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Individual Vehicle Approval – The Test

It’s the big day. The one I’ve been building up to for 9 months! The test appointment is set for 8AM at the Avonmouth test centre… and I live in North Bristol, about 5 miles away. It’s about a 15minute drive at that time in the morning. Getting Going I got up in plenty of […]

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Post-Post Build Check and a Dash for Fuel

The Purplemeanie has returned from its PBC and so its time to get all the remaining small jobs done before its IVA test next week. This post will be a catch-all for all those tasks, sorry, it’s probably a long one. Friday December 1st – Return from PBC (6 days to IVA test) I don’t […]

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Post Build Check

Uh oh – its crunch time! Somebody else that knows way more than I do, is going to take a look at my handiwork and tell me how much my ignorance is going to cost me. The Post Build Check is taking place today, Wednesday after I’d finished my Big Push last Sunday. For those […]

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Build Session 37 : IVA Preparation and Tidy-ups

It’s the final shove in the The Big Push – Day 5! We’re pretty much finished now. Everything is installed, attached or bolted down. With the exception of some wiring for the front repeaters it’s all about tidying things up and getting all the finishing touches done for the IVA test. So lets get on […]

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Build Session 36 : Repeaters, IVA, Mirrors, Wipers, Rear Hubs, Wings

Day 4 of The Big Push – Phew! This is getting tiring! I’m glad I decided I needed to take some time off to get this knocked out. While I’m not getting as much time on the car as I hoped, I am making progress. All that’s going to change today… no distractions, no excuses! Front […]