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MikeB 3rd May 2018 10:01 PM

Happy to get my IVA pass today at Leighton buzzard, great test centre.
Enjoyed the 30 miles home, the drive there was nerve racking, I thought will it break down, overheat, wobble. On the way back gave it the beans. Goes ok for a CVH, need to swap my jets for 1.6mm from the 1.4mm standard one, that should see a few more horses out of here until zetec over the winter.

IMG_0678 by mjb22001, on Flickr

dean211277 3rd May 2018 10:29 PM

Congratulations! Car looks stunning.

voucht 8th May 2018 05:49 PM

Well done Mike! Great Job!
And good timing with spring/summer too :)

MikeB 9th May 2018 11:56 AM

thanks all, it was a long hard slog to this far. Still loads to do:

zetec conversion
willwood brakes
bigger fuel tank
better trimming on the tunnel

etc etc etc :) Think I'll get a screen on and it setup and enjoy it for this year!

RandyBMC 11th May 2018 04:09 AM

Just spent time reading through your entire build. Very nice! I'm loving those rear lights - where did you get those? I also have the OBP pedal box, but I'm using a Miata (MX5) donor. Still sorting out what I'm going to do with the throttle.

I say get a helmet, set up the car, and drive it all summer long!

MikeB 11th May 2018 02:48 PM

Yeh I think I replied on locostbuilders. There's probably a better way to get the throttle sorted, a nice bell crank would make it all a lot more adjustable and no welding the peddle box. Don't think OBP are that helpful with that pedal box and the throttle it could do with a return spring and some adjustment as standard for a few extra .

Think the lights are from boltonbits on ebay, not forgetting the fog light isn't a fog light and will fail IVA as id doesn't have a F mark on it.

I got a helmet to drive it to IVA, so it will be on the road as soon as the paperwork comes through

twinturbo 16th May 2018 06:16 PM

Very well done, I bet the relife is huge and you probably have a bunch of new friends looking for a lift ;)


MikeB 15th June 2018 01:20 PM

I've done 250 miles now.
dropping the tyres pressures and dialing back the shocks has made it driveable on the bumpy b roads I'm surrounded by.

It could do with a bit more shove, I have one jet size to go up but then i think its Zetec time. I'm not sure if I can wait until winter!

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