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Old 31st May 2018, 20:05
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Anyone having problems making a reply on the threads at the moment ??
Yes, but the good news is that all the answers to the four random questions appear as a drop down list for me.
( Although I did have to look up the Dutton model names, )

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Dave - Fingers crossed for Monday.

I do remember being in a bit of a rush when I realised I'd finished my "To Do" list, made an MOT appointment and was then driving the car on the road for the first time!
(After over four years building the car. )

I must confess, I was a complete nervous wreck by the time I'd done the four odd miles to the MOT place.
( As I was hearing every noise possible and half expecting something to fall off. )

Good luck, Paul. )

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I did yesterday but not today
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Yes, but the good news is that all the answers to the four random questions appear as a drop down list for me.
( Although I did have to look up the Dutton model names, )

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Dave - Fingers crossed for Monday.

I do remember being in a bit of a rush when I realised I'd finished my "To Do" list, made an MOT appointment and was then driving the car on the road for the first time!
(After over four years building the car. )

I must confess, I was a complete nervous wreck by the time I'd done the four odd miles to the MOT place.
( As I was hearing every noise possible and half expecting something to fall off. )

Good luck, Paul. )
Thanks Paul. Hope I donít feel the same. The car has moved about 300 yards in three months

Dave
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So car passed its MOT Monday 4th June so now road legal.

All that remains is to:
Fit new stainless cat-back exhaust.
Fit new steering wheel as the Z3 wheel is terrible.
Clean interior
Get heater to stop being on hot all the time
Boot prop as mine is a chunk of wood.

drive it !

re-register as Tribute Kobra
reflect this on A-Plan insurance docs

drive it ...

put on new plates with 5 digit reg

drive it some more

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I must confess, I was a complete nervous wreck by the time I'd done the four odd miles to the MOT place.
( As I was hearing every noise possible and half expecting something to fall off. )

Good luck, Paul. )
Oh and Paul I was nervous as heck but all good now
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So car passed its MOT Monday 4th June so now road legal.

All that remains is to:
Fit new stainless cat-back exhaust.
Fit new steering wheel as the Z3 wheel is terrible.
Clean interior
Get heater to stop being on hot all the time
Boot prop as mine is a chunk of wood.

drive it !

re-register as Tribute Kobra
reflect this on A-Plan insurance docs

drive it ...

put on new plates with 5 digit reg

drive it some more
Was there any mention of the new mot regulations that are now in place ? Did they look at any areas that you wouldn't have expected ?
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Old 5th June 2018, 21:48
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I've had a couple of cars in for the new MOT, not kits. The MOT tester felt he could be a little more lenient as the onus on a minor fault was with the car owner to fix. As he said, if the owner doesn't fix it then it will be him that gets fined not the MOT tester.
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Was there any mention of the new mot regulations that are now in place ? Did they look at any areas that you wouldn't have expected ?
Hi Lucky,

There didnít seem to be. I was quietly confident as I had replaced brakes and suspension in the prep work. I was most concerned about emissions truth be told. But he got it hot enough to pass no problem.

A lot still depends upon the tester I guess. I assume have the view that if it passes thatís great.

Hopefully the ones that like the new failure mechanisms are the ones to avoid. If you know which ones they are

I took my daily drive in the week before to a different tester. I knew one tyre was on the verge so ordered new ones to be fitted there. They failed it on the tyres then retested after they fit them .... I would have done it the other way around but hey what do I know,

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Dave Ė Congratulations on the MOT pass.

Enjoy, Paul.
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They failed it on the tyres then retested after they fit them .... I would have done it the other way around but hey what do I know,

Dave[/QUOTE]

Puts up their failure rate, VOSA don't like an MOT station that has a too high a pass rate.
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They failed it on the tyres then retested after they fit them .... I would have done it the other way around but hey what do I know,

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Puts up their failure rate, VOSA don't like an MOT station that has a too high a pass rate.[/QUOTE]

Ahhhhhhhh
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Dave Ė Congratulations on the MOT pass.

Enjoy, Paul.
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Wow 3 months on and I have done FA to my Kobra. Except for fitting a temp boot prop that I used a too long screw for and placed star crack in boot lid. FFS.

I was offered a temp contract with paying work so had to leave the car for some time. I missed all of July and August driving opportunities but I will find a way to catch up.

Anyway one milestone is that I sent the necessary paperwork away to the specialist section on the DVLA and two weeks later new V5 with
Make: BMW Tribute Kobra, Model: .
I had asked for Tribute Kobra be placed against the model category but happy enough with the result to not change it now.
All I need to do now is register new plate against the car and get working on the last touches before paint shop.

Dave

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Dave Ė Getting the new V5C always seems like a key point in the project.

If it makes you feel better, the model name is also blank on my V5C too.

Are you still planning to paint the car purple?

Good luck, Paul.
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Dave Ė Getting the new V5C always seems like a key point in the project.

If it makes you feel better, the model name is also blank on my V5C too.

Are you still planning to paint the car purple?

Good luck, Paul.
Hi Paul,

At least our V5s are in step. As to what colour thatís up for discussion again.

Iím looking for a paint shop currently so will discuss colours at the time of quotations

Dave
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So have done a little work to max the Kobra. Have tried to sort out some of the bodywork challenges but not great at it. I have taken out the dip in the radius on right side of the boot lid. Not great but gives the body shop a head start.

Here are a few pics of the jaunt out to an arboretum that is close ish to where I live


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I'm not usually a fan of matt black but I like this. If it was my car I'd be tempted to fit some big low slung side pipes and French them into the sill covers. Whether or not they could be made to function or just for looks, visually they'd be great !
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I'm not usually a fan of matt black but I like this. If it was my car I'd be tempted to fit some big low slung side pipes and French them into the sill covers. Whether or not they could be made to function or just for looks, visually they'd be great !
thanks for the positive response

I am going underslung exhaust as side pipes on a Z3 are a bit of a faff to say the least.

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Default Last matt black pics before paint

So this is version 1.4 or 1.5 I cannot remember. I have just spent the last couple of days removing the matt black solvent based paint so that it can get it's proper colour.

It won't be purple though. I have decided on a resale colour. Not that I am goin to sell it. I mean a colour that would be easier to deal with than metallic purple.

Last pics show the grill in place like a 289 style front. I am getting there

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Good luck with the paint.

Whilst I was quite looking forward to the purple, the matt black has grown on me.

Cheers, Paul.
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