Post by Mills Extreme Vehicles on May 5, 2016 11:17:21 GMT
pop a few pics up James and we can all voice any IVA concerns that may help you, interior mirror for instance and I suspect you may have to mount different wing mirrors that stick out to clear viz over the rear wing.
Apologies for the hijack, but I'd like to go into this thing with the interior mirror in a bit more detail. I've seen it written in several places on this forum that the interior mirror IS required for IVA, but unless I'm misunderstanding something, it is not a firm requirement of the inspection manual.
Item 2 of Section 08 of the manual states "2. An interior mirror must be fitted, (see note 3)" which would seem to be fairly definitive. However, note 3 removes the need for the mirror, if it offers no rearwards vision. "Note 3: The interior mirror must be positioned as far as is practical to afford the best possible view to the rear, if the interior rear-view mirror does not provide any rearward vision its presence shall not be required."
Vans for example, do not require an interior rear view mirror, if you can't see out through the back, as is logical. Obviously with kit cars, it's a lot less clear cut, as the IVA manual offers no further clarification on the definition of 'no rearward vision.' In my mind, if the only thing visible in the mirror is the engine cover and rear wing, then it offers no usable rearwards vision. Therefore, as long as there is no practical way of positioning it to offer any usable rearwards vision, you should have a very good case that you do not require one, surely?
UK, EKC Sonic 7, 2003 ST170 + Nitrous Oxide Injection
Yes, the argument often comes back that you'd need one to prove that to be the case. I intend to take the old donor one to position temporarily and have a grown up discussion with the inspector, once they can see what would/would not be visible.
1.8 with IB5 - Back end too rusty but great learning 2.0 with MTX75 - Donor of choice Last RTR Sonic 7 Chassis final piecing together Body Panels in Bloodhound SSC