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    Re: Camshaft Pulley 'O' rings

    Sorry Griff, not ignoring you but I'm out and about. Legally and socially responsible, will add.
    We are talking about the o rings which seal between the two pieces of the cam pulley flange?
    If you...
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    Re: A Short Busso Story

    [/QUOTE]Seems quite a few cars being sold nowadays are being bought by people who've no interest in joining the club so it may be we never hear from them again (until they want to sell, then we might...
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    Re: Camshaft Pulley 'O' rings

    They are available for pence from Simply Bearings.
    You just have to select diameter and section in mm on their website.
    Nowt special about them.
    I could quote you the size I ordered but I'd have...
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    I.bought a basket case MGA Coupe about 30 years ago.
    When I totalled up the cost of the replacement panels alone it came to much more than the car was worth. Even then.
    I didnt love it that much.
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    Re: Handy garage tools

    Well done for keeping it clean there Phil.
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    Re: Handy garage tools

    And I've also just got round to using the electrolytic rust removal tank I talked about months ago.
    Works a treat on my old motorbike bits.
    Not many people building Stratos reps with rusty bits...
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    Re: Handy garage tools

    One I've found really useful is an adapted computer power supply. You can mount it on a board, gather all the yellow supply wires together ( 12v+) and the blacks ( negatives) and you can use it to...
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    Re: Driving a LHD Stratos in the UK

    It's a pain when you are on your own!
    Emerging from t junctions for one example. Especially with harness on when you cant even dodge forward for a better side view.
    Odd positioning helps but...
  9. Re: 2020 Tour de Yorkshire Moors & Wolds 5th & 6th June

    Everything is still so uncertain David.
    Probably a good move.
    You never know, you might get another entry or two by then.
    What do you say Norm?
  10. Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Any thoughts Norm?
    I suppose the dates for this could be just right if all goes to
    ( Boris') plan?
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    Re: Ronde CÚvenole 1973

    Was this the independent double wishbone rear suspension which got abandoned for being too fragile?!
  12. Thread: For Sale - Italy

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    Re: For Sale - Italy

    Yes it is.
    One of Lionels last stands.
    It was actually the first chassis built in Frome.
    I actually made that left hand dash mouldings.
    You can just see the chunky adjustable tca's on the front...
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    Re: For Sale - Italy

    David's car had quite a few unique features, but can't recall the dash vents. That territory is definitely yours Chris!
  14. Thread: For Sale - Italy

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    Re: For Sale - Italy

    Possibly the ex David May Corse I.
    It changed hands a year or two back.
    Registered in Italy.
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    They'll get cheaper when the Chinese start copying them.........
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    Plus one for the wheels! They look so good.
    Haynes manual in prominent position there Phil.
    Are you getting sponsorship?
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Are the standard Alfa cables long enough?
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    Re: How are you getting your Stratos fix

    Great weather for it Griff.
    Get some super softs on!
    Enjoy.
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    Re: Help with Lockdown

    That's absolutely right Chris.
    The Escort popular was the weapon of choice because you could drill holes in the metal bumper for mounting spots, then turn it over to hide the holes before taking it...
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    Re: Help with Lockdown

    Browsing the "old road rallying photographs" page on Facebook I came across this Motoring News rally report from 1983. Those with an eagle eye might spot myself and buddy of forty odd years Dave...
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    Re: Fasteners for thin (ish) GRP panels

    Might be a step too far Norm��, we do have a source locally which can drill, shape and curve glass but I'm kinda thinkin life's too short. Especially at the moment.
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    Re: Fasteners for thin (ish) GRP panels

    Glass windows really are worth having Peter, as I've said to you.
    They make a real difference to the feel of the car. Definitely worth some extra effort.
    I didn't even know LB had a glass window...
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    Eeuww, yuk! Not nice wiring to find Phil.
    But very satisfying sorting it out.
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    Re: Fasteners for thin (ish) GRP panels

    Velcro can be a really good fix, especially if it can be kept clean and not fill up with stray fibres. Though I think you are right Peter and not suitable for the door cards.
    I have made small...
  25. Thread: Garage Day 2020

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    Re: Garage Day 2020

    Yes, that one Chris and another ploughing through a ford.
    Roy put them on FB I think.
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