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    hi i wonder if you could kindly elucidate on one of the terms quoted re supporting evidence of engine change on an historic vehicle, namely;

    inspection report for insurance purposes..can this be a report from a garage on their headed paper simply identifying the engine and labelled as such ?

    or must it be carried out by a pre approved body ? in which case who are they ?

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    The DVLA rules have been relaxed as regard to historic vehicles, just send in your new engine number and cc, they should have no problems with that nowadays, I had no problems and others I know have done the same recently, even changing to diesel..

    Insurance usually need an engineers report, a written on garage headed notepaper one has been good for me.

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    I recently put a Rover V8 in a Sierra and just sent a headed letter from my MOT garage stating the capacity and engine number. It took 6 weeks but the V5 came back updated without any query.

    It seems to be down to luck and who deals with your papers. They should not have any discretion in the matter if you provide the requested information.
    If your unlucky the person dealing with your V5 will be a "Jobs worth" type who doesn't like modified cars.
    Or they just don't understand the rules themselves.
    Or it arrives on their desk on a Monday morning after a bad weekend.

    It's fingers crossed when I send my ROD'S V5 in for the next engine change.

    There is only one real reason for these rules, to prevent people avoiding the correct road tax.
    So why should a larger engine cause them concern????

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    Done mine early this year (historic tax) just sent v5 stating new engine cc,engine number not known came back no problems

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    I've just wrote the details on the log book and sent it off and Ive been fine no problems at all.
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    i wonder what i should do ,with two engines.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    i wonder what i should do ,with two engines.?
    Perhaps string the two engine numbers together consecutively with a dash or hyphen between them, assuming the box is long enough. What could be wrong with that? For engine capacity just add up the total for the two which would be the engine capacity of the vehicle. Simple. Main thing is to answer all questions and include the facts somewhere so it can never be said you withheld the truth - a good lawyer will make mincemeat of them if they dare question it.
    Greatest discombobulations to all my readers.

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    Dont tell em **** all

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    thanks perfect .......i like the idea of both numbers squeezed into the same box !


    3588 and 3978 are the actual capacities , so does one go, capacity is 4.0 +3.6 =7.6L....... or 3588+3978 =7566cc ?

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    7566cc - it will blow their minds to try to put 2 engines in.
    You could always say one is a 'spare' in case you break down

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