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    Headlights

    You must have HID for sure because the normal Mazda 6 estate 2009 I had until recently it was like it had cataracts. Common problem which the manufacturer refused to deal with along with several other known faults. So i splashed out on some PIAA bulbs, bloomin expensive but improved the original poor lighting on that. I recently sold my Mazda as another issue with that of the power steering getting a mind of its own. Again another dangerous common fault the makers didn't want to admit too...but thats for another forum. Just recently I've bought some rather "jolly bright" bulbs for my Corsair, not been out at night as yet but they do appear much brighter than the original H4 halogen. I've recently seen one or two Classic Fords with the expensive 7" LED lamps, but tbh they really do look out of place on a classic. I'd just try different bulbs- the various bright white versions, or PIAA that sort of thing or as already mentioned the cough cough illegal wattage ones.
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    Reverse lights and switches

    Just fit one of those period spotlights on the rear like the rally boys did. I used to use my Anglia Van as a daily and it never had any reversing light on it. But i had so many near misses with people walking behind the van, even though it was moving mind, they used to shout out your reversing light aint working!! I did reply to one doris once with like your friggin eyesight. She wasn't impressed. I fitted a small period Lucas light in the end, I'd already fitted a 2000e box so fitting the switch wasn't an issue.
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    Reverse lights and switches

    Idiot/telltale light on the dashboard. I forgot to mention bit irrelevant now but some, but not all, very early mk2 before they went to single rail may also had reverse light hole too.
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    Reverse lights and switches

    Stock MK1 Cortinas with the 3 rail GB didn't have a switch hole unfortunately, so you will have to rig up either a manual switch/micro switch somehow. The only 3 rail boxes that had switch holes were the 2000e Corsair and I think some 3 rail Mexico's had them, but obviously quite rare. It is possible to modify the box to take one, but its a box out and take apart job. Have done it once but it was coming out anyway.
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    ford Corsair

    Not put you off have I ?? sorry if i have.
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    ford Corsair

    Yes check body work very carefully. Panels are scarce especially the front panel, wings and rear valance. These two in attached pic are mine. The blue one all the panels i got from Ireland at the time. I couldn't find a thing here in the UK apart from one sill. Some I got from Expressed- again expensive. The green one I've just bought some lower panels for too as this one is a rolling resto. Mechanically more or less identical to the Mk1 Cortina with a few subtle differences. As for value, they are on the up and decent ones are starting to fetch strong money. I would expect to pay at least 4k for for the one in OP pic, but like the others spotted, there does appear to be something going on with the drivers door bottom and the sill below it so check that out carefully. Not sure what is going on with the front left strut top cap cover either, is that starting to push through? cant quite make it out. Check inner wing strut areas very carefully. Check boot lid bottom edge too, hard to find decent boot lids. Another important area is the fuel tank. Prone to rotting out at the top where the boot mat sits, as water gets in the boot is soaked up by the mat and just rots the top out.
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    Rear discs

    Unless it was registered before 1st Jan 1968.
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    tax

    Back on topic, A lot of the records were removed in the late 80's early 90's, ie untaxed reported scrap vehicles etc because their rubbish computer system of the time couldn't cope. So to free up space a lot of records were transferred to microfiche at central base Swansea. I know this because my missus worked in a DVLA local office until they closed. Sometimes it would take weeks to get info from them in these situations. I wouldn't imagine the process has speeded up any these days lol.
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    tax

    In the words of the remaining Chuckle Brother...oh dear oh dear... 😀
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    tax

    In the words of the remaining Chuckle Brother...oh dear oh dear... 😀
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    RHD conversion rules n regs

    Insurance mainly if you stay with the same company. There is no reason to be notifying anyone else. Just make sure everything is done properly with the proper parts and any old redundant holes are welded and cleaned up
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    Certificate of comformity

    I saw on an importers website couple of weeks back that if the car is eligible for no MoT ie 40 years old, it no longer needs an MoT for first registration.
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    tax

    Yes I know all that but the company they use doesn't do them for free do they, thats my point. It costs DVLA for each visit they do. So they only do them where they need to or suspect when something aint right. They're not going to do thousands of visits on hunch of someone ticking box on a website, because even SGS dont have that amount of staff.
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    tax

    I doubt DVLA have enough cash spare to pay for thousands of inspections just through people taxing cars. They don't need to. They just wait for the people to send in applications for log books for cars that have sat in barns for years and then ask for photo evidence, or wait for people to transfer cherished number plates. I'd imagine that keeps them plenty busy.
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    tax

    Well i taxed my 64 Corsair the other week, as it already had an mot it didn't ask me nothing. Quite disappointed really lol You dont half spout some tosh.
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