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Old 2nd October 2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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MOT.

Hi All just thought I would let you know . I am taking my 40 for MOT on Friday . She is insured and its our 1st outing on the road . So looking forward tour 1st outing getting a bit excited really ...

So wish me luck all . Will let you all know how it goes ......

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Old 2nd October 2017, 05:46 PM   #2
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Re: MOT.

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Old 3rd October 2017, 03:29 AM   #3
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Re: MOT.

Hi John,
Do you mean MOT or IVA, as there is a huge difference in the level of inspection that is carried out. An IVA certificate is required to obtain a registration document, or are you putting it through an MOT to set up the lights & brakes
Anyway, which ever test it is, good luck

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Old 3rd October 2017, 10:51 AM   #4
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Re: MOT.

Thanks Randy m8 ....

Andy yes you are right MOT get lights set ... get tracking done ... and a good check over .. Then IVA ..........

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Old 3rd October 2017, 02:46 PM   #5
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Re: MOT.

Do you need tax too? Can you tax an unregistered car?

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Old 4th October 2017, 11:20 AM   #6
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Hi Paul m8 ............ No tax ... as long as you have an appointment booked you can drive it to and from test centre . you cant drive it about ... just there and back ... Still should be brilliant ....

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Old 4th October 2017, 04:09 PM   #7
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Hi Paul m8 ............ No tax ... as long as you have an appointment booked you can drive it to and from test centre . you cant drive it about ... just there and back ... Still should be brilliant ....

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Excellent, enjoy... I feel lots of MOT's will be getting booked for my car
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Old 4th October 2017, 04:17 PM   #8
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Excellent, enjoy... I feel lots of MOT's will be getting booked for my car
Love it Paul m8 . I might do a run to fill up while I'm out . LOL
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Old 5th October 2017, 02:32 AM   #9
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Re: MOT.

John,
Are you sure you can do that? Just interested that is all.

I understood you can drive to a test, but if it fails then you can't drive it back.

Also, our/your car has not technically passed homologation, in this case IVA, so it could be argued it should not be on the road. If you need to, I have a few friends with trailers.

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Re: MOT.

As I understand it you can drive a car to and from a pre arranged MOT test even if it fails as long as any failures are not considered by the tester to make the car to dangerous to drive.

I believe you can also insure an unregistered car on the chassis number, answer 3 may also help.

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Finally, John, the very best of luck on Friday it's a win win situation for you. if it passes everything fantastic, if it doesn't brilliant as you will have a small list of things to rectify
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Re: MOT.

Just for clarification from the gov website: Getting an MOT: MOT test result - GOV.UK

Driving a vehicle that’s failed
You can take your vehicle away if your MOT certificate is still valid.

If your MOT has run out you can take your vehicle to:

have the failed defects fixed
a pre-arranged MOT test appointment
In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.

You can be fined up to 2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

Hopefully everything will be OK John and good luck.

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Old 5th October 2017, 10:54 AM   #12
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Re: MOT.

Thank you Nick m8 .
Brett When I SVAd my Cobra . It was insured on the Chassis number same as my 40 . I drove it from Clacton to Chelmsford test centre with no problem . I'm taking it to a garage that is quite close to me about 3 miles . Fingers crossed all will be well ... Its not actually an MOT ,,, But a Pre MOT check .

Thanks guys . All helpful as usual ..... Awesome site this is ...
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Old 6th October 2017, 01:50 PM   #13
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Well I took my 40 for Pre MOT check to day and all good ....................... Only thing I have to do is refit drivers side Headlight mounting ..... Couldn't adjust it enough .... So all in all very happy with the out come ........... And driving her round to the garage was Awesome 1st time on the road ,,,,, That exhaust note was unbelievable Loved it worth the wait ...
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Old 6th October 2017, 01:57 PM   #14
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Old 6th October 2017, 01:59 PM   #15
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Thanks Nick I'm well pleased....
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Old 6th October 2017, 02:20 PM   #16
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Re: MOT.

Well done John, you're nearly there. I known when I first drove mine, I couldn't get rid of a stupid grin for ages...
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Old 6th October 2017, 02:34 PM   #17
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Grin is stuck fast m8 .... It was just special Andy m8 ....And thanks ......
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Re: MOT.

That's great news John.
Very well done.
How about some picture updates?
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Old 8th October 2017, 04:07 AM   #19
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Hi Bob if I could upload some pics m8 I would I have tried so many times and it don't happen sorry guys ....
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Old 8th October 2017, 04:38 PM   #20
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Ok Bob I'm gonna give it a go m8 .
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