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Stuartl

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  1. I need to create a basic website with a few pages of text and pics of work I have done. I dont need video or arty farty things, just very basic and easy to use (for me, not the user)!! Many Thanks, Stuart
  2. I agree, the Matthews 'family' are a total disgrace and us silly buggers who pay our taxes fund their fags and booze and they know it. They never paid anything in yet take out as much as they can. If only my bank account worked the same way...................
  3. It's well known in Classic Car circles that items costing just a few pounds equate to a large proportion of the cost, I would imagine the same is true of a kit car build. I think it would be safe to assume your budget will be blown but you can spread your spend over a period of time then it doesn't seem so bad. The main tip is is something costs £100, as far as the wife is concerned you only paid £50 for it :D
  4. Hi Elliot, Welcome to the madhouse, I'm a newbie on here too! I bought an S7, Sierra based that was completed in 1996 so pre SVA days. It was stripped down after the guy cooked the engine and is now just a rolling chassis with dozens of boxes of bits, dials etc. I had a Sylva Striker before that a mate of mine built and what was mentioned earlier about one job leading to another is quite correct. Mine will be further stripped down and put together properly and methodically and then I will just need to get it MOT'd as is is already registered with the age related 'B' Plate from the
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    Sean Sva Troubles

    I am very sympathetic with Sean on this one. I used to have a pre-SVA Sylva Striker (build by a mate) and toyed with the idea of buying a new kit, probably not a Striker due to the level of my budget but either a GTS Panther or 2b Plus. The story that Sean is telling was what worried me about building a new kit. Just like the MOT there is so much down to interpretation by the individual on the day although positions of indicators and lights are clearly defined as has been mentioned so there should be a definate yes or no whoever looks at the car. I did hear, and for the life of me I ca
  6. Hi Bazwaz, For some strange reason I seem to have two identities on here, I have obviously registered twice, as stuartl and Stuart's S7. Doh! I like the sound of the V8 in an S7! I was going to put one in my MGB. Do you have any pics of the car please?! Regards Stuart
  7. A year or so ago I toyed with the idea of building a GTS Panther but after reading all the negative things about the company I decided that I couldn't risk my money with this guy. There were dozens of horror stories, largely to do with problems contacting them and it was suggested that calls were being blanked when an 'unfriendly' number appeared on the display. This was backed up by the GTS owners who said it wasn't uncommon to wait months for things to arrive. As suggested on here this time round, the quality of the goods supplied is reported to be ok but the service lets them down.
  8. Thanks for the replies chaps! I am staggered at how heavy the car is! I think a 2 litre zetec is the order of the day here.....
  9. Just out of curiosity, what sort of weight would an S7 be with the Pinto Engine? My old Sylva Striker came in at just under the 500kg mark and I know the S7 will be more but wondered how much..... I think it will house a Black Top Zetec 2.0 in the end which I know is lighter than a Pinto I cant wait to get in the garage, light the woodburner and spend many a happy evening in there with Radio 2 and my faithfull old greyhound for company
  10. Many Thanks Nigel, I have replied to the PM you sent me, Regards Stuart
  11. Brilliant, I shall pester him for info! Many Thanks!
  12. Once my S7 is back in more or less one piece I am hoping to fit a 2 litre Black top Zetec rather than a pinto. Just wondered if anyone has done this and what the weight/power advantages are over a Pinto setup The car is currently fitted with a 2.0 Scorpio engine but this has never run in the car although it was a runner when it was removed from the scorpio I understand. It just looks like it'll be a nightmare to wire up!
  13. And the same to you and all others on this site I am new on here but this time next year will hopefully be in my garage tinkering away with my new RH. :rolleyes:
  14. Hi Richard You Didnt own a Sylva kit a few years ago by any chance did you????!!! Regards Stuart
  15. Hi Chris, Thanks for your reply! I appreciate it might be cheaper to do it this way but having bought my Striker already built the idea of the new kit is that it will be all my own work. I am a bit of a perfectionist and would rather shake the piggy bank dry and do it from start to finish this time round. The dash on the ebay car illustrates what I was talking about a few posts ago regarding bodging the old car dials onto a flat panel................ :( My Striker had the old escort wiring loom chopped and hacked about and it just looked a mess and I dont really want to go dow
  16. I like that, again it's quite simple but effective. Much the same as me. Well, simple anyway Raw Engineering do a plastic moulded dash for the Striker (my previous car) which I think is utterly vile and reminds me of my early attempts at vacuum forming at school in the mid 80's but people seemed to like it. Maybe it's just me
  17. Cheers Pablo, That looks a neat dash but I have to say I'm not into carbon fibre at all. I like the simplicity of that though. Its the Sierra dials grafted onto a flat sheet of ali that makes me cringe
  18. Hi Chris. Having the Striker for a couple of years was a great learning curve as I was able to establish what I would actually use the car for, not what I thought I might use it for. When I got the Striker I knew it would never see a track and whilst it was fantastic fun to drive I would have liked a few more refinements which I hope the 2B could offer. In no strict order of importance: Possibly a 2.0 Zetec although depending on budget constraints I might stick with the Pinto. A decent dash! My pet hate with the majority of kit cars is that they look great from the outside
  19. That sounds great! Thanks to all the other posters also! It would be great to see a complete car in the flesh so to speak. Have you a contact number (and name ) that you could let me have? Many thanks, Stuart
  20. Hi, This is my first post on here! I am looking for a seven-inspired kit to replace my Sylva Striker that I sold nine months ago. I considered a GTS Panther but was warned off the company as they appear to have nothing whatsoever in the way of Customer Service or back up. I am very interested in a 2B +. I have good mechanical skills (well I think so!) and a well equipped large, dry garage. From what I have heard so far you can get a good finish from the kit but some parts, particularly the panels, can be a poor fit. I would be very grateful for honest opinions about the
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