Project EXI

The building of a Marlin 5EXi kit car, using a Seat Leon 1.8T 20v Donor

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Fri Apr 27 16:15:43 BST 2012

IVA Passed !!!

After the headlight fell out on the 1st re-test the car went in for its 2nd re-test today. And thankfully this time it passed. Getting the the IVA has not been as plain sailing as it might of been. I was expecting it to fail the first time, but not the second. Oh well. Its a tough old test to get through.

Now that it has passed just have to get it registered with the DVLA. Get some number plates made up and hopefully, by the May ban holiday weekend, it should be on the road, and the sun will come out

Posted by Steve | Permanent link | File under: iva_and_registration

Wed Apr 11 18:20:46 BST 2012

No Surprise it failed IVA

It came as no surprise that it failed the IVA. But a pleasent one as nothing that it faield on cant be fixed fairly easily. The fail points are

  • Headlights - not aligned
  • Front tyre hitting headlight under full lock
  • Steering column to steering rack fixing loose
  • Driver door - seconday lock failing
  • Brake blance bar - needs adiitional nut / weld
  • Warning label needs fixing to master cylinders warning of adjustment of brake balance bar
  • Steering wheel Boss is not collaspable

These things should all be fixable by the re-test date, which is booked for Thrusday 19th April 2012 @ 3.15pm.

All in all not bad failure at all... considering the complexity of the job

Posted by Steve | Permanent link | File under: iva_and_registration