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#16 pepper20

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:23 PM

im currently builing a bike engined mini, but i wasnt gunna bother with a reverse gear. however after reading the iva test manual, they have
A vehicle must indicate an accurate speed to the driver at all times and must be capable of traveling in a rearward direction under its own power.
however, there is no reference to it in the required standards column. so do i have to fit one as i cant see any real reason for one as it will only ever be used on the weekends and not for trips to the shops.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:53 PM

Rad further into the next page

Required Standard

7. The vehicle must have an operational reverse gear which can be
selected from the driving position. (see note 4)

Method of Inspection

Note 4: “Reverse Gear” A device used to propel the vehicle in a
backwards direction under its own power, this does not have to be in the
gearbox, it may be a separate component i.e. secondary gearbox /
electric motor

So whether you want on or not you need one to pass an IVA.

Alan...

#18 Stimpy

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:21 PM

A bit late on this one - but my 2-pence worth...

"New EU regulations that will take effect in 2012 will prohibit the modification of new cars"

Is there *nothing* that lot wont stick their noses in in order to make life even more plain?

When are we going to leave this daft corrupt expensive joyless 'club'?

Two pence over!!

#19 samsfern

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:34 PM

those office people must get so bored... This points system is a complete load of bolloks imo, I mean if the mods are done safely and by someone who knows and understands what their doing, surely it shouldnt be a problem, if it were unsafe then surely itd fail the mot, whats this country coming to... They should let people like us be in charge and get rid of all the *melons* there

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:45 AM

I think the reverse is fair do's, not hard to imagine a situation where a car that can't go backwards under its own steam could be a right nuisance, or worse, to other road users. Say you were going down a narrow road and there was an incident that in front, clearing the road for the emergency services could be a nightmare, especially with a bit of an incline.

I agree the nanny state's choking tendrils reach ever further, but we are actually quite lucky that the UK gov't does at least try to accommodate us amateur car botchers. IVA is nothing compared to the regulations and testing of production cars - even if it doesn't prevent dodgy brakes 'n sticking accelerator pedals.

I suppose that would be our defence: my dodgy spannering in my own garage on my own car presents the same scale of risk as my dodgy driving, the same one car to crash with. Toyota's risk was scaled up by a factor of millions from one undetected error.

Oh, this wasn't intended as a discussion thread, you should really have started a new topic in a chat section

#21 Bungle

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:15 PM

a couple of links that might be useful

ace

volkszone topic

the guy from ace on volkszone seems very helpful and i might be able to twist his arm to come over here and answer some questions for us if people think it would be useful

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:56 PM

It is now stated on the bottom of the z-cars site that their kit's will need an IVA to be road legal.See bottom of this page
http://www.zcars.org.uk/index.htm

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:08 PM

need help urgently plzzzz[size="5" i have a a very early clubman and its totally rotted out everything is shot im replacing everything how the hell will i pass the points system, every panel needs replacing the floors full of holes, brakes shot, engine knackered. i have another shell i bought second hand i have 2 new subframes new engine, new brakes new suspension. how can i get around this the original shell has nothing useable.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:20 PM

as long as you use new standard replacement parts (like rover would of sold you) there is no problem

you will need to use the V5 from the new shell

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:34 PM

basicaly my clubmans tax exempt and the shell i have is still thecnacaly a road legal mini any way of using the new shell and still keeping it tax exempt and i have parts i was going to upgrade the original clubman with, thanks

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

you must use the V5 from the shell you are using

the only way you can keep your mini tax exempt is to repair your shell or use a new unregistered shell

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

what a load of rubbish.. think something needs to be done with the people in charge bet theyre a buch of ecomentalists that want bunnys and babby foxs coming out the exhausts. soon we wont even be allowed to get under the bonnet.

WE NEED SOME SENSIBLE PEOPLE INCHARGE OF THIS COUNTRY..

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:27 PM

are you lot serious?
give over, stop bloody moaning about something thats never going to really affect us....
like a bunch of old ladys.....

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:29 PM

clicky

you had better tell this lot that it didn't happen and they dreamt it

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

clicky

you had better tell this lot that it didn't happen and they dreamt it


Check the date of that thread mate, DVLA wont just turn up and wont check every VW in a fixed area >_<




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