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In Topic: Tow Bar On Zero

15 May 2018 - 03:41 PM

Legally its a big no to fitting a tow bar to virtually any kit car.


As Dan says all tow bars must be type approved if fitted to vehicles registered after 1.8.1998.


A non type approved tow bar will breach the construction and use regulations and therefore be an offence.


Since it is unlikely that the vehicle was registered with any towing weights specified it will not have a plated gross train weight and so will be overladen if towing any trailer. Another offence.


Unless you declare the tow bar to your insurance company, your insurance will be voidable, which means the insurance company can refuse to cover you in the event of an accident.


It is possible that with such a lightly constructed car, overladen (see above) with a non type approved tow bar, that consideration would be given to a prosecution for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition (S40A RTA 1988) which carries 3 points and a fine.


If there was an accident the it could be Dangerous Driving.( a mandatory ban, retest and possibly imprisonment)


Its more likely to be VOSA than the police who pull you over for a stop check at one of their roadside check points.


Having built a zero and had it rear ended I would not be putting any extra load on the rear end or be drilling any additional holes in the box section.


I hate tents too so sorry to put a damper on your plan.

In Topic: Pinto Coolant System Bleeding

15 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

Check the thermostat housing later ones had a bleed outlet blanked off with a rubber cap. Put a pipe on that an feed into a raised bottle with some coolant in it. Dont forget the bottle or garage ceiling will be sprayed ( dont ask me how I know)

In Topic: Is This Ilegal?

02 May 2018 - 06:19 PM

oh almost forgot it is legal to drive a car without an MOT to a pre-booked MOT appointment as long as the car is not in a dangerous condition.

In Topic: Is This Ilegal?

02 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

The responsibility for driving a car with no mot is with the driver. If you no longer own the car you are neither allowing or permitting the owner to commit the offence.
As Dan says register the change of keeper on line as soon as you can.

Keep a note of the time and date of the sale.

The v5 is not proof of ownership only that you are the keeper.

The tax will not transfer with the car and ends upon sale you will be refunded complete months paid for.

It is the new keepers responsibility to tax and insure the vehicle and this can be done online too.

Remember to cancel any insurance for the vehicle too or it will remain as yours on the motor insurers database.

You have no responsibility for tax insurance or mot after the sale is complete.

On a test drive you could be liable for permitting the use of the vehicle without those things so make sure its not test driven without trade plates and you confirming that insurance covers the driver.

In Topic: Derby And Notts Area Meeting

28 April 2018 - 04:13 PM

:shok:  I have annexed Newark to both South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire