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Author: Subject: IVA Fail Leighton Buzzard
mikeb

posted on 3/4/18 at 12:54 PM Reply With Quote
IVA Fail Leighton Buzzard

Considering what a nightmare I had getting there, I had a reasonable fail. All the key things I was worried about went straight through, emissions, brakes, noise, speedo (with and adjustment)

It weighed in at 580kg with 30 ltrs of fuel

Key things
Fog lights coming on with side lights, and marking on the fog light
They want some triangulation on my upper seat belt mounts even though its build to the Haynes book.
I missed a weld on the underside of a suspension mount.
And a bit of niff naff.

Nightmare was, satnav took me down a road that had a 6'6'' width limit, I thought its just be a narrow road, nope proper concrete bollards 5 mins from the test centre, no where to turn round so had to reverse for 1/2 mile on a narrow road in rush hour. Ended up 40 mins late. The guys were great and he managed to get through everything with 10 mins to spare.

I'll upload a few pictures later. The centre said he's only ever past one kit first time and that was a factory caterham so I don't feel that hard done by.

IVA Haynes Roadster by mjb22001, on Flickr

IVA Haynes Roadster by mjb22001, on Flickr

I made one adjustment, it was just enough!

Video of tester taking it for a spin
https://youtu.be/5f0BYpWE1uE

Fail sheet for those who might be doing IVA soon ( my car cover pulled off my central mirror on the journey!)
Untitled[/ url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/62740914@N04/]mjb22001, on Flickr

Untitled by mjb22001, on Flickr
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SJ

posted on 3/4/18 at 01:28 PM Reply With Quote
Doesn't sound too bad and at least you now have a confirmed list to work through.
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tims31

posted on 3/4/18 at 02:52 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mikeb

Nightmare was, satnav took me down a road that had a 6'6'' width limit, I thought its just be a narrow road, nope proper concrete bollards 5 mins from the test centre, no where to turn round so had to reverse for 1/2 mile on a narrow road in rush hour. Ended up 40 mins late. The guys were great and he managed to get through everything with 10 mins to spare.




Thats not too bad and only a few bits to correct, well done.

You were lucky they tested you as others have been told to go away being just a few minute late at some places.





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loggyboy

posted on 3/4/18 at 03:30 PM Reply With Quote
Not too bad, and as mentioned very lucky they saw you when that late!
Ps I mentioned the fog marking in your pre IVA post!!






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bonzoronnie

posted on 3/4/18 at 03:37 PM Reply With Quote
All in all & given your problems getting to the test centre, I would take that list of minor fail points any day.

Well done that man.

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mikeb

posted on 3/4/18 at 03:49 PM Reply With Quote
Yep think I was lucky proper nice guys at Leighton. Not sure I can get a fog light in the same me style mine are wipac.welding is a pain as my welder has died!
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andy188

posted on 3/4/18 at 06:53 PM Reply With Quote
not bad at that then, i had the same seat belt bracket issiue 8 years ago, ill have a look for some photos for what we did, very good going well done.
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computid

posted on 3/4/18 at 11:40 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mikeb
Nightmare was, satnav took me down a road that had a 6'6'' width limit, I thought its just be a narrow road, nope proper concrete bollards 5 mins from the test centre, no where to turn round so had to reverse for 1/2 mile on a narrow road in rush hour. Ended up 40 mins late. The guys were great and he managed to get through everything with 10 mins to spare.



No idea where that was, and I live in Leighton Buzzard! It'd be useful to know so I don't make the same mistake if you can remember where it was?





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mikeb

posted on 4/4/18 at 07:59 AM Reply With Quote
Think it was near clipstone. Satnav took me off the a5 junction before hockliffe.
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gremlin1234

posted on 4/4/18 at 10:17 AM Reply With Quote
is it this width restriction, in vandyke road
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.9288514,-0.6442058,3a,60y,210.5h,80.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLPAQF_ViGFzHAEb1hOasCw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
6ft6
6ft6

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mikeb

posted on 4/4/18 at 10:25 AM Reply With Quote
Yep that was the bad boys, nervous breakdown was had, sure its narrower than 6'6" ! Just checked the trailer website 7' wide!

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harmchar

posted on 4/4/18 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
I'd be happy if I only get that type of fails. Well done.
When you say more triangulation on harness. Does that mean moving the anchor points closer together?? I'm almost at the stage where I will drill and weld posts through rollover bar and would Appreciate if someone had some measurements that would be IVA ok.
Cheers
Charlie.

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furryeggs

posted on 4/4/18 at 08:23 PM Reply With Quote
Not a bad fail... I need to sort my emmissions out for a pass.
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mikeb

posted on 5/4/18 at 02:10 PM Reply With Quote
Retest booked for the 3rd May, earliest slot available :9
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mikeb

posted on 5/4/18 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Charlie, I didnít weld the bosses into the tube. They were welded onto a flat plate as per the Haynes book. It isnít the strongest so prob does need bracing. See my pre Iva thread for piccies
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