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    Re: Side quarter window.

    Getting started is the hardest part. The rest is simply very, very, very hard.
    Paul
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    Re: Side quarter window.

    Do you know any welders?

    I have had some success with MIG welding wire in the past. Wire that has passed through the machine is best. The machine grips the wire and causes slight serrations. Use...
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    Re: Cabrio engine mounts zetec ST170

    That is a horrible oversimplification!

    Marlin chassis’ are very strong. They are able to take big engines and can be used in punishing motorsport. The chassis is made of strong box sections with...
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    Re: Cabrio engine mounts zetec ST170

    The Cabrio relies on the strength of the Anti Roll Bar (ARB) for cross bracing. Some owners have replaced the Anti Roll Bar (ARB) with compression struts. This can cause problems. Although your car...
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    Re: Steering column Universal Joint.

    The November/December 2007 Pitstop can be found here:
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?149-October-2007

    But you have to be a member to access it. I notice that the system...
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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    My car began life with a Ford Pinto. When that went wrong I changed it to a 2L Ford Zetec. I am pleased with the Zetec. It’s a fairly modern engine with more than enough power for my use.

    It was a...
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    Re: comfy seat

    I am reliably informed that a walletectomy is the most common procedure performed by orthopaedic surgeons.
    Paul
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    Re: Roadster carburettor

    Solex C32 EIES 45 twin choke carburettor Fiat 124 coupe sport?
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    This picture filched from eBay:
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    Re: Sierra based Berlinetta

    A fine Christmas present. Beats a bone and a can of chum anyday. Have a stupendus Christmas Liz, Doug, dog and everyone else.
    Paul
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    Re: Marlins a la Frog!

    I would be wary of running tyres with pressures much below 20psi. Although it improves the ride in a light car they are designed to work at a certain pressure. The best indicator of correct pressure...
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    Re: Marlin Art

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    Paul
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    Re: Le Mans Classic 2-3-4-5 July 2020

    It’s great to see a few people are going. It would be good to meet everyone at some point.

    My travel plans: catch Le Shuttle mid afternoon Wednesday. Stay in EU or thereabouts one night. Arrive:...
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    Le Mans Classic 2-3-4-5 July 2020

    The 10th Le Mans Classic 2-3-4-5 July 2020.

    I am going. It would be good to meet some other enthusiasts there.
    Paul
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    Re: Greetings & Wheels

    I must admit that since about 1973 “Tangerine Orange” would not have been my first colour choice. But that car looks pretty distinctive maybe even classic. I hope you can live with it for a few years...
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    Re: Gps tracker

    PAYG costs are as confusing as the telco’s can make it. I bought a SIM for £1 and topped it up with the minimum £10 credit. I used this in my tracker. It worked! I do not use the car that much so I...
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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    You may be able to check the approximate positions by eye.

    With cylinder 1 at TDC as seen by the crankshaft timing mark, the cam followers on number one cylinder should be rocking (free to move...
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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    The Haynes manual from the Ford Sierra is available online.
    http://musse67.mbnet.fi/Taunus/Korjausoppaat/Ford%20Sierra%20Service%20And%20Repair%20Manual.pdf
    Chapter 2A deals with the SOHC engine.
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    Re: Seized Inlet manifold stud

    I’m not familiar with this engine so I’ll ask the dumb question: can the inlet manifold be removed with that stud in place? Once removed the errant stud would be more accessible.

    Sometimes heating...
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    Re: Haynes Publishing up for sale? The

    I have 9. I bet that's not the most. I have been known to read them in preferance to a novel.

    I'd go halves with you Steve if someone is prepared to lend me the money.
    Paul
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    Re: Ford Clutch Quadrant Options

    It looks like the black 55mm ones are also available in red. Good ol' Henry!
    Paul
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    Ford Clutch Quadrant Options

    While out driving this summer something dropped on my foot. I stopped the car and found a fairly substantial spring in the foot well. I didn’t recognise it but everything seemed to work fine so I...
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    Re: Sierra based column switches

    Searching for “ford sierra stalk” on eBay gave a few hits. Only one on the indicator side (XR4i). You can set up a search to email when an item comes up for sale.
    Paul
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb this weekend

    Oops; posted by a bucking double berk!

    Surry everyone.
    Hantz
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb this weekend

    In the magazine it's listed as Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, Berks, Berks, Bucks.

    Well worth knowing! As I understand pretty much anyone with a Marlin would be welcomed.
    Paul
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb this weekend

    I really like the way the mudguards have been done on that Marlin lookalike (Alpha Romeo).
    Paul
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