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40inches

posted on 8/5/13 at 09:10 AM Reply With Quote
YES!

Pass at Nottingham yesterday
I was dreading the emissions test, but she sailed through with room to spare. Good times.
The good:
They liked the attention to detail, and I think that sets the scene, as they assume that what they can't see, is as what they can.
The Classic Mini boot hinges got a honourable mention, as did the lack of visible wiring in the engine compartment.
I used large panel grommets on the top ball joint nuts, this was given a mention in despatches

The Bad:
It was pointed out that a brake line, connected to a flexy bulkhead connector, didn't have much space between the lock nut and tube flare nut. Fixed by removing washer from under lock nut.
Although the ZX12 silencer had triple folded edges around the ends, and would have been fine normally, because the silencer is at floor level the edges failed the radius check.Fixed by fitting small edge trim, after the silencer had cooled down

The top seat belt mount covers: I made some from GRP and fixed with a M5 csk screw into the bolts DOH!!!! Fixed by fitting new bolts and sticking the covers on with self adhesive tape
Edit to say that if you choose to fit the covers with self adhesive tape, fit them at the test centre, my covers are somewhere on the M1 north

Noise level check was 101dba, despite a cat and HOOGE ZX12 silencer. The test was carried out at 7500rpm, the can gives out a nice bass sound up to 7000rpm, then the motor comes on cam and it changes to a F1 scream, Niiice! Fixed by fitting a baffle in the tail pipe, I just happened to have one I made earlier
Still was very close at 98dba, I think Andy was being very generous.

All in all a really pleasant experience, made so by Martin and Andy, they always do the utmost to get the car through, and are genuinely put out if it looks like a fail.

If you are booking your IVA, go to Nottingham, but take the contents of your garage
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whitestu

posted on 8/5/13 at 09:20 AM Reply With Quote
Well done!

Stu

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doobrychat

posted on 8/5/13 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
Nice one

i'm dredding mine at Gillingham soon.. but thanks for the tips and advise..

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big_l

posted on 8/5/13 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
Awesome just in time for the good weather





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40inches

posted on 8/5/13 at 09:23 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_l
Awesome just in time for the good weather


I am arming myself to battle the DVLA, so I think that's in the balance






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ReMan

posted on 8/5/13 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
Excellent. I've got a pic almost identibal, save for tyhe Fireblade sticker on mine
Enjoy





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Jimfin

posted on 8/5/13 at 10:52 AM Reply With Quote
Well done to you - I think you are right in your comment, they do like the attention to detail.

When I went to DVLA it seemed to help the process enormously that I had a receipt in my paperwork for a new chassis professionally manufactured. I am sure you have one for them.

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johnemms

posted on 8/5/13 at 10:53 AM Reply With Quote
IVA Pass
IVA Pass

Well done... !!





Own chassis & Build - First time pass!!
"7's" aren't really "cars", they are 'experiences"

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imp paul

posted on 8/5/13 at 11:03 AM Reply With Quote
well done mate happy days now you can pop over to mine and help me lol hehe
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40inches

posted on 8/5/13 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by imp paul
well done mate happy days now you can pop over to mine and help me lol hehe


That would be a pleasure Paul.






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Alfa145

posted on 8/5/13 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
Excellent. Look forward to seeing you out and about in Chesterfield
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r1_pete

posted on 8/5/13 at 11:34 AM Reply With Quote
Well done Dave, Your build and attention to detail showed through the couple of times I've seen your car.

A well deserved pass.

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imp paul

posted on 8/5/13 at 11:39 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by 40inches
quote:
Originally posted by imp paul
well done mate happy days now you can pop over to mine and help me lol hehe


That would be a pleasure Paul.


that's nice mate ,as it gets a little boring making stuff on my own lol if you know what i mean your always welcome up for a cuppa

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mcg

posted on 8/5/13 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
congrats - must be a great feeling. Enjoy.. and take it easy!
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bartonp

posted on 8/5/13 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
Omissions test?
They test you on things you forgot?
Well done.

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40inches

posted on 8/5/13 at 12:05 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by r1_pete
Well done Dave, Your build and attention to detail showed through the couple of times I've seen your car.

A well deserved pass.


And thanks to you Pete, for pointing out the drilled harness bolts (I still can't believe that I actually did that), that's why I put
some new ones in the bits box.






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Chaddy

posted on 8/5/13 at 12:06 PM Reply With Quote
Well done, I know how you feel. Enjoy.
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Daddylonglegs

posted on 8/5/13 at 12:10 PM Reply With Quote
Great feeling ain't it?!

Don't forget to take a copy of the IAC before it disappears into the black hole that is the DVLA!

Let the good times roll.........





It looks like the Midget is winning at the moment......

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40inches

posted on 8/5/13 at 12:10 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by bartonp
Omissions test?
They test you on things you forgot?
Well done.


There is always one, isn't there?
If they did test on things I had forgot, would be an automatic fail! Although I probably wouldn't have remembered to go in the first place






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renetom

posted on 8/5/13 at 04:39 PM Reply With Quote
Great feeling isnt it
Well done
Now enjoy.

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40inches

posted on 9/5/13 at 03:32 PM Reply With Quote
Went to see DVLA Sheffield this morning, they have the paperwork, didn't want payment, but they "will be in touch"
Doesn't look promising, does it?






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Acc8braman

posted on 9/5/13 at 06:17 PM Reply With Quote
Why are the DLVA Offices so inconsistent!!
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40inches

posted on 14/5/13 at 08:42 AM Reply With Quote
Got a letter from DVLA, need to inspect the car on the 23rd So Newark a no go then






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James

posted on 14/5/13 at 09:28 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by 40inches
Got a letter from DVLA, need to inspect the car on the 23rd So Newark a no go then


Can you offer to take it to them so they can see it sooner maybe?





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40inches

posted on 14/5/13 at 09:45 AM Reply With Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
Got a letter from DVLA, need to inspect the car on the 23rd So Newark a no go then


Can you offer to take it to them so they can see it sooner maybe?

That is taking it to them Phoned Swansea this morning, can't talk to Sheffield LO, and need to hire/borrow a trailer for the day, car
can't be driven there.






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