Feeling rather pleased with myself. She just sailed through the MOT with no advisories.
Quite chuffed, as I have put a fair amount of effort this year in making
sure everything was right. Apparently the MOT chap was very impressed
with my indicator notification system (high intensity LED and industrial
strength buzzer), said it was the best he had seen on a kit car.
I was slightly worried about the noise level as the exhaust is a
bit noisy, but apparently all he said was "sounds
like a real sports car".
And the big test, of course, was the emissions check, where she has
either failed or been marginal for the last few years. Well it
exceeded all my expectations. CO2 was 0.018 (max allowed 0.2), HC was
23 (max allowed is 200) and the lambda sensor was 0.999 (range allowed
is 0.97-1.03, perfect is 1.0) which is as close to perfection as I
Now that everything works properly I can go back to
cosmetic tinkering , having eased off a bit after I had got her ready
for the MOT.