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  • Dave O'Neill 201 October 2014

    I believe that Nigel's tongue was firmly in his cheek as he was typing that ;o)

  • David Cox01 October 2014

    Nigel: was that comment made with your tongue in your cheek?!

  • bill l01 October 2014

    I'm on FF too

    Nigel the customise button works but doesnt allow me back to the old version

    still not going to bust a gut over it

  • Bob Beaumont01 October 2014


    According to the DVLA website, the unexpired tax disc can be removed and destroyed see extract below:

    From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle and destroyed. This includes customers with a Northern Ireland address, however ...

  • Ray Rowsell01 October 2014


    What's your source? Possible urban myth!

    Government website "From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle and destroyed."

  • Steve Wincze01 October 2014

    So you must move it to the back when you put luggage on the rack?? Why not just mount the light under the rear bar of the rack??


  • Nigel Atkins01 October 2014

    it's a transitory measure until all tax discs have expired

    provisions have to be made - a tax disc holder, rather like those on motorbikes, have to be permanently fixed to the rear deck of the car

    I doubt if many hoods are folded away or stowed now that SORN season has started, surely hardtops will be fitted to protect against the very harsh weather of autumn, winter and s...

  • R Kelly01 October 2014

    At the risk of stating the obvious, have you double-checked for any airlocks in the system?

    Any trapped air will mean instant boiling.

    And/or that it really dos have the right amount of fluid in it- i was surprised how long it took to get that last half litre into mine when I refilled it.

    Apologies if i offend with my lack of model-specific knowledge being new to this, but do...

  • Jeremy Tickle01 October 2014

    Where did you find that snippet of information Nigel and how does it apply to hoods folded down/removed?

  • R Kelly01 October 2014

    Coming to this thread a bit late, I appreciate, but it strikes me that for the engine to actually STOP requires more than just one cylinder to be iffy.

    So, even a poorly performing cylinder would not seem to be the cause of the stopping, albeit a recipe for bad running.

    Stating the obvious perhaps, but shouldn't this be a pursuit of a 'common' problem (fuel starvation, electrical fai...


    1959 MGA new red paint, new interior, new top, engine runs well, new clutch slave cylinder, needs brake work and recommend new tires
    Auction at Tomah, WI fairgrounds Oct 11, 2014


    Too many other projects and recent illness means I cannot continue to restore this car as it deserves. A once-cherished MGF has had new front wishbones, front discs, brake fluid, hubs, dampers, windscreen, glass hood, brake pipes and tyres fitted. PRT assembly and new coolant pipe available.78,500 miles.
    It needs the clutch bleeding and the underfloor coolant pipes replacing (available). S...

  • MG TD. RHD

    1950. TD with right hand dr
    Chrome wire wheels Paint could use help
    Runs very well.
    In the USA. Wisconsin. $16000


    1976 M.G.B Roadster

    Reg No: LMH 161 P
    M.O.T. Expiry: April 2015
    Chassis No: GHN5398095G
    Engine No: 18V847H-8641

    This B Roadster is ready to enjoy and rally. We are informed the car performs well with no known faults.
    There is some service history which may be viewed on request.

    Estimate: 2,200 - 2,500

    This vehicle will appear in our auction on Wedn...


    Built on a 1500 Heritage body shell including doors, 99% rust free.
    Lenham Midget rear body professionally fitted under the guidance of a member of the original Lenham Sports Car garage. Including a new un-fitted Le Mans bonnet.
    Frontline telescopic front suspension fitted, Spax telescopic rear suspension fitted.
    Includes the following parts:
    1275 gearbox, needs refurbishment


    Unregistered MG Midget 1500, Manufactured February 1979, delivery miles (9) Vermilion, red/black interior and black hood. Complete with all original paperwork etc. Waxoiled and dry stored from new. Not run recently so will require new battery and re commissioning. 15500.


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