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They were all electric when they left the factory so someone must have replaced yours in the past. Can't see it making a large difference other than having to put it up and down so it doesn't get broken.
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Alan, I'm pretty sure that some barchettas sold in Europe had manual ones in the same way that some had manual mirrors and no ABS. Every barchetta has the wiring for an electric antenna though, whether one is fitted or not.
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Quote Originally Posted by silverbarchetta View Post
Alan, I'm pretty sure that some barchettas sold in Europe had manual ones in the same way that some had manual mirrors and no ABS. Every barchetta has the wiring for an electric antenna though, whether one is fitted or not.

Yup, same as front fog lights, leccy windows etc......
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I'd like to add another thanks to Alan.D for this extremely helpful thread. I've just fitted a new mohair hood to mine in 3 hours thanks to this guide.

Some fiddly bits but really not too tricky. Small tip: I think I'd have saved 20 minutes to half an hour if I hadn't glued the strips which loop round the roof frame until the whole thing was fitted. With these glued there's not much flexibility for doing the corners at the rear, by the door. Glue those strips as the very last thing you do - possibly even after a few days for the hood to settle.

It's tight as a drum now but I've got to finish a couple of bits (didn't have a rivet gun) so I'll give it a week to settle before retightening everything and glueing those roof strips again.

Mine came from BAS International in Croydon. It was the best price I could find for mohair (297 including VAT) and seems to be excellent quality.
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Great thread Thanks to you all
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