One disappointment in the Stylus when it first arrived was a leaking axle, just a weep from the offside bearing, yesterday I decided to deal with it. I'm generally a bit cynical about rear disc brake kits on kit cars, there's not really enough weight to make them work for a living & then they start seizing & so on.
While I was under the back I noticed a single drip of oil under the near side & pulling that half shaft showed the same red stuff, but also black silicone - but again it didn't look new.
So, did whoever fitted the diff &/or brakes not apply any sealant? Replacing the bearings is going to cost >£100, so I've cleaned up all the surfaces & tried a little blue sealant to see if that fixes it. The axle was topped up & took about 150ml.
I wasn't brave enough to start cutting the holes for the minor clocks, so I moved onto the footwells.
When the car arrived the outboard side of the off-side footwell was covered(ish) in a ratty bit of carpet that had at one stage been glued on, but as now just held by the bolt through a P-clip retaining the bowden cable for the brake bias.
So the interior is coming together. The next step it so take a brave pill & cut the holes for the minor clocks, then disentangle the wiring on the old dash & set it up nicely on the new one. Same with the switches, cover it in vinyl & the car will be nearly ready for the road.