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Modifying Your Mini Without Falling Foul Of The Law

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#241 minihobbymini


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:56 PM

I'm doing the pedals at the moment , (moved slightly due to different steering column)
I want to put steel 4mm checker plate , as a pedal surface & a bit bigger , wide plug welded to original pedal 4 or 6  places - just the clutch & brake
as the rubbers fall off even if glued with contact glue - always did on every mini I have had !
also I wear steel toe cap boots a lot , so bigger pedals will be easier to drive
the throttle will stay the same , and is over to the right & lower - away from brake (don't want to hit throttle when braking)
the checker plate is very non slip
will this pass an BIVA - or what ever it is called this week

I can't see this as an issue but it's down to the discretion of the inspector on the day. All of my first IVA inspections have been fails. Passed on the second after following guidance from that exact inspector.

All the best with your test

Edited by minihobbymini, 04 October 2016 - 01:41 PM.

#242 sledgehammer


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:17 PM

thanks for the quick reply

#243 tiger99


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:41 PM

You can answer that yourself by carefully reading the IVA testers manual. But you have many more things than these few items to worry about.

#244 mk1coopers


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:45 AM

I'm really surprised that no one has updated this thread with the newys on the VHI draft papers for modified cars (in relation to the MOT not being a requirement for standard 40 year old cars, or those done pre 1988 with proof).


Edited by mk1coopers, 17 October 2017 - 05:47 AM.

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