Little BRG Stylus SOLD NOW !

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Little BRG Stylus SOLD NOW !

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THE CAR'S FOR SALE @ £7000.
Existing 'new' rear tyres(YOKO C-MAX) & YOKO A509's at front with 4mm tread.
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED :roll:
FORGOT :roll: to say it has alloy 4 pots up front 8)
Fully comp' insurance from ''Caithness'' via Pete Smith @£109/yr secured now so will be 'set-up' testing her today :D
WOW :!: goes like a train , very fast for a fast road cam/TB's 1.8lt Zetec but then RACELINE put it together. Handles well with it's new bits/bobs , sticks tight on slow(h'mmmm :roll: )corners , roundabouts etc. A mite twitchy at high speed/110mph with the very small steering wheel fitted.Unneccessary on this car , I'd change it to 12 or 13 inch if I were keeping it . Too much correction at low speed corners would see you facing the other way . Having said that ,I was trying to upset it . I'll check the toe to make sure it's not towing out :shock: Rear tyres had never been on the road so were partly the cause of some oversteer in an agressive mode :lol: Water temp' stayed around 90 under hard driving and oil temp' around 80 but only did 30 miles , albeit throwing it around some :roll:

Checked TOE and it was towing out :shock: , now adjusted to toe in 1mm per wheel. Drive it to assess the difference another day.

JUST come back from a 40mile test out after changing toe and further wedge adjustment --- MILES better :wink: At 5000rpm in 5th it's doing 100mph -- with plenty of grunt left for the brave :shock: but I slacked off at 115mph cos I don't like the silly little steering wheel :oops: . Also the brake pads are EBC and not up to it but as they're still 8mm thick , I will not be changing them :roll: First gear blasts the car away and you quickly want 2nd which will take it to 65 odd . Third I didn't look for max' due to traffic but is obviously going to get you over 90. 4th and 5th pull with plenty of torque at the top end and really surprised me for a 1.8lt ---- the Throttle Bodies make an enormous difference compared to Webers .(Roll on when mine's finished :lol: ) If I kept it and developed the chassis/set-up , it would be a very quick car but that takes time and track work . A good set of stickies would make this car but I'm not fitting them in case it sells to someone not bothered about odd tyres front/rear.

All the parts/work done is listed in these pages .Full photo list during work plus previous history. This car was factory part built for Collin Mc lenin to tour Europe in 2001 then Miles Youden bought it/sold it . I bought it from Mathew Morris , who has another Stylus himself. His plan was to remove the body and fit his ROCHDALE 60's kit body onto this car. Didn't happen.Tim can recall quite a lot about the car as he was then working for P. Powell.
April 20th - ish :wink:

I've had the BRG car about 4 weeks now and the jobs are getting done pre-sale. Engine got an oil+ZX1 and filter change plus new sump plug washer(Raceline) -- It was missing and sealed with some disgusting ' blue ' crap :shock:
Also needed new plugs after extracting the existing ones from the water filled plug gallery(sucked out with plastic pipe then loo paper :roll: )
The hood to screen fixing was broken plus loose nuts/bolts used to attach which is bloody awkward SO permanently fixed the bolts into the hood rail.Hood was dull so re-treated it.
Next was sort the rust in the driver's footwell and under both seats .
The cockpit was filthy -- seats/carpet dog haired / maybe dogs were better company ? It took hours to get the hairs off the Caterham velour seats then most of the morning brushing with a suede brush.The dashboard got a good clean and shine. Boot was similar. Neither boot nor bonnet catches worked/now sorted.The windscreen surround was badly cut and unstuck - now at least nothing hanging and re-stuck.
The next major job was to make the exhaust in sill 'bodged cut out' look more intended rather than hacked. This isn't finished yet but looks better already. Inside , the original one peice silencer/repackable had been swapped to two standard steel ones . To make it look better now the 'hole' exposes more , I'll fit a vented guard to the hole.Various detail repainting after rubbing down.
STILL to do ---------- all new front/rear shocks - springs - rear leading/trailing longer travel arms and bushes . New diff' support bolts - it's dedion rear(old ones wrong diameter and will cause diff' flex) Then it's a lot of scraping , rubbing of chassis in preparation for rust treatment which will take a lot of time , once I can get it in the air to work on. Once that's done , I'll play around with set up and finally give it some sticky rubber . The rubber might be left if an offer comes less than my sale price. Be good to set it up on the right rubber though.
Rob.
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New open / guarded side exhaust to give more airflow plus more gold detail :roll:
Image SSC badges front and rear :D

