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IVA Questions

Postby Sabot » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:15 pm

Hi,
I am starting to think about getting my car ready for IVA and have a couple of questions that I am hoping one of you can answer for me.
My car is a classic Mini derivative which uses the subframes, engine, gearbox, suspension and various other parts from the Mini which are attached to a new fibreglass bodyshell. Would that fall under the 'basic' or 'normal' IVA test?
I have also been told by someone that this kit may struggle with the IVA because of the straight lines of the body. What are peoples thoughts?
Thanks in advance?

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Re: IVA Questions

Postby bigstuff » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:40 pm

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Re: IVA Questions

Postby greenwoo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:52 pm

sorry not a clue from me, but may be worth asking a manufacturer who is used to putting kits thru the test? i'd imagine that MEV might have some insight.....

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Re: IVA Questions

Postby Fury1630 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:55 pm

Can't help with the "basic" or "normal" - but I suspect it'll be the normal.

The straight edges themselves aren't a problem, it the radius that's the thing. I THINK the figure is 2.5mm rad, so if that's right any GRP corner should be fine. Where there are actual edges (under the front bumper), there's a load of trim available, but it's only a problem if it can be touched by a "ball-on-a-stick" of a certain radius. The bolts under the bumper (holding the shell on?) & those on the suspension arms below will need plastic covers. The bonnet catches might fail (CBS do something similar that will pass.

All the details are in the IVA manual.

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Re: IVA Questions

Postby David T » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:30 am

I would suggest a good read of the IVA manual and maybe even replicate the tools to check compliance yourself (some pics here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... nstruction).

I would check your light positions too. You will need some side repeaters visible from the rear quarter.

Good luck with it - it's nice to see something a little different.

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Re: IVA Questions

Postby Sabot » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:34 am

Thanks for all the replies.
Some useful info and it looks like I have lots of reading to do.

Feel free to post any other useful hints and tips you think of.
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Re: IVA Questions

Postby Phil N » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:32 pm

Is it amphibious?
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Re: IVA Questions

Postby Sabot » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:51 pm

Phil N wrote:Is it amphibious?


No, but if it doesn't get through the IVA, it may end up in a canal!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: IVA Questions

Postby steve m » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:40 pm

Has it never been registered? or motd?

If it was my car ................

I would obtain a mini log book and drive it on that
As that is exactly what people did years ago with kit cars

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Re: IVA Questions

Postby steve m » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:44 pm

Phil N wrote:Is it amphibious?


hahahah Phil, you quite obviously never owned or drove a 1960's mini ?

They would suffer with water ingress into the distributor in mild fog, let alone proper water coming in the front, that would shut the car down, the best remedy is a rubber glove over the dizzy with all the 5 leads through the fingers and tie wrapped tight

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