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    New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Hi

    I've been 'lurking' here for a while but waited until the beginning of the New Year to become a fully paid-up member - proof that I've lived in Yorkshire long enough (originally from Essex), although I spend most of my 'working' life in Sweden.

    I've previously completed a ground-up restoration of a Lancia Beta Coupé Volumex - engine and blower worked/reworked by Guy Croft. I thought long and hard about putting this engine in a Stratos kit back then but, in the end (and very surprisingly given their bad press), the condition of the Beta was too good to just discard.

    Now looking to build a Lister Bell with Alfa V6 engine. Based on previous experience, I know that I'm about to embark on a long but ultimately very rewarding (except in the pocket) journey. My build is going to be complicated by the fact that the first item on the list will have to be some sort of shed, garage, 'man cave' since, besides learning that anything I put down disappears into a wormhole, only to reappear at some distant point in space/time, I've also learned that I want to keep any al fresco 'engineering' in my past.

    All the best and Happy New Year to everybody - thanks for having me!

    David Gregory

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Morning and welcome. The "Phase 1: Build Man Cave" is not that an uncommon starting point so you're in good company there.

    All the best,
    Jeff.
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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Hello David Welcome to the fold, and man cave building site.....

    It must be hurting when you find out you could have joined in October and still had your membership through till Dec 2015....lol
    Hopefully that will be the only disappointment you have with the whole experience of building etc.
    It may not take as long as you think.....

    Good luck and remember there are no silly questions..... I asked them all before...

    Ian

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Hello David from a fellow Lister Bell builder (and my third Stratos replica build). Welcome to the asylum and have fun searching out all the info you need. And remember the only silly question is one that isn't asked.

    Cheers,
    Mick
    Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    David

    Welcome, I echo the previous comments. Best thing is to try and enjoy the experience!

    Steve

    (bruised knuckles, no money but a grin every time I walk into the man cave!)

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Welcome to the forum, As a new builder of a LB myself if you haven't already done it get your deposit down on the car before the shed base.
    cheers
    Rob

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Welcome to the Forum and I agree ++++ with Rob !! due to the hudge booking Craig list you will have plenty of time to organise your "cave" once deposit is done and this will give you good directions to go for sourcing needed part depending on the model you want to built ; Stradale , gr4 , road car or trackcar etc etc
    Good luck with your project and keep us informed !
    Last edited by LM mic; 03-01-2015 at 09:50.

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Thanks very much for the warm welcome everybody!

    And the advice re: deposit - hadn't thought of that ... I'll just wait to see how much the 'nice' taxman is going to leave me after SATR but hopefully get it paid next week. Cheers.

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Where in sweden do you live?
    Im also from sweden, Huskvarna, and i dream of building my own listerbell. But i havent got the money yet

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    Re: New member from North Yorkshire / Sweden

    Quote Originally Posted by jolle55 View Post
    Where in sweden do you live?
    Im also from sweden, Huskvarna ...
    I am in Sandviken (Gävleborg), working for Sandvik (surprise, surprise!). Of course Sweden has great history & connections with the Stratos.

    Did anyone see this (back in September 2014 I think)? STRATOS RETURN FOR EX-CHAMP WALDEGÅRD

    Unfortuntely, the legend himself died just the month before and his place was taken by (Finn) Markku Alén:
    ALÉN HEADS WALDEGÅRD STRATOS TRIBUTE

    RIP Björn Waldegård.
    Last edited by Spartan; 06-01-2015 at 09:37.

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