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  1. Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    Good result then! Now to enjoy driving it! :)
  2. Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    The master cylinder will be Sierra (two versions / different flange hole centres/ look for ID numbers on the casting) or BMC so sourced in UK. If there is no servo vacuum leak (check this by...
  3. Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    As well as the comments in the posts above, bear in mind the following when working on the dual servo.
    1) The pedal push rod must NOT be adjusted unless the clevis (or rose joint if fitted) is...
  4. Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    If the brakes were working correctly in the past I would first suspect excessive travel of the brake pistons front or rear before shoes / pads contact with the drums / discs. Usually a rear drum...
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    Re: A short ski holiday.

    Thanks Roman for some great videos and good examples of the ‘go anywhere’ ethos of the Marlins in scenery that in the UK we can only dream of! Peter.
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    Car show Online tomorrow!

    Online Edition of Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show


    Just heard about this through my classic car club.


    https://www.necrestorationshow.com/online-edition


    Peter.
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    Hi Andy. As a separate issue it is good practice to fit a washer on the handbrake clevis pin before fitting the split pin. A liberal smear of copaslip grease during assembly is a good idea too.:)...
  8. Re: It looks like I need to rinse the car...

    Good man! That’s the stuff! Nice to see it being used. It’s only mud and washes off as you say!
  9. Thread: Suspension

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    Re: Suspension

    I did quite a bit of research on this a while ago. I have always used GAZ adjustable shocks, front and rear. I also fitted new springs as the originals were quite rusty. I chose 225lb springs but...
  10. Re: Just suppose you have to tow your Marlin on a trailer...

    I towed mine once about a mile by attaching like this to the track control arm and it’s strong enough and the load is taken to two places on the chassis. The main issue as Bill suggests is avoiding...
  11. Thread: Snow drive

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    Re: Snow drive

    Splendid! Made my day. Just shows how stable they are. Peter.
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    Re: Marina Roadster - which make of dampers?

    Not familiar with the Marina but just did a search on Autodoc for Marina 1.8TC Rear and these came up. Any use? Peter.
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  13. Re: LWB refurbishment - based on marina 1.7 O series

    I would be wary of trying to turn a “siezed” engine in case there are any valves stuck in the valve guides. In addition to the initial long soaking of the pistons with oil or plusgas I would get the...
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    Re: Rear anti roll bar mount

    Hardly a testing programme to remove it and check out the inevitable increase in comfort! A quick unbolt and drive is all that’s needed. Springs will still be supporting the same weight of car so are...
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    Re: Rear anti roll bar mount

    Mmm. Those front clamp bolts go through the floor which is not very strong. Seriously I would try removing it and see how the car handles. I would expect a more comfortable ride as that’s quite a...
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    Re: Rear anti roll bar mount

    Even if that is a squishy (failed) rubber bush mounting it in the suspension arm hole there isn’t much effective length in the link to provide much articulation for extremes of suspension travel. I...
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    Re: Rear anti roll bar mount

    That looks like a home brew to me. The Sierra rear ARB, when fitted connects via a couple of short drop links with rubber grommets, that push over a ball ended spigot on the top of the rear trailing...
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    Re: Fuel neck and filler cap

    This is the fuel cap on my Hunter. The lettering inside the cap says non vented.
    1198711988
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    Re: Front wing bumper bolts

    Thats the type that I would choose as the square shank prevents the bolt turning and the plain flat chromed head looks the part.:)
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    Morris Marina Spares

    Just stumbled on this website. Could be useful for Roadster owners. Peter.

    https://longbridgemotorspares.co.uk/pdf/catalogue%20marina.pdf
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    Re: SU carburetor overhaul - screw types BA?

    According to the link below the thread is 3/16th Whitworth. Carbs metal is usually fairly brittle so expect a coarse thread in these applications. Peter....
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    Re: Cabrio Type 9 Gearchange

    When I had my old Mk2 Sierra 2.0GL I had a similar problem. It was actually caused by a failure of the clothes peg type spring that presses on the pawl. I only replaced the toothed quadrant because I...
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    Re: Marlin Hunter V8 - Dual servo

    I have never had a problem with sticking brakes since I fitted my dual servo. I retained the original clevis pin but slightly elongated the outer hole to accommodate the characteristic misalignment...
  24. Thread: Mirrors

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    Re: Mirrors

    I have found the disadvantage if wing mirrors is that you can’t avoid the glare from headlights behind, especially the 4x4 tailgating fraternity. With a door mounted mirror it is easy to move your...
  25. Thread: Mirrors

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    Re: Mirrors

    The mirrors on my Hunter were the standard stainless ones but Marlin had a local chap that made up the revised plinths to turn them through 90 degrees. They weren’t cheap but worth it for the...
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