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    Re: camber angles

    I packed the relevant side with a c2.5mm shim. This should leave enough of the striations in contact with tube, and allows the centralising top hat washer to remain undisturbed. There are also two...
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    Re: Roadster with Alpha twin cam engine

    I looked at an Alfa engined roadster for sale in May of this year - not the Q reg one, but possibly the other referred to above.

    It was lovely to drive, but I didn't buy it because the...
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    Exhaust replacement

    As a new member, I am finding this forum a huge benefit, so forgive me for another question on a topic which may be old hat to most owners.

    My 1.8TC Marina based roadster has a mild steel exhaust....
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    Re: camber angles

    Thanks again for all this info.

    I have checked that the components are the same both sides, and made any measurements that I can, and looked for play anywhere - that all checks out OK. so I had...
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    Re: camber angles

    Thanks for all of that, John.

    I will check that both trunnions are the same, and then decide what to do.

    The car seems to drive well enough, but having spotted the difference, it would be good...
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    Re: camber angles

    Franklin - thanks for that. It had occured to me but seemed unlikely. Having thought it over, the geometry is such that a shim at the bottom link would have a magnified effect at the wheel, so may be...
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    Re: camber angles

    I have considered the shimming option, although as you say, any adjustment would be minor, and it would have to be on the other side to push that wheel out. I could then at least raise both slightly....
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    camber angles

    I have a Marina based roadster.

    The nearside wheel has more camber that the offside ie the bottom of the wheel is further out.

    The chassis appears to be straight, with no signs of accident...
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    Re: New member in Staffordshire

    Thanks for the encouraging comments. There have been a couple of little issues so far, as expected, but it seems to be a fairly honest car.

    I look forward to meeting other members, although that...
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    New member in Staffordshire

    Hi There


    I'm new to Marlin ownership. I've considered buying one for a while, and done the usual internet ogling; and viewed one, which I decided against for various reasons.

    At Stoneleigh in...
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    Re: starter motor Marina 1800 Roadster

    I am now ableto post.
    Thanks for all the suggestions.
    I found an excellent reconditioner in Stoke on Trent, who has fitted a new solenoid and brushes, so all good to go back in.
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