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  1. #1
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    Iva update changes

    Good morning guys
    after a long 6 year break, house building and new business venture, I've uncovered the cobra from its long slumber!
    trying to remember where i was 5 years ago is testing.......but the current lockdown is giving me the time

    my big question is, what has changed in IVA in the last 5 years?

    the vehicle was being build to the original IVA regulations, using the 2010 booklet i have but I'm stuck between finishing the car to put on the road or making a awesome track day toy....

    I'm running an old 327 SBC, am i still on a visible smoke test, i remember reading some years ago that this was changing.
    any other changes i need to consider

    cheers Gary
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    If you go to the .gov website and search out the IVA manual there is a section at the beginning called version control.
    That will list each section and the changes.

    To be honest, there has not been huge changes. They are mostly a combination of clarifications of procedures and inclusion of new aspects such as EV's and gas power.
    I don't think there has been an update for a couple of years now.

    The whole testing system is stalled at the moment due to virus worries.

    A
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    I can imagine they will be very busy when they start again, all the people who have had time to move forward with their builds. Also the commercial wagons that will need inspecting, as this is there main work and will probably have priority over IVA test?

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    The feedback i got from the DVSA is that any tests which were cancelled, will be subject to a 3 month delay. The DVSA will then locate a date for the test and will give you 2 weeks notice. I was due to hav emine on 20th March. All tests were cancelled on the 19th March....

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    As said not a lot has changed over the last 5 years IVA wise.
    Not sure if engine age verification was required then, it is now.
    I was hoping to IVA my Hawk before going to paint, but as things are I think I'll just finish build and paint it and IVA after.
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    thanks guys. was hoping they hadn't changed too much again. still got lots to do so no rush on booking IVA
    are we still on visible smoke test for 1966 SBC engine?
    Modified Fiero Chassis, Old Skool Chevy 327
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    It should just be a visual smoke test but you will need to have the age of the engine verified. Peter Knight racing did mine.

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    that's what i was hoping Mark, thanks
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