterations, and preserves the look, shouldn't they? Don't overthink this, they have given modified car owners plenty of wriggle room with this new definition, because the 15% part was a bit silly, and a lot get there cars tested anyway, but a test for Scammells and the like is a bit more problematic than for a car. If you declare a modification you will have to get a test, but don't phone them and ask, as I see it if you think you're within the rules just don't declare and carry on as usual. PS. the main reason for all this may be just a way of getting wildly modified vehicles to be seen by testers, who will have to tick a box on their screen to stay the vehicle matches the details in the V5c, if not then the vehicle will warrant further inspection by VOSA.
  3. '36 Fordson pick up

    Loving the 'Great international' ness of that pickup Nick. Pic of the rear end of the pickup.
  4. '36 Fordson pick up

    Thanks Baz, nothing much got past Bart, the pickup was used as a shooting brake on an estate, but someone suggested it may have a military past, and it does look a bit like a Tilley. Not mine by the way.
  5. '36 Fordson pick up

    Does anyone know if this is ex military or if a similar type was ever used pre war by the military ?
  6. New Format

    Being positive it looks good and seems to work nicely on a smartphone, which is how a lot of people will be looking at it these days.
  7. Well it seems now that CCW are talking total rubbish, other more informed people have looked into it and like most journalists they made assumptions and got it all wrong again!
  8. According to Classic Car Weekly, the proposed 15% rule has been scrapped, but what will they replace it with?
  9. New Format

    Another change I just came across is that if you post a new topic or reply and then immediately correct a typo or gramma it shows as being edited immediately, instead of there being a delay before the 'edited tag appears at the bottom of the post. Annoying as there used to be a period of 'grace' built in. Bernard
  10. Hi folks, has anyone got a Kettenkraftrad legally road registered with DVLA, and if so would they be kindly tell me how the 'body type' and 'wheel plan' are described on the V5C document? Cheers Bernard
  11. From thin air Mike, complete surprise, there was no mention of it at all in the questionnaire.
  12. There ya go Mike Criterion 1 If a vehicle has a power to weight ratio of more than 15% in excess of its originaldesign, unless such a modification took place before 1988. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/644962/vehicles-of-historical-interest-substantial-change-guidance.pdf
  13. Since the Historic tax MOT exempt thing first came about we all knew that a Series One LR body on a shortened RR chassis, a monster V8, Unimog portal axles not needing an MOT and getting free tax was not playing the game, unfair and just wrong. Even if some of us took advantage! Seems to me that what's being done here is to enforce the regulations that have been in place for many years but largely ignored by most vehicle tinkerers/modifiers, and to clear up the definition of a Vehicle of Historic Interest to reflect the original lawmakers intentions. A vehicle has to be completely stock (14 points), stay within the 8 point rule, or if modified outside that or home built go for a BIVA test. The important difference is that it will be up the the vehicle keeper to declare modifications when taxing or face tax fraud charges and all that entails. The 8 point rule still allows plenty of room for changing things if you feel you need to, but the 15% power to weight increase seems to be completely unexpected and a hard thing to comply with as we know large numbers have engine conversions that are in themselves a part of the vehicles ancient history. There is still time to lobby and let them know your angle, as they do seem to have taken peoples views into consideration, and presumably will still do so. Or run for the hills! :shake:
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