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    A53 towards Buxton

    Blue with white stripes heading towards Buxton coming from the Winking Man pub.

    I waved but i don't think you spotted me (in a Green Disco).
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    It took the DVLA about 5 weeks to reply to my...

    It took the DVLA about 5 weeks to reply to my application. They then asked me to provide the built up vehicle form. About a week after submitting that i phoned for an update and got the registration...
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    I bought a cheap childs ball and it did the job.

    I bought a cheap childs ball and it did the job.
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    Softop photos

    Afternoon All,
    Has anyone got any photos of both the Burgandy and Black softtops they could share?

    I'm thinking of getting one from Europa but can't decide on the colour so I thought i'd see if...
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    The way i approached it was to submit all the...

    The way i approached it was to submit all the paperwork, photos, receipts, Donor Car V5c and Engine Age verification electronically when i applied for the IVA test.

    When i went to the VOSA centre,...
  6. Thread: Guages

    by Mark_Robinson
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    You won't be able to pass the IVA using GPS...

    You won't be able to pass the IVA using GPS speedo's. From what i understand they don't work on a rolling road.
    Otherwise, I'm using the Smiths Cobra gauges with the IVA friendly bezel.

    Cheers,...
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    Coincidentally, I got a reply in the post last...

    Coincidentally, I got a reply in the post last night from the DVLA.
    Apparently i need to provide a few more bits of information (not previously requested!)

    Certificate of Newness
    Built up...
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    I found the DVSA were really helpful when i was...

    I found the DVSA were really helpful when i was applying for my IVA.
    I managed to get hold of the DVLA when i initially sent my registration form (for the V5) but i can't get hold of them now. ...
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    Has anyone had any contact with the DVLA...

    Has anyone had any contact with the DVLA recently?
    My vehicle registration application form was received by them on the 29th April and i haven't heard anything since. I've tried to contact them...
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    I've used double sided tape under the mirror...

    I've used double sided tape under the mirror mount along with a single screw. I'm glad i did as well because it allowed some adjustment during the IVA (I'm not as tall as the tester).

    Cheers,...
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    Thanks for the advice both. Its very much...

    Thanks for the advice both. Its very much appreciated. I think the only parts i need are the Steerin column pins / brushes to mate upto the rings on the Momo boss.

    David,
    If you do have the...
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    Conversion to centre push horn

    I'm starting to convert from the Sierra stalk based horn to one that works from the steering wheel centre.
    I've got a Momo steering wheel which has the horn button in it. I've also got a Momo...
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    Red Cobra on the A53

    On the A53 heading towards Buxton from Leek this morning around half ten. The occupants looked very well wrapped up and trying to evade the impending rain!
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    I do indeed mean wind wings! Apologies for any...

    I do indeed mean wind wings!

    Apologies for any confusion.
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    I've just fitted the sidescreens to my Dax and...

    I've just fitted the sidescreens to my Dax and the doors open OK. There isn't any interference between the sidescreens and doors. I've also got the S&J wingmirrors mounted on the windscreen pillar...
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    Knight racing certified my SBC350. It was all...

    Knight racing certified my SBC350. It was all done via email and phone calls so i didn't need to transport the engine to them.

    Cheers,
    Mark
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    Ta. I'll send it with a cheque for the over 1549...

    Ta. I'll send it with a cheque for the over 1549 cc value and see what happens.
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    Thanks Jim, That particular penny hadn't dropped!...

    Thanks Jim, That particular penny hadn't dropped!
    I don't suppose you also have any thoughts on how i find out what Tax i should be paying? I tried to contact the DVLA but no one answered the...
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    If we're talking about a CO tester for the...

    If we're talking about a CO tester for the exhuast, I bought a Gunson one and never used it. It's sat gathering dust on the shelves now. Bit of mute point when all my car had to do was pass a...
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    Thanks everyone. I'm in the middle of completing...

    Thanks everyone.
    I'm in the middle of completing the V55/4 form and have run into a little brick wall.

    My car uses a 1973 engine so only had to complete a visual smoke test rather than a CO2...
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    You can drive the car to and from the IVA test...

    You can drive the car to and from the IVA test (assuming you have suitable insurance), however if the tester deems your car undrivable after the test you may be stuck at the test centre without a way...
  22. Thread: IVA pass

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    Awesome news. I bet it's a huge weight off your...

    Awesome news. I bet it's a huge weight off your mind.
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    IVA retest Pass

    After a tonne of problems with the speedo in the past, my Dax passed it's IVA retest. Woo Hoo.

    It's such a relief that the speedo worked this time.

    Mark
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    7.5 Litre v8 according to the ebay listing. I'm...

    7.5 Litre v8 according to the ebay listing. I'm not familiar with that motor.
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    That looks incredible.

    That looks incredible.
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