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 2017 Sprint season 
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Post 2017 Sprint season
Recent MSA ROPS upgrade for the STYLUS means it'll be sitting in the shed . Mainly due to , not only the ROPS , but the bodywork and respraying costs , once the bodywork has been cut out for access , repaired then sprayed.

So ------ I've entered the GTAm again at Abingdon Longcourse on the 9th April. Depending on what happens re - eligibility of the car in A4 . If it's thrown out then that's it motorsport wise for me :(

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Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:59 pm
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Post Re: 2017 Sprint season
I presume that the stylus fails the MSA because of the rear Stays?

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:53 am
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Post Re: 2017 Sprint season
Shooter63 wrote:
I presume that the stylus fails the MSA because of the rear Stays?

Shooter

Correct . If starting afresh by buiding a Stylus or buying 2nd hand , this ROPS upgrade wouldn't bother most but for me , where over 16yrs I've spent with original build costs , over £40 grand developing the car to a highly competitive level , ROPS rebuild and body mods/respray costs would be yet further costs over it's value.
I may well have to do it just to sell as a competitive race car with 6 championship wins under it's belt , so may look at the definitive costs . Hurts me to leave it sitting in the shed. I'd assumed I would be competing in it till I drop but the likelihood of more MSA upgrades in future years and costs is quite strong.

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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:33 am
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Post Re: 2017 Sprint season
Thought as much, this is the idea I came up with, I'm not sure if it's MSA spec but I think so.
Cut part of the boot floor out to expose the rear chassis rail, weld in 2 pick up points for the stays, cut 2 slots in the boot lid ( or make one out of alloy sheet etc). That way the rear stay angle is way past 30 degrees required for the scruts and you don't need make holes in the main bodywork.

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:34 pm
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Post Re: 2017 Sprint season
Rob
I dont think its that bad. When mine was done 2 round holes where drilled through the rear body, and access to the strut was via cut out in the boot side. The welding was done through that & via the wheel arches. Just need to make a grommet up for the bodywork.

Shame not to use. All the best.
Kev


Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:24 pm
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Post Re: 2017 Sprint season
kevp wrote:
Rob
I dont think its that bad. When mine was done 2 round holes where drilled through the rear body, and access to the strut was via cut out in the boot side. The welding was done through that & via the wheel arches. Just need to make a grommet up for the bodywork.

Shame not to use. All the best.
Kev


Kevin , it's not just the cost ' this time ' --- it's the total over the 16yrs as mentioned in my previous posts . It would make my car spending over several changes plus original build £42,000 ----- that's mental and just shouldn't increase it . It's been a very successful car but just imagine what I would get if I sold it :shock:

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