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  1. Thread: Still here

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    Still here

    I'm here as donsayers as always and as Boustrophedon as the site wouldn't let me actually join as a member under my old moniker.

    Still looking for a roadster if anyone has got a good one to sell....
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    Roadster Wanted.

    Having said goodbye to the hopelessly unreliable Wee Beastie, I now find myself ion need of a Roadster or possibly a Cabrio. Ideally a YKC roadster with Ford suspension (Sick to death of trying to...
  3. Thread: Spam!

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    Re: Spam!

    I have informed the members, plural. And I did not open the links but googeled the link to see what I was being led to.
  4. Thread: Spam!

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    Spam!

    Having received a lot of email purportedly from members of this forum but actually being spam directing me to websites of an unsalubrious nature, I would suggest that people check their PCs for...
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    Re: HIF carburettor problems

    If you are using an electric pump, they deliver at a higher pressure than SU carbs were designed for, I had to fit a pressure reducer to stop this.
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    Re: Column Stalks

    Ital ones on ebay: Item number: 330772904772
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    Re: Column Stalks

    The Marina indicator/wipers stalks unit used parts common to Marinas, some Minis, Landrovers, Allegros, Maxis and what have you. I built mine from pieces bought off ebay. I shortened one stalk and...
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    Re: Where did it go?

    No idea if it fits, someone mentioned it up there^
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    Re: Front suspension parts.

    I have twisted more than my fair share of Marina uprights, never bent a steering arm though, given the scarcity of uprights now, can they safely be untwisted, perhaps with a little heat?
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    Re: Where did it go?

    Ford/Lotus one on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-CORTINA-MKI-LOTUS-ELAN-CLUTCH-FORK-GAITER-/250745702947. I think not at that price.

    Mate of mine was changing sparkplugs on a Mark one...
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    Re: Propshaft U/J Marina

    I was told that there were only two sizes of UJ fitted to cars, the big and and the little one, as Spicers only made those two sizes originally. The Marina had the little one.
  12. Thread: Marina 575

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    Re: Marina 575

    Yeah but it's a Marina...
  13. Thread: Marina 575

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    Marina 575

    There's a Marina pick up 10cwt/575 with the heavy duty rear axle if anyone's interested on Ebay.

    Ebay no: 320891861521
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    Re: 2 core/ 3 core radiator

    Chevette rads also fit. Mine is a 4 row Chevette. The problem is not usually the rad but airflow through the bonnet. The sloping wings not only create lift they also create high pressure under the...
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    Re: What the........

    Could be an E series straight 6?
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    Re: Oil in the distributor - 48D4

    Now my dizzy has a little hole drilled in it to drain it. The 1.7 O series has the dizzy on its side, is the little drain hole in the right place?
  17. Re: Fancy more power from your 1.3 A Series power-plant?

    What I meant was that Shorrocks are no longer in business, the last one I saw on Ebay went for over 3K. The one pictured by Peter X is I think an adaptation of the current Mini Cooper, Rootes type...
  18. Re: Fancy more power from your 1.3 A Series power-plant?

    Where did you find the supercharger Adrian?

    Someone in the States discovered that you can fit the head from a 16 valve BMW K series bike engine to the A series block. There are kits of parts to do...
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    I am worried about the check on ECU...

    I am worried about the check on ECU modifications, this is a step ion the direction of the German TUV that allows no modifications at all.
  20. Thread: Marina Diff

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    When I speak of differentials I am talking about...

    When I speak of differentials I am talking about the parts inside the casing. I agree that the Dolomite/Sprint and the 2000 have different diff carriers, however given that they share crown wheels...
  21. Thread: Marina Diff

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    I know that the marina axle was Triumph sourced...

    I know that the marina axle was Triumph sourced from the rear drive Toledo/Dolomite/TR7 range, and these it turn were based on innards from the Herald/Spitfire//GTV6 range. The dolomite diffs will...
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    Some electric fuel pumps even those designed for...

    Some electric fuel pumps even those designed for carbs, deliver too much pressure, mine (Twin SUs) flooded repeatedly after a fast run as the floats would not reseal the needle against the flow....
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    Seems to me that not everything is up and running...

    Seems to me that not everything is up and running yet.
  24. Thread: Welcome all

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    So here it is. Tried editing my profile but the...

    So here it is. Tried editing my profile but the changes won't stick and I got an Invalid redirect message after logging in. Do we really need a CAPTCHA if we have to create an account and log in? Oh...
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    Re: Proposed New Weekend Camp

    Excellent idea!
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