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    Le Mans Classic 2-3-4-5 July 2020

    The 10th Le Mans Classic 2-3-4-5 July 2020.

    I am going. It would be good to meet some other enthusiasts there.
    Paul
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    Re: Greetings & Wheels

    I must admit that since about 1973 “Tangerine Orange” would not have been my first colour choice. But that car looks pretty distinctive maybe even classic. I hope you can live with it for a few years...
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    Re: Gps tracker

    PAYG costs are as confusing as the telco’s can make it. I bought a SIM for £1 and topped it up with the minimum £10 credit. I used this in my tracker. It worked! I do not use the car that much so I...
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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    You may be able to check the approximate positions by eye.

    With cylinder 1 at TDC as seen by the crankshaft timing mark, the cam followers on number one cylinder should be rocking (free to move...
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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    The Haynes manual from the Ford Sierra is available online.
    http://musse67.mbnet.fi/Taunus/Korjausoppaat/Ford%20Sierra%20Service%20And%20Repair%20Manual.pdf
    Chapter 2A deals with the SOHC engine.
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    Re: Seized Inlet manifold stud

    I’m not familiar with this engine so I’ll ask the dumb question: can the inlet manifold be removed with that stud in place? Once removed the errant stud would be more accessible.

    Sometimes heating...
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    Re: Haynes Publishing up for sale? The

    I have 9. I bet that's not the most. I have been known to read them in preferance to a novel.

    I'd go halves with you Steve if someone is prepared to lend me the money.
    Paul
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    Re: Ford Clutch Quadrant Options

    It looks like the black 55mm ones are also available in red. Good ol' Henry!
    Paul
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    Ford Clutch Quadrant Options

    While out driving this summer something dropped on my foot. I stopped the car and found a fairly substantial spring in the foot well. I didn’t recognise it but everything seemed to work fine so I...
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    Re: Sierra based column switches

    Searching for “ford sierra stalk” on eBay gave a few hits. Only one on the indicator side (XR4i). You can set up a search to email when an item comes up for sale.
    Paul
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb this weekend

    Oops; posted by a bucking double berk!

    Surry everyone.
    Hantz
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb this weekend

    In the magazine it's listed as Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, Berks, Berks, Bucks.

    Well worth knowing! As I understand pretty much anyone with a Marlin would be welcomed.
    Paul
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb this weekend

    I really like the way the mudguards have been done on that Marlin lookalike (Alpha Romeo).
    Paul
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Probably, only in my mind. I learnt a stack of acronyms watching the Apollo launches as a young teenager. I learned a whole lot more working for IBM (It’s Better Manually). Almost all have been...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    For those, like me, who think ETA means Estimated Time of Arrival (from the Apollo space program) I looked it up and assuming it’s not:
    Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, Electronic Travel Authority, Easy To...
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    Re: pinto heater

    There are a couple of methods to add pictures described here:
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?7031-How-to-add-pictures-to-a-post&highlight=pictures

    Personally I prefer the...
  17. Re: Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza

    Classier company today 1926 Bentley and Jenson interceptor.

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    The Bentley and the Bond Bug generated about the same amount of interest but the bug was the one everyone wanted to take home....
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  19. Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza

    I will be at the Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza with Millie this weekend.

    Saturday 14th – Newport Quayside / Sunday 15th September 2019 – Ryde Seafront

    If you find yourself on the Isle...
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    Re: pinto heater

    My preferred solution is to use a “ford fiesta heater valve”. This valve used on several cars (Fiesta Ka Transit Mazda) it is combined with a temperature control from one of those vehicles to vary...
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    Re: Berli/Cortina Ignition Switch

    This has a diagram for Ford Taunus/Cortina (1970-1975) but does not list the parts for some reason.

    http://www.fordopedia.org/parts-catalog/taunus-tc1-cortina-mk3/H1.10

    Not a great deal of...
  22. Re: Fuel pipe replacement, car peed on the floor

    I have had fuel pipes and other things perish. It’s not always possible to tell how old the stock is when you buy it. Particularly from eBay.
    Paul
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Try “black wheel nut covers” on eBay I have no personal experience with them.
    Paul
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    Re: The future's electric?...

    I like the idea of the electric motor drive with a small engine to charge the batteries. The charging engine is contrived to run at maximum efficiency and the motor avoids the weight of the gearbox....
  25. Re: Ford Sierra Steering Column indicator cam

    I recently had to take the steering column out of my Sierra based car. The “Cam - direction indicator turn – off” has a lug that locates it in a slot on the steering wheel.

    The lug can just be...
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