|In the queue - naughty number plate!|
Things of note - (ie fails that the inspector allowed me to fix!!):
(1) I'd fitted the front number plate with a private number - cars should not be presented with number plates if unregistered (which clearly without an IAC they can't been) - Inspector said he would inspect because the car had been trailered to the centre - no need to unstick it
(2) Exhaust front clamp needed to be turned around to miss the under body "cone"
(3) Self adhesive cable clips not acceptable on external surfaces ie fuel tank for sender cable - ty-wrapped to mounting band
(4) FW Head Light mounting thread needed to be covered - cut end off a 13mm cover, split it and siliconed in place
(5) Battery +ive connector needed to be covered - 10mm(ish) cover fitted - whilst a minimum pass the inspector suggested I might want to look at it again to improve further - (I've ordered proper covers through ebay)
(6) +ive feed to the starter motor needed a cover - luckily I was able to fabricate one with pipe to an acceptable standard as none of my spares fitted
(7) Westfield Tax Disc holder - failed interior sphere test - removed.....
The "rule of thumb" test that the inspector applied to the build/fixes was "would a car manufacturer (Ford/BMW/Audi etc) do it, & would you buy it, like that?"
The test started at 08:30 and I was issued the IAC at 15:15 with a 15min coffee break in the morning and 45mins for lunch - managed to get a bacon roll, denied earlier by our tardy arrival, from a burger van down the road from the test centre.
|What the collective noun for a group of VOSA IVA Inspectors?|
Very Happy - just have to get the Registration sorted.