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 Roll on the summer............ 
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Post Roll on the summer............
Managed to get the Stylus up and running yesterday after its enforced winter ‘hibernation’.

Have learnt that the best way to get her going is to pour some fresh petrol into the top of the twin Webbers and make sure the battery is fully charged before attempting to start her up (and a squirt of oil down the bores).

Took her for a spin around the local streets, ran really well with no problems once warmed up. Then the heavens opened and the car cover had to go back on – hopefully this wet spell will clear and I’ll be able to use her a bit more soon – I never got around to fully fitting the soft top!


Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:48 pm
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Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Post Re: Roll on the summer............
Just booked mine in for an MOT and some bits and bobs that are easier on a proper lift on "any dry day" next week :lol:

Poor girl needs some love after last autumn/winter of being a bit ignored. Glorious sunshine outside today - long may it continue!

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Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:44 pm
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Post Re: Roll on the summer............
My MOT is due next month but I managed to do 130 miles last weekend in mine and 60 miles the weekend before....can't beat these lovely crisp cold sunny days :)

AndyL wrote:
I never got around to fully fitting the soft top!

If you're never going to fit it then I know someone that is in desperate need of a roof for his stylus :)


Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:41 pm
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Post Re: Roll on the summer............
What's this, a hood for sale? Me me me!
Well, I made myself some hoops and Ivan made me a screen rail so really I just need to pay a trimmer to take care of the rest - and there are plenty of sailmakers around here.

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Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:15 pm
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Post Re: Roll on the summer............
Hey! I was there first! Me! Me! Me! ;) 8)

Tell me more about this rail and Ivan? No sail makers around here but might get me started....


Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:55 pm
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Post Re: Roll on the summer............
CMA wrote:
Tell me more about this rail and Ivan? No sail makers around here but might get me started....


Ivan at a company called Fibretech - info on the thread here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1132
He made me a rail for around £70 I think it was. Decent quality work and a nice chap to deal with.

I made the two hoops to support the hood myself as I had a pipe bender and some steel tube handy - complete guesswork as to the sizes but bent them to where I knew the mounting points would be and so they'd clear the roll bar. Whoever makes the hood is going to have to do it just by measuring up on the car anyway. Just need to make up some little brackets to bolt them to the body.

EDIT: Here's a video showing the rail in more detail - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGZtPJmMxLs

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Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:19 pm
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Post Re: Roll on the summer............
Well, it's been a bit of a wait but the garage has taken care of all those jobs I set them with the exception of freeing off the rear damper adjustment knobs - didn't really expect them to succeed in that as I've read that once they're seized, they're seized.

MOT'd and I'll wander down the post office tomorrow to get some tax then it's putting some miles on to reacquaint myself before round 2 of the IOWCC championship on Sunday!

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Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:39 pm
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Post Re: Roll on the summer............
Fibretech was the company SSC used for bodyshells etc before moving from Woking to Llandidloes , I seem to recall :roll:

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