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Carl55
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New leader owner

Postby Carl55 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:44 pm

Hi my names Carl I live in Cheltenham and I have become the proud owner of a very yellow Sylva Leader looking forward to getting her on the road but first I have to work out the crazy wiring and other bodges

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RedStar
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Name: Karl Davies
Location: South Wales

Re: New leader owner

Postby RedStar » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:31 pm

Hi Carl,
Good luck on the work! Pictures of your car always welcome....at least by me.
Sylva Star 2L Fiat Twincam with Twin Weber 40 DCOE
Currently being restored after 10 years standing

Carl55
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Re: New leader owner

Postby Carl55 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:47 pm

Hi thanks I will try and post some pics how do I get the pictures to load just reads error file to large

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RedStar
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Re: New leader owner

Postby RedStar » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:29 pm

Sylva Star 2L Fiat Twincam with Twin Weber 40 DCOE
Currently being restored after 10 years standing

Carl55
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Name: Carl Dorling

Re: New leader owner

Postby Carl55 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:18 pm

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RedStar
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Re: New leader owner

Postby RedStar » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:50 pm

Looks good! What's the spec?
Sylva Star 2L Fiat Twincam with Twin Weber 40 DCOE
Currently being restored after 10 years standing

Carl55
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Name: Carl Dorling

Re: New leader owner

Postby Carl55 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:12 pm

Hi yes it’s running a Fiat 1800 twin cam on twin Dellortos it a Chevette based SS leader I’ve had it running but the cabs need balancing and the electrics are horrible

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RedStar
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Re: New leader owner

Postby RedStar » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 am

Might be better to strip, clean and change all the gaskets on the carbs. I did my twin Webers and it wasn't that hard. You can also check all the internal jets.

I'm also (if/when I get time) replacing the whole wiring system in mine! Easier to start again sometimes than try to fix. :lol:
Sylva Star 2L Fiat Twincam with Twin Weber 40 DCOE
Currently being restored after 10 years standing

Carl55
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 am
Name: Carl Dorling

Re: New leader owner

Postby Carl55 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:58 pm

I think I might go that way as whoever did the wiring had good ideas but lacked the ability to carry them out properly and made it over complicated so I’m going to simplify it .

Carl55
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Re: New leader owner

Postby Carl55 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:32 pm

Hi could someone give me some idea of the hood frame dimensions for the Sylvia leader.


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