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  1. Re: Raceline water rail, Zetec engine and overheating.

    A useful tip with the Zetec engine.
    Because it is notoriously difficult to bleed airlocks in fiestas and the 1.7 Puma is to carefully release the screw thread pressure cap on the water bottle to...
  2. Re: Roadster 1" (25mm) Flat Rubber Trim that the bonnet shuts onto

    Hi
    Thanks for confirming what I thought was 2mm was correct. Good Idea, I have some foam draft excluder that I can add to the existing. I measured the total lenghts required being 57cm x2 pieces &...
  3. Re: Roadster 1" (25mm) Flat Rubber Trim that the bonnet shuts onto

    Hi romeks44
    The problem I have with the original rubber stuff from when the car was built is that it is very thin and doesn't touch the underside of the bonnet at the windscreen end all the way...
  4. Roadster 1" (25mm) Flat Rubber Trim that the bonnet shuts onto

    Hi
    My trim needs replacing , does anyone have any that's left over from a role that I could purchase from and collect from Stoneleigh please?

    I think I need 4x 56cm lengths of the 25mm width trim...
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    Re: Trunnion trouble

    Hi Steve

    I would have thought that blowing through with the airline will bring all of the old grease out through the drilling , which would then have any contaminants stuck to it, blown out. ...
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    Re: Trunnion trouble

    The method I use to unblock clogged grease-ways to joints is as follows and takes typically 30 seconds per joint:

    Using the red tapered plastic foot pump adaptor intended for inflatables.
    1)...
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    Re: Aluminium Suspension Covers

    Hi Adrian
    If you want an Aluminium look to the suspension covers, have you considered an Aluminium self adhesive wrap?

    I've just had a quick look and came across :...
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    Re: GT6 Based overheating

    Hi

    I have a Roadster with a Marina 1800 B series that had a similar problem.

    I have solved this by fitting a 75 deg Thermostat and my electric fan cuts in a bit earlier than ideal at 90 deg. ...
  9. Re: Marina steering column lower felt bush

    Hi Steve
    Are you referring to the lower uj that fits onto the steering box as I don't recall it having a grease nipple on mine?
  10. Re: Marina steering column lower felt bush

    Hi Matthew
    I believe it will be classic mini, because the top white nylon/plastic bush is classic mini.Therefore the column tubes internal diameter must be identical. The top bush is where the...
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    Re: Roadster on eBay

    Alan, The listing says Reserve not met.
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    Re: UP and Running

    Hi Paul,
    Many thanks for effort and your time spent getting the website/forum up and running again, it is greatly appreciated, and is a something that I have no knowledge on how to do myself.
    ...
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    Re: One piece bonnet storage...

    Hi David

    I have looked at what you are currently constructing and surely storing the Bonnet Horizontally will take a lot of space in your garage?

    Also if it is windy, a sudden gust could blow...
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    Re: Does my Marlin have a sense of humour?

    Hi Chris
    The Ford Zetec's with a standard ECU don't like to be started after switching off unless the cars travelled 2-3 miles minimum. That is because the extra fuel pumped into the engine ( like...
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    Re: My Roadster

    Ballast over the rear axle is a good idea. I would imagine my own inbuilt ballast might help considering I am sitting so close to the rear axle.
    With regard to it being cold , thankfully I have a...
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    Re: My Roadster

    Looks very smart.
    In view of the cars surroundings, it made me wonder what are the Roadsters like for driving in the snow, if driven sensibly?
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    With regard to improving steering response on a MK2 Roadster, fitting a 10" steering wheel improves things a lot and the steering isn't noticeably heavier as a consequence.
    Doing this mod has an...
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    Re: Fuel pump for mk2 1300 a series

    David
    you may be able to superglue the torn rubber(Metalastic) mount.

    Failing that, the mounts are available from Terry (The UK importer of most fuel pumps and other associated parts).
    His...
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    Re: Wing piping

    Richard, Ben & Adrian
    I can highly recommend the following company for all of your trimming needs, as they manufacture the items and have been supplying the automotive industry for years.

    Most...
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    Re: Flasher unit for indicators

    Well if your hazards work , the bulb & wiring surrounding them are ok.
    I have had with mine that when you switch them off, the switch needs an extra push so as to make the contacts work for the...
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    Re: Flasher unit for indicators

    You can use either the rectangular flasher units or the round tin can and just not use the third terminal on it, same as on the early mini's. If you have a hazard warning switch fitted they are...
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    Re: Fiat engine rough running..

    An easy way of determining that without actually undoing the oil pressure switch is clamp on the outside of the senders body with some wire and clamp the other end to the block or another suitable...
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    Re: Fiat engine rough running..

    Rather than over tightening it and risking stripping the threads try using some ptfe pluming tape on the threads, ensuring that you don't cover the small hole at the end of the sender and refit.
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    Re: Windscreen wipers

    I just replaced the rubber refills in my existing stainless.

    I removed the rubber from a conventional wiper blade that was at least double the length eg 20" or more and trimmed them to match the...
  25. Re: exhaust manifold for 1300 marina based roadster

    Cast Iron can be successfully welded but it needs to be heated up whilst welding. Obviously the cost to repair may exceed sourcing a s/hand replacement.

    If your looking for a power improvement the...
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