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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    That is a stunning machine...
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    I remember that, memory is a funny thing isn’t it.
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    Re: New Gallery Going Live !

    Looks good, thanks for putting in the time.
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    Marlin roadster for restoration/project

    Could be an 'unknown; car as I can't find it in the photo gallery.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224353702528
  5. Thread: A short run out

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    Re: A short run out

    Yes, 2ltr Sierra from 1982, Weber twin choke down draught with tubular manifold. I’ve only had the car a matter of months so still finding out about it but from what I’ve seen so far it’s a credit...
  6. Thread: Suspension

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    Re: Suspension

    Of course, it didn’t occur to me to look in the paperwork!
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    Re: Roadster body panels & wings

    Well done.
  8. Thread: A short run out

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    Re: A short run out

    Only just, it is up hill to the garage.
  9. Thread: Suspension

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    Re: Suspension

    My Cabrio, ex Doug and Liz Billings has new, or look new, on it and they post here so maybe able to help.
  10. Thread: A short run out

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    A short run out

    I finally got a short run out in the Cabrio today.



    https://youtu.be/qVQya663D7g
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Franklins response has prompted me to suggest you contact leaf spring manufacturers as they often offer upgrades for leaf sprung cars which can require longer U bolts.
  12. Thread: Snow drive

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    Re: Snow drive

    Excellent, great to see a left hand drive Marlin as well.
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    Re: Roadster body panels & wings

    Same guy that had the chassis as well, or just same photos?
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    Re: Marlins a la Frog!

    Yes I realize that now after looking at a few more, no wonder so many are being shipped out of the UK!
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    Re: Marlins a la Frog!

    I recall it being for sale here a few years back and wondered where it went. A very nicely detailed car, but listed at twice what it’s probably worth!
  16. Thread: Happy New Year

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    Re: Happy New Year

    Happy New Year Adrian, see you in 2021!
  17. Re: Roadster project, no engine or box, Heanor Derbys

    Was just looking at that, nice plate if you want to stick a Ford Xflow in it. :)
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    Re: Ignition and door lock

    I found this, being an earlier car, out the hard way. I’ll get back to it when the weather warms up and I can get the car on the drive so it’s easier to work on.
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    Re: Christmas Greetings

    Same here... :)
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    Ignition and door lock

    I noticed that my Cabrio’s ignition lock was very worn so got a refurbed set (ignition and door) from an eBay’er, a chance to get one key for both as well.

    Managed to fit the ignition barrel OK...
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    Re: New family member

    Welcome. Your car is in the gallery.

    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/yah-400j/
  22. Re: A few new things, brake bias valve and water pipes

    Great work, in days of old, when I could afford to rally and hill climb I would put a line on the brake bias valve body, and a corresponding line on the adjustment knob so I could be sure where the...
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    Re: Marina Roadster - which make of dampers?

    I used them for years as well on PKK and that got thrashed around the countryside and on auto tests.

    There is at least one thread on this subject here though, maybe worth a search.
  24. Unfiished Sportster for sale - winter project?

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1291940

    Another one of those that 'if only I [were younger and] had the space...'
  25. Thread: Swb vs Lwb

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    Re: Swb vs Lwb

    You can usually spot the long wheelbase cars by the extension inserted between the rear of the front wing and the rear wing. So they didn’t have to make a longer front wing. See example here;
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