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MOT History from tests of petrol ALVIS TE21s year 1964

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mot history
Pass percent:77.83%
(The average a petrol ALVIS TE21 year 1964 passes without issue)
Based on:442 MOT Tests
Most common failuresNo# failures
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively17
Parking brake lever has no reserve travel |3.1.6b|17
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.B.7|16
Registration plate lamp issues15
Headlamp aim out of alignment11
Brakes imbalanced across an axle8
Rear brake binding8
Brake pipe excessively corroded8
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.C.1b|5
Brake pipe inadequately clipped |3.6.B.1|4
Horn not working |1.6.2a|4
Offside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|4
Nearside Front Lower Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.4.A.3|3
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|3
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|3
An item not tested |Manual|3
Service brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.B.7|3
Nearside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|3
Offside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|3
Nearside Front Front wheel bearing rough when rotated |2.5.A.2|2
Brake performance not tested |3.7.A.1|2
Service brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.C.1a|2
Nearside Front Lower Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|2
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm corroded and seriously weakened |2.4.G.1|2
Offside Front Lower Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.4.A.3|2
Offside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.4.A.3|2
Front brake application uneven2
Nearside Rear Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|2
Nearside Front Brake pipe fouled by moving parts |3.6.B.2a|2
Windscreen has a sticker or other obstruction encroaching into the swept area by more than 40mm outside zone `A` |8.3.1e|2
Offside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|2
Offside Front Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|2
Nearside front brake binding |3.7.B.1|2
Offside front brake binding |3.7.B.1|2
Offside Indicator tell tale inoperative |1.4.A.2a|2
Nearside Indicator tell tale inoperative |1.4.A.2a|2
Offside Front Wheel insecure |4.2.A.1c|2
Offside Front Seat belt insecurely fixed to the vehicles structure |5.2.1a|2
Offside Seat belt insecurely fixed to the vehicles structure |5.2.1a|2
Brake hose has insufficient room to move2
Nearside Front Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|2
Offside Front Upper Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|2
Indicator switch insecure |1.4.A.1|2
Brake hose excessively deteriorated2
Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement2
Nearside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|2
Nearside Front Steering component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.2.C.1h|2
Offside Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|2
Parking |secondary brake| on a single line braking system imbalanced across an axle Axle 1 |1.3.1 |b| |i||2
Windscreen washer not working 2
Parking brake efficiency below requirements |1.4.2 |a| |i||2
Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.4.A.3|2
Offside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded |5.2.6|2
Nearside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded |5.2.6|2
Driver`s door does not latch securely closed |6.2.B.1a|2
Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|2
Offside Outer Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.2.C.1c|1
Centre Rear Brake clevis joint has restricted free movement |3.5.1k|1
Nearside Rear Brake clevis joint has restricted free movement |3.5.1k|1
Offside Rear Brake clevis joint has restricted free movement |3.5.1k|1
Nearside Front front brake binding |3.7.B.1|1
Offside Front front brake binding |3.7.B.1|1
Nearside Rear Upper Fuel tank insecure |7.2.1|1
Offside Rear Upper Fuel tank insecure |7.2.1|1
Centre Rear Spare wheel carrier insecure |6.4.2|1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement wishbone bush lower. |2.4.G.2|1
Nearside Rear Braking system leaking Brake Calliper |3.6.A.1|1
Fuel pipe union leaking |7.2.3|1
Nearside Steering component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.2.C.1h|1
Nearside Steering component mounting prescribed area is inadequately repaired |2.2.C.1h|1
Offside Front Lower Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|1
Nearside Axle king pin has excessive play in pin and/or bush adversely affecting the steering |2.5.A.3a|1
Nearside Steering locking device missing |2.2.C.1g|1
Offside Front wheel bearing rough when rotated |2.5.A.2|1
Nearside Suspension component mounting prescribed area is inadequately repaired |2.4.A.3|1
