It really looks better with the windscreen frame painted black..makes it look longer and lower..
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Had great fun in this delightful car over the past few months. Minor irritations like a fan belt needed which resulted in me push starting it on my own and then knocking the gear lever whilst jumping in have added to the joy! Don't try that one. I have since then made 2 seat belt holders out of a wire coat hanger as seen on the edge of the seats in the attached picture. It drove me mad when the belt played hide and seek. I also swapped the mirrors (£20 a pair on ebay) These have longer arms and are much better when reversing. The only other thing that bothered me was the ear draft from the side edge of the screen. Not noticed until night driving when the air temp is lower. An amazing difference was made by adding the small tinted ploy carbonate wind deflectors. It really is a great car to play with, it has a 100 mile range in comfort with the small alloy tank and is clocking over 40 to the gallon despite me driving fairly hard. People hang out of car windows to take pictures and almost everyone points, especially the kids at bus stops. I love it, it's my favourite MEV ever!
Only had an hour spare today so I decided to fit the front wing stays. Quite easy, took the calipers and discs off then knocked off the grease caps and un did the hub nuts and pulled off the hubs (no bearing puller needed). I then removed the 3 bolts holding on the dust guards and fitted the wing stays to the same 3 bolt holes with slightly longer 8mm bolts (wings stay plate is thicker than the dust guards). I will mount the rear ones next week.
Quick Q: seem to have lost these bolts (well, can't find them right now anyway). Are they fine pitch m8's? Can't gauge it from the hub and google turned up squat.