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    Re: Marina wheel studs

    Hi
    I used 16 off of 3/8 unf Stainless steel wheel nuts with 60 degree taper face listed on ebay for a Classic Mini.


    The company that manufacture and sell them don't currently have them...
  2. Re: For anyone who needs some inspiration

    Thanks,
    The same car is then featured with Jay Leno.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Yik1G4tr8
  3. Re: New Brake Fluid Reservoir / Expansion Tank

    I first used my recommended vacuum bleeder on a MK1 Toyota MR2 approx 20 years ago that has the engine and gearbox at the rear of the car. I had replaced the clutch slave cylinder and that setup...
  4. Re: New Brake Fluid Reservoir / Expansion Tank

    Hi Patrick.

    Were you aware that you had another option to changing the brake fluid reservoir?

    I mention this purely to assist others that may face a similar problem in the future .

    I have...
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    Re: Q827 reappears

    I used to set up many rally cars of all makes on the Clayton Rolling Road , this one was accurate and was regularly calibrated and compared to our Schenk bench Dyno that was ex BICERI and used...
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    Re: Q827 reappears

    Someone I knew had a B series a few years back. There was extensive headwork done to it ( The head cracked after a few races). It was on a single 45 DCOE. Iirc it was out to almost 2 litres with a...
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    Re: Q827 reappears

    The weak spot on the B series producing that sort of power is to achieve it the ports have to be opened up a lot to flow.

    Unfortunately that then leads to the walls of the ports in the head...
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    Re: Roadster Screen Installation

    Are you sure that you hadn't put that golf ball in the sump? as I recall as a student hearing a similar noise from one of my cars :)
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    Re: Stoneleigh?

    Saturday for me too :cool:
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    Re: Roadster 1800 TC oil filter

    Matthew
    There are 2 screw fit cannister type filters listed for the 1800 B series.

    Moss europe list both types of filter for the MGB.

    One is for the aluminium remote housing that has a long...
  11. Re: 2.0L pinto Engine Fuel Supply Pressure and Bypass line

    Hi Alan
    1)I would in the first instance advice you to look down the top of the Weber Carb , with the engine running check that there isn't a constant drip from a tube that runs in the venturi on...
  12. Re: Kop Hill Climb 2021 - 25-26th September 2021

    I have booked for the Marlin display area on the Saturday.
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    Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    Hi Keith
    As its using E36 parts ,just to rule this possibility out , does your car have ABS and 2 electrical switches fitted to the underside master cylinder like on the later E46 models?

    When...
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    Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    What is the rear brake set up , is it disc or drums and what car was it originally off?
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    Re: Marlin on Gumtree

    Very nice example , especially if the overdrive works. The seats look very comfortable.
    Does anyone know what car they originate from?
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    Re: Marlin 1800 clutch

    As above or you can purchase the following which was introduced in the 90's and also works well.
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    Re: Roadster Heater

    With regards to Heater matrix's for the benefit of us all. Does anyone know if the classic mini heater matrix could be/ had been used in the past ?
    Here's what they look like and if it could be made...
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    People have used them on another car forum I am on and with good results, If the tyres off the rim its £20 /wheel
    https://www.citywheelrefurbishment.co.uk/#price-list
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    There is a place in the midlands that charges £30 /wheel for strip refurb paint. would you like me to look for their details ?
  20. Re: Unobtanium spares for the Marina roadster?

    If it's the front tie bar bushes you require, it is as per Steve Green's link above .

    Here's the part that I navigated to today; which confirms the part number hasn't changed.
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  21. Lucas Inertia Starter Motor for Marina Based Roadster

    Hi Do you by chance have either a Lucas M35J or M35G starter motor in working order that you would be happy to sell on please for my 1800 B series engine?

    It has 2 bolt holes that are spaced 5"...
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    Re: Locking wheel nut tool

    Hi Robin

    1) Are you able / have you tried contacting the previous owner , in case they still have it and can put it in the post?

    2) I am unfamiliar with "100+", my roadster has a set from a...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    Element
    Have you by now established the make and model number of the Alternator fitted to your car?

    I can see no mention in your posts of the type you actually have?

    If you are unable to...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    From memory the Fiat 132 2.0 had either a Magnetti Marelli or Bosch Alternator fitted.

    If it's a Bosch, then you are in luck because it's an easy fix to change the brushes & rectifier back all in...
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    Re: Christmas Greetings

    Wishing you all as best a Christmas as is possible due to the current restrictions and also a Healthy New Year ahead.

    I am looking forward to the time when we be able to attend some car meets ...
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