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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Hi Dave - surely you can borrow a trailer?
    I'm in the wrong place to help you but among my pals there must be four or five car trailers - and the local petrol station hires them out
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice

    If you know the chassis number and the VIN number then I suggest you simply make your own Chassis and VIN plates - I'm sure that you can make something that would be nearly impossible to tell apart -...
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    Re: Wadebridge wheels.

    That engine brings back old memories
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Data Sheet

    Excellent - that will come in handy

    AND it makes the 805 kg for my "Device" look a lot better
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    Re: Pinto DGAV throttle cable.

    The idea of changing the orientation of the carb - I did that with my Lancia powered mini a couple of decades ago

    I put a twin cam Lancia engine in the front of my mini - but the engine was...
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    Re: Marina B series camshaft swap

    If you are just changing the camshaft then I would use the magnet and dowel system - take the radiator out, remove the rack and front moulding and you will have buckets of room

    Once you have the...
  7. Thread: Coil overs

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    Re: Coil overs

    If the measure was taken from the vertical instead of the horizontal then the 40 degrees becomes 50 degrees and from that calculator the "motion ratio" becomes 0.696 - which as it is squared means...
  8. Thread: Coil overs

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    Re: Coil overs

    Excellent!
    I had not realised just how much of an angle the damper sat at

    The 0.584 - "motion ratio" means that the spring moves for 0.584 inches for every inch the wheel moves - and you SQUARE...
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    Re: Coil overs

    "Duncan's Dubius Device" - is my electric roadster - Hitachi Forklift motor and Chevy Volt Battery
    ...
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    Re: Coil overs

    I am amazed at those spring rates
    My "device" is 800 kg - 900 kg with me in it - and 45% on the front and I am using it on the road/track with 110 lbs/inch on the front -
    my springs are more...
  11. Thread: LED Rear Lights

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    Re: LED Rear Lights

    I'm using LED's all round - you need an LED flasher unit to go with them
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    Re: Roadster 1.3 A series radiator

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    The mini radiator was enough to cool a 1275 with shall I say dubius airflow mounted sideways in the mini - with the massively better airflow in the Roadster I would expect it not to be an issue
    ...
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    Re: GT6 Based overheating

    These are older motors - the studs should not need to be changed

    In some (most?) newer engines the bolts are actually permanently stretched when you torque the head down and have to be replaced...
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    Re: GT6 Based overheating

    Difficult to see on your photos but the large pipe on the bottom on the expansion tank must be connected to the "suck" side of the water pump -
    or at least must be closer to the suck side than the...
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    Re: GT6 Based overheating

    It is probably not the problem but ensure that the flow through the header tank is the correct direction - I have seen cars where the header tank which is intended to remove air from the water system...
  16. Thread: First Winter

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    Re: First Winter

    Probably worried about getting too hot - not usually a problem in the UK
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    Re: Propshaft for gearbox swap

    Hi Guys

    There are a couple of things that you need to know

    Propshafts have two UJ's and a sliding joint - you need all three - some gearboxes have the sliding bit as part of the gearbox - it...
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    Re: Was someone looking for a Fiat Twin Cam?

    Hi
    SPV 193 is Phil Butler's Marlin - I believe it has been off the road for about 10 years

    It was a Triumph kit - but it has a live axle from a Ford and a Fiat Twin Cam

    I remember helping to...
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    Re: Fiat Engine Carb upgrade

    Hi
    I would get the carb set by somebody who knows exactly what he is doing on a rolling road - if your "expert" says he does not need one then he is an idiot not an expert

    You can get it sorta...
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    Re: Le Mans and not quite return

    Hi
    Steering racks are simple things - give it a good clean - a visual inspection
    And check that it moves freely from stop to stop

    The most likely failures would be damage to the housing or a...
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    Re: buch

    Really?
    As a mini fan from the 70's through the 80's with lots of mini's that was about the only part I didn't have to change!
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    Re: Le Mans and not quite return

    For something like a broken nosecone or even the back wing fiberglass is actually really easy to repair - especially as you have not yet painted it!
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    Re: Le Mans and not quite return

    Thanks - that helps a lot

    Some of the early steering geometry would pull the wheel out of your hand if you got a blowout
    Sounds like the Marina was after they realised

    thanks
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    Re: Le Mans and not quite return

    Hi Adrian

    Can you remember what actually happened?
    Did the tyre blowing pull the car sideways?
    - or did it rip the wheel out of your hands and steer right?

    I'm thinking about the geometry of...
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    Re: MOT

    I have the dampers that came with my car - bought 23 years ago and never actually been finished

    I had assumed that the dampers had bump and droop stops - do they have the stops inside? - just not...
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