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yev
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: mirror Reply with quote

hi guys. forgive me if it sounds stupid but i am new to al this.
I've just bought 2.7 911s 1975,LHD US import.
just realised that it only comes with 1 side mirror on the driver side, is that normal???
would it pass MOT?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just fit a mirror for safeties sake in any case.

One of my 911SC's was a none sport and only had an O/S mirror so I fitted one to the N/S which wasn't much of a job.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quite like to keep it original spec. would it fail mot with 1 mirror only?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iirc pre-78 vehicles have a different set of rules so you might be ok.

For post-78 vehicles you need an offside mirror AND either an interior or a nearside.

I've pm'd a copy of this post to 'JohnnyDangerous'. He's an MOT tester.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. might just pop down to my local mot centre as well.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, 1975 your fine it changed as T8 says in 1978.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyDangerous wrote:
Yup, 1975 your fine it changed as T8 says in 1978.

thanks, mate.
also , would i be able to stick old style black-silver plates on it? or would i be better waiting till 1st of april before registering it with DVLA? someone told me that from 1st april 16 all cars made in 1975 will classify as historic cars and will be eligible for free road tax and black plates. does it sounds correct?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As cars become 40 years old you can apply for them to become tax exempt.

I've heard somewhere that after you've applied for that exemption you can also display silver on black plates on these cars.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Guys , the car is now finished and will go for MOT next week.
quick Q: i have front indicator lenses orange , do i need to change them for clear ones for MOT or does it not matter for pre 78 cars?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
As cars become 40 years old you can apply for them to become tax exempt.

I've heard somewhere that after you've applied for that exemption you can also display silver on black plates on these cars.

can you really do that......love to stick on a nice black plate on the rear
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saxon46 wrote:
T8 wrote:
As cars become 40 years old you can apply for them to become tax exempt.

I've heard somewhere that after you've applied for that exemption you can also display silver on black plates on these cars.

can you really do that......love to stick on a nice black plate on the rear


No thats not correct, black and silver has to be pre 73, not 40 years old. My mate runs B&S on all his cars inc 911 never had a problem
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