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  1. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Long time since I saw one of those 😅 That is referring to the test type if I recall correctly, I have personally imported the vehicle so it's an import test. Buses / Taxis and some other classes of vehicle have an annual roadworthiness test and that entry on the certificate would be different despite them also being imported.
  2. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    I know, strange combination 😆 You can ride it as long as your insurance company is willing to cover you. Mine was willing to risk it so no issue. I'll be able to use it once I get the new numberplate, which should be Monday.
  3. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    So that's that then. Blackbird basically done. Off to register it now Mine's one of the very early ones, registered 11th September 1996. I bought her 1st April 2019.
  4. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    So, in the next couple of hours I should have my nice shiny certificate that allows me to register the blackbird on the island. All they have to check is that the rear indicators work. Fingers crossed I got it right this time 😆 After that it's a case of register (£48) and ride.
  5. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Unless you live in the Uk where you aren't allowed to register one
  6. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    😆 To be fair, on the island we only have to get the vehicle tested once in it's lifetime as long as we keep up the road tax each year. Road tax is currently £25 per year, you have to also provide proof of insurance when taxing. Insurance for the bird is about £280 per year for me. So basically you can still have a deathtrap as long as it's taxed 🙄
  7. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Story of my life mate 😆
  8. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    So on Thursday I put her in for the test, unfortunately she failed on the rear indicators. My fault, I'd been going to rewire that section and settled for a connector instead, all worked fine as I left, by the time I reached the test centre the connector had vibrated loose and they weren't working. On the plus side, that was the only failure and can be retested in a few minutes when I take it back. Have paid for the retest and now just awaiting the appointment.
  9. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Basically a bridge rectifier. I'm no electronics expert but I do like going through things like this
  10. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    There are indeed two on the other side as well. Clever design now I look at it more closely.
  11. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    It's possible I guess, although they have 2 conductive tracks on each side of the part that inserts into the holder, I would expect that negates the need to turn them 180 degrees. I received 10 x T5 triple LED bulbs yesterday for the heater controls in my MiTo, same concept. These new ones are pretty cool though, supplied in a strip rather than as small modules. Pretty sure they're hand assembled, the top led's at least.
  12. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Always Grandpa, always 😆
  13. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    50 years ago I was barely an embryo 😆
  14. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    It's very old british humour Want some classics? Radio comedy, Hancocks half hour, The navy lark, the goon show, Round the Horne TV, Only fools and horses, Morecambe and Wise, Benny Hill
  15. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    All I used was standard white LED's T10 Canbus compatible. The blue is basically because of the brighter white light, the filter appears green with a standard yellow lamp because of the colour mixing. The ones I purchased are These LED's The price has nearly doubled, I paid £3.95 for 10, they seem to be £6.95 now. They are easy to fit, get the screen off and you can access the rear of the clocks. There are 4 large bulb holders spread across the rear of the clocks with T10 capless bulbs in. Swap these out for the LEDs and make sure they all work before rep
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