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    Yep, I'll echo the comments above. Great pieces...

    Yep, I'll echo the comments above. Great pieces of work, well done to all involved.

    PS. Enjoyed the crossword to. Well done to the setter.
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    Yes, do check the inlet manifold at the back of...

    Yes, do check the inlet manifold at the back of the engine near the oil sensor. I had exactly the same problem solved with new inlet manifold gasket and a good quality sealant "the right stuff"...
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    I'd certainly be interested in attending of you...

    I'd certainly be interested in attending of you get something set up. Caffeine & machine would be a good shout
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    Hi Rich. I used a bracket that AK manufactured...

    Hi Rich. I used a bracket that AK manufactured and supplied as part of the kit. Secured to the chassis with 4x M10 bolts
  5. Thread: Heater

    by AndyM
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    Hi Ian. Yes I made up a cover using some parts...

    Hi Ian. Yes I made up a cover using some parts from B&Q, a large diameter drainpipe cut into two sections with cutouts for the wiring and pipes. The ends were capped with end caps from the same drain...
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    I have a copy of the Edelbrock manifold...

    I have a copy of the Edelbrock manifold installation instructions and that shows the same sequence as above, although it states 25 lb/ft. There's some useful videos on YouTube as well.
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    Pictures of seat belt mounting bolts to prove...

    Pictures of seat belt mounting bolts to prove they are high tensile. Saves you having to take the seats out (and scratching the body work in the process.....)
  8. Hi Alan, if you've sent me a PM nothing has come...

    Hi Alan, if you've sent me a PM nothing has come through..
  9. This weekend or next are fine with me. PM me your...

    This weekend or next are fine with me. PM me your address and phone number once we agree a time
  10. Hi Alan. Happy to meet up. My IVA was passed (at...

    Hi Alan. Happy to meet up. My IVA was passed (at Kidderminster) in August so it's all registered and on the road now.
  11. I'm in Redditch. Like Richard I'm no expert...

    I'm in Redditch. Like Richard I'm no expert either, but went through my IVA back in August and happy to share feedback from my experience. Where are you getting the IVA done?
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    Hi Rob. I believe you can get a set of...

    Hi Rob. I believe you can get a set of bonnet/boot locks from s&j for around £100, but do give them a call if you have any questions. I forget the chap's name but always very helpful.

    My wing...
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    Hi Bob. Mine passed last month. I used the usual...

    Hi Bob. Mine passed last month. I used the usual bonnet locks from S&J but you do need the key inserts to meet the radius requirements. For wing mirrors I used the pillar mounted ones, I think from...
  14. Thread: IVA documents

    by AndyM
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    I completed both IVA and registration recently. I...

    I completed both IVA and registration recently. I only sent copies of receipts for both applications with no problems. Take originals and build pictures to the test. Tester did want to see original...
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    A38 southbound near Bromsgrove

    Very nice looking blue with white stripes, about 14:45, today Sunday
  16. Thread: vin plate

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    I failed my initial IVA due to too much info in...

    I failed my initial IVA due to too much info in the VIN plate which included the manufactures phone number and website. The manufacturer provided a new plate containing: manufacturer name, chassis...
  17. Thread: IVA Failed

    by AndyM
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    Due to work/holiday/limited test dates I had to...

    Due to work/holiday/limited test dates I had to wait 10 weeks to get the car retested. But happy to say it passed on Monday. Thanks to everyone for advice given especially the folks at AK. just got...
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    Hi Mick. I'm with A-Plan, with cover on the...

    Hi Mick. I'm with A-Plan, with cover on the chassis no. while in build. I can convert to road use as soon as I can provide a reg no.
  19. Thread: IVA Failed

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    Hi Kevin, mine also failed recently at...

    Hi Kevin, mine also failed recently at Kidderminster on your point 3. Although mine was on an AK VIN plate, the factory have provided me with a replacement. Point 2 also prompted about 20 mins of...
  20. Thread: IVA Passed

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    Well done Steve 😀

    Well done Steve 😀
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    Sorry, I don't remember it was a few years ago.

    Sorry, I don't remember it was a few years ago.
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    Hi, I used a heat reflective tape, I think it...

    Hi, I used a heat reflective tape, I think it came from demon tweaks. I recently failed IVA and one item was the lack of heat protection on the copper brake pipes that go up the inside of the front...
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    That's pretty much what I did. I seem to remember...

    That's pretty much what I did. I seem to remember having to make some adjustments to the brackets for them to sit right. I assume you've not fitted the body yet? In which case you need to make sure...
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    Agreed, this is as it should be (well - mine is...

    Agreed, this is as it should be (well - mine is anyway)
  25. Thread: IVA Failed

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    Hi Alan. The roll bar anchors are the standard AK...

    Hi Alan. The roll bar anchors are the standard AK ones. I added a horizontal strip of angle steel to connect the two supports. The IVA tester did spend some time looking at it but declared it ok. I...
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