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Tatey 5th June 2021 07:44 AM

So my new fog light is here and just needs fitting. I have ordered a set of carbs which should be arriving soon. I am booked in at Bogg Bros on 12th June and I'm hoping to get another IVA test at the start of July but I will ring up to book this next week. So hopefully I will be on the road later this summer.

twinturbo 5th June 2021 07:56 AM

Fingers crossed, been a long haul ;)

But if the weather is like this ( assuming you have the baking sun) summer could be fun

Numplumb 6th June 2021 10:23 AM

Good luck with IVA retest.
Car looks real nice.

Tatey 12th June 2021 09:57 PM

So I had a very successful day at Bogg Bros today. I changed my fuel pump for a brand new pump I had in stock. My pump was behaving weirdly after the IVA test where it was running constantly at times when it shouldn't have been. The new pump seems to have resolved my issues.

One getting the Bogg Bros the car was running very lean, after trying a few different jets, balancing the carbs and adjusting the floats it was all nicely dialed in. The car is now making 120bhp and weighs in at 630kg so it should be pretty pokey to get started with!

I have fitted my new fog light but I need to order a new electrical connector as the new fog has a different connector annoyingly.

I will be booking my IVA retest this week so I will keep you posted on when the new test is.

Tatey 4th August 2021 06:09 PM

So good news! I had my IVA retest today and it was a pass!

It only took 20 minutes to check the fog light, set the headlights up and check emissions. There was a lot of discussion about emissions as he had tested me on the stricter 0.5% CO limit and said I had failed until I pointed out I should be tested on the 3.5% as my engine is 1993.

I need to wait for a cheque book to arrive before I submit my registration paperwork as the DVSA only accept payment through either cheque, postal order or shillings :D.

I have Blyton park booked for Saturday 14th August so I just need to fit a new gearbox output oil seal, refit my proper steering wheel and refit my dB killer this weekend.

Thank you so much everyone for your support over the past 12 years. I really couldn't have done it without you and this forum.

Ianr 9th August 2021 09:02 AM

Congratulations! Well done! Passing IVA is an achievement - but now the fun starts :)

Tatey 16th August 2021 09:37 AM

Well the car has now been hooned around Blyton Park! There were no issues with it at all, it was absolutely fantastic to drive. The track was lovely and dry, it was quite busy at times but it was a really good day. I did around 25 laps to give it a good run in.

I'm planning to go back to Blyton Park in October for another day out.


Ianr 16th August 2021 04:08 PM

Blyton is a really great track. I've been round in a 2.0l Zetec powered GBS Zero and thought it brilliant but then went round driven by a professional race driver in a Honda S2000 engined Westfield. So much quicker. I struggled to figure out how he was getting the car through the sequential bends just before the last right hander that takes you back to where you join the track. Thoroughly recomended to all :)

twinturbo 4th September 2021 08:54 AM

great news, enjoy it ;)

jps 10th September 2021 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by Tatey (Post 106701)
So good news! I had my IVA retest today and it was a pass!

A bit slow on the uptake - but congratulations! I've started reading your build thread back over again, for more inspiration, but it's already been a great source/inspiration - along with all the others of completed cars. It looks great, well done.

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