Well I said I would.............

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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by Cotton Mouth » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:02 am

Thank you Peter and Amulheirn. Karl, dont stop the charm lessons just yet. Gerry’s thoughts were that the push rod for the front brakes should be as close to the fulcrum as possible without touching and with the rear about 1/4 of an inch out (nod to Roger) but the final adjustment was also affected by whether or not you had drum or disc brakes, with drum brakes having more “grab”. Clearly, there is no obviously clear consensus. Stu was helpful as when asked by the examiner why he had not welded the lock nuts pointed out that welding inside a car, especially a GRP car, had a certain fire risk and the examiner was happy with the drilled and roll pinned bar. Now, I shall go and find that manual..............

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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by Cotton Mouth » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:14 pm

I have sent in the IVA documentation giving the front axle and rear Axle weights as 500kg each. I am being asked for the GVW of the vehicle. Would about 1.25 metric tons be about right? What have others used for these figures - any help gratefully recieved.

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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by amulheirn » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:56 pm

Hiya - I got these figures from Gerry for my IVA form:

Axle 1- 650kg
Axle 2 - 700kg
Gross - 1350kg

This is for my car - ford engine with MGB back end. Not sure if you’re the same...

Also not sure if this includes the driver!

Been meaning to get in touch, but have been flat out getting the car ready before Monday. Be in touch when I get a minute!

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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by clive » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:12 pm

My Ford 302 with Jag rear is 650 Kg front, 750 Kg rear and 1400 Kg Gross. This was weighed at the test centre. (No driver but full fuel)
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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by Migge » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:50 pm

Poo, I'm happy with my 1000 kg empty :-)
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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by David Large » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:41 am

My BRA is 1050kg - half tank of fuel and no driver. There is a very heavy spare wheel well in the back of my car too. Why are Hawks so lardy?
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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by Phil Riley » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:09 am

The Jag rear end is such a heavy assembly and add to it a cast iron lump up front, it all adds up. A Hawk with an MG axle and a Rover V8, I'm guessing, is considerably lighter.

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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by Karl » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:27 am

Ford 347 ci and Jag rear- 980 kg, no spare wheel, half full tank

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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by clive » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:02 am

clive wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:12 pm
My Ford 302 with Jag rear is 650 Kg front, 750 Kg rear and 1400 Kg Gross. This was weighed at the test centre. (No driver but full fuel)
The original question was asking for the Gross Vehicle Weight which is different from the actual weight of the vehicle and used to determine the brake calculations.
The weights quoted above are the Design Weights including the driver as can be seen in the first sheet below. The actual total weight of the car is 965 Kg. as can be seen in the second sheet.

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Re: Well I said I would.............

Post by KevinW » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:32 pm

As there is an IVA component to this thread, please can i ask exactly what is needed to book an IVA test?

I have:

Build photos
IVA application form
proof of engine age
Donor V5
major receipts from manufacturer and for major components
manufacturer's declaration
cheque for £450

Anything else needed?

thanks, kevin

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