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    So about 7 weeks :shock: And they aren't even...

    So about 7 weeks :shock:

    And they aren't even able to take phone calls (tried 4 times now)

    It's just my concern there is a problem but they don't communicate with me that application is on...
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    Agent (on line chat) did not have access to my...

    Agent (on line chat) did not have access to my application but said wait time is 6-10 weeks, but due Covid might take longer.:shock:

    Appears you were very lucky or she was talking BS :confused:
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    2-0 :D In fact England beating the Germans was...

    2-0 :D

    In fact England beating the Germans was easier than me getting any sense out of DVLA

    Web chat 'bot' was waste of time, web chat real person could not answer my questions due limited...
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    That's interesting as my application was sent on...

    That's interesting as my application was sent on 8th recorded delivery (as suggested by IVA tester) and DVLA received it on 10th, so probably about 2/3 days after yours.

    I asked for the tax to...
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    Vehicle registration

    My Pilgrim Sumo based on donor car 'G' reg Sierra past IVA on 7th June.

    3 days later recorded delivery confirmed DVLA received my application for registration.... then nothing?

    Now as I had...
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    I put my max revs as 4600 on my tuned SBC that...

    I put my max revs as 4600 on my tuned SBC that had hot cams and bored out from 5.0 to around 5.4.

    I put power as per standard 5.0 SBC which for the year of engine was 200bhp... this was not tested...
  7. Thread: Seats

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    Cancelled order for SS seats as think they will...

    Cancelled order for SS seats as think they will have same issue as BB Classics seats and not fit the very tight floor pan space in the Pilgrim Sumo.

    My option now appears to strip down my existing...
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    I have ordered pair of Cobra SS seats, they are...

    I have ordered pair of Cobra SS seats, they are made to fit into tight area so hope they will fit.

    They give the lower width as 38cm which is perfect but may have to fit framework on floor pan to...
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    But due width the seats from BB do not even reach...

    But due width the seats from BB do not even reach the existing floor pan, so making floor lower would make no difference.
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    Seats

    I went to put my classic style seats in my Pilgrim Sumo today as it past IVA 2 days ago.

    Bought on eBay 'BB Classic/Retro seats ideal for AC Cobra'

    However seats seemed too high, I removed...
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    When tested for IVA there was a very strong smell...

    When tested for IVA there was a very strong smell of fuel, breather pipe was extended to underside of vehicle as requested by tester as no leaks could be found, however.....

    I removed fuel tank to...
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    My re-test and pass was yesterday, they advised...

    My re-test and pass was yesterday, they advised me to black out lower half of front indicators.

    Does seem bloody stupid as you reduce visibility by 50%.

    Lenses are plastic and the black needs...
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    Certainly worth doing when body is off, because...

    Certainly worth doing when body is off, because of width I had to make mine in sections which were put in place and bolted to the drilled/welded nuts on rear of framework, but it could simply be made...
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    I am going through registering my Pilgrim Sumo as...

    I am going through registering my Pilgrim Sumo as past IVA yesterday, but shouldn't you use a V55/5 form as old parts used from donor vehicle?
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    Yes trying to find out exactly what I need to get...

    Yes trying to find out exactly what I need to get car registered, tester not very helpful on this and said information on Gov DVLA website, still looking.

    I actually have a letter dated 19/07/2017...
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    They showed me photos of this and it has been...

    They showed me photos of this and it has been done by fixing a triangulated support structure onto the central tunnel between seats.

    I think it obviously will work as they passed it, but don't...
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    Passed IVA yesterday :D The examiners are...

    Passed IVA yesterday :D

    The examiners are concerned with Pilgrim Motorsports basic seat belt support bracket as it's only fibreglass that holds it into bulkhead of the bodyshell, they are not...
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    Hopefully my Pilgrim Sumo will pass it's retest...

    Hopefully my Pilgrim Sumo will pass it's retest next Monday.

    I have read it needs MOT after AVI to obtain Tax,.... which didn't make sense?

    I have read it doesn't need MOT for 3 years even...
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    Yes of course, everyone lets insurance companies...

    Yes of course, everyone lets insurance companies know if they fit a spoiler, a badge or change seats, I even advise mine if I fit a different radio. The front indicators had to have the lower half...
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    You sound like you think testers are stupid, they...

    You sound like you think testers are stupid, they know only to well what goes on, bit insulting to their intelligence to suggest they don't:rolleyes:

    They even advised me that you can buy IVA kits...
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    The tester at Gillingham did mention he had seen...

    The tester at Gillingham did mention he had seen someone do that, maybe the same guy?

    I really can't imagine how it could be done with forward triangulation bracing and look any good, and there...
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    Still no update on the seat belt mounting issue...

    Still no update on the seat belt mounting issue that Pilgrim Motorsport have with IVA examiners and no reply from email to Pilgrim 5 days ago asking for update :mad:

    So decided to go ahead and...
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    I personally don't like the side repeater above...

    I personally don't like the side repeater above vent so fitted mine lower and to rear of side vents.

    Examiners calculated visibility at 7% after some complicated maths that even confused the 4,...
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    Well I will give it a couple of weeks in hope...

    Well I will give it a couple of weeks in hope Pilgrim Motor Sport can sort it out with IVA testers.

    John at Pilgrim seems to know a lot of people high up in the system so might get something...
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    UPDATE: It appears on-going problem as tester...

    UPDATE:

    It appears on-going problem as tester stands by refusing to pass seat belts as mounted to Pilgrim Sumo mounting bracket.

    A) He needs to see FULL stress test report but only has part of...
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