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    Important! Please read

    I've just had a message from Paul about a nasty little regulation change that the government is sliding past under the radar. It's going to affect Micksrednova and me, plus anyone else who's building a car with a non stock chassis that will require an IVA test. And it will only be the thin end of the wedge...... The consultation is open for less than 4 weeks and the new rules would come into effect from July this year - so my project hasn't the remotest hope of getting done in time - I'd imagine Mick is in a similar position (though further on than me!).

    There's a link to the discussion on the Rods and Sods forum here:http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/lic...vy-shit-530026

    At the moment it's a consultation document, (so there's a chance to comment and have your opinions ignored...... ) But basically the proposal is to require any newly IVA tested car to conform to the emissions required for any new vehicle on the date of testing - regardless of the age of the donor vehicle/engine - so basically a garanteed and insolvable fail. And this is their idea, not something imposed by the EU.

    So although it's probably futile, everyone should be making their feelings know to the appropriate channels: here's a link to the consultation document - https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...ity-and-safety

    Probably worth nagging your MPs as well. Apparently there are downloadable letters to MPs etc available on a facebook page (can't help, I don't do facebook) but the links are there on page 11 of the Rods posting.
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    ... That's going to complicate matters ...

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    It's supposedly about improving air quality, but the contribution from specialist vehicles is negligible in the true scheme of things. This is ridiculous government over legislating as usual.

    Here's a link to the facebook group page set up to campaign against this:-
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    Hmm. I read about this proposal on the Pistonheads forum as well. Hopefully it will be overturned as it is completely unreasonable to assume that a kit car would always pack a modern engine. I understand that the classic car world will be similarly impacted, as any legislation of this type would not only affect new kit cars but also "continuation" series of GT40s, Aston DB4 Zagatos, Eagle E-types etc. Basically anything with carburettors.

    Please everyone add your voice to the protest, even if you are not directly impacted. It could be you next!

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    Considering how I would love to go the way Alex and Mick have with their Pie Valley chassis and ANY ideas I would have would be directly affected, I have to agree

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    Just to reassure any PVB builders and potential builders out there, this is a surmountable problem. I couldn't prove the age of my k series buggy - common sense is not a concept that IVA inspectors readily embrace, although some are ok at it when they try - so I had to pss 2017 emissions with a 98 engine. It was very close on the standard ECU, eventually an Emerald ECU with a loom adapter did the trick. It's available to PVB customers if they need it!

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    Ed, I kind of assumed that would be the case, my biggest concern would be their trying to force a standard WAY above what an older engine may be able to reach...

    and... OYE that "review" questionnaire they have is WAY over my head on MANY area's... I pretty much ignored 80% of their questions and once I answered what I wanted to answer, was done

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