MOT Tests: 2005-2011

This is now largely academic as, since November 2012 there has been no requirement to pass an MOT -  see here 

Beware - most modern garage hoists are only JUST narrow enough to fit the Ten. Drive onto the hoist dead straight with alert guidance and extreme care.

June 2005:

After some deliberation, I put AYD56 in for the MOT test this month.  It was really a test of what I had done so far and I didn't really expect a pass.   It was most pleasing to find that the brakes worked and pulled up fairly evenly all round.  Also that the headlights had been properly aimed (I did it by eye!)

The only failure points were the front drag-link ball joint (which I hadn't spotted) . . . .

. . . . and the offside king-pin (which I had spotted).   See Steering & King-Pins 

But after these two small jobs, here is the MOT certificate  - together with the last Certificate from 1977.  Mileage = 78,886

and the Tax Disc - back on the road after 27 years!

June 2006: Sailed through the MOT this year - mileage 79,921  Brakes 62% on the Tapley meter - nothing needed doing

June 2007: Sailed through the MOT this year - mileage 83,327  Brakes 62% on the Tapley meter - nothing needed doing

June 2008: Sailed through the MOT this year - mileage 84,292  Brakes 65% on the Tapley meter - nothing needed doing

June 2009: Sailed through the MOT this year - mileage 85,549  Brakes 60% on the Tapley meter - nothing needed doing

June 2010: Sailed through the MOT this year - mileage 85,957  Brakes 60% on the Tapley meter - nothing needed doing

June 2011: Sailed through the MOT this year - mileage 86,224  Brakes 60% on the Tapley meter - nothing needed doing

July 2011: Sold on to a new owner

Subsequently:

May 2012: mileage 86,437

then . . .

October 2015: mileage 86,717