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by clive
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pair of P700 ‘tripod’ headlamps - now SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Pair of P700 ‘tripod’ headlamps

Sorry Martin, I wasn't referring to the ones you have, only mine.
by clive
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NEC this weekend!
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: NEC this weekend!

Pity it's too far away.
by clive
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Statutory plate
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: Statutory plate

I found this guide quite helpful when I was going through my own private hell with IVA: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass - and yes, IVA is harder than SVA, which I happi...
by clive
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Statutory plate
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: Statutory plate

Getting harder Peter. IVA seems much stricter than SVA and it doesn't look like it will get easier! Perhaps it might be one of the few benefits if we leave the EU! :P
by clive
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Statutory plate
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: Statutory plate

Hi Peter, I can't honestly remember if Gerry gave me the weights or not, but imagine he would have. Digging around I have looked out my 2005 Kit Car magazine supplement "Kit Cars and the Law" which was a great help when building as it gives a step by step guide to the SVA, which includes the filling...
by clive
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pair of P700 ‘tripod’ headlamps - now SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Pair of P700 ‘tripod’ headlamps

I ditched my tripod lights for Cibe Iodes with uprated PIAA bulbs. The P700 tripod lights do not have very well defined beams and the dip is straight down rather than to the left hand side.
by clive
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Statutory plate
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: Statutory plate

The axle weights on the VOSA certificate are the design weights of the vehicle not the actual weight of the vehicle, that is the maximum weight the axles are designed to carry when fully laden. In my case Jag IRs, Ford 302, the axle weights are 650 kg front, 750 kg rear and 1400 kg total. The actual...
by clive
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Statutory plate
Replies: 15
Views: 203

Re: Statutory plate

Correct me if I'm wrong, but way back when I SVA'd my car, the tester did all the weights.
by clive
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature
Replies: 34
Views: 629

Re: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature

I don't know the coolant capacity of the Rover engine/radiator, but in the Ford it is about 12 pints. The expansion of water from room temperature to boiling point is about 4% so will require at least 1/2 pint free space to take up the expansion. If you have no thermostat causing the coolant to only...
by clive
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature
Replies: 34
Views: 629

Re: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature

Looking at the photographs, it doesn't make sense to me. Is this the same set-up as other Rover engined 289s?