Image New front AVO's & springs

Image Long travel arms/ AVO's & springs/rear

Come to a grinding halt :!: as the rear suspension bolts have become part of the inner metal bush.No amount of the usual culprits for unseizing things does nowt apart from bend the pick - ups wider when hammered. Having managed to get it up in the air on some new stands/just bought , with the help of my engine crane hitched onto the rollbar , I intend cutting through each side of every pick up/link arm end. Drastic but am replacing the arms anyway. With all the spannering/hammering , I touched the fuel pipe a few times and now see the pipe's perished and leaking so had to drain the tank.
That's as far as I've got due to ' work ' commitments.
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At last managed to get one side cut off thisafternoon after cutting some more F/Glass out the way for grinder room.What a performance , still, got some derust and treatment done at the same time before it rained and I packed up. Hope it's fine Sunday then I'll get the other side off. :D
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The grey rust treatment is the first coat . After the second coat it will turn nearly black.Then it'll get hammerite . As this pic'.
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Got the drivers side new long travel suspension on today -- certainly looks better than the first pic's I posted. :D
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Today was the first chance to get the other side done working under the eze - up.
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Today(17th May)finished rust scraping at the rear chassis and painted , including under the seat pans. Took out the tunnell cover to get at the fuel pipe connections and changed all rubber fuel lines/return line/tank bung. While access was easy I greased the propshaft at both ends and checked the diff oil level which was fine so topped up with ZX1 Extralube . Waiting for bolts to finish the left side rear suspension.
Battery fixing to tidy and fix securely then front chassis rust/paint to do --- NEARLY THERE :D


Today removed battery after shifting header tank out the way ---- just look at this :shock:
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Scraped it all off :roll:
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2 coats hydrate plus hamerite

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Battery back in / charged / header in / new clamp arrangement

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So far the rust treatment/painting has taken 30 hours --- just the front chassis to look at now :roll:
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Since lowering the car down/setting suspension /ride height /fueling up after emptying tank , I thought I'd start her up and move it around. Course , totally forgot all the hammering at the bushes trying to get the old suspension bent arms etc off :shock: SHE WONT start - no fuel pump operating apart from the slave pump/rear - turns over fine. Checked all fuses plus after chatting with Tim , found an enertia/cut off switch . Pressed it , heard it click but still no start :evil: Having got to the limit of my electrical knowledge(sparce anyway :lol: ) tomorrow I'm trailering it down to Neville Powell (all things to all men -- not forgetting the women :roll: ) I have no doubt he'll find the little bugger (gremlin :wink: ) This is Nev' of the LIPHOOK meet who used to make the chassis for SSC under P.Powell - up to number 14 , I think :?:
Apart from this little 'time waster' the car's starting to look nice on top and underneath although there'll always be more bits to tidy up and I have to stop somewhere.

Shan't be going now :!: Found the problem and sorted -- bingo :D Pump seems to go better when it has a positive supply ---------------------- :oops:
21st May:-


Stripped off the old fuel pipe from pump to filter (front this time - done rear :!: )that was bleeding through it's walls and replaced with this 12 bar hose . The old pipe was just carb fuel pipe NOT high pressure --- scarry :shock:

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Next was more chassis scraping/hydrate coats. Raining so packed up 4-00pm.
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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
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looking good

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You certainly have too much time on your hands. But it's looking good already.

