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    Re: 2 pairs of X1-9 headlamp motors

    Hi John, No takers..

    If I was aiming to have working pop-up lights, I'd be using the MX-5 options, or just about anything other than these.

    As you say if you want authentic Italian "sometimes...
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    2 pairs of X1-9 headlamp motors

    Hi,

    Was tidying up the garage the other day and stumbled across these.. I'd forgotten I had them.

    They are supposed to be 2 working pairs, but I've never tested them.

    I've no use for them,...
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    Re: Stratos Rep. spottet on Skye Bridge

    Hi,

    I will have high res images... If you think any are worthy of the calendar that would be fantastic.

    Is there an e-mail I can send them to??

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Re: Stratos Rep. spottet on Skye Bridge

    Thought I'd posted some more.

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    Re: Stratos Rep. spottet on Skye Bridge

    Hi,
    I wondered if I might be spotted.... 1700 miles in 10 days.. up from Yorkshire to do the North Coast 500 and then a bit of touring.
    Car was great and very comfy (if a bit noisy)..Noise...
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    Re: An appropriate plate for your Stratos Rep?

    Noted, and been mentioned more than once... :-)
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    Re: An appropriate plate for your Stratos Rep?

    I managed to get STR41T at DVLA a few years ago....
    About as close as I could find at the time.

    You'd think it's just a small change, but I've had a few people comment that the car seems to look...
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    Re: Payment cancelled?

    Yep, me too.
  9. Thread: Scale Models

    by AndyH
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    Re: Scale Models

    Hi,
    Got given this old model of a Fulvia... I suspect the model was bought around the time the Fulvia was on sale. :-)
    Andrew
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    Re: What does this do ?

    Hi,
    Agree with all the comments above.

    Had one, fitted it (cause I wasn't sure what it was).

    It'll make you think you have a slipping clutch... It did me... took it out and all good, so "chuck...
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    Re: Membership Change

    Hi Ian,
    I got the following e-mail:-

    Dear Andrew Hamilton,
    Stratos Enthusiasts Club cancelled your automatic payments. This means we'll no longer automatically draw money from your account to...
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    Re: Front Suspension Query

    I didn't expect to gather as much interest... Many thanks for all the comments.
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    Re: Front Suspension Query

    Mine are Nylotron and very tight.... I guess you could argue they can't really be too tight and I guess less of an issue if nipped up in droop as the steel insert just rotates in the bush.

    When I...
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    Re: Front Suspension Query

    I used grease to hold "large washers" in place..... Because I'd bought another couple of rods, I found that inserting one rod from "radiator end" and then another from inside the car to line...
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    Re: Front Suspension Query

    Thanks Guy,
    Sounds like I should slacken off a bit then...

    Came apart Ok, but they are a bit of a sod to get out and back in again.
    I'd anticipated difficult times, so I ordered a couple of new...
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    Front Suspension Query

    Hi,
    I decided to strip the front upper suspension arrangement last week and re-grease etc.
    This is top wishbone, pivot rod end with spacers, shock absorber top mount etc..

    All good and I...
  17. Thread: Dales tour

    by AndyH
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    Re: Dales tour

    Hi,
    Not sorted summer holidays yet, but if this fits I'll be up for a pottle out and about.
    Can you send me a form please.
    Andrew
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    Windscreen fitting

    Just had a heated windscreen fitted by these guys....
    It's not an easy job at the best of times and I'd decided to "hide" the wires by threading through the dashboard as the windscreen was lowered...
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    Re: Alternator mounting to front of 24V V6 engine

    It feels about the same as when it was through the auto tensioner, maybe slightly tighter.
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    Re: Alternator mounting to front of 24V V6 engine

    Hi,
    I tried Sando's solution first.... Simple is good.

    Bit of faff getting the belt on and once on seemed a little slack.

    Took up all clearances on mounting bolts.... nipped the bolts up and...
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    Re: Alternator mounting to front of 24V V6 engine

    Hi,

    Thanks very much for the info.. Spot on.

    I thought there might be a thread / info somewhere, but for the life of me I couldn't find it.

    Cheers
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    Alternator mounting to front of 24V V6 engine

    Hi,

    Merry Christmas to everyone..... Loads of snow with us, so in the garage !

    Has anyone fitted the alternator to the front of a 3.0L 24V Alfa 166 engine.

    Standard fitment is to the rear of...
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    Re: What do you do for a living?

    I make sweeties.. This is a new line that I'm installing just now.
    It'll produce sweets at a rate of 1500Kg/hr..... who eats them all ??

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  24. Thread: Brake Pads

    by AndyH
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    Re: Brake Pads

    Hi,

    My Billet 4 are the same piston size front and rear, but the front master cylinder is a smaller bore than the rear.

    Andrew
  25. Thread: Brake Pads

    by AndyH
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    Re: Brake Pads

    I had Green Stuff pads in the 164 calipers and found exactly the same... If you trail on the brakes, they soon start to fade. Once I started to stomp on them and get off quickly, I didn't have an...
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