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by jollysmart
Sat May 26, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declaration of exemption from MOT. Form V112.
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Declaration of exemption from MOT. Form V112.

The V5C for my 1969 Traveller shows the taxation class as Historic Vehicle. It was ‘Taxed’ until 30 June 2018. It’s MOT expires on 25 May 2018. To take advantage of the new MOT exemption coming into force from 20 May 2018 I submitted an online SORN on 22 May 2018 with the intention of re taxing it ...
by jollysmart
Fri May 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Morris Minor
Replies: 19
Views: 3576

Re: Electronic Morris Minor

The expensive part is the battery. One could probably do an electric conversion sans-battery (not that it would be much use) for less than £1000. Zoes, Leafs, Teslas and so on are being crashed and crashed into - perhaps scrapyards will be a good supply for budget battery packs. I think most of the...
by jollysmart
Sun May 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 6030

Re: Mot

I'll be testing the new mot system shortly, I'm taking a vehicle off sorn by taking the V5, plus insurance certificate and presumably some filled in form, to a post office and asking them to tax it. I'll see if they ask for an mot certificate. Apparently the online system has now been updated to al...
by jollysmart
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 6030

Re: Mot

Me going round in circles . It would therefore seem ( as we have previously mentioned ) that I need to declare it MOT exempt when I next tax it and keep it MOTd till then. I suppose I could try declaring it MOT exempt next month . Oh well , a large tot beckons , thanks for all your input . Reading ...
by jollysmart
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: cheap flights
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: cheap flights

anyone ever flown with Norwegian air to America? I'm looking at flights to the states this autumn and have found this company doing premium flights for around £1000 return which is premium. they state its the same as business class. I've only flown Norwegian within Europe but their aircraft was bra...
by jollysmart
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Aldi type places.
Replies: 104
Views: 12918

Re: Aldi type places.

And true! They are a pompous self serving lot. Lots of 'Do you know who I am Officer?' 'I pay your wages' etc. The get quite cross when the reply to 1 is 'No do you know who i am .... No? .... that makes us even then!' and to 2 ' Actually I think I pay yours as well !' When one of my old managers t...
by jollysmart
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern cars
Replies: 92
Views: 12340

Re: Modern cars

Rasputin wrote:The beauty of new cars,according to the tv adverts,is that you never see another car on the road. :wink:
This must be true as many people drive exactly as if there are no other cars around.
by jollysmart
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern cars
Replies: 92
Views: 12340

Re: Modern cars

If you look at the advertising for new cars it is all about the extras, very little if anything, is mentioned about the ability of the vehicle just that it has satnav built in, bluetooth, six/eight speaker sound system, wifi, built in tv, available in masses of nice colours and you will look cool in...
by jollysmart
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern cars
Replies: 92
Views: 12340

Re: Modern cars

I always go with bangernomics, the price and depreciation of new cars is madness. For the price of the PHEV £35k you could buy a used low mileage car of your choice and have £15000 left for petrol. Or build a cracking Morris hotrod, which would keep its value. A few years ago one of my work colleag...
by jollysmart
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern cars
Replies: 92
Views: 12340

Re: Modern cars

My wife never ceases to amaze me. She has suddenly announced that she is thinking of swapping her jeep for a thing called a PHEV... Some kind of hybrid 4x4. I'll research it,but any comments gratefully received... Probably the Mitsubishi PHEV, it is the most popular as it attracts considerable purc...
by jollysmart
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT exemption
Replies: 87
Views: 12387

Re: New MOT exemption

This is from the Government guidance:- How to declare a vehicle for the 40 year MOT exemption Vehicle keepers are required to ensure that their vehicles are taxed when used on a public road. From 20 May 2018, at the point of taxing a vehicle, the vehicle keeper can declare their vehicle exempt from ...
by jollysmart
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT exemption
Replies: 87
Views: 12387

Re: New MOT exemption

Well said Phil, but there will always be those who seek to save a few quid as a short term measure. We have become used to seeing 'MOT Exempt' as some sort of selling point on Minor Adverts. Already happening, describing a Minor as being MOT exempt from may next year, more than one doing that on Eb...
by jollysmart
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT exemption
Replies: 87
Views: 12387

Re: New MOT exemption

Further information lifted from another car site:- BIG update to the draft "originality" test for the 40yr MOT exemption. * Chassis/bodyshell changes with "original pattern" are OK. * Steering/suspension changes to "type and/or method" are not OK. * Engine changes within original choices, and differ...
by jollysmart
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: car transporter to pick up and deliver
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

Re: car transporter to pick up and deliver

Try https://www.anyvan.com I have used then in the past and they were reasonable and did the job on time.
by jollysmart
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT exemption
Replies: 87
Views: 12387

Re: New MOT exemption

Whilst accepting that 'substantial change' is still to be defined, the whole process of exemption or further exemption (I am not sure I would call it entirely a benefit) is of concern. We all have our own posts on on this and it appears the majority will continue to test, largely as before but ther...
by jollysmart
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT exemption
Replies: 87
Views: 12387

Re: New MOT exemption

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/644412/government-response-to-exempting-vehicles-of-historical-interest-from-roadworthiness.pdf Para 32...............Next Steps is still to be discussed with stake holders - so the final outcome is not all wrapped up. 32.We ...
by jollysmart
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT exemption
Replies: 87
Views: 12387

Re: New MOT exemption

Cam As I understand it the consultation is closed! This is , according to the DOT website, the decision of the Ministry . The time for submission of views appears to have passed, This comes into effect May 2018 so this is what is happening. The submissions, total 2217, were a while ago and were tak...
by jollysmart
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Good garage near York?
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

East Yorkshire Minors

I understood that they had recently closed? Having seen some of their work it was very high standard

Regards

Michael
by jollysmart
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pay as you go.
Replies: 46
Views: 11297

PAYG motoring

The problem that I have with this is that it assumes that all of your motoring is either to get to work or to drop off/pick up the kids from school. If you put a charge onto every mile at the levels proposed as well as the proposed method of charging for insurance motoring sudenly becomes (even more...
by jollysmart
Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are You an MMOC Member?
Replies: 317
Views: 80885

Hi

Well I use this board, am over 29 by more than a few minutes and am a member, so does than put me in the minority or not? As for being a grown up how can I say, its only when my childrens friends call me Mr I know I'm supposed to be grown up, Doh! do I have to be?

regards
Michael