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by agnoraan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Cobra is born again as a 378
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Cobra is born again as a 378

I think that this has probably missed the boat. Why would anyone want to pay that much when you can have an aluminium replica, which is almost identical to an original should you so wish, such as a DB Cobra, or for a little more a Kirkham? Plus the kit market is swamped with cars of a similar spec, ...
by agnoraan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Someone to IVA my Hawk
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Someone to IVA my Hawk

Isn't the guy from IrntamKitz seeing it tomorrow now?
Nige
by agnoraan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Many thanks.
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Many thanks.

Aaaargh!!! Clive, I can't unthink that vison now :-) . On a more serious note, I hope that Jill makes a full and swift recovery. A good friend of mine had the same thing happen to him, but after a few months, he's now back to doing everything he did before the ops. Just pamper her and make her feel ...
by agnoraan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Someone to IVA my Hawk
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Someone to IVA my Hawk

Hi Clive, as mentioned previously, the IVA test for cars is split into two tests, BASIC (BIVA) or NORMAL (NIVA). Amateur builds come under BIVA. Most amateur builders in "the scene" tend to refer to the test as a BIVA. If you continue further down on the link you posted, you'll find mention of these...
by agnoraan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Someone to IVA my Hawk
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Someone to IVA my Hawk

Not if it's to go through NIVA and can't pass emissions

Nige
by agnoraan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Someone to IVA my Hawk
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Someone to IVA my Hawk

Hi Simon, I've a bit more spare time to try and clarify things a bit better, BIVA (Basic Individual Vehicle Approval) is the category that amateur built kit cars fall into for testing, it's just that a lot of people shorten it to IVA, which can confuse people if they're not aware of this. This test ...
by agnoraan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Someone to IVA my Hawk
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Someone to IVA my Hawk

The BIVA test is for amatuer builders and not for professional car builders. A FULLY pro built car has to go for the stricter IVA not the Amateur Built BIVA. The "B" in BIVA meaning "Basic". It is possible to have a rolling chassis built for the customer to finish the build and still go for BIVA. It...
by agnoraan
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Indicator arm
Replies: 19
Views: 385

Re: Indicator arm

I was under the impression that the switch on the underside of the indicator arm is for headlight main beam not horn. That's how it functions on Beetles and Karmann Ghias If possible get a used VW assembly rather than a repro one, as the repro are absolutely abysmal and it's really hit or miss if it...
by agnoraan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: MGB donor car
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: MGB donor car

Clive, I fully understand what you're saying, but this isnt about historic status or tax exemption for a kit car. The DVLA arent concerned if its a donor vehicle or not at the point of issuing a V5 to a new owner . As far as they're concerned it's a new owner of a historic vehicle, and that vehicle ...
by agnoraan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: MGB donor car
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: MGB donor car

Ideally go for a car that is not in "historic" class ie '79 onwards. If you do buy one that is historic, you need to ensure that it is virtually complete and could be made roadworthy with very little work. Due to so many people selling log books and cars identities, without actually owning the cars,...