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Stot 5th April 2014 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by K4KEV (Post 96528)
Well done Andy....that is one exceptional looking roadster, it just looks the dogs in every respect... its amazing how a nice rocker cover sets off the look of an engine as yours does, I was not sure about the wheels at first, but now....they just look...."right"....testament to your judgement, now get that IVA.;)

Cheers Kev. :cool:

I cant apply for my IVA yet because of my VIN number. I emailed the MASET team a couple of weeks ago.

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I am writing to enquire about the suitability of the chassis number that has been stamped onto my chassis of my kit car for type approval and registration purposes.

When I built the chassis at the start of last year the advice on the GOV.UK website stated
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Allocating your own VIN

You may be able to choose your own unique 17-digit VIN if:
you have a kit built or kit converted car
a VIN has not already been allocated by DVLA

Your nearest DVLA local office can tell you how you can do this.
As this was the case the VIN number shown below was created within the letter and number usage guidelines and stamped into my chassis.

SC9MX5HR2DAXXXXXX

I see that this advice is no longer on the website now that I am close to type approving and registering my car and the local DVLA offices are closed.

Please can you confirm that I can use this VIN number to type approve and register my vehicle.
The reply was...

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The advice I have received is that if the IVA test has already taken place and a certificate issued to you with SC9MX5HR2DARL0377 recorded on it, it will be accepted.

But, if the IVA test has not yet been carried out, then a DVLA VIN number will need to be issued and stamped into the vehicle before the IVA test is completed.

Regards
So, had I IVAed it and then asked I would have been ok, but now I have asked I have to wait for a DVLA assigned one. :rolleyes:

Cheers
Stot

Stot 26th April 2014 09:41 AM

Well I have my new VIN now so ill get it welded in and Apply for my IVA.

I have been trying to tidy some stuff up too. I covered my MX5 steering wheel pad with red leather to match the dash centre and laser engraved a horn push logo onto it.




It fits pretty well and a 150mm radius cant contact the remaining spokes so should be good for IVA as they use a 165mm ball. Ill take the MX5 wheel with me just in case they try and pull the 'not permanent' thing, but I would argue who would go to all the trouble for something they weren't going to leave on!



Also been working on a COP tie down for the valve cover.



Its very handy having a laser cutter to be able to make card templates before commiting it to metal!

Cheers
Stot

flyerncle 27th April 2014 01:21 PM

You may/may not have a problem with a welded on VIN No,its supposed to be not easily removable and part of the chassis I believe.

Davidbolam 27th April 2014 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by flyerncle (Post 96764)
You may/may not have a problem with a welded on VIN No,its supposed to be not easily removable and part of the chassis I believe.

As long as it's welded all around it won't be a problem

David

Stot 27th April 2014 07:43 PM

Ive fully welded it. I did it like Skov, cut out a piece and welded in a piece.

Cheers
Stot.

Davidbolam 27th April 2014 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Stot (Post 96768)
Ive fully welded it. I did it like Skov, cut out a piece and welded in a piece.

Cheers
Stot.

My mates pilgrim sumo just passed with same

David

davidimurray 28th April 2014 12:21 PM

Stot

If it was me I would put the Mazda steering wheel on. While yours looks fine, I think the inspector 'judges' a lot by looking at the car. When I took mine for IVA, he immediately remarked on the rubber trim everyhwere, when he actually got the tool out - he walked around the car once and put the tool back in the cupboard without using it.

Oh I also found that a mint assortment helped the inspection process as well......

Stot 1st May 2014 11:13 AM

I made myself a corner scale yesterday.



Using the area of the piston you can work out the Display PSI>Actual Pounds>Actual Kilos. Each PSI segment on this one is 6.4kg and you can easilly read 1/2 segments, so a ~3kg resolution upto 320kg.

Total cost was about 30 including 1/4" BSP taps that I can use for other projects. I could make another 3 of these for 20 each and do all the corner weights all at the same time, and even use the jacks to level off before reading. :cool:

Cheers
Stot

flyerncle 1st May 2014 01:04 PM

If this forum pooled its collective knowledge we could rule the world !:cool:

Stot 1st May 2014 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by flyerncle (Post 96851)
If this forum pooled its collective knowledge we could rule the world !:cool:

I thought that was what we were doing? :confused:

Tried it out today, the car was on a slight rearward slope but it was a general weight I wanted at this point.




Front Driver - 520PSI = 165kg
Front Passenger - 500PSI = 159kg
Rear Driver - 470PSI = 149kg
Rear Passenger - 470PSI = 149kg

So an all up weight of 622kg isn't bad.

Cheers
Stot


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