Rear Leaf spring shackle pin retaining device missing |2.4.B.3b|1
Offside Front Brake pipe inadequately clipped |3.6.B.1|1
Nearside brake caliper securing device missing |3.5.1j|1
Nearside Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded |5.2.6|1
Rear Seat belt locking mechanism does not secure or release |5.2.5a|1
Nearside Windscreen wiper blade deteriorated |8.2.2|1
Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer missing |7.2.4c|1
Offside Front Fuel pipe union leaking |7.2.3|1
Offside Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of another lamp |1.2.1f|1
Nearside Rear Leaf spring has a deteriorated shackle pin rubber bush resulting in excessive movement |2.4.B.2|1
Offside Drag link end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Offside Rear Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Offside Front Wheel stud|s| missing |4.2.A.1e|1
Offside Front Suspension arm attachment bracket/mounting insecure |2.4.G.1|1
Brake master cylinder leaking hydraulic fluid |3.6.G.1f|1
Direction indicators not working all. |1.4.A.2c|1
Indicator tell tale inoperative all |1.4.A.2a|1
Front Bonnet cannot be secured in the closed position |8.4.1|1
Offside Front Braking system leaking |3.6.A.1|1
Offside Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|1
Nearside Front Wheel insecure |4.2.A.1c|1
Offside Front Seat belt damaged sufficient to obstruct correct operation of the belt |5.2.2a|1
Rear parking brake recording little or no effort1
Nearside Windscreen wiper not operating automatically when switched on |8.2.1b|1
Offside Windscreen wiper not operating automatically when switched on |8.2.1b|1
Nearside Rear Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Offside Rear Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Offside Upper Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|1
Offside Driver`s seat insecure |6.2.A.1|1
Nearside Front Seat belt insecurely fixed to the vehicles structure |5.2.1a|1
Nearside Front Tie bar/rod attachment bracket/mounting nut missing |2.4.G.1|1
Steering arm has relative movement at its fixings |2.2.B.1h|1
Nearside Rear Leaf spring to axle securing bolt insecure |2.4.B.7b|1
Mechanical brake component locking device insecure |3.5.1l|1
Brake pedal spongy |3.3.B.1b|1
Steering wheel weakened by cracks |2.1.1|1
Front Brake pipe inadequately clipped |3.6.B.1|1
Nearside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is inadequately repaired |2.4.A.3|1
Nearside Front Track rod end ball pin shank loose |2.2.B.1c|1
Nearside Front Upper Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|1
Steering locking device missing |2.2.C.1g|1
Nearside Front Lower Steering component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.2.C.1h|1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm corroded and seriously weakened |2.4.G.1|1
Front suspension retaining device missing |2.5.A.4|1
Nearside Rear Leaf spring splayed and action impaired |2.4.B.1c|1
Offside Rear Leaf spring splayed and action impaired |2.4.B.1c|1
Brake pedal has excessive side movement indicating a badly worn bearing or pivot |3.3.A.1d|1
Brake pipe excessively chafed |3.6.B.2c|1
Nearside Front brake caliper locking device insecure |3.5.1l|1
Offside Front brake caliper locking device insecure |3.5.1l|1
Rear brake application uneven1
Offside Front Seat belt locking mechanism does not secure or release |5.2.5a|1
front brake binding |3.7.B.1|1
Power steering component|s| leaking |2.3.3b|1
Outer Track rod end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Nearside Rear Brake pipe fouled by moving parts |3.6.B.2a|1
Offside Front Direction indicator adversely affected by the operation of another lamp |1.4.A.2h|1
Front Fuel system component leaking |7.2.3|1
Brake vacuum build up too slow |3.3.E.6|1
Brake has no servo assistance |3.3.B.2|1
Steering system has excessive free play detected at the steering wheel |steering box fitted| |2.2.A.1a|1
Offside Front Seat belt retracting mechanism defective |5.2.5b|1
Inner Rear Driver`s seat insecure |6.2.A.1|1
Fuel cap/sealing device does not fasten securely by positive means |7.2.4b|1
Nearside Rear position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Steering wheel weakened by fractures |2.1.1|1
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Anti-roll bar rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Nearside Front brake disc excessively pitted |3.5.1h|1
Offside Front brake disc excessively pitted |3.5.1h|1
Nearside Front Braking system leaking |3.6.A.1|1
Nearside Rear brake disc excessively pitted |3.5.1h|1
Offside Rear brake disc excessively pitted |3.5.1h|1
Offside Front Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Nearside Drag link end ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.2.C.1c|1
