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Thread: Engine swapping in the UK could become an issue...

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    Engine swapping in the UK could become an issue...

    http://www.yell.com/motoring/blog/wa...e-transplants/

    OK if your a garage but what about the home builder/modifier?

    Means all our replica cars will have to remain crap engines >

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    Re: Engine swapping in the UK could become an issue...

    Along with all the design and engineering challenges that I am facing in my build, I now have this challenge. I can barely meet the current 8 point required by the IVA that will allow me to keep my current registration.

    This article along with all the DVLA legislation is very vague. Does anyone know if this rule has taken effect? If not when will this happen?

    I have reservations about asking on here, but when the authorities use the term "unmodified chassis", what does it mean? If I remove the windshield frame from a roadster is that a modified chassis? The windshield frame has no structural importance on the integrity of the chassis that's why I chose to use a roadster version of the donor.

    It seems that the people on at VOSA don't seem to know themselves. Everything seems to be at the discretion of the inspectors. There is a friend of a friend who works there so I am trying to get in touch.

    All this will not matter if I cant use the engine I have. So I need to know more about this new law.

    If I cant use the engine I want I shall move to the US.

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    Re: Engine swapping in the UK could become an issue...

    i'm not from UK so I dont know how things are there. Then I would presume things are just like everywhere else, the 'guidelines' are just that and are ment to be worked around all you have to be is just more inovative of how you do things

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