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Author What do car's with bike engine's use as a reverse gear?
Whittie
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Cut holes in the floor flinstones style? Dont know TBH
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do they use bike gear boxes though?
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I'm really not sure, someone on here owns a bike powered mini, can't remember username though
Jordan C
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Sure they use a starter motor or sumin to reverse them
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some don't have a reverse gear. Usually you install a separate reverse box though!
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You can either modify the box to give you that gear or install an electric motor to move the car backwards. Or get out and push.


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starter motor as described, or a reverse box likes of quaiffe do them but silly expensive or you just dont have one!
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some bikes have reverse on, the big touring bike things
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need reverse in car for MOT?
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quote:
Originally posted by M2RTY
need reverse in car for MOT?


Good question.

Does the car actually need to drive for the MOT, or just stop and not fall apart?
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don't need reverse for sva! so cant see why you would need it for test might piss the tester off though lol
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Just push it
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quote:
Originally posted by Robin
quote:
Originally posted by M2RTY
need reverse in car for MOT?


Good question.

Does the car actually need to drive for the MOT, or just stop and not fall apart?


Yep it would need an MOT
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Read it again Alex
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oh

Mike GSi
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as ian said they normally use electric. i no a chap with a busa engined dax rush his has some sort of belt driven device
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sealt belt device??






[Edited on 12-05-2008 by Whittie]
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possibly
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SVA doesn't require it and therefore MOT doesn't. New IVA test which is coming in soon will though I think.


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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Once an engine has been converted, and everything is running, is it as simple as telling the DVLA that it's had an engine transplant, or would they want to get it checked out etc? My old corsa didn't need to be checked, then again, it wasn't a bike engine
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If you're just swapping the engine you just notify them of the new numbers.

Bike engined kit car is different though as you'll generally be starting with a different chassis and carrying over enough components to keep the registration number, but it needs the test to return it to the road in its new configuration.


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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Would it still be tax exempt, if its old enough? (sorry for all the q's)
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my step dad ust to have a rear r1 engined mini...

not sure about the reverse question though
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We push the R1 Indy!

There are ways of doing it but nits a bit of a ballache really!

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