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    Change engine size on log book

    I know things are always changing so this is why I ask. I want to change the engine size on the log book of my Mk1 Escort as I've changed it to a 2 litre. I had heard that you have to supply a letter on headed paper from a garage confirming the change and engine number, is this still the case? I also heard that sometimes someone will come round to check over the car and take a number of photos of it. The car's been on the road for the last 6 months, all insured and historically taxed etc, but I'm only now getting round to changing the log book. Can anyone foresee any problems? Cheers.

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    Re: Change engine size on log book

    Foresee problems - no. Suspect the DVLA will make it difficult - most likely!

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    Re: Change engine size on log book

    It's now a turbo so did'int really want anyone looking at it from dvla.

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    Re: Change engine size on log book

    If its historic tax class, then you don't need to supply any proof/documents of any engine change. Thats DVLA's own rules, problem is depending on which operator you get, depends on their knowledge of the rules. But I had no problems as have others who have done it recently. However in the current climate, I'd hold off sending it in as I suspect they might be short staffed and danger of losing the document in the mountain of backlog.

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    Re: Change engine size on log book

    Thanks mate, that's good to know.

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    Re: Change engine size on log book

    Can changes like this be done online?

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    Re: Change engine size on log book

    is there not a chance that an increase in engine size (and addition of turbo) would go against the historic vehicle rules, where the vehicle should not substantially altered from original. If so you could loose your free road tax!

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    Re: Change engine size on log book

    Quote Originally Posted by mullz View Post
    is there not a chance that an increase in engine size (and addition of turbo) would go against the historic vehicle rules, where the vehicle should not substantially altered from original. If so you could loose your free road tax!
    No.

    Substantially modified merely refers to having an Mot or no MoT within the basic rules given by DVLA, nothing to do with losing free vehicle tax. Radically modified to which I think you are referring, is for more indepth modifications, and is based on a points system dependent on what you've cut or altered, and can result in IVA test etc etc, and is well documented also on DVLA's website.
    Last edited by Ken B; 26-03-2020 at 14:14.

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