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Post  johnonthetyne on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:37 am

pics here.hi there,after many years of running a metro based gtm midas (which ive now sold) ive been thinking of somthing else and am interested in a scamp project.as luck would have it i found this only a mile away.my question is ,is it a scamp as the bloke with the yard its in had no idea.i had to post pics elsewhere as i cant work out how to upload them here.
cheers johnb


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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:18 pm

Yes mate, its a MK2.
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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:41 pm

Hi John

What does the V5 state?

If its got a Austin/morris Scamp or Utility on it you should be ok.
No doubt others will state some other combinations

Have fun Rob
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Post  johnonthetyne on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:43 pm

cheers,av had a quick look around it and it seems solid ,will go back when snow is gone with trolley jack.he has no v5 but has origonal reg number,is this a problem,would it need sva?
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Post  muttley on Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:08 pm

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/819213.htm

I think this is in your neck of the woods......
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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:16 pm

If you have the orig reg no. you can do an AA check or equiv and see what it is registered as.
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Post  johnonthetyne on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:19 pm

am at work for the next couple of days but will sort it then, so if reg number states its a scamp will i be able to get v5 without to much problem???
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:14 am

Depends. There are three possibilities:

- it was re-registered with a new number (good)
- it was re-registered and inherited the donor's number (good)
- it was never re-registered but still has the donor's number (bad).

In the first case the number will have either Q prefix or a late suffix (say V onwards - I'll have to do my homework to be sure). Early suffix (or none) could mean either of the other two cases, with no way of telling which without knowing what's in the DVLC records. If these show it as a Mini - or as having been scrapped - then you have a problem.

Incidentally it might have been re-registered, but not explicitly as a Scamp - my own Mk1 is registered as an "Austin 2-axle rigid body convertible".
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Post  Elaine Grayson on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:33 pm

ours is a MK 2 six wheeler that was re registered and has an X suffix. log book states Morris mini never had a problem with DVLA when Mot'd
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Post  green mk3 on Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:51 am

A friend of mine is an MOT tester and just got his hand slapped for giving an MOT to a Ford Escort Pick Up when it was clearly an Escort Van.
The Pick up got pulled by an ANPR car and things went bad from there!!

So if you go by this things are going to tighten up -


Put the reg no in the links and see what it comes back as -

Mine is correcly reg as Austin Mini Scamp and comes back "Unknown make & Model"

Vehicle Registration Mark
C750AHU
Make
UNKNOWN
Model
UNKNOWN
Transmission & fuel type
PETROL
Body Type
PICK-UP
Colour
GREEN

http://www.askmid.com/ownvehicle/ or http://www.autocheck.co.uk/
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Post  johnonthetyne on Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:21 pm

ive been back along for another look ,its more solid than it looks,bonnet is missing ,apart fromthat it seems to be more or less complete, theres no log book but the reg is Q335WFT, di was wondering if there was any history database or anyone knew of this car?
how do i post pics on here? johnb.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:10 pm

DVLA vehicle enquiry.

The vehicle details for Q335 WFT Scamp are:
Date of Liability 01 02 1989
Date of First Registration 03 07 1984
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 998CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREY
Vehicle Type Approval null

The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry. Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle 6 Months Rate £66.00 12 Months Rate £120.00

As it is still on the DVLA database you might be able to obtain a replacement V5 which was 19 pounds last time I got one.
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Post  johnonthetyne on Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:03 pm

well that would be handy, a small price to pay.
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Post  johnonthetyne on Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:53 pm

would the mk2 normally have 10 inch wheels fitted anyone?
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Post  GT3Rob on Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:07 pm

12"s on the fronts and 10"s on the rear. Depends on the hubs.If you have 10"s on you may be very lucky to get discs,or given a guess drums. Most upgrade to alloys etc. Not too sure about handling you will need advise from those who own them.4x4 Rob. Very Happy
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Post  johnonthetyne on Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:27 pm

its got drums on the front but will be replacing them with discs, so maybe 12s it has to be.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:50 am

In my collection of pix, 12" seems to be the favoured option on Mk2s. However you will need final drive and speedo gearing ratios to suit, so it may just be a question of where your gearbox came from.
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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:27 pm

Speedo's (not swimming trunks).............My Scamp .runs on discs and 13" wheels as Bob says you need the speedo drive matched up with the guage (if the engine is out loosen the speedo plug off now, cause when the engines in they can be a bitch) or....

You drive along in a world of oblivion or

You follow your mate and draw little lines on your speedo or

It is a option with the Moke boys and some other kit cars to buy a bicycle electronic speedo system as a backup. These bolt on in the region of the back wheel and are quite accurate.

I have yet to work out what mine is actually reading. at 50mph on the guage i am in the outside lane passing trucks and cars and that is not down hill with a following wind.

Bottom line (of the list) is that they dont check it on the MOT, worry about it later!!!!
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Post  wheeliebin on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:38 pm

Alternatively fit a fag lighter socket and rely on your sat nav. Not that I have much chance of being caught speeding in my old cars, but with 9 points, every little helps (in the words of Tesco).
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Post  Regsmonster on Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:35 pm

wheeliebin wrote:Alternatively fit a fag lighter socket and rely on your sat nav.
Yep, that was what I did after finding out that '80' on the speedo was in fact nearer to 95......... Shocked
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Post  wheeliebin on Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:02 am

Jeez! If I had a car that WENT 95mph, I'd have to think about fitting brakes....
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Post  lin and tony on Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:37 pm

As you say - no speedo -no probs with the MOT. Taz has been thro 2 now without a speedo. We also use the sat nav solution. Works a treat - even beeps when we are speeding! (Easy solution to that one is turn the volume down - mind you we can't really hear it in Taz anyway!)

Does make me wonder tho - why do the insurance co want to know the current mileage? We have had to make ours up now for the last two years!
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:43 am

why do the insurance co want to know the current mileage?

Are you on a limited mileage policy? If not it could be one of those things they're not bothered about but, to make things uncomplicated, ask you anyway.

I think my own mileometer is starting to go on the blink, well it has done 125K in the last 15 years. Either that or Newark is a bit closer to Bedfordshire than it used to be. scratch
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Post  johnonthetyne on Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:48 pm

am picking the scamp up on monday, will probs do a diary in the form of a blog or somthing ,not really sure. anyway will post pics etc on mon or tues.
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Post  lin and tony on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:08 am

Good luck with your little project! What a Face Guess that will keep you out of mischief for a weekend or two.
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