Offside Front Drag link end ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.2.C.1c|1
Nearside Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.8|1
Steering column will not lock in a fixed position |adjustable type| |2.1.2a|1
Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer deteriorated |7.2.4c|1
Parking brake lever has excessive movement indicating incorrect adjustment |1.1.6 |c||1
Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded NSR chassis at spring rear mounting |2.4.A.3|1
Nearside Inner Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.2.C.1c|1
Offside Inner Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.2.C.1c|1
Offside Front Direction indicator not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Offside Rear Direction indicator not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Offside Front Track rod end loose |2.2.B.1d|1
Offside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Offside Rear position lamp|s| adversely affected by the operation of another lamp |1.1.A.3f|1
Offside Rear Direction indicators not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Nearside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.4.A.3|1
Offside Front Wheel fitment excessively worn between the wheel and hub spigot mounting |4.2.B.5|1
Windscreen wiper not operating automatically when switched on |8.2.1b|1
Parking brake efficiency less than 50% of the required value |1.4.2 |a| |ii||1
Battery insecure |1.9.1|1
Nearside Rear Leaf spring fractured |2.4.B.1a|1
Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Offside Rear Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings |6.1.B.2|1
Nearside Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings |6.1.B.2|1
Offside Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings |6.1.B.2|1
Nearside Rear Hydraulic brake calliper leaking and braking performance affected |1.1.16 |b| |ii||1
Nearside Headlamp not working on main beam |4.1.1 |a| |ii||1
Offside Front Steering box has relative movement to chassis/bodywork |2.1.2 |a| |ii||1
Indicator switch faulty |1.4.A.1|1
Nearside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.2.C.1c|1
Nearside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Offside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Steering system has excessive free play detected at the steering wheel |steering rack fitted| |2.2.A.1b|1
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage rubber mounting deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage rubber mounting deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Direction indicator not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Nearside Seat belt insecurely fixed to the vehicles structure |5.2.1a|1
Nearside Upper Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|1
Nearside Lower Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|1
Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.4.A.3|1
Nearside Front Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion which adversely affects braking or steering |6.1.A.1|1
Offside Front Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion which adversely affects braking or steering |6.1.A.1|1
Nearside front brake recording little or no effort |3.7.B.5a|1
Offside front brake recording little or no effort |3.7.B.5a|1
Nearside rear brake recording little or no effort |3.7.B.5a|1
Offside rear brake recording little or no effort |3.7.B.5a|1
All position lamps not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Nearside Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|1
Offside Front Steering component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.2.C.1h|1
Nearside Rear Stop lamp excessively damaged so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance |1.2.1d|1
Inner Rear Driver`s door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle |6.2.B.1b|1
Front Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|1
Fuel pipe leaking |7.2.3|1
Stop lamp|s| all not working |4.3.1 |a| |iii||1
Oil leaking excessively from engine (8.4.1 (a) (i))1
Emissions not tested due to oil leak (8.2.1.2 (d))1
Brake performance not tested due to oil leak (1.2.1 (g))1
Offside Rear Hydraulic brake calliper leaking and braking performance affected (1.1.16 (b) (ii))1
Offside Front Brake master cylinder leaking (1.1.10 (b) (ii))1
Nearside Front Shock absorbers insecurely attached (5.3.2 (a) (i))1
Brake performance not tested (1.2.1 (g))1
Offside Front Front suspension has excessive play in a upper suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a)1
Steering system excessively tight steering box (2.2.D.1)1
Parking brake lever has no reserve travel (3.1.6b)1
Nearside Direction indicators flashing more than 120 times a minute (1.4.A.2g)1
Nearside Stop lamp not working (1.2.1b)1
Offside Stop lamp not working (1.2.1b)1

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