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    Altering Registration Details

    Before I leap in and buy I need to know if it is straightforwards to get the engine capacity and engine number changed as a bigger engine has been fitted previously, but the 'log book' has not been updated. Also the colour has been changed.

    I have heard horror stories about requiring receipts / proof of purchase from a dealer for a replacement engine etc etc which obviously I do not have.......

    Thanks
    Tony
    Last edited by penntm; 01-07-2017, 03:20 PM. Reason: spelling as usaul...
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    #2
    Lots of weird things happening at DVLA at the moment, tread softly and carefuly. Colour change should be OK. Engine number and capacity may excite them into requiring more details.
    An example is trying to obtain current V5C docs for cars that have been laid up for years, they seem to now require photo evidence the car exists, and if a car appears to be rotten they are reluctant to issue the docs.
    So if you are buying a basket case then it is not easy to get it registered. It is a cat and mouse game at the moment.
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      #3
      If you're contemplating buying it, tell the seller you want the documentation to match the vehicle first.
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        #4
        I've just had a V5 changed on a classic I bought where both the colour and engine size were wrong. I just filled in the relevant section of the V5 along with a covering letter and got the V5 back corrected in around 4 weeks.

        I did have a 32 Ford hot rod about 5 years ago with a 5.7 in it that still had a 998cc engine listed in the V5. I just filled in the V5 and sent it off and it came back changed.

        You may or may not be so lucky

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          #5
          The car is in good condition complete and the MOT only ran out in April this year. It's just that the engine was swapped and the reg doc (V5) has not been updated. I think its a price negotiation point!! I will make the change with a supporting letter and current pics of the car and engine. I know there are likely to legal changes in requirements coming and want it to be correct before (whenever) that happens.
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            #6
            Originally posted by penntm View Post
            The car is in good condition complete and the MOT only ran out in April this year. It's just that the engine was swapped and the reg doc (V5) has not been updated. I think its a price negotiation point!! I will make the change with a supporting letter and current pics of the car and engine.

            Include a pic of the VIN if you're going that route Tony.
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              #7
              Originally posted by GeoffW View Post
              Include a pic of the VIN if you're going that route Tony.
              Good point - thanks Geoff
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                #8
                If I were you, I'd just change the capacity on the form and send it in. I wouldn't stir it up with extra letters, etc. My Mini had the wrong capacity engine listed, so a few months back I just sent the form in. It came back, correct, about a fortnight later.
                If they decide they want more info, they'll soon enough let you know.

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                  #9
                  Is the car otherwise standard, ie if you got called for inspection there wouldn't be anything that could warrant a BIVA..?
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by 66coop View Post
                    Is the car otherwise standard, ie if you got called for inspection there wouldn't be anything that could warrant a BIVA..?
                    It depends on what you mean by 'standard'. It was a 200 6pot now with 351W 9" axle and disk brakes......
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                      #11
                      Also worth remembering there aren't any individual engine numbers on the early cars (mostly). Usually get a repeat of the chassis number just to fill a box.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by penntm View Post
                        It depends on what you mean by 'standard'. It was a 200 6pot now with 351W 9" axle and disk brakes......
                        Yeah, that wouldn't worry me as much as a narrowed rear end or front clip!
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