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by phils
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: SSC Stylus for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 4847

SSC Stylus for sale

SSC Stylus For sale is my SSC Stylus. The build was started in 2000 and completed in 2008 ( work and a house move prevented quicker progress). The car passed its SVA test and has seen very little use since. It has less than 1000 miles on the clock and is in excellent, almost brand new condition. It ...
by phils
Sun May 20, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork and materials
Topic: Hood Required
Replies: 1
Views: 3557

Hood Required

Hi Its been a while since I have been on the forum, I still have my Stylus but I am not using it enough due to the terrible British weather (too much rain). I do not have a hood for my Stylus, does anyone know if a hood is available for the Stylus including the frame etc? if so where can I buy one f...
by phils
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Stylus for sale on pistonheads
Replies: 4
Views: 6455

Re: Stylus for sale on pistonheads

Cheers I have changed it to the Sylva section.
by phils
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Stylus for sale on pistonheads
Replies: 4
Views: 6455

Stylus for sale on pistonheads

Note, I have listed my Stylus for sale on Pistonheads, It is the blue one located in Northumberland.

Cheers
by phils
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Chassis, suspension, steering and tyres
Topic: Suspension set up
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

Suspension set up

Hi, I know there is a lot of info on the forum regarding suspension set up but I could do with some advice. I read on the forum that the springs supplied with the kit are not up to the job and that 250 front and 200 rear were required. I bought and fitted these springs. I took the car out yesterday ...
by phils
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: Date of first MOT
Replies: 0
Views: 3624

Date of first MOT

Further to my earlier post I have contacted VOSA for advice on the date of the first MOT, here is a direct quote from their response. "As far as VOSA are concerned, the MOT is not required until the third anniversary of the registration date. However, DVLA do sometimes insist on having an MOT presen...
by phils
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: Registration and age related plate
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

Registration and age related plate

Hi, you may have seen my earlier post regarding my SVA test pass. Just to update you I have now got the Stylus registered with the DVLA and have been issued with an age related plate. The process was quite straight forward as detailed below. 1. I contacted the DVLA in Swansea who sent me out a pack ...
by phils
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: SVA PASS
Replies: 8
Views: 7763

Re: SVA PASS

Hi. A bit of history on the build. It has taken me a long time! I bought the kit in 2000, worked on it for about 1 year then had to stop as I moved to another house which needed about 5 years of renovation work. Started back on the kit 2 years ago and have just finished it. It has a 1700cc Ford cros...
by phils
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: SVA PASS
Replies: 8
Views: 7763

SVA PASS

Hi, my Stylus has just passed its SVA retest with flying colours!

Thanks to all who replied to my earlier post for advice when it failed first time round.

Cheers

Phil. :D :D :D
by phils
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: SVA Test Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 9065

Re: SVA Test Failure

Update on the rear roll bar to chassis fixings, I have re read the SVA manual and think the tester has got it wrong. The seat belt mounting has to be removable, which it is,as the top seat belt mounting on the roll bar is into a welded captive nut. Where the roll bar joins onto the chassis, this has...
by phils
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: SVA Test Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 9065

Re: SVA Test Failure

Thanks for your responses so far. For clarification on the roll bar issue, the testers argument was that as the top seat belt mount is integral to the roll bar and the roll bar is then bolted to the chassis then these fixings are also classed as seat belt mounts and have to prevent the box section f...
by phils
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: SVA Test Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 9065

SVA Test Failure

Hi, tried to post yesterday so will try again. My car has just failed its SVA test on a few minor points (easily fixed) however there are are few major problems which I will have to sort out,( kit supplied be SSC Peter Powel). 1, Rear roll bar mountings do not have internal welded captive nuts in th...
by phils
Wed May 28, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: Proof of amateur build status
Replies: 10
Views: 9297

Re: Proof of amateur build status

Further to my post regarding proof of amateur build status the form SVA 1 ( march 2008) from the VOSA web site, question 9 asks what class the vehicle is, the only class which mentions kit car is class A, amateur build, that’s what I put on my form and hence the request for further proof of class A....
by phils
Tue May 27, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork and materials
Topic: Windscreen rubber trim bonding
Replies: 2
Views: 4437

Windscreen rubber trim bonding

After a few experiments I have found a way to get a very secure bond between the windscreen rubber surround and the glass. First clean the area with alcohol ( meths etc) then mask off a border the width of your rubber trim ( about 10mm for mine). The secret is to prime the glass, I used some black a...
by phils
Tue May 27, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: SVA, MOT, etc...
Topic: Proof of amateur build status
Replies: 10
Views: 9297

Proof of amateur build status

I have just applied for my SVA test via the official and comprehensive VOSA form "ministers approval certificate" (MAC). The form was fully filled in however I have just received another official form from VOSA to prove my Stylus as an amateur build as defined in the motor vehicles (approval) regula...