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    Re: Steering column position

    Franklin, thank you for your 'tatty cosmetics'. At last, I know that my electrics aren't the only ones in a state of 'constant development'! I like the angle of the Marina steering wheel.
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    Re: Light Bar - or headlamp mounts

    IMHO, I liked the light bar on an early Alfa that had a raised centre section for a 'cyclops' light. Sorry, no pics.
  3. Re: 1300 Marina clutch lever cover for Bell housing

    My 1800 does not have one, why is it needed?
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    Re: Garage refurb and back to the car

    Very nice lighting are those lights LED? I would suggest a fan heater rather than radiators. you can drag it around to where you are working. You do seem to have a well insulated workshop, very nice...
  5. Thread: WANTED

    by HairyDave
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    Re: WANTED

    Or get a spare wheel cover that will hide the oddball wheel and also protect it from UV degradation. From personal experience, when you have a flat tyre any wheel is good!
  6. Re: The tool you never knew you wanted until you need to change a clutch slave cylind

    And wished you had when you tried doing it without!. There are a lot of other indispensable tools on his site too.
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    Re: Roadster Kit project in Wilts

    Me too! My toybox is full and a voice just said 'Not another project!!!'
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    Re: Roadster Kit project in Wilts

    No mention of body panels, could be worth the money for the tax free plate?
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    Re: Unregistered Roadster on eBay

    Robin if you had asked the seller he would have told you SWB. Lucky I don't need them.
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    Re: Seat Reinforcement

    On my Roadster, I made wedges 1/2" to 2" to go under both the seats, tipping them back by 2". I then fastened 'strap tee' hinges to the driver's seat, which means I can tip it forward to access...
  11. Thread: Not

    by HairyDave
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    Re: Not

    Brilliant, Motor Rail was much better than the M6 & M5 for getting to Cornwall. Especially befor the M5 Exeter bypass.
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    Re: Marlin suspension front and rear

    Duncan, I found with brisk driving of Vans, saloons 13&1800, estates 18 &1700 it made them handle loads better when driven briskly.

    Obviously as Steve Green points out, the Roadster is a very...
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    Re: Marlin suspension front and rear

    I've had a few Marinas and I found a big meaty anti-roll bar made them handle very well, for a 'cooking' saloon car. Understeer was almost eliminated.
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    Re: Marlin suspension front and rear

    If there is a supply problem with torsion bars, might it be time to think about wishbones and Coilovers? I know it has been mentioned before.
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    Re: Morris Marina Leaf Spring Shackle Pin

    DW car spares in Liverpool may be able to help, 0151 933 9439. They seem to have lots of Marina new & S/H spares. No connection, nice people.
  16. Re: Marlin Scorhill Magic Fb marketplace in Barnstaple Devon

    Or realy serious doo doos if you have an accident and kill someone! I remember way back when all you needed was a Police inspection to be sure you hadn't built your car using a knock off and then an...
  17. Re: Marlin Scorhill Magic Fb marketplace in Barnstaple Devon

    I did wonder about the front rails of the chassis! A bit like the NGTA registered as a Green Ford Anglia!
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    Re: Brake Servo failure, Marina based Roadster

    From my own experience with a leaking hose, the engine is running lean. With a good hose and servo, the brakes were ferocious. Now the servo is not working and the manifold connection is blanked, the...
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    Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two....

    When my Roadster servo was working, the brakes were ferocious. Now it is disconnected they are still good. With a good push, they will lock up. With the servo, the front would lock up very easily I...
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    Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two....

    A servo maybe? Kit car wiring can be fun for the second owner, my Roadster had the loom stuffed behind the dash and I ended up cutting a couple of feet off every wire. One at a time, to make sure...
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    Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two....

    Well, that's filled up the workshop quite nicely. Nice collection of Snap-on boxes! The Red Marlin looks almost ready for the road, still time to get some miles in, while you plan the V8. V Jealous!
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    Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two....

    At least you seem to have a nice chair to sit and look at it. I had a 'Red wine moment' Many years ago, only mine was 'Day Nurse', a brilliant mood enhancer. I bought an almost derelict Landrover. I...
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    Re: Specific wiring query number 723...

    Or the two stage radiator fan switch #FANSW9 £16.20 inc vat Catalogue P334 Issue 34 from Car Builder Solutions and probably others.
  24. Thread: Fuel

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    Re: Fuell

    The ESSO station on the A1 north of Stamford was selling E10 in late july.
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    Re: Fake Marlin in Auction?

    Yes, the car does look great, but, the problem comes if it is not correctly registered, and it is obviously not a Vitess body and there is an accident. The insurance company could refuse to pay up,...
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