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Bob Purton

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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2014, 10:12:14 PM »
Bunkum Bob, that's got a certain ring about it! ;D
Mind you weren't the early Schmitts made for that purpose, they couldn't have been to easy to get in and out of either. Anyway, I was referring to the looks not the practicalities.

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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2014, 10:20:04 PM »
I had a bond bug and as I parked it an elderly gent came across and asked if I needed assistance to get out as he thought it was an invalid carriage
I like Bobs new Forum name, he has explained his likes and dislikes so cannot see the problem with him not liking A/B bonds
At least he did not start on the "Gordon" Richard
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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2014, 10:27:08 PM »
Not this time  :) but you would have to say Bob is awfully prejudiced - God help him if he ever has need of such a device  ;) He doesn't actually like many RUM cars at all ..........
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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2014, 11:30:05 PM »

I didn't even say I disliked  A's and B's, just dont care for them much as in like less than others.

Love the Bond bug story! ;D

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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2014, 11:38:12 PM »
Coming back to the MOT topic, I finally composed my letter to the DVLA tonight....................

Dear Sir or Madam.
I am writing to request an amendment to the DVLA records in respect of the date of manufacture of my Isetta Bubblecar. The V5 shows the first registration as being April 1960 but the chassis number reveals the date of manufacture as being 1959.
The chassis number of my vehicle is [3] 21692 and the last chassis number of 1959 was 21958. Please note that some numbers have a prefix of 3 before the number which indicates a three wheeler but the three and four wheeler versions were made in production batches on the same line and with sequential chassis numbers.
Mr David Watts, historian of the Isetta owners club of Great Britain tells me that he has been in dialogue with yourselves and that the cut off chassis number for 1959 [21958] has been agreed.
I attach a copy of the appropriate Glass's guide check book which substantiates the numbers.
I therefore formally request the records be amended to allow my vehicle to be MOT exempt.
I await your response.
My vehicle details are as follows.

Lets see what excuses they come up with for kicking out the application!
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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2014, 04:25:54 AM »
It may have been stronger to include a letter from David Watts, stating the historical position as known to the Isetta Club - rather than just referring to it. (The recipient will see what you say as mere hearsay, and may not have ready access - or inclination - to find the relevant correspondence.)

Good luck, though!

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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2014, 08:18:09 AM »
Maybe but as I'm not even a member of the IOCGB I didn't like to ask.
Still the glasses check book gives the proof they ask for so lets see. Dave did offer to intervene if they throw it out.

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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2014, 10:52:00 AM »
'Wish I can be like David Watts. Far, far, far, faaar, far, far, far, far.'  The Buzzcocks?

Isetta guru and concours winner is Dave Watson, I think, he was not in the song.
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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2014, 02:28:45 PM »
Silly me, of course its Watson. Elementary!

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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2014, 05:26:18 PM »
 ;D
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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2014, 07:45:42 PM »
Ah, I'm not he only one then!  Doesn't it make you wild!
One question though, I didn't think Mk D's had hydraulic brakes. Is this a modification?

first I note that my post has a red cross by it - to remove , please explane why .

The mk d in question has hydraulic brakes and these are bond mk g  - not a home made affair .
Using Bonds in this day with roads/traffic getting faster I'm suprised that other Bonder's hav'nt done likewise .
Also my Bond has never been trailered to an event , even compleeting almost 1.000 miles from end to end .

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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2014, 09:51:13 PM »
Hi, plas man

I don't see any red cross - and I don't think there's such a system here, is there?

We're not all familiar with the details of different cars, and do sometimes ask each other to give further info, so I think that was all Bob was doing.  He had a memory of the Mk D brakes not being hydraulic, and you confirmed for him that yours were an upgrade. A sensible one, it seems to me!


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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2014, 10:31:14 PM »
tell us more plas man - and by the way what IS your name  :)
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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2014, 11:15:51 PM »
I think the red cross is to enable the poster to remove their replies if they so wish
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Re: pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2014, 11:53:53 PM »
Ah, yes, I see, Gary - my own earlier postings now have (for just me) a red cross, enabling me to delete what I said.  And presumably the same applies for each of us.

Never noticed that before!