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  1. #31 Re: Project roadster on eBay. 
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    Just a touch pricey for an unregistered Roadster. A real barn find!
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    I did see that one and it’s about 70miles up the road from me but didn’t want to encourage myself to think about it :-)
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    Returning briefly to A Frames.
    They are certainly frowned upon in the EU. Normally in the EU27, the UK being stubbornly different your insurance company covers, not roadside assistance, where someone attempts to repair your broken down vehicle at the roadside, which is generally frowned upon, but a recovery service to a local repairer. Local is an important word, it will not necessarily cover you if you are on a long trip or get you home.

    But as with many things, the UK has found some wriggle room in the EU legislation, the details of which are detailed.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...es-and-dollies

    Don't expect to show this to a French police officer as justification for using an a frame abroad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcunn View Post
    Love the music attribution Tony
    No one picked up on this yet ?? eBay item number:143353019419

    "Uncompleted" and DVLA says it's a black Morris
    And in black gel coat? Which PKK was by request from me at the time as I couldn't afford paint, don't see many like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyDave View Post
    Just a touch pricey for an unregistered Roadster. A real barn find!
    The last MOT expired in 2009 but had an interesting list of previous fails and advisories
    that were resolved within two days!!

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    CMA601K MORRIS

    Colour Black


    Fuel type Petrol


    Date registered 1 July 1971





    MOT expired on 17 March 2009


    Date tested 18 March 2008

    Pass


    Mileage 62,365 miles


    MOT test number 9922 4857 8071



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    Expiry date 17 March 2009





    Advisory notice item(s)


    • Nearside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
    • Brakes imbalanced requirements only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.5b)
    • no seat belts fitted





    Date tested 16 March 2008

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    Mileage 62,365 miles


    MOT test number 4300 1627 8025



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    Reason(s) for failure


    • Front registration plate missing (6.3.1a)
    • Offside Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d)
    • Nearside Headlamp aim too low (1.8)
    • Offside Headlamp aim too low (1.8)
    • Front Windscreen wiper not operating automatically when switched on (8.2.1b)
    • Nearside Rear Braking system leaking (3.6.A.1) Dangerous
    • Offside Rear Braking system leaking (3.6.A.1) Dangerous
    • Nearside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a) Dangerous
    • Offside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a) Dangerous
    • Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7) Dangerous

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    • Nearside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
    • Offside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
    • Brakes imbalanced requirements only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.5b)
    • no seat belts fitted

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    Good going by any standard.

    However one has to question a 1971 registered car passing its MOT with no seat belts fitted.

    The original 1971 Marina would have had seat belts as they were compulsory since 1967.

    Bearing this in mind it would seem the car has been a Marlin for quite some time but probably
    without any proof, unless the description on the V5 has been amended.
    Last edited by b_caswell; 12-08-2019 at 11:50 AM.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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    Anyone got a B-series that big?

    "Nearly finished" seems a long way off the mark > split seat/incomplete wiring/no paint/hacked-about bodywork/ etc. etc. Looks like a huge amount of hard work and £££s ...
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    Steve Green's Gov. info is interesting - particularly the bit about a number plate requirement on the 'unit'.
    Quote "There are also requirements for the display of the appropriate number plate on the rear of the towed ‘unit’".

    Strange. Farmer's round here are allowed to flout this - and many have no visible number plate on the trailer.
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    Thanks for that Steve, saved me looking.
    Marlin1984 Ithink you can bore a B out to that. Might it b a 2l O series? Farmers are a law unto themselves. Some using a tractor and trailer as as a road vehicle on agricultural tax and fuel.
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    meverett, of course you did but it is not interesting enough. No I'm not, at all at all not!
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    Details suggest the origin was a 1971 Morris Marina. B-series bored out to 1950cc ? Seems a bit unlikely looking at it in general.

    Mind you it would not be the first car to have major tuning - even though quite poor in other areas ..

    I always thought the 2.0 O-series was actually 1994cc. ?


    Could it just be that the seller hasn't a clue? OR - is the seller 'flying a kite' ?
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