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 Post subject: MSVA Fail
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 9:28 pm 
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Fascinating experience on Tuesday. Two hours of inspection produced failure in 6 areas. At least I've got 6 months to rectify them!
My tester was pleasant,competent and thorough and very helpful. The chassis number stamping (earlier post) was not accepted. He suggested I could obliterate the mess I made and restamp elsewhere. He also agreed I might grind off the mistake and stamp again in the same place. Rear lights need to be further apart and my attempt at triangulation put too much strain on a tubular chassis member and needs welding.
At present I'm recovering from the experience slowy but at least none of my nightmares materialised.
Peewee


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 Post subject: Re: MSVA Fail
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:01 am 
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Peewee, onwards and upwards, doesn't sound too bad, at least you now know what to fix. At least you don't feel hard done by!
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 Post subject: Re: MSVA Fail
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:45 pm 
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Also bear in mind things that won't pass now would have been fine probably 10 years ago and things that will pass now probably won't in another 10 years :-(


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 Post subject: Re: MSVA Fail
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Peewee

I had a similar experience but once the tester found a couple of items he seemed to change gear and look for everything he could - even things he'd already looked at
Oddly at the retest once he saw I'd addressed the items methodically he positively thawed out and gave me some good advice on the carb and timing etc

What I would say is don't waste time getting ready for the retest or putting it off - crack on! That way you'll be on the road this summer and can enjoy it and by winter you'll no doubt have had enough road time to be thinking of improvements over the winter

Well done for completing the kit and getting it test ready - and very nearly passing!!

Colin


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 Post subject: Re: MSVA Fail
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:10 pm 
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Peewee,
My V5 turned up in the post this morning.....no inspection requested, it took just on 4 weeks from posting the application to receipt of the Document.

Good luck with the retest, it's worth it in the end.

Fair days and happy motoring.

John

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 7:24 am 
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Out of interest John, what did DVLA put in Section 4D5 'Body Type'. Mine was '4x4 Utility' so I had to send it back!


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:18 pm 
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Am proceeding with additional work! My chassis being 7 yrs old, doesn't have the triangulation required, so I'm hoping to get some welding done soon. Thanks to all for the encouragement!
Peewee


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 7:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Returned to Newcastle test centre this morning, driving my Pembleton. What an experience. Last time it failed on six areas. This time, just one - the rear light clusters which I'd not altered enough. However, my friend and escort for the journey produced toolbox, saw, wood and screws and we were able to make a heath-robinson alteration to the amusement of the tester, Steve, who has been great throughout. A couple of mentions of things I ought to do, locknuts and a wiring fixing, and the pass certificate was presented with a flourish.
Journey back as if on air (which it was I suppose). Now to get paperwork sorted and consolidate. Couldn't be happier! :P Thanks for all the advice and encouragement.
Peewee


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 Post subject: Re: MSVA Fail
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:13 pm 
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Congratulations Peewee,
I can imagine the smile on your face as you drove your little car home....well done !!!!

The next bit is very frustrating; waiting for that envelope to drop through the letter box. Mine took four weeks, be patient :-)

Fine days and sunshine

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