an old re-engined 3.9 litre petrol V8 RR , anyone know how to work out the HP from that ?
If it's still a Land Rover engine it's basically the Buick V8 pushrod motor that was licensed to Rover in the mid 60s for their "cabinet minister" saloons. Out of the ark in other words. I believe it is still made, in Weston super Mare. Its virtue was that it is relatively light for its capacity.
It's probably about 190 hp (142 kW), a bit less if the engine is pre-1995.
Land Rover may be able to produce some documentation for the replacement engine showing its rated power. Or maybe the Range Rover Register could give you a certificate if you join.
If the engine no. hasn't been changed on the V5 I would suggest you have it done before you go to BG.
LPG conversion wouldn't avoid the "power tax". You might still have something drivable if you put in a diesel of near 120kw and the tax saving would subsidise the change. But, as well as the normal changes to accommodate the diesel, you might have to make suspension modifications if the weight increases.
Agricultural vehicle - If you get a notarised certificate that it is a <<Челси трактор>> that might work.
A search in the EU database threw this up. I haven't got a clue about how it works, but it does seem that the rate is almost twice as high for vehicles over 150kw. If the vehicle was first registered outside BG less than 6 months ago and has covered less than 6,000km it can still count as new.
Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act.
Promulgated State Gazette No. 91/15.11.2005, effective 1.01.2006, amended SG No. 105/29.12.2005, effective 1.01.2006, SG No. 30/11.04.2006, effective 12.07.2006, amended, SG No. 34/25.04.2006, effective 1.07.2007 (*) - amended, SG No. 80/3.10.2006, effective 3.10.2006, amended and upplemented, SG No. 63/4.08.2006, effective 4.08.2006, SG No. 81/6.10.2006, amended and supplemented, SG No. 105/22.12.2006, effective 1.01.2007, amended, SG No. 108/29.12.2006, effective 1.01.2007
The excise rate on used automobiles is as follows:
1.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 120 kW to 150 kW under DIN system - BGN 35 per 1 kW;
2.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 150 kW under DIN system - BGN 60 per 1 kW;
3.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 126 kW to 157.5 kW under SAE system - BGN 33.33 per 1 kW;
4.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 157.5 kW under SAE system - BGN 57.14 per 1 kW.
The excise rate on new automobiles is as follows:
1.seven hundred lev + BGN 90 per 1 kW for the excess over 120 kW under DIN system;
seven hundred lev + BGN 85.71 per 1 kW for the excess over 126 kW under SAE system.
If you're car's power is just at a threshold and your manufacturer's figure is SAE it is worth checking the DIN figure. It might be about 5% lower.