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    Replaceing Front Indicators

    Replaced the front indicators on my Cabrio recently, as the chrome had deteriorated, and thought i would share the minor problem i encountered.
    I purchased a pair of replacements off E-bay - E-bay...
  2. Re: Triangular plastic/Nylon steering column sleeving?

    Hi,
    There is a metal alternative on E-bay here:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Escort-Sierra-Cosworth-Steering-Column-Bearing-Conversion/122326061308
    Hope this helps.
    Regards Mike
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Hi,
    have you been able to remove the dash yet? Had to get behind my dash, and took a few snaps. Don't know if yours is the same type of fixing. First you need to remove the steering column cowls and...
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    Re: Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    Thanks for that. Helps my decision making no end.
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    Re: Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    Hi,
    Thanks again for all the advice. Now looking to buy another push in type diff. Seems to be quite a few to choose from out there.
    Are the push in type diffs the same, apart from ratios, in the...
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    Re: Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for all the advice. Have tried swapping tyres around, checking UJ's drive shafts and all to no avail, the noise was still there. Put the car up on blocks and ran it in gear and...
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    Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    Hi,
    I have just replaced the offside rear wheel bearings on my Sierra based Cabrio as i thought they had worn and were causing a noise. I was getting a noise from around 40mph. It was not a whine...
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    Re: Chassis Paint

    Thank You for all the advice.
    I am being lazy and just cleaning off the rusted areas, so need something that's OK going over the good paint and cleaned off rusty areas. The paint was two pack but...
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    Chassis Paint

    Hi,
    The chassis on my Cabrio is in need of some cleaning up and repainting.
    Has anyone found a really good, long lasting, rust preventing paint system?
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Mike
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    Rusty Headlamp Shell

    Hi,
    Thought i would pass on some info on Cabrio headlamp shells. The Marlin supplied headlamp shell is thin chrome on steel and very prone to rust, particularly on the rim and mounting bracket. My...
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    Re: BRITAX Rear Light Screws

    Thanks so much for all the advice. Will try 2BA as suggested and let you know if they are correct. Will take up your kind offer Tony, if they prove to be 2BA, brass would be ideal as they would not...
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    Re: BRITAX Rear Light Screws

    No, no idea what size to buy in. Trying to avoid buying in a lot of bolts that i have no use for. Have tried a local chandlers that have a large range and he suggested UNF 10 which it isn't. Just...
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    BRITAX Rear Light Screws

    Hi,
    Does anyone know the Type, Size & Pitch of the set screws holding the lens in place on Britax rear light units? Have tried Metric and UNF which are not correct.
    Thanks Mike
  14. Thread: Mirrors!

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    Re: Mirrors!

    Hi,
    I fitted my mirrors "landscape" by using the method shown to me by the late Mark Matthews of Marlin.
    The mirrors are:- Tex Door Mirror Right Hand M68990 Flat Glass, M68890 Convex Glass. Tex...
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    Re: Header Tank

    Hi, just for clarity, the header tank in the photo is from a Rover SD1 V8. I have had three over the years, and used one for my own Marlin V8 Cabrio build. The part is available from Rimmer bros...
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    Re: Wind deflector

    Hi Peter, Thanks for that, picked up some inserts today, just need to find some time to make up a couple of brackets and fit to car. Thanks again. Regards Mike.
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    Re: Wind deflector

    Hi Pete, how did you thread the ends of the 22mm tube supporting the hood bag apron? This is something I intend to do with my wind deflector, as I too have the same gapping between the deflector and...
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    Re: Cabrio door lock release cable.

    Hi Peter,
    Its the drivers door lock cable that's gone (offside)
    If you want to ring my mobile is 07763213288
    Regards Mike.
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    Cabrio door lock release cable.

    Hi everyone,
    I am in desperate need of a door lock release cable.
    Have tried breakers, e-bay, and even Ford! with no luck.
    It needs to be approx 72 cm long.
    Will other ford cables fit?
    Any...
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    Re: Marlin Cabrio V8 in Exmouth

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for the compliment. Finished the build in 2003, been tinkering ever since. It's a joy to drive, and I never tire of driving or talking about it.
    Will bear you in mind, but my two...
  21. Re: Front GAZ Coilovers Part Number for a Cabrio?

    Hi Guys,
    Replaced my front shocks a couple of years ago. posted info to a thread at the time titled "Coil Over Shockers" in 2014.
    Here it is as posted, i hope it helps.

    I had to change my front...
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    Re: Cabrio hood wind noise

    Hi Peter, nice to hear from you again. Liked the article on V8 cooling in Pitstop. Did you have the rad made or was it a universal ready made product? Regards Mike.
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    Re: Cabrio hood wind noise

    Thanks for the advice. Like the idea of a hard top, are there any out there? Never seen one myself. If anyone has a photo I would much appreciate seeing it. Thanks. Mike
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    Cabrio hood wind noise

    Hi,
    Has anyone modified a Cabrio hood to deaden the wind noise from the hood.
    At anything over 55mph the wind noise is VERY loud..
    When on my own in winter/cooler weather i tend to dress up in...
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    Re: Cabrio wheels

    Hi Everyone,
    Just a quick update. Danny Nelson came up trumps with 5 New Old Stock RS Wheels.
    VERY happy.
    Will post a photo later.
    Thanks to everyone for there advice.
    Regards Mike.
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