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« Reply #240 on: March 21, 2024, 09:09:03 AM »

Follow up on the rotor arm failure:

A new Bosch item (1234 332 271) supposedly correct gives a reading of 1k ohms.
This is now installed and working although I have radio interference.

The other one I got online is a Beru EVL029 and shows a reading of 5k ohms.
This I might fit during the NEC show.

Changing the subject, I took my documents, including the LMC certificate from Neil, to the Post Office
today for Historic classification.
I'd assumed that they would merely send it on. However their computer wouldn't accept it.
I know why, as the V5C incorrectly states " declared manufactured 1984" whereas actually the correct
date is Nov 83. So I posted everything to the address given on the V5C for changes.

I hope there's no dispute!

Nigel

Hi Nigel. Yes, you can only amend your tax classification at the Post Office using your V5 registration date. To use my certificate you have to apply by post to DVLA direct. A covering letter explaining what you want to do is usually advisable.
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« Reply #241 on: March 21, 2024, 02:00:04 PM »

Hi Nigel, i've just done the same for my HPE. I posted the documents at the beginning of this month as suggested by LMC. In theory because of the build date in 1983 i should qualify for historic from April this year but i've heard nothing back so far........ 
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« Reply #242 on: March 27, 2024, 07:45:38 PM »

Hi Kevin,
I'm not sure how long they take but assuming it may be a few weeks.
As Ian said, maybe they don't start processing until April?

Nigel
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1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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« Reply #243 on: March 28, 2024, 09:04:56 AM »

Hi Kevin,
I'm not sure how long they take but assuming it may be a few weeks.
As Ian said, maybe they don't start processing until April?

Nigel


On the upside, so long as they accept the amendment, they will refund any tax paid post 1st April.
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« Reply #244 on: April 05, 2024, 10:54:08 AM »

I've just received the V5C back from DVLA, but with an unexpected twist.

Although it now states Manufactured 1983 ( they accepted Neil's letter) it still
shows the tax class as Private/Light Goods (PLG)

Nowhere does it say Historic.

I guess that means a trip back to the Post Office, where the Horizon computer
will now say 'yes'.

I wonder why they didn't do the process in one shot.
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2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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« Reply #245 on: April 05, 2024, 03:30:18 PM »

And a 2nd Post Office visit later, this time accepted, the V5C
has gone to DVLA for the 2nd time in a week.

The counter clerk entered 'Historic' exactly as I did the first time.

I think the DVLA erred on this occasion.

No matter, it's done now!

Ian and Kevin, I hope you've had some sort of result by now.

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1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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« Reply #246 on: April 05, 2024, 06:54:10 PM »

Meanwhile, back to the spanners....

The bonnet hinge pins were seized and no amount of squirty stuff helped.
As I'm hoping to change the bonnet soon, I needed these to be free for a
reasonably safe solo-man swop.

Just a couple of bits required in order to remove the hinges one-by-one.
A support timber and a steel bracket did the job nicely.

Edit to add; The pins were very tight. I had to use my bench press to shift them.
               


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1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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« Reply #247 on: April 05, 2024, 10:10:22 PM »

And a 2nd Post Office visit later, this time accepted, the V5C
has gone to DVLA for the 2nd time in a week.

The counter clerk entered 'Historic' exactly as I did the first time.

I think the DVLA erred on this occasion.

No matter, it's done now!

Ian and Kevin, I hope you've had some sort of result by now.




Hi Nigel,
I posted both my VX log books to DVLA via recorded delivery.
I went this route as one car had a proof of build date letter from the Lancia club to confirm itís eligible for Historic this year rather than next.
So I thought it easier to send them both direct. The tracking shows they have arrived at DVLA so fingers crossed.
Something that concerns me is the ULEZ exemption seeing as I live inside it. I wonder how quickly the records will be updated with TFL. I fear it will be a bit of a hurdle.

Like the bonnet bracket as a makeshift to fix the hinge 👍🏻
How did you get the pesky Philips head countersink screws out of the hinge?

Cheers
Ian
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« Reply #248 on: April 05, 2024, 10:54:02 PM »

Ian,
Luckily only one screw was seized, and my previous attempts with
incorrect drivers knackered the head. I had to drill this one out. An ezi-out may
get the piece out later.

After some mis-ordering, it's a PH4 that fits. I've no idea how a PH head
found its way onto a Lancia, but there you go!
Screwfix have perfect Allan-headed A2 countersunk screws as replacements for later,
although they'll have to be shortened for the bonnet connection.

As for ULEZ, I think you'll be able to check the website before venturing outside.

Nigel
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1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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« Reply #249 on: April 06, 2024, 08:05:29 AM »

Nigel,
Iíve had my fair share of bloodied knuckles and swearing with those Lancia hinge screws.
Only recently have I come to an agreement with them. This involves a Makita impact gun and hardened bits from my impact driver. Lots of downward pressure and eventually they all seem to come undone. Unfortunately Iíve dented panels in the past by clumping the impact driver too hard.
I have used the stainless replacements on my coupe but personally Iíve never been 100% sure this is a perfect solution. My reasoning is that stainless is much softer and easy to round out. I think you can do them tight enough for the bonnet but Iím not so sure on the door hinges. So on the current HPE restoration I think I will try high tensile bolts and put them in with grease to try and prevent corrosion.
Only time will tell I guess.

Cheers
Ian
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« Reply #250 on: April 10, 2024, 01:59:24 PM »

Hi Nigel, i received a new v5 but same as you it still said private light goods. Then about a week later i received all my documentation back with a letter saying i needed to apply for historic tax again using their change of tax class form as the car would be elegible by build date on 1st April. So i sent back the new V5 along with the completed form asking for change to historic tax but heard nothing yet. In the meantime i had to re tax the car and pay for 6 months but 5 of that should be refunded when it's changed to historic. Fingers crossed!. I have also heard that it sometimes takes a month or two for ulez to update after a tax class change.
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« Reply #251 on: April 10, 2024, 09:40:10 PM »

Kevin,
Same here! yesterday I also received all the paperwork back! ( the date-amended V5 beat it by many days)

But as already said, the V5 is now back in the Post Office system, duly accepted.

It is but a strange system.
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1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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« Reply #252 on: April 12, 2024, 05:39:24 PM »

A little mod to the non-functioning headlight
levelling system' I retained the actuators so that I could
keep the simple lamp adjustment.
These needed fixing in place in the central (ish) position.

A small piece of anything to hold the pin and a dollop of araldite
to hold it all together. Both sides similar.


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1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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