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PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:21 pm

Well my new Spyder Zetec engine will have a familiar number stamped on it, even though it will have a capacity change.

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:47 pm

Not a problem, I'm reading and researching with interest. Although I'm not entirely sure what these DVLA changes are and what they would mean. Are we saying that if you drop a used engine into your Elan, the DVLA want to know where it's come from, otherwise they won't consider it a classic? And where does this leave all the Spyder Zetecs?

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According to Practical Classics mag this month the DVLA will refuse to send you a new V5 unless you can prove what car the replacement engine came from and the engine capacity. It suggests you need to send a copy of the donor car V5 and/or a receipt from an engine supplier. This is not a problem if you buy the engine new but is if you have a spare engine in a shed. I believe they are trying to reduce parts theft but I think it is unlikely that a Police officer would know where and what to look for if they opened a bonnet. I think most classic owners would just file off and re-stamp the old number onto the new block.

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:34 pm

Jason1 wrote:I believe they are trying to reduce parts theft but I think it is unlikely that a Police officer would know where and what to look for if they opened a bonnet.

It would not be the police that I'd be concerned with, but an insurance company is an entirely different matter.

Jason1 wrote:I think most classic owners would just file off and re-stamp the old number onto the new block.

This sounds like the best plan so far.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:57 pm

Don't tell 'em, Pike. :twisted:
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:23 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160777331305? ... 500wt_1287

Just saw this twincam on Ebay ?4,750. :o are they getting more expensive?
It raises the value of our cars. :D

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:14 pm

Jason1 wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160777331305?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648#ht_500wt_1287

Just saw this twincam on Ebay ?4,750. :o are they getting more expensive?
It raises the value of our cars. :D

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If a cheap'n'nasty set of indicator repeaters are worth ?3-400 I'd estimate a complete engine to be worth about ?30,000 :shock: :lol:
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:06 am

Jason1 wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160777331305?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648#ht_500wt_1287

Just saw this twincam on Ebay ?4,750. :o are they getting more expensive?
It raises the value of our cars. :D

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I have a 150 BHP engine that I will sell sometime that owes me ?4300 in parts alone - and that does not include billet crank and conrods.
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PostPost by: Hal » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:59 pm

I saw a full race Twink from a Ginetta G4 for sale here in France not long ago for ......?12,000.

Did it sell?

I have no idea, sorry!
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