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Janspeedcapri

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Classics, mods and the law
« on: May 10, 2009, 15:11:11 PM »
I'm interested in a 1970 mk1 escort. it is a 1300 model but minus engine. If i put a 2.0 zetec in it, will it still be exempt from road tax? Also, what happens at the mot with emissions testing? Is there anything to worry about in doing this?



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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 17:22:45 PM »
 Nowt changes, don't matter how new the engine is.

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 19:39:51 PM »
Quote from: raf
Nowt changes, don't matter how new the engine is.

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 23:34:19 PM »
The legality and eligability of a vehicle to keep its historic status and for most, its age related licence plate is based on a points system.

Its scored on a total of 14 points. To retain your plate and therefore free tax you need to score at least 8 points.

The body, 5 points

engine , 1 point

transmission, 2 points

suspension, 2 points

axles, 2 points

steering asembly, 2 points.


You'll be fine with the engine swap.

Will be interesting if retro testing is enforced, will piss off alot of hot rodders who'll end up with Q plates.


http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicle/DG_10014199]http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Buyin...cle/DG_10014199


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