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    Just back from BIVA...

    ...on a very nice 34 Coupe It failed on about 30 points...huge gasps and cries of " told you it was impossible !" . Of those points 24 were inconsequential, well not to the tester but it was a wire here and there needing double wrapping , some washers adding or other method of bolt retention and a couple of jubille clips missing , needed moving.

    The other items were door mirrors slighlty too small to gain correct field of view, reverse and fog light / reflectors too low ( due to misread of regs and believing measurement was to centre of lens not bottom) .

    Side repeater obscured by ( BIVA passed ) door handles , and the 'major' problem was upper seat belt mount in incorrect position. Again it was the fact the measurement should have been to where the belt started rather than where the bolt mounted.

    A damn good result as I've seen production cars fail on more

    No photos yet, being saved for when it passes. Wish him luck on a quick turnround.

    I'm back tomorrow watching a SVA on a 100E pick up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    ...on a very nice 34 Coupe It failed on about 30 points...huge gasps and cries of " told you it was impossible !" . Of those points 24 were inconsequential, well not to the tester but it was a wire here and there needing double wrapping , some washers adding or other method of bolt retention and a couple of jubille clips missing , needed moving.

    The other items were door mirrors slighlty too small to gain correct field of view, reverse and fog light / reflectors too low ( due to misread of regs and believing measurement was to centre of lens not bottom) .

    Side repeater obscured by ( BIVA passed ) door handles , and the 'major' problem was upper seat belt mount in incorrect position. Again it was the fact the measurement should have been to where the belt started rather than where the bolt mounted.

    A damn good result as I've seen production cars fail on more

    No photos yet, being saved for when it passes. Wish him luck on a quick turnround.

    I'm back tomorrow watching a SVA on a 100E pick up.
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    Blimey, this shows how the smallest things can fail you. Still, I guess they've got to draw the line somewhere.

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    Sounds promising Kev. So does each misplaced Jubilee clip count as one fail point? If so, that's no big deal at all, is it right that most kit cars that have the factory pass kit still fail?
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    well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemi Bucket View Post
    Sounds promising Kev. So does each misplaced Jubilee clip count as one fail point? If so, that's no big deal at all, is it right that most kit cars that have the factory pass kit still fail?
    Because they were attched to the same thing it was only 1 . Each individual missing washer is a fail so this is 'almost a pass '

    It is VERY rare for kit to pass first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stroprock View Post
    Blimey, this shows how the smallest things can fail you. Still, I guess they've got to draw the line somewhere.

    These items woudl also fail an MOT so it was really the last items that were truly a fail re BIVA ONLY.

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    Great news!.. good luck with the retest...........
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    There is a lesson there for all of us that wish to put a car through the BIVA Test, read the regulations and if unsure ask the question, Good luck on the retest and fingers crossed for the 100E pick up.

    Cheers,

    Stu.

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    Good news - there is hope if you build it to the book.
    I suspect a lot of the regulations are common sense & safety based, not there just to annoy you!

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    From what I see, the good part about BIVA is it still allows us to build from scratch here in the UK - no small thing by any means, and well done to all those who fought to have this concession in place.

    However, the bit that ****es me off is if say you do a roof chop to an otherwise standard and completely legal old car, it will fail miserably on so many counts that it would be almost impossible to rectify. Suddenly for example it now needs a collapsible steering column, dual circuit brakes, radiusing extensively inside and out, and a huge list of other items, none of which it required before.

    Surely all that is really required is an engineer's report that the roof conversion was done in a safe and sound manner? If that sort of logic could be applied by the DVLA, life would certainly be a lot easier... I doubt that's likely to happen anytime soon though (although as ACE expands and gathers strength, who knows for the future...?).

    Good luck to all concerned.

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