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  1. mikey p

    Emissions for MOT

    Hi all, My Westfield is a X plate 2000 year car that was originally housing a Pinto and must have passed it SVA with smoke only test as it was running twin 45's and points... It now houses a 2005 Duratec on TB's. MOT time is already a bit garage dependent sometimes it easy but other times to get a non cat test can be tricky as they say it should be tested as which ever is oldest... IE a year 2000 test.. This year is no different and they have run a cat test on it and failed it. My V5c states no emissions data to meet and I don't have a copy of the SVA certificate. Upon phoning DVLA and DVSA it looks like they have also lost the SVA certificate. They have also said that since the VT emissions software update recent (I guess in the last 12months as it wasn't an issue last year) they now do not have an option to do a Non-cat test for this vehicle. does anyone know if this is true? or is there another option that's been missed? anyone had the same? Even with the engine swap reading the section 8 - titled 'Nuisance' in the MOT manual it should never have a cat test, but I might need to prove what the SVA test was which now seems difficult! Section 8 states this -
  2. ajpearson

    Random IVA cover, what is it?

    Most of my covers are now fitted, but can't find a home for these? What are they for?
  3. Good afternoon I maybe a little bit premature but if I am honest I’m so so excited to get started on what has been a journey of around 14 years. So I visited the factory yesterday and placed an order on a new FW SE Zetec with LSD, Throttle bodies, track day dampers, brake upgrade, MSA rollbar, 8” rears, 205 tyres,sport turbo seats and I’ve also gone for the LED rear light upgrade. I have also omitted the following parts from the kit as I’d like to source alternatives elsewhere - front wings as I’d like to source proper carbon items, dashboard inc clocks and switches as I’d like a proper carbon dash with a AIM MXS dash and freewheel buttons to maintain a clean dashboard, seatbelts as I’d like to choose the colour width and type at a later date. I think I have sourced most of the tools and kit I require for the build now and I am just preparing my workspace to accept the kit in 8 weeks time. Planning a visit to Stoneleigh next weekend to help make some decisions on a few bits of like and also to try and decide on a body colour. I really like electric blue at the moment but my original thought was orange. If anyone is interested I’m located in Wetherby so if anyone is local the kettle is always on and the beer is always cold ! Any advice is greatfully received and I’ve covered a few things in previous posts but feel free to offer up any tips or advice. Mark
  4. BugMan

    IVA Process

    OK just starting to think I need to start the IVA process, and knowing naff-all about this so far I'm looking for guidance and some pointers etc. Currently reading the Government web page, which tells you to navigate to a page that's not listed, so I "Googled" for "Individual Vehicle Approval application forms" and found my way to this form https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iva-application-form-for-passenger-cars-iva-1c Downloaded this form, amdI on the right track here? Given I've seen many comments about people with "IVA Test" on there cars I'm assuming if you have a test booked you are OK to travel on public roads, on a direct route with covering insurance?
  5. Mark (smokey mow)

    IVA indicator pod spacers

    These are for cars fitted with extra wide rear arches and space the front indicator pods out by 25mm each side for IVA. A slot has been cut in them so they can be fitted without having to disconnect any of the wiring. Not sure how much these are new but how's £10 including postage to any UK destination.
  6. AdgeC

    Steering Self Centering

    Just thought I'd pass on my experience of the self centering check at my recent IVA on my Sport 250. It was an aspect of the test that I was concerned about, mainly because unless you have acces to a large area to check it, you're in the lap of the gods. My test consisted of driving the car round in circles, taking your hands off the wheel, and seeing what happens! Simple and logical really if you think about it. So car was driven round in circles, take hands off the wheel, and happily the wheel span smoothly back towards the straight ahead position, every time, result!! Having read various threads on self centering, I concluded there's no magic formula to get it right. The front set up I opted for was: 1deg negative camber, and ~1/4deg toe out (if my trigonometry is correct!), ride height set quite high initially (my sump is very low!), I'm sure it will settle. Tyre press. 23psi. Bear in mind this was done in the garage with rudimentary equipment. Not claiming this is "the set up", but it worked for me, so thought I'd pass it on, might help somebody hopefully.
  7. Question for you experts if you would be so kind. Have cable tied some of the myriad of wires going to the dash on my 250 directly onto the steering column (outer obviously!). Is this acceptable for IVA? Also blatantly copied some of the S2000 build locations for fuses (thank you), so presume this is ok IVA wise? This is what it looks like from footwell. And from above Thanks in anticipation of your learned advice.
  8. AndrewOBW

    Donor disposal

    Hi all, Finally managed to finish stripping out my donor mx5. 2 questions: Is there anything in particular I need to do to dispose of the body so I don't have difficulty with the IVA at a later date? (Remove the VIN plate for instance?) Has anyone had a donor body taken away by anyone in the Birmingham area they can reccommend? Cheers! Andrew
  9. Chuckie

    Catalytic Converters

    I have an unfinished project on the go and following some personal events in my life last year, have been spurred back into life to get it finished. I have been reviewing the latest IVA regs and am led to believe I now need to run a CAT? Rather than replacing the standard exhaust system that I had already sourced, I was wondering about modifying the system to except a CAT similar to this;- http://ramair-filters.co.uk/catalysts-cats/ramair-catalyst-sports-cat-altenative.html Has anybody got an experiences to share? (1.8L Zetec, Silvertop, '94)
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