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    RobinHood 2B/4
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  1. jimpoole

    Mot Emissions Fail

    Well if you look here, this document was updated on the 1st February 2018: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-service-exhaust-emission-standards-for-road-vehicles It states that the document is to explain the vehicle exhaust emissions check procedures testers and vehicle examiners use during MOT tests. It states on page two: The following vehicles will be considered as first used before 1st August 1975 - All kit and amateur built cars first used before August 1998 It states nothing about IVA/SVA limits or limits on V5C documents. If I look at my MOT history on https://www.check-mot-service.gov.uk/ is states that the vehicle was registered 31st December 1988. Therefore, it should only require a visual check.
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    Mot Emissions Fail

    My 2B has just failed it MOT on emissions. High CO2 and HC. I thought I'd find out what the requirements were and went to the gov.uk website and found the 19th edition of the In-service exhaust emissions standards for road vehicles. I'm now confused! The contents of this document, I find surprising... Page 2: The following types of vehicles will be considered as first used before 1st August 1975 - All kit cars and amateur built vehicles first used before August 1998 Vehicles first used before 1st August 1975 are only subject to a visual check. My 2B is E registered 1988. Does this mean that my vehicle only requires a visual emissions test or is the first used date the date of SVA?
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    Super Spec 05

    Ford Escort Mk2 - May need rack extensions though as tie rods may have been changed. I believe GBS still have some of the original ones, as I got one off them the other week.
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    Steering Components For Super Spec.

    I've been pondering the best solution for this issue for a superspec that I'm starting to build. I think I'm going to go with a UJ with a splined end and a DD end from CBS. I'm then going to make a shaft from a piece of 14/15 mm steel or stainless round bar which I'm going to mill both ends to fit the UJ and the Mondeo steering shaft. If you do it carefully, you should be able to cut the flats with a hacksaw and file.
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    2B Chassis

    Agent_zed, that's correct. There are adjustment holes on the rear upper shock mounts and it looks like the master cylinder/servo mount backwards with a set of custom made pedals. Apparently the floor was recessed as well and that's why the previous owner cut them out. There's also 4 panels marked second floor skin which I thought were only superspec. I'm guessing that this is some kind of hybrid chassis. Are the superspec and 2B wishbones the same? Did the later 2B have the removable centre section of the bonnet as this chassis has the tangs to mount to nose cone?
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    2B Chassis

    I'm getting slightly confused though as this chassis has the welded in bracket for the servo, welded in panels (although the previous owner has cut out the floor), mountings for the Mondeo steering column, stainless panels for the superspec boot cover and different tunnel from the 2B. I thought this was the 2B wishbone chassis? https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ndcq8gup85c5if/IMAG0039.jpg?dl=0
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    2B Chassis

    I've been and collected the chassis today and it appears to be different from the one I previously posted but also different from my 2B/4. Does anyone recognise this? Is it a Superspec Ford variant? https://www.dropbox.com/s/nh5tlfra7bwyfda/rh%20chassis.jpg?dl=0
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    Attention: All Superspec Owners

    My apologies for resurrecting this old thread. Are there any superspec owners near Aberdeen who would be willing to let me have a look a there cars so I can work out what I'm missing and take some measurements for the pieces I'll have to make?
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    2B Chassis

    Thanks gents. Do you know where I could get a copy of the superspec build dvds?
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    2B Chassis

    I completed a 2B back in 2005 which I still have. Its a 2B/4 with the mini macpherson struts. I've just been given a chassis to build a second car but I can't identify the model and it is somewhat different to my 2B chassis. I think it might be a 2B+. Many of the parts aren't with it so I'm going to have to source them. The chassis is the one shown is this picture: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/pictures/114/370/Robin+Hood+Sports+Cars_Project+2B Please could someone let me know which chassis I have? Are the build videos/DVDs available for this chassis anywhere? Thanks!