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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    I used to tow my Roadster with a homemade Aframe attached via eyebolts welded to the chassis it worked well enough but was totally illegal as it was unbraked
    When I bought my Cabrio it had contact...
  2. Re: Cabrio 205 Pinto Engine Squeaky Fan Belt.

    Pretty sure a Pinto 205 does not have a toothed belt? (I restored a Roadster a while ago and put in a Pinto with 205 block) in fact I have a belt left over from that and it is not grooved!(before...
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    Re: New Gallery Going Live !

    Great job Guys
    Great to see so many cars
    Even found 2 of my three so far
    Regards
    BN
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    Hi DC yup that is the one, You've just reminded me how ugly it was! Not sure who made it but it sure didnt belong on my car IMO, I hope the new owner liked it better than me
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    Funny how we all think differently, When I purchased my Cabrio from Danny it had a hard top fitted, Never thought I wanted one and by the time I'd driven back from his place to Somerset I knew it was...
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    Re: So many Marlins for sale offshore....

    None of them are one of my previous two Roadsters, The first of which went to Switzerland(would love to know what happened to that one!)

    Can't believe some of the prices over the water!!
  7. Thread: Cabrio

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    Re: Cabrio

    My Cabrio was registered in 1997 and now has a Zetec 2ltr circa 2010, and in the nine yrs I have owned her she has only ever had visible smoke test
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    Re: The very long way to a boot lid

    Hi DC
    You are partly correct but all I have on my plate is the T4 060
    There is nowt else! That is also reflected on the V5C
    Hope that helps
    Regards
    Bryan
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    Re: The very long way to a boot lid

    Hi DC
    Thanks for info 94 sounds about right as reg'd in 97
    Can you just clarify what info you require/What plate please?
    Regards
    Bryan
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    Re: The very long way to a boot lid

    Hi Wiggles
    It is a short wheelbase and defo no boot lid so I guess it is an early one?, reg in 1997 but not built by me
    Regards
    Bryan
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    Re: The very long way to a boot lid

    When I bought my Cabrio it had an exhaust that went under car and exited behind rear pas wheel and the fumes were "orrible" as part of my improvements I had a Stainless twin pipe set up made and it...
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    Re: Ford Clutch Quadrant Options

    HaHa I remember the Yoga thing very well!!
    When I first bought the car I came close to Stuffing it through a Hedge because stomping on the brake pedal with a large pair of boots on meant stomping on...
  13. Thread: Road Trip

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    Re: Road Trip

    Hi Geoff
    I will try to get something worthwhile in print shortly
    Regards
    Bryan
  14. Thread: Road Trip

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    Re: Road Trip

    Hi Alan
    For our last Foreign road trip I did a daily Diary type account which was duly printed in Pitstop and subsequently printed in Complete Kit Car Mag by Ian Stent.
    I was thinking of doing...
  15. Thread: Road Trip

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    Road Trip

    Arrived home from our latest Road Trip through France into Switzerland, Italy and back through France, enjoyed perfect weather and some spectacular roads, Just need to remove a couple hundredweight...
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    Re: Cabrio Rear Spring change

    Thanks for your input gent's
    I'll get some bump stops and keep everything standard
    Regards
    Bryan
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    Re: Cabrio Rear Spring change

    Hi David
    I decided to remove drive shafts rather than wait for spring compressor and I could not shift the top adjusters!
    I rang my local parts dealer and as I have no info on donor whatsoever he...
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    Re: Cabrio Rear Spring change

    Hi Peter
    Thanks for the headsup, I've ordered a pair which I think will do the job
    I tried earlier just undoing the shocker bottom bolt but there is not enough movement with Driveshafts attached so...
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    Re: Cabrio Rear Spring change

    Hi Dave
    Thanks for the reply and the offer but as you say distance a problem!
    I'll buy spring compressors and give it a go if I have to I think I can disconnect the Drive shafts to give some more...
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    Cabrio Rear Spring change

    Hi All
    Is it possible to change the rear coil springs on a cabrio(sierra base) with rear swing arms in place?
    Obviously I would need a Spring compressor
    I have removed rear Dampers to allow some...
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    Re: Not my best morning so far

    After being pushed through Passport Control we had to wait for 2 hrs for recovery Vehicle, then were dropped at a garage in Santander where everyone was on "siesta"
    But to be fair to the Spanish...
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    Re: Not my best morning so far

    Just to make you feel better Alan
    On our first trip to Spain in our Cabrio I left the Cooling fan on for the whole ferry trip(20hrs) Got pushed off the ferry and then the kindly Spanish hooked me up...
  23. Thread: Mirrors!

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    Re: Mirrors!

    Hi Bill
    This may or may not be of interest, I fitted round wing mirrors at the front of the wings by the side lights using the mounting bolt holes for the wing stays so no extra holes required,...
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    Re: Greetings from Plymouth

    Looking at the Rack on the back it either was or was being set up as a Trials Car, may want to check the Rear Diff as a lot of Trials cars had the Marina Van Diff fitted which may not be great for...
  25. Thread: MOT

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    Re: MOT

    Sorry Chris
    In France at the mo so have not been keeping up with things
    Missed the outcome post! (no wonder I thought the thread hd been hijacked)
    Glad you are sorted
    Bryan
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