I have! It passed the IVA 6 months or so ago and I've been making the most of it over the summer. The current job is getting the roof sorted so that I can continue to use it over winter - I'll try and get some pics up soon.
Currently building a Mevster using an X-reg 1.6l donor
Post by Mills Extreme Vehicles on Nov 2, 2017 13:56:54 GMT
The Mevster project was purchased by firstname.lastname@example.org Adrian has all the moulds but he has not been on here since June which is worrying. Honestly, the roof looked great BUT it created wind noise when the top was off due to the rear part remaining, perhaps a soft top would be better, then thrown in the back when the sun comes out. Boat firms will make these as one off's. Enjoy the car.
Hey Guys I need your help! I have my Mevster stuck in Customs here in Cyprus (import from UK). The MOT people in Cyprus have classified the co2 emissions (210g/km)so high customs want 2 x the price of the car to get it out of bond - outrageous. My donor engine is a typical 1600CC from a 1990 Madza MX-5 Eunos Roadster but rebuilt in 2014.
The latest co2 emission test in the UK from 2017 reads : CO (Limit) Max 3.5% with a result of 0.42% passed & HC (Max 1200 ppm) with a result of 63ppm passed. Now, I have no idea when it comes to co2 emissions although reading up on the subject has been helpful. So if anyone can help on this topic I'd be grateful for any assistance. I'm struggling with reasoning why the UK results are fine and why Cyprus has a different twist. Also, with the Mevster not in the Cypriot system I don't think any effort was put forth to help my case.
In any regard, appreciate if anyone has some type of data on the co2 emissions for this engine or anything else that may help. Bruce
Post by Mills Extreme Vehicles on Nov 28, 2017 22:02:17 GMT
Hopefully I have sorted this now. I have taken a couple of calls from a man claiming to be an Irish HPI check firm, he was only interested in emissions though.
He rang back and I confirmed that all kit cars are taxed based on engine size.
He again confirmed he was from over the water but sounded very Greek to me ! For completeness I pointed out that vehicles first registered prior to the 1st march 2001 are charged at £245 for 12 months if they are over 1549 CC
Thank-you for the above information and will help when I get the car out of Cyprus Customs. The problem I have is customs wants 9300 euros to release the car based on CO2 emissions of 210g/km for my 1600cc engine's serial number. I guess I'm looking for co2 emissions for these engines made in 1990 but rebuilt in 2014. Another thing I've discovered is the weight of the car has an impact on the long term co2 emission of a vehicle - the less the car weighs the less harder the engine has to work. Kit cars are actually ahead of the plan to get automobile companies to reduce co2 emission by reducing vehicle weights. But customs only use a calculation based on the engine built in 1990 and not any relevant data that may assist in my case. I'm frustrated because I know this engine is not 210g/km but can't prove it.