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    Marina wheel studs

    I have been contacted by an owner in France who needs some new wheel studs and nuts for his Marina based Roadster. Apparently his mechanic managed to destroy some of them! Any ideas of the best...
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    Re: Marlin under new ownership

    There will also be a similar notice in the next Pitstop due out over the next couple of weeks. I have contacted both new owners to congratulate them on their respective acquisitions and wish them...
  3. Thread: Q827 reappears

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    Re: Q827 reappears

    Doing well to get 170hp from a B series!!!
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    Re: summer meet at Cleave farm

    Sounds interesting. Can you remind me where it is. Once you have settled on a date I'll put it in Pitstop magazine.
  5. Thread: Stoneleigh?

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    Re: Stoneleigh?

    I have just received the following from the Stoneleigh organisers:-

    "Dear Exhibitor,

    Apologies for the delay in contacting you regarding the Stoneleigh Kit Car Show. All our staff are currently...
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    Took our Cabrio to Orford in Suffolk last Thursday and did a 6 mile walk followed by a pub (in the garden) lunch. Only about 15 miles each way from home but good to be using the car again. As has...
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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    Several motor home owners tow small cars e.g. Smart or similar city cars so would it be worth talking to a motor home supplier to check on what is considered legal.
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    Re: Insurance Agreed Valuations

    Bill, I have sent you a PM
    Geoff
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    Re: Insurance Agreed Valuations

    Hello Bill,

    As a club we have no formal documentation for this purpose and, as you probably realise, its always very difficult to value kit cars. You will no doubt have to submit a series of...
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    Dolomite Sprint Rear Axle

    Dolomite Sprint rear axle free to a good home. Contact Harry Fitch at harryfitchrva@gmail.com. The axle is in Nottingham and if someone interested is quite a way from there Harry would be happy to...
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    Re: Idle Air-Control valve, testing:-

    I had a similar problem with the 8valve DOHC engine with the idle speed fluctuating between about 12 - 1500rpm. Cleaned the idle control valve but made no difference. Then replaced it with a new one...
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb 2021 - 25-26th September 2021

    Thanks but didn't realise there was an option. We will leave our tickets as they are and park where we are instructed.

    Geoff
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb 2021 - 25-26th September 2021

    I don't seem to have a 4 digit ref no. on my tickets, just a 10 digit order no. unless its the last 4 digits at the end of the QR code.
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb 2021 - 25-26th September 2021

    Dogoncrazy and myself have bought tickets and will be going on the Sunday. Can we also get onto the Marlin display area?
  15. Thread: Marlin sold?

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    Re: Marlin sold?

    I was given the article by Terry Matthews so she probably sent it to other relevant publications as well. Just waiting to get the official details of the owners of the Sportster/Cabrio and Exi....
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    Re: Suspension questions

    Happy to be corrected on this but I believe the ideal caster angle for good self centring is about 6 deg whereas the Marina set up is 2 to 3 deg. This may have been ok on the Marina (never driven one...
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    Re: Suspension questions

    The low level of steering self centring on the Marina based Roadster is a common problem and the castor angle is, in theory, non adjustable. Some members have slightly increased the castor angle by...
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    Re: Kop Hill Climb 2021 - 25-26th September 2021

    Me too!
  19. Thread: Cabrio for sale

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    Re: Cabrio for sale

    Should be Nightfire Red! Pesky predictive text.
  20. Thread: Cabrio for sale

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    Cabrio for sale

    Posted on behalf of Jeff Ganderton:- Cabrio with Rover V8 engine and 5 speed box in Nightmare Red. On SORN for the last 18 months but engine started regularly. Car based in Rochdale. £4500 by bank...
  21. Thread: Meetings

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    Re: Meetings

    There won't be anything in the next Pitstop magazine due out next month but I'm hoping to be able to put some events in the next one. If anyone comes across anything in the meantime please let me...
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    Re: Marlin 1800 clutch

    Its been many years since I aligned a clutch but I have a multi purpose tool that accommodates a range of spigot bearing and shaft sizes from about 5/8 to 7/8". Just a thought.
  23. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    I agree with Paul in that the failure is probably caused by stress concentration as a result of the difference in thickness of the mounting plate and chassis. I suspect the thinner chassis section is...
  24. Thread: Seat Belts

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    Re: Seat Belts

    Thanks Scott,

    After a lot of gentle persuasion that worked. When I got the belts both reels had exactly the same length of belt protruding so I assumed it was some kind of factory lock that needed...
  25. Thread: Seat Belts

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    Seat Belts

    Just acquired an unused pair of Kangol inertia reel seat belts to replace those on my Cabrio but no instructions were with them. No problem with the fitting but the inertia reel unit seems to be...
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