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So a full week of playing with the bird has yielded some fairly decent results.  Currently all that is left is to bleed the brakes, revisit the petrol tank hoses, mount the cans, change the oil, and f

Thank you   The SL came to me as a project last year, cost a massive £600.  Bodywork was awful but the engine was sweet.  Straight-six and smooth as a babys backside.  Couldn't get the orig

You do when you drop the bulb holders down deep in the cowl 😪

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1 hour ago, superhawk996 said:

Machine guns are too dangerous to allow into the hands of civilians.....unless they pay $200 for the privilege.

Unless you live in the Uk where you aren't allowed to register one ;) 

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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.

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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.

 

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First registered on 9/11, purchased on April fool's day...hmmm

 

To get the inspection do they give you a temporary permit to ride it to the inspection or do you have to transport it?

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1 hour ago, superhawk996 said:

First registered on 9/11, purchased on April fool's day...hmmm

 

To get the inspection do they give you a temporary permit to ride it to the inspection or do you have to transport it?

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.

 

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14 minutes ago, fizzy said:

I see top left of certificate, states, "Imported". I guess everything is imported there, except for this:

 

 

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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.

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Reminds me how comically simple Isle of Man government documents are.  Long ago I printed myself a driver's license from there, and used it to fly and to open a bank account, just for the hell of it.  No questions.  Wonder if I still have it around.

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