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02-05-2011, 07:16 PM
Pinto project for someone:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-Eagle-Kit-Ca ... 2a1036a72c (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-Eagle-Kit-Car-pinto-/180660643628?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a1036a72c)

03-05-2011, 11:06 AM
Would that need an IVA as it isn't registered

03-05-2011, 03:08 PM
Yup, ford (granada i believe) based, but dont think it uses enough parts/points.

04-05-2011, 07:47 PM
As it is on its own chassis, probably not enough points to retain the original donor registration, although it retains the engine, gearbox and front and rear axles. Chassis is good for 5 points though. I think the total has to exceed 13...


Big Birds Car
04-05-2011, 08:56 PM
You basically start with 14 points and can go down to 8 BUT the chassis needs to be part of the grand total otherwise you loose your original registration, I beleive you may still be able to get an age related plate if you can still score 8 points but I am not 100% on this. My jester got an age related plate but I did use a new chassis on that one so the points came from drivetrain, suspension, steering and axles.

05-05-2011, 05:34 PM
Thanks BBC, that clarifies the situation. So in all probability its a trip to the IVA test centre for this one. And I believe the age-related plates are allowed so that a 30-year old Pinto engine doesn't have to pass emissions tests that were never dreamed of at the time!

Hamster put it rather well, I thought, during the Eagle i-Hammer Thrust build - "don't bother making your own chassis, you'll just get bogged down in paperwork - use a chassis from another car instead!"

Presumably the logbook for the Eagle Hammer-Thrust-i simply said it was a TVR :whistling:


05-05-2011, 06:53 PM
I asked him the question & the reply is thus

It isn't registered yet, there is a form that tells how to do it within the manual.

- 9lenboy


05-05-2011, 07:21 PM
Tee Hee, Im sure the instructions from the eighties (?) will be really easy to apply to todays situation!