RCR T70 in the UK

Eddy McClements

Supporter
Eddy how could you post such a horrific picture. How they could have done that to an Aston and it reminds me of the cruelty they dished out to the Miura and E type. :( You have undone years of therapy ;)
Don't worry Nick...they squished the soft-top slightly (easily replaced) then pushed a fake Aston over the cliff. Check out the movie trivia sites.
 

Neil

Supporter
Slightly off topic but the IVA test is not as onerous as it sounds. Occasionally you can get an unhelpful jobsworth, but in the main and in my case they want to help you get through it. As Mike Pass one of my "team" helping me through it so succinctly put it, if it fails which many times it does, you get your list of failure points work through it, put it in for another test. If it fails again you work through your smaller list and repeat the process until there is nothing on the list.

I have no problem with the safety checks, some of the points like the toggle switches are a pain but not really a restriction of freedom. Any modern car you drive today has had to conform to a set of rules, the guards on the modern Mini a prime example.

Link below if you have access has some examples of cars submitted for IVA that failed. They may have passed in Arizona but you have more room over there to take avoiding action than we do ;)

Take a look at this:

5.1 How exterior projections are inspected

DVSA will look for sharp edges that could cause injury to a pedestrian.

Not allowed: tape wrapped round 'non radiused' edges.


If a pedestrian managed go get all the way into contact with this part, its "sharp" edge would be the least of his worries.

Many of those regulations are good as recommendations but as requirements too many are Draconian. How did these regulations come into being? Were they voted on by the public or simply foisted on you by bureaucrats?
 

Neil

Supporter
The IVA in the UK is primarily concerned with safety. Cars are inspected to make sure they are safe to use on the street with other traffic. They check for things like wires chaffing, brake pipe routing and security.
You may not like it Neil, but how would you feel if a member of your family was killed or injured due to a home built car’s brakes failing because the pipe had fractured and lost all the brake fluid? When you know the inspection had been as superficial as you describe?
These rules are in place not just to protect you, but to protect people FROM you.
The IVA in the UK has brought the build level of “kit car” builds up across the board.
This is not intended as a slight on you or your build, rather those that might cobble something together and be driving it around.
Simon
"You may not like it Neil, but how would you feel if a member of your family was killed or injured due to a home built car’s brakes failing because the pipe had fractured and lost all the brake fluid?..."

Simon, I would feel just as bad as if a member of my family was killed by a criminal breaking into her house and her not being able to own a gun to protect herself.

I guess we differ on how much the government should be allowed to "protect us from harm". At some point we need to protect ourselves from such a government. Wait, this is sounding familiar...."When in the Course of human events, ..." 1776. :)
 
Take a look at this:

5.1 How exterior projections are inspected

DVSA will look for sharp edges that could cause injury to a pedestrian.

Not allowed: tape wrapped round 'non radiused' edges.'non radiused' edges.


If a pedestrian managed go get all the way into contact with this part, its "sharp" edge would be the least of his worries.

Many of those regulations are good as recommendations but as requirements too many are Draconian. How did these regulations come into being? Were they voted on by the public or simply foisted on you by bureaucrats?
Neil,

Don't what to clog up Chris's build thread with noise so guess we will have to agree to disagree. You are right about the pedestrian if they got that far, however the solution suggested by the authorities in my opinion is a good one, as it actually looks a lot neater and is hardly draconian, but each to their own
 

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