Monday, December 12, 2005

DVLA Inspection booked

The DVLA will inspect the Jester on Thursday 5th Jan, at 11am. This will be done at their depot in Newbury. All the inspection involves is checking the chassis and engine numbers. (Shame it takes so long to organize 10 minutes work.) All kitcars must go through this process before being registered, don't expect many updates between now and then..........

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

SVA test passed!

The Jester has passed the SVA test! I still can't quite believe it! The day started at 6.30am, with the drive to the Yeading SVA centre. (It made it there fine this time, no issues!)
The test took just over four hours to complete, and the car failed on three items. The driver's door mirror did not have a wide enough field of view, the battery was not fastened down and the drivers side rear brakes were coming on before the passengers side.
Complete with this news I bolted home and replaced the driver's door mirror with a spare I had in the garage, the battery was fastened down securely and I removed the rear brake drum. Inside was years of gunk and dust, having cleaned everything up and reseated everything, all seemed to be OK and I couldn't get it to stick any more.
I then drove back up the M4 again to Yeading for the inspector to look at my three items of failure, all of which passed!
I am now dealing with the DVLA to get the Jester registered and taxed and on the Road. Watch this space!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

SVA Prep work

Today was spent doing most of the preparation work for the SVA test on Tuesday.
I have fitted a new front grill, new air filter and a new set of spark plugs. For it to pass the SVA test, I have temporarily put small, thin fiesta wheels on. (My alloys just stick out of the wheel arches, failing SVA)
My big hope for Tuesday is not to break down on the way there or back! As long as the tester is fair and explains any failure points and how to rectify them, (and they are not major ones!) I shall be a happy boy. Check back Tuesday evening for the update.