Oh, dear! Snowdrop has failed her MoT. This is what she failed on:
Nearside front headlamp ain too low.
(Manifold flange) exhaust system has a major leak of exhaust gasses.
Lower steering column universal joint has excessive play.
Nearside front suspension joint has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint.
Steering system has excessive free play detected at the steering wheel (steering rack fitted)
Nearside front track rod end ball joint has excessive play.
Nearside front shock absorber has a serious fluid leak.
Offside front coil spring cracked.
Offside front wheel bearing has excessive play.
(both front chassis legs) body has a projection cuased by corrosion
Nearside rear (outer sill) body has a projection caused by corrosion.
Nearside front (outer sill) body has a projection cuased by cossosion.
Offside rear (inner wheel arch) body has a projection cuased by corrosion.
So it is mostly wear-and-tear items that have caused her to fail. I've asked the garage to price up the job and I'm in the process of getting all the necessary parts together. The Triumph Dolomite Club has been my saviour as they're the cheapest source of parts. Rimmer Bros are currently offering a 10% discount and free delivery on orders over £50 (excluding VAT) so I might be able to take advantage of that offer.