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Post  psychobob on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:34 pm

has anyone tried registering an engine swap recently? its turned into a nightmare. if you have done the work yourself, as we all will, it involves getting an AA/RAC inspection to prove it! it does say at the bottom of the letter i got back that if it was already fitted when the car was bought, a letter from a local garage with the engine size and number written on would be okay. i think the cheapest option is to fib slightly and tell them it was already in. what does everybody think?
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Post  martin k on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:30 pm

keep your engine no plate..............................and 2 new rivets Wink Wink Wink
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:04 pm

sounds right to me
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Post  superworm on Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:06 am

In the not too distant past, I read what is and is not acceptable for engine swaps in one of the Classic Car Mags (Practical Classics, etc) or Classic Car weekly. If I find it I'll post what they said (don't hold your breath) iirc, mine is OK (I swapped the 998cc for a 1071 S back in 1978).....the 1071 engine had just been rebored before I got me mits on it and, as usual, the engine number plate had been "planed off" so that the (Norton) boring bar could sit squarely on top of the block!

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Post  superworm on Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:48 pm

...from the official CVLA Website:

Change to engine and cylinder capacity (engine size)

"DVLA will need written evidence of any changes to engine number and cylinder capacity (cc). Written evidence can be:

•a receipt for the replacement engine
•written evidence from the manufacturer
•an inspection report provided for insurance purposes
•written confirmation on headed paper from a garage if the change in engine size took place before you bought the vehicle"

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/ChangesToYourRegistrationCertificate/DG_4022054

...my answer 1) is get a Receipt!!!! (who from I'll not know but even if a private seller, the receipt should contain the Engine Number)
Know any friendly garage owners!!!

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my hornet had a different engine no. to log book, notified dvla they sent me new log book no problem

Post  john&gina on Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:42 pm

psychobob wrote:has anyone tried registering an engine swap recently? its turned into a nightmare. if you have done the work yourself, as we all will, it involves getting an AA/RAC inspection to prove it! it does say at the bottom of the letter i got back that if it was already fitted when the car was bought, a letter from a local garage with the engine size and number written on would be okay. i think the cheapest option is to fib slightly and tell them it was already in. what does everybody think?

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Post  troutrunner on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:19 am

Hello all,

My names Boycie and I'm a mate of Delboy, I can do a reciept for a fiver for any ov yer
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:23 pm

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Post  asahartz on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:34 pm

It's weird the way the DVLA go out of their way to make it difficult for the average owner to swap in a used engine and keep the logbook details correct -there's no incentive to do so. Even at MOT time it isn't questioned. My daily Mini Sky has a 1275 Cooper engine and is insured as such, but still says 998 on the logbook as DVLA wouldn't accept my changes.

Since then I've become mates with the owner of a classic Mini garage and have access to a mechanic who can do an engineer's report should I need one ( l like when I finish the 1.8 MGF conversion in my daughter's Clubman Estate!)
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Post  TONYELF on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Am I going to have a problem then?

I have removed the 850 from my van and have a 1275 in the body of an open classic both in my name and both sorned. when 1275 is removed and planted in van I shall scrap the classic body myself selling any saleable bits to recoup any losses (theres not many bits anyway and BTW don't ask about the 850 engine as thats pulling another van around!)

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Post  asahartz on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:42 pm

No, just leave your V5 as it is, tell your insurers you have a 1275 though. That's what I've done.
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Post  TONYELF on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:05 am

asahartz wrote:No, just leave your V5 as it is, tell your insurers you have a 1275 though. That's what I've done.

Thanks, That had crossed my mind before now.

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