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That's great Rod.

However, I guess we ought to remain conscious of the fact that Avantime-unique spares will eventually become hard to get, especially with only c. 8,400 cars made. Mechanicals shouldn't be a problem as it's pretty much standard stuff, but body panels and components could very well become so.

My current problem remains the locking wheel nuts (which I can get) but which I now have to get off the wheels. The body shop managed to repair the wheel in situ, so they avoided the issue. I saw it on Saturday when I went up to collect the Jag (re-visit to solve a wind-noise problem) and it looks excellent. It's just waiting for a short wiring loom for the reverse sensors and number plate light, due Monday.

My Honda Beat, built between 1991 and 1995, is now suffering from a shortage of some standard parts, mostly body panels. Perversely, there are lots of specialist body part manufacturers in Japan, where it's a bit of a cult car. That would keep it on the road, but it doesn't keep it original.

I wonder if there's anything we might consider doing to ensure supply (apart from not crashing, that is!)? It would be useful to make contact with Dieter's group if we could, as a larger user group usually helps in such matters.

Currently in SykeStudiO's garage:
Renault Avantime Privilege V6 Auto -- Jaguar XJR V8 S/charged -- Honda Civic Type-R -- Honda Beat

Last edited by SykeStudiO; 12th February 2006 at 11:30 AM. Reason: Typo
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