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Postby Phaeton » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:41 pm

It's good to be building again, but I feel a little more paranoid this time for some reason, I'm wanting to do this 'properly' which is a strange sensation for me, just hope we have a kind winter, I did Bumble over the winter 2008/2009 working outside under floodlight is not a good thing.

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Postby wagon_1.0 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:01 am

seems like about 2 weeks ago!

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Postby 250buggys » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:47 pm

Hi Alan

I have the same brake flaring tool as you have, nice piece of kit. I bought cheaper alternatives but sent them back as they were shite and produced no good results!.

Went to Whitby too recently, best fish and chips ever but couldn't find a place to park for a very long time!

We used to have neighbours like you until we moved. Cars on low loaders turned up at all times of the night and the family would spend all day and night stripping them for parts and lorries would turn up and take away the engines and parts on pallets. We referred to them as the CHAVS. Proper ASBO family and caused a rain PITA for everyone around. All they had to do was rent a lock up etc.

Keep up the good work, Chris ;D
Hope you get on with your neighbours... ::) I remember Dan saying his neighbours were not a fan of his angry grinder... >:(

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Postby ChaosMS » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:04 pm

Alan, looking fantastic mate, really nice work and make lots of progress !! a lot more than I am :)
The way your going its going to be ready for IVA by Christmas!!

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Postby Phaeton » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:17 pm

ChaosMS wrote:The way your going its going to be ready for IVA by Christmas!!

Not sure about Christmas , but I'm being forced to take a week off work or lose it, so it's going to come on week after next hopefully, but now we're back on lockdown, not sure how long I'll have to wait for an IVA they have a good backlog.

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Postby ChaosMS » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:52 pm

Alan, yeah and there will be a delay at the DVLA too, just tried to sort my Daughters provisional licence out today and that has a 3 month waiting time now!! - so who knows how long they will take registering a kitcar eh!

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster Discussion Thread

Postby 250buggys » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:33 pm

Alan, the IVA manual states (if I remember) that any material used around the fuel tank but be resistant to fuel.

I found this synthetic rubber called Viton, I made a seal around the outside of the tank firewall and printed off the data sheet to stick under their noses should they query it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VITON-RUBBER ... %3A2334524

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Postby Phaeton » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:46 am

Thanks Chris, I'll get a piece orders, only need a couple of small pieces just so it's not steel on steel.

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster Discussion Thread

Postby 250buggys » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:50 pm

Great progress Alan, you'll have that down the road for a test drive in no time now.

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Postby Phaeton » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:19 pm

Currently fighting the indicators & hazards, connected rear lights, brake lights & fog all working, connected front side lights & head both dip & full again working, reverse is not but the biggy is the hazard/indicators, if I add power to the bulb then I can light up one side or the other but can't get them to flash. It's got to be the feed but it's puzzling me at the moment, not got a 1998 UK diagram, working with a US 1999 one but it does appear the same. Hopefully in daylight tomorrow it will be obvious.

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Postby Danny » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:35 am

You are flying through this build... I will do some mojo stuff in the next couple of weeks :D

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Postby Phaeton » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:12 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233617959883

Chris what's your thoughts on these will they IVA?

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster Discussion Thread

Postby 250buggys » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:24 pm

That is a good question, he asked me if they had e marks and I said they did but he wasn't that worried about seeing the e marks but as long as they pass the rear vision which they check they should be OK. There is a lot in the manual but difficult to interpret and difficult to test yourself.

The description says nothing about e marking, IVA compliant and I wouldn't trust the radius on the pointy bit. Side repeaters need to be in an exact zone also.

I probably wouldn't and would go with the kit spares mirrors and swap out post test.

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster Discussion Thread

Postby 250buggys » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:43 am

These are the LED lights me and Rich went with, fit in the standard 5,75 inch holders.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westfield-Ki ... b8cf48b9f4

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:17 pm

A guy who is doing an Exocet has just gone through IVA with a set of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283758319490 ... Ga1oIgHKUE he didn't bother with front indicators either, as these could be seen from the front.

My current headlights that came with the kit are Dominators which are only 4" but not IVA compliant but others have gone through with them, I'm thinking of a pair of these for the headlights https://furoreproducts.co.uk/miniature- ... dlamps-car


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