Tractor please...

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Re: Tractor please...

#171 Post by Dick » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:58 pm

Ad seems to be genuine.. no log book though. Can apply for a new one but thats a whole new level of pain ..

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Re: Tractor please...

#172 Post by JPB » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:38 am

So let me get this right. You're suggesting that dealing with French bureaucracy may be a complex thing best left to the indigenous snail gobblers?
:scared: ;)
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#173 Post by Dick » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:29 am

French bureaucracy is enough to drive your average snail gobbler to drink... although im sure you could easily register back in Blighty. 😂

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#174 Post by JPB » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:49 pm

Hmm, out with the old Collins-Robert dick 'n harry it is then, I shall communicate with the vendor and try to find out how I'm fixed for liberating it from that France. Having brought Japanese and other alien forms of transport into UK before now, I'm not too concerned about having deregistration paperwork which, in most cases, is either not understood or better yet, totally ignored by HMRC who leave that sort of thing up to VOSA and as it's more than old enough to be IVA exempt - a rolling ten year concession at present - all I would need would be a UK MOT pass, then take the certificate, showing a chassis number but not necessarily a VIN as some countries (Japan being one) don't use those all of which makes me think that the process should be easy, only requiring a receipt for the purchase and compatibility with the test regs of its period to show to Swansea in order to have them give me a UK V5C for the thing. I wouldn't bother, but you never know when a spare, spare roadworthy vehicle will come in handy. This may be "the one!" :o
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#175 Post by Dick » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:26 am

Are you going to be driving it home? Richard long transport brought mine digger out many years ago...

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#176 Post by Dick » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:27 am

And if that doesn't work there's a brown dolomite auto on ebay that i can't share...

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#177 Post by JPB » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:52 pm

If what doesn't work? :? :lol:
Driving that all that way, in a nasty cold wind and pouring rain? No, I'm not into masochism but it will fit on my car trailer, which is quite happy to take the weight of a second van so the tractor shouldn't be a problem. I can get a driver with a passport for a very reasonable £175 to do the whole thing and bring the tractor safely to me. If this person gets the van back in one piece too, then I would be very satisfied and would own a tractor at last. I've yet to receive a reply to my enquiry so we'll wait and see, but I'm not envisaging any major snags..
:mrgreen:

So speaking of snags, I found a blue Dolomite automatic, slightly darker shade than my blue one (French blue, mine was and may still be Ice blue), but the only brown Dolomite-shaped car with an automatic gearbox that I could see on eBay is a 1500, and that engine is often a whole world of pain to live with, unless a fortune is thrown at it for a specialist rebuild with so many modifications that a good 1850 to original spec would have been the far more logical alternative, and that's the engine that really should live in there. That. or put in a DOHC Triumph V8 for the soundtrack and the look of it..

https://youtu.be/buz4UU6pmKs Oof! Shame they're quite low to the ground, or I may just have gone and done something really mad, but in a good way: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1976-Triumph ... SwUY9c9V2t
Hmm, can't plough with one of these though, so maybe not, but what a cracking car for the money. Probably.
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#180 Post by Dick » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:47 pm

Ive just checked the location of the tractor.. 36 minutes from home...

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