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    Re: clamshell catches

    No, leave it the way it is.
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    Re: clamshell catches

    Yeah, I used a 1/8 punch, the swage/flare just folded up and the pin fell out. I used a tapered centre punch to re-flare it when I put it back in. Still ok a few years later.
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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    If you search for Casey Putsch on instagram you’ll see more photos. The body is going to be mostly metal, so it just might need that monster engine to push it along.
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    Re: Another Stratos project

    Googled it, found this https://www.alfaowner.com/threads/busso-v6-carbon-cam-covers-carbon-alfapart.1188852/
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    Re: Thread re Stratos For Sale on Pistonheads

    As long as the new owner drives it. Hasn’t been driven much over that last few years.
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    Re: Jay Leno's Garage

    Me too, made me cringe. I lost count of how many times I glued my Beta glove box catch back together after people didn’t listen.
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    Re: Thread re Stratos For Sale on Pistonheads

    That’s the car I saw here when my kit was on the water back in 2013. It had 4500km on it. It’s well travelled, it was in the States for a while.
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    Re: 2021 Calendars - now ready for print !

    Done. Need a new calendar for the desk at work.
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    Re: Matt's Stradale

    Wow! I love the colour, and those stripes look really good?
  10. Thread: Guy Croft

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    Re: Guy Croft

    I also had quite a lot of dealings with Guy, but only through faxes and email. He helped me a lot with engine tuning over the years with advice and supply of parts, for a number of twin cam cars....
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    Re: Fasteners for thin (ish) GRP panels

    I know the ones, they work well. I bought some metric ones the same to use in my Stratos.
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    Re: Fasteners for thin (ish) GRP panels

    I haven't seen those, most of the anchor nuts I've seen on the Boeing and Airbus aircraft I've worked are quite narrow and use ms20426 3/32 AD 100 degree rivets or EC2216 adhesive to bond them on,...
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    Re: Harry's Garage - Beta Volumex and 037

    Of all the cars I've owned I miss my VX coupe the most. It was really good to hear what someone like Harry thought of it.
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    Re: Does anyone make a good 037 kit?

    There's also Carteroni down here. http://www.carteroni.co.nz/

    I haven't seen their car, but thise I've spoken too are complimentary.
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    Re: Windscreen installation

    I did my own, it was actually pretty easy. I put it in position, and made some small alloy packers in a couple of spots along the bottom to get it in the correct spot. Pulled it out, painted on the...
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    Re: A Short Busso Story

    I wanted to be first, I hadn't even watched it all the way through! :D But I see it's already been posted in the engine section, maybe next time.
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    A Short Busso Story

    https://youtu.be/xdD2RzZAglQ
  18. Thread: Mud flaps

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    Re: Mud flaps

    Petty sure it was two pairs of these.

    https://www.demon-tweeks.com/nz/grayston-4mm-thick-mudflaps-243651/

    And I used an old jar to draw a nice radius to cut the corners.
  19. Thread: Mud flaps

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    Re: Mud flaps

    I used some nice shiney black 4mm stuff from Demon Tweeks, it's kept its shine for over two years of driving so I'm happy with it.
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    Re: Something different

    Very very clever.
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    Re: Fasteners for thin (ish) GRP panels

    Those anchor nuts that Chris posted above are used absolutely everywhere on the likes of Boeings and Airbusses, just about every external panel you see uses them, with 3/16" screws. Usually fairly...
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    Re: How are you getting your Stratos fix

    I was called in to work for a couple of days this week, a bit hard to do my job from home. Took the Stratos both days and the weather was perfect. So I guess you could call it my daily driver....
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    I like the fact you've got 8 lights on a spider.
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    Re: How are you getting your Stratos fix

    I've been called in to work later in the week, so after a week of not leaving the house I'll have an excuse to drive the Stratos
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    Re: How are you getting your Stratos fix

    I'm part of a group of guys who get together early on a Sunday morning for a drive and breakfast once every couple of months. We normally meet about 6am and go for a good long drive somewhere for a...
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