I hope to have the shed ready this weekend or latest next week so I can start too.

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time ?

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I haven't had a whole day at it yet ; mostly it's done when I get home early if the landscaping's small jobs PLUS fortunately for me the weather's been exceptional so I could work outside. Mine's still up in the air on high blocks waiting for the engine and various other bits/bobs. I'm getting very fond of it though , it's starting to look a nice little car. Can't wait to get the rust and suspension done so's I can set it up and try it out. I feel a Goodwood test day looming :roll:

Rob.(come on Werner , get building :lol: )
I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
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Re: time ?

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stylussprinter wrote: Rob.(come on Werner , get building :lol: )
Building the gardenshed you mean :roll:

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Re: time ?

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Werner Van Loock wrote:
stylussprinter wrote: Rob.(come on Werner , get building :lol: )
Building the gardenshed you mean :roll:
Yep :!: , shed in the morning --- Stylus build after lunch :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Rob :oops:
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Buyer ?

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If anyone finds me a buyer for this little flyer :roll: I'll pay their LLANDOW trackday fee :D Well , it'll spread the ''umbrella'' further than my own circle of influence as the sales guys say :wink:

Cheers , Rob.
I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.

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as i said before rob, i'll pop some adverts up at work. thats 6000 people looking at the advert without even trying! i'm back at brize on sunday so i'll put them up then!

oh yeah and bloody hell you've done a lot to it since i saw it last! looking good mate!

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alecmartin19 wrote:as i said before rob, i'll pop some adverts up at work. thats 6000 people looking at the advert without even trying! i'm back at brize on sunday so i'll put them up then!

oh yeah and bloody hell you've done a lot to it since i saw it last! looking good mate!
Many thanks Alec, you know the spec ' but if not sure I'll email it to you ---- I could bring it up there if guys want to check it out .
Rob.
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The car is looking good Rob 8) , why don't you try Pistonheads in the sylva section a few of them have sold and i,ve sold on there before so it does work maybe worth a try.

Phil :D
Must try harder

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Cerberus wrote:The car is looking good Rob 8) , why don't you try Pistonheads in the sylva section a few of them have sold and i,ve sold on there before so it does work maybe worth a try.

Phil :D
It went on there today Phil http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/178680.htm Rob. :wink:
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Re: pistonheads

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stylussprinter wrote:
Cerberus wrote:The car is looking good Rob 8) , why don't you try Pistonheads in the sylva section a few of them have sold and i,ve sold on there before so it does work maybe worth a try.

Phil :D
It went on there today Phil http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/178680.htm Rob. :wink:


I had a look for it earlier no show but it's on there now.

Phil :D
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Got my first bite today from pistonheads . A guy having hillclimbed a Striker M2 , who's had a year out is coming to look her over . Be nice if it stays dry for a spin out :roll:

Rob.
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Re: Selling ?

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stylussprinter wrote:Got my first bite today from pistonheads . A guy having hillclimbed a Striker M2 , who's had a year out is coming to look her over . Be nice if it stays dry for a spin out :roll:

Rob.

Good luck with the sale Rob.


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selling abroad ?

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A guy from France contacted me asking various questions , one being '' what's the exact date of registration?''
Not sure why that's so important. :roll: Some guy is supposed to be looking at it Saturday .

Rob
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Post by Werner Van Loock »

Rob, that's exact my problem too, im most countries in europe they base the emissionstests on the 1st date of registration instead of manufacturing date of the car or engine.

This is why I have to go injection as I have to meet EURO4 emissions. Age related plate or not, as date of first registration with a kitcar is always the date after sva (dvla?). So for me it doesn't matter wether I have a new, age or Q plate. So going for the easiest Q :D

Also these counties don't have car issued plates (like UK and netherlands where plates stay with the car) but owner issued plates where they stay with the owner. A bit like your personalized plates, but with the difference that we can't sell them or keep em without having a car registered to it.

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