Post by bullsintransit on Jun 14, 2017 0:32:08 GMT 1
Just had a email from guy at historic office(well a few hours ago,been stomping about f##cking frustrated) saying that the historic route is expensive and unsure,why don't I just register it normally,it's quicker and cheaper,this is after the normal guy saying it wouldn't pass emmisions etc go historic If it don't go well over the next few weeks,in that I have a feasible route to register here I'm going to have some hard decisions to be made,The Clash's "Should I stay or Should I Go" keeps running round in the back of my head as vans still uk reg but now I'm not and would be NFA with two dogs and a van to live in until finding work and a place to rent,not easy.
Post by bullsintransit on Jun 23, 2017 18:17:41 GMT 1
Just had the historic inspection,they check everything!,then photo it all,measure all round,inspection seemed more thourogh and detailed than inspection uk side for putting a write off back on road,guy took over an hour going round van,photos are passed to mot place here so now it's been inspected it's gotta be the same for every mot,lucky he said it looked favorable,if I get historic I've only got to worry about that every five years. Can plan to stay where I am now the use of the van seems to be back on the cards,relived
Post by bullsintransit on Jul 13, 2017 13:57:31 GMT 1
Just signed for a rec. delivery letter.opened it,its all in Galleago but there's a tax form in it to pay when registering with'Historico' in the classification. Feeling dazed/happy,off to get it translated but it looks as if it's through(don't have to pay registration tax if it's not going to be allowed on road my logic).
Edit:- Translated,YEAH!!,got it,happy days etc. Now own a Mk1 Transit that's been registered as 'Historic' in 3 separate countries.
Post by bullsintransit on Nov 17, 2017 22:04:39 GMT 1
Been a while since last post,thought everting was ok,and it is,but letter in last post letter I still needed the authority’s reconignition of the historic check,paid with tax slip from last letter and was told 4-6 weeks from last post over phone twice😕,came today,so now I’m at the mot/insure,take mot and papers to have plate issued at Local Council Traffic Office,which should be bish bosh bash,will sortbphoto stuff out when vans got plates.its all took so long feel dazed more than happy right now,soon change when I can just jump in and drive Monday when brokers open here🙂
Post by bullsintransit on Nov 18, 2017 20:15:34 GMT 1
Yes,vans like approved not registered,but to be registered needs mot for plate issue(appt only,not just show up),classic insurance is different(have to be in club etc) so worst scenario is that I’ll have to get it transported to mot if insurance is problem with no plate here,which just to make it all more complicated and drawn out I’m expecting It’ll be the way it goes when I talk to brokers Monday.Lucky local test centres only about 7km from where vans garaged so even if this is a problem it’ll be no biggy in comparison to the time scales things work on here if it’s not face to face stuff.
Post by bullsintransit on Nov 30, 2017 18:01:08 GMT 1
Well mot (itv) day,failed🙁,ball joint on steering arm,everything else fine,so get new ball joint and retest( free similar to uk,only historic mot here is 18€,less than what the balljoints likely to cost),bummer,but happy still now it’s all in my hands as to when it’s back on road and the fail will ‘hopefully’ be an easy fix,the timescale on getting part really the only thing stopping it being not being on road by Monday eve.
Post by bullsintransit on Dec 13, 2017 14:49:44 GMT 1
Balljoint arrived and fitted,back road drive to ITV centre (good chance to check everything),get to retest,failed(WTF!),told trackings out,I’m scratching my head thinking if it’s out how comes wheels true and if I let go on the flat it doesn’t pull,just checked this all out🤔. Only check they did was shaker plates(one that showed balljoint up),both times the guy translating for me has said shake wheel hard,so I’ve be properly rocking wheel,enough to feel start of turn each way,then back,this is where it’s failed on tracking,so I’m that fed up that I’ve just found and booked it in for tracking(waste of 25€) Mon morning,retest straight after,confused that after changing balljoint ‘tracking’ fail has gone from 17mm to 18mm,pass is under 10mm. Just finished speaking to friend who I’m waiting on van to get over to see,told her about fail,I find out the test it’s failing on steering free play test and that it’s a gentle rock of wheel,so that’s why my reading got worse,I was properly rocking wheel, So another dodgy drive Mon,25€ wasted,receipt,return and now know the fail was down to ‘translation’ problems (gotta say though,the guy helping me isn’t a hands on car guy,garages would do his car stuff),all just comes down to a misinterpretation of shake the wheel to know what there looking for,frustrating,but at least an easy fix(it wasn’t broke to start with) And time marches on,was hoping to be away in van for Xmas(only cos I’ve missed the rest of the year),but the info from ITV takes 2/3 days to show on registration office records( ie plates take 2/3days from mot to issue),think I’ve got more chance of driving it over Arnham Bridge tomorrow
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