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BRA289

Post by Patricia007 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Hi I'm new to this, I have just brought an unfinished BRA 289 replica and need some advice if anyone can help me. I have to sort the steering out first, my question is can I use the Mgb steering column ? Will that get through the IVA test , any advice would be a great help. Raf

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Re: BRA289

Post by David Large » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:53 am

Wecome Raf.
The MGB column will need shortening and there should be some BRA bits to create the lower portion of the column. I will be able to provide better information at the weekend.

Getting a BRA through the IVA test is of course possible but probably not easy.
We built our car in the 1980s and put it on the road in Feb 1989 - pre SVA, IVA and all that sort of thing.

Whereabouts in the country are you?

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Re: BRA289

Post by StewbieC » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:52 pm

Hello Raf,
It's not only IVA (you need to download a copy of the IVA M1 class) off the Directgov website. Just google IVA manual and loads of info there.
Registration also a big issue. Unless you have original receipts of all the bits fitted you will have little chance of an age related plate, if that is what you were after.
Sometimes I wish people would ask first rather than later.
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Re: BRA289

Post by Patricia007 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi thanks for the advice,i also need a gear stick for a Sherpa remote on my gearbox if anybody knows of anywhere where I could get one from. Raf

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Re: BRA289

Post by StewbieC » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:49 am

patricia007 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Hi thanks for the advice,i also need a gear stick for a Sherpa remote on my gearbox if anybody knows of anywhere where I could get one from. Raf
I made my gearstick for the IVA...
Otherwise get in touch with JRV8 in Ballymena he should have a source. Have you tried the usual Rimmer bros etc?
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Re: BRA289

Post by nikbj68 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:06 pm

They pop up on eBay with regularity, although not cheaply.
If you're not totally committed to using the Sherpa (as I know several people do not rate the shift mechanism) you could consider a shortened SD1 remote.
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Re: BRA289

Post by Patricia007 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:43 am

Ok thanks for the advice,i have just sent off my application to join the register,i have a few thinks to sort out on this car so will have to learn fast,do many people own these BRA 289 replicas in the UK ?. Raf

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Re: BRA289

Post by David Large » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:59 am

On the members register of this club there are 16 BRAs but I know that at least 2 no longer have these cars so we have 14 out of 160 members. I would guess that something like 100 kits were sold - don't know where the rest are.

David

PS I do know of one in Australia and one in the USA - the Australian one is a club member
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Re: BRA289

Post by John H » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:19 pm

Hi Raf, welcome. I have not yet seen your application form, did you send to the address on the web site? Cheers John
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Re: BRA289

Post by Migge » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:59 pm

The BRA homepage says 260 cars

http://www.bra-cars.com/html/289.html

I think mine is not included :-)
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