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3 hours ago, IainCameron said:

Thanks Harold, I think that's going to be my best solution too.  Did you use the original connectors, or did you add a couple of new (bigger) ones into the lengthened looms?  It would be nice to simplify the whole lot, so instead of having 2 x indicator plus 2 x headlight connectors, I'm thinking of cutting the original connectors out and just having a pair of larger connectors at the hinge point.  But that's a bit more work than simply extending wires.  At least I've got a month to sort it out!

Good luck with your IVA.

Iain, 

I replaced the indicator and headlight connectors on each side with a single 6 way Econoseal when I went to LED headlights with DRLs and Indicators, much tidier.

 

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49 minutes ago, jonjh1964 said:

I replaced the indicator and headlight connectors on each side with a single 6 way Econoseal when I went to LED headlights with DRLs and Indicators, much tidier.

Thanks Jon, I was about to start searching for some of them!   Order now placed, and possibly the last job (pre-IVA) imminent. 

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I kept the separate connectors Iain but at some point will change to the one.

 

whilst on the IVA topic do you have to take any specific documentation with you,  or is it just yourself, the car,  a selection of tools and extra cable ties etc.?

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if you have extra documentation it is worth taking. I was asked for documents and build photos relating to my steering column as some was obscured. i had taken an entire (organised) folder filled with receipts and component information, build photos etc. When I was asked for additional information and I knew exactly where to find it the examiners seemed pleased. As with anything like this, I think turning up prepared and being able to present any evidence requested is going to make you look like you know what you are doing/have done. I think this sort of thing impresses the examiners

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Same here. V5s for donor vehicles, lots of pictures on a cheap tablet I bought specifically for the test ( and didn’t use!), all my build paperwork. IVA don’t care about ownership etc, only construction standards, DVSA are the other way round. 
 

You’ll need paperwork to prove speedo calibration if the pickup is on the front wheel.

 

May also need proof of engine age if you are trying to avoid a CAT emissions test. 
 

Have and don’t need is way better than need and don’t have!

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I was able to show my tester a photograph of the extra earth to the fuel tank in my Eleven.  Totally invisible in the built car but the fact that I knew what he was asking about, and had the photograph to hand saved removing the car's scuttle to show him.

 

I had submitted 48 build photographs with my IVA application and they had not obviously reached the tester - so we had a couple of minutes going through them at the test.

 

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On 03/06/2021 at 10:52, Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO said:

I was able to show my tester a photograph of the extra earth to the fuel tank in my Eleven.  Totally invisible in the built car but the fact that I knew what he was asking about, and had the photograph to hand saved removing the car's scuttle to show him.

 

I had a similar situation with the Mega S2000; I was facing having to remove the RAC bar and boot box to let him see the earthing point and strap, but was able to do it via photos instead.

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