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    Re: Which Honda Civic Radiator are People Using

    Hello Andy,
    I bought and fitted one of these to my project which at present has stalled. If you look at the build and rebuild forum it is under getting marlin through IVA near...
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    Triumph Vittesse 1600 engine date 1965

    The engine was taken out of a moss roadster about 16 years ago in running condition as the mini radiator could not cope. It had new bearings and rings when the kit was built and has done about 10.000...
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    Re: Roadster shock absorbers

    Just a thought I had, our local tractor dealer has a lot of different size quad bikes and I went there to get some fuses the other day and took a quick look at their suspension systems. A lot of the...
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    Re: Roadster shock absorbers

    Hello, Just to add my input, Apart from possibly rotoflex cars and late spitfires any rear shocks from heralds/ vitesse/ gt6 and spitfires should fit and work. There must be someone supplying these...
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    Re: Roadster 1.3 A series radiator

    Hello Martin, I have not replied before as neglected to send my subs in and was banned from posting. I have fitted the civic alloy rad to my 1700 chassis as on my posts getting a roadster though iva....
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Martin I have still been following your progress since my impulse purchase of the GTV managed to get in the way of my marlin build. The GTV is on the road now but needs a small bit of body work and...
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    Re: Roadster kit for sale

    This sounds like a very good result well done. I will keep looking with interest.
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    Re: Le Mans and not quite return

    I have just got back from france after 5 weeks, and read this glad to hear that everything is coming back together.

    Phil
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    Re: Which radiator is this?

    Sorry Martin,
    No idea, about the right size for a mini what diameter are the hose joints? They look about 28 mm from the photo. Search original mini rad on ebay and see if the...
  10. Re: I have decided to finaly start work on the part built kit I bought many years ago

    Hello Steve,
    I have not given up on the marlin, the condition of the Alfa which has a current mot, means that even if I have to change the engine I should be able to get it usable...
  11. Re: I have decided to finaly start work on the part built kit I bought many years ago

    Hello Martin,
    It was at Wadebridge show ground, I only found out about it from classic car weekly, the only kit car there for sale was a jago jeep. About 20 cars, 20 motor bikes...
  12. Re: I have decided to finaly start work on the part built kit I bought many years ago

    Thanks peterx & Duncan, I am keeping an eye out at farm sales and garage retirement sales at present, some second hand ones here can get down to 200.00 sort of prices for good usable ones. More...
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    Re: 'O' series marina attempt at IVA post 4

    I just got back tonight I will check all this out in the morning. Thanks for all the input, If need be I will weld reinforcement to the plate.
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    Re: 'O' series marina attempt at IVA post 4

    Steve thats the trouble with doing things late in the night added the picture now.

    Cheers

    Phil
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    Re: 'O' series marina attempt at IVA post 4

    Thanks I will look into it.

    Phil
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    'O' series marina attempt at IVA post 4

    Refit front suspension

    The reverse of removal if I can remember, checking torsion bar drop and fit new boots to track rod ends and top ball joints after adding more grease also poly tie rod bushes...
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    'O' series marina attempt at IVA post 3

    Fitting the radiator

    I did not start again until the end of January due to catching one of the bugs going around, not the bad one but it just hung around and going in an unheated garage did not...
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    'O' series marina attempt at IVA 2

    Update on progress with 'O' engine marlin for IVA attempt

    Strip down of front suspension, remove Hammerite paint from all components as it did not look good in the first place and now looking very...
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    Re: Steering rack bearing

    Hello Dave,
    I am just sorting out fitting one of these to my marina 1700 marlin build at the moment, they seem very well made. They are a little to big to fit above the chassis...
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    Re: Mk 1 Marlin on Gumtree

    It's still a surprise that these are still coming out of the wood work. A mk1 with no doors thats got to be from 77-79. The kit price then was about 7-800 if my brain recalls correctly, so zero...
  21. Thread: Hardtop

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    Re: Hardtop

    Thanks Dave
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    Re: Hardtop

    I would be interested also for a marina based kit. would it also fit a triumph based kit?
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    Re: O Series Roadster attempt for IVA

    Thanks for the input and encouragement, I dismantled the nearside front suspension today 1 hour 10mins to do as i knew the order to dismantle this time, all ready for cleaning up and paint. I would...
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    O Series Roadster attempt for IVA

    I have finally managed to to clear my garage enough to get the marlin in with a bit of space to work on it I even gave it a quick pressure wash so I could get an idea of its condition under the...
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    Re: radiator

    Hello I have come to the same view as cameron in looking for a new radiator A search on ebay came for 1990-2000 civic rads came up with a variety from strait replacements around 30.00 to 69.00 for...
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