That sounds like some serious failure of design.
The guy I used to use for my Morris is on the far side of town, which entails crawling through crowded roads to get there. He is into old cars, and knows his stuff though.Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
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In whatever comes our way…
Born to be mild!
Do you not have a tame Mot tester round your way?
He would be my choice. Car looks great.
just check all your nuts etc
Needs to be stored. A good excuse to extend your workshop sideways
If its been modified that much from sva you need to make sure its done properly and to sva standards, which won't be checked for mot. You said you changed steering box, for example the joint in the steering column has to be at a certain angle so it collapses in an accident and doesn't spear through you. Seat belt mount heights etc all important.It’s been on the road before, fully registered on a Q plate, but i’ve had it torn into a gazillion pieces and reworked so much... built my own brake system, fitted a different steering box... reworked suspension.... the worry is that something will fail or fall apart...... maybe I’ll die in a burning fireball......on the way to MOT.
I did all the copper bits, and stuff like that, inspired by @selectedgrub
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It’s not been through SVA, it was built in 1985 long before SVA was invented.If its been modified that much from sva you need to make sure its done properly and to sva standards, which won't be checked for mot. You said you changed steering box, for example the joint in the steering column has to be at a certain angle so it collapses in an accident and doesn't spear through you. Seat belt mount heights etc all important.
To many people modify these vehicles after the sva and then someone is killed. I remember a case were both people in the kit car broke their necks due to seat and seat belt changes. At SVA test photos is usually taken for proof.
That big exposed nut in the centre of the steering wheel couldn't have passed. That's a sure way to kill yourself in an accident.
I had a five year old breadvan Polo GIVEN to me It belonged to a neighbour who must have ****** somebody off as every panel was damaged. They came to PX it against a LWB Shogun only to be told they would get a better deal if it was scrapped hence given to me. I had if for many years and only thing I did to bodywork was change the offside wing as that was a bit too mangled. Even did several tips to Belgium and it was bullet proof.hope it goes better than when I rebuilt my car, and I took my car for its MOT on the last day of the month. I had my insurance, but needed the MOT to get the road tax. to say I was nervous driving to the MOT was an understatement as it but the car was booked in as it was on Sorn. so I went to the garage to pick it up at 4pm but then realised that I had the wrong insurance docs to get the road tax. so I got my brother in law to print it out and bring it to me, just in time for me to get a new tax disc from the post office which closed 20 minutes later. and I managed to get the road tax with a couple minutes to spare. so I then went to pick up my car and it seemed to be hard changing gear, and on the drive home I broke down on a roundabout as it was in neutral and I wasn't able to get any gear. I then realised there was something wrong with the gearbox mount, which turned out that I had used a 40mm instead of a 50mm washer to hold the bushing in place and the back of the gearbox had dropped. so I called the breakdown services to drag it home. While I was waiting to be recovered the police turned up, and I think I was an easy target for him as when he checked, my car had no MOT, no insurance and no tax. my answer to that was have you seen the tax disk in the window. This is the time that sticking to the rules works for you as I wonder how many other people would have paid a full months road tax just to drive the 2 miles home on the last day of the month. So my car was all legal but then he decided that I needed to fit a grill on the front of my car due to the injury it might cause to someone if I knocked them over and he would seize my car if he was it without one in future. We he hadnt seem my car for the previous 8 years that I hadn't been running without a grill since I had a little bump in it, and a standard grille wouldnt fit so thats the reason I have a triumph herald one on my car.
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when I said rebuilt, the car still looked like a wreck, but underneath it was a bit tidier as it went from this
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ohh and you'll be fine but I think MOT's drive fear into most of us at one time or another.
That's such a cool car!
Hope it's got that test booked, and you have no excuse but to drive it A decent fire extinguisher is all you really need... any other problem you should pick up on the way there...
You're not going to find problems until you drive it, one way or another. good luck