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  1. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    As this problem to the best of our knowledge is confined either to those Cabrio's fitted with the BMW engine and consequently a 'chopped' anti roll bar , or those vehicles that have been modified...
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    Re: Fuel lines and wheel arches

    How wide are you intending going with wheels / tyres ? What power unit are you running?
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    Frost Strip Gel
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    Re: Great British Car Journeys Ltd

    https://www.greatbritishcarjourney.com/

    Link to previous post or just google as per title
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    Great British Car Journeys Ltd

    Due to open mid 2021, a new venue here in Derbyshire - see above
  6. Re: Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    Halfshafts are easy to remove, getting the outer hub bearing off the shaft isn't.
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    YouTube provides loads of solutions !!
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    I had mentioned Demon tweaks but didn't know if Escort ones would fit. What about getting a local blacksmith to make some?
  9. Thread: Suspension

    by dogoncrazy
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    Re: Suspension

    As said above, all info you should need in those documents. Bare in mind that they are not 'off the shelf' and are likely to have a lead time of a couple of weeks.
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    A couple of possibilities
    Demon tweaks have extended ones for Ford - 65 mm between legs
    Sanderson Leaf springs or Owen springs both have a range of 'U' bolts ,probably worth a call
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    Re: Roadster on Fb Marketplace

    Agree with Andy, can't see anyone paying that sort of money and unlikely to go abroad for a substantial profit to be made due to 'Q' plate
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    Re: Roadster roof

    If you don't already have a roof you will also need the cant rail. It's a glassfibre moulding that is attached to the forward edge of the hood material enabling the hood to be secured to the...
  13. Thread: Snow drive

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    Re: Snow drive

    Nice to see that someone doesn't mind taking one out in poor weather. Credit to you!
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    Re: Dismantling question 2 - new bulkhead?

    As Mick used to work on submarines he'll no doubt pressure test the Roadster once finished!
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    My Alfa engined Roadster had a separate/remote voltage regulator despite if I remember it being a Bosch alternator. It looked like a slightly bigger version of the voltage stabiliser they use on...
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    Re: Marlins a la Frog!

    I remember seeing that Roadster and talking to owner a couple of years back. It was at a Classic Car show D.S. and I attended in Derbyshire. Nice example!
  17. Re: Roadster project, no engine or box, Heanor Derbys

    Values on the up or someone desperate for paperwork?
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    S0ld mine for £35 for the pair! Someone got a real bargain. The new upright I got £70 for. As said previously I offered club members the chance but no takers.
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    Had a NOS suspension leg still in original wrapping, no-one here wanted that either. The trunnions I probably let go for less than I should have but that's life.
    The purchaser of the trunnions...
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    Had a pair but now gone I'm afraid. No-one on here wanted them so ebay it was.
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    Re: Ignition and door lock

    The only difficulty I recall with the earlier Cabrio's is the window winder mechanism is attached to the trim panel, later cars with the sculptured trim have a sub panel behind the main one to...
  22. Thread: Coil overs

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    Re: Coil overs

    I realized my mistake while having dinner! I confess to probably having a senior moment as the image I had in my head no way resembled the set up on Marina /Roadster.
    Must do better! Where have I...
  23. Thread: Coil overs

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    Re: Coil overs

    How is the inner end of the lower arm located if you remove the torsion bar ? I'm assuming additional bracketry would need to be welded to the chassis rail otherwise you would 'hanging' the lower...
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    Arson attack

    A classic car collection in Cheshire burnt to the ground in suspected arson attack. Owner said to be devastated .
    I guess some are irreplaceable so whatever insurance he has won't compensate for the...
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    Re: Marina special tuning department

    Telescopic shocks for front?
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