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    Re: Cabrio Type 9 Gearchange

    Hi Mick,
    There is a little more information about quadrants here:
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?8249-Ford-Clutch-Quadrant-Options

    Paul
    WTMI - Way Too Much Information
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    Indicator stalk clearance fix

    I know some Marlin’s indicators are too close to the dashboard. I saw this fix in “Complete Kit Car” that I thought looked pretty neat.
    Paul

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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    One thing to check is that the gearbox is level longitudinally and laterally. The oil should be about level with centreline of the input and output shaft. A slight lowering of this level might cause...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    I still wonder if mixture is the problem. Does the overheating occur idling in traffic or under load such as on a motorway?

    If it overheats when idling it is most probably the cooling system.
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    As lil_red_roadster has mentioned in my limited experience lean mixture is the most likely cause of overheating in a kit car. A standard engine fitted with a free flowing exhaust, sports silencer and...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Hi Charlh94,
    I would still guess that something is not as secure as it should be. You have ruled out a clunk inside the diff as there is little backlash. Ford diffs are very robust. When worn make...
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    Re: Sportster Screen

    If they don’t persuade her one of these will certainly turn any young ladies head:
    https://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/9831

    RAF versions also available.
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Hi, and welcome to the club.

    Assuming your diff is from a Ford Sierra, the first clunk think I think of is the rear diff mounting. That is an encased rubber affair and after all these years many...
  9. Re: Marlin roadster stormforce car cover for outdoor

    The £20 Argos cover works for me. It has lasted 15 years but I do keep the car in a garage.
    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7121418?clickSR=slp:term:car%20cover:3:5:1

    Paul
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    Re: Ford based Sportster build manual

    Hi Andrew, I am very slowly building a ford based sportster. I will answer any questions you have; as best I can.
    Cheers, Paul
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    Re: Gear Knob Removal

    Hi Geoff,
    Lots of info about the MT75 gearbox here:
    http://www.super7thheaven.co.uk/components/mt75-gearbox/

    I have attached one of several sectional drawing giving a detailed view of the knob....
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    Re: Project Binky

    It's arrived:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo0oqVtCJt8
  13. Thread: Spax g211

    by milliemarlin
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    Re: Spax g211

    Hi,
    Spax are still trading. Their website is available in French and Spanish.
    https://www.spaxperformance.com

    They support a Technical Sales Team (subject to current trading restrictions I...
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    Re: Hunter hood, header bar stowage?

    I leave my Cabrio bar velcroed to the roof when it is folded up. It sits in the folds of the hood quite well. I usually put a fold above and below it. I have always thought that it would not be...
  15. Re: Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats

    Hi Patrick,
    Your carpets and car looking good.

    I have never tried them but there are companies on eBay advertising to do “Carpet Whipping Edging Binding”. It headlines £3 per metre but I suspect...
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    Re: Picture sizes

    I don’t know about the web site but I just ordered up a new disk and had my order cancelled immediately because of supply problems. Very annoying! I suspect the main problem is people working from...
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    Re: Project Binky

    I recon there’ll a couple more episodes before we get to see the colour of the paint. The longer they stretch it the more high class equipment they’ll have placed in their hands. That humble click on...
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    Re: Side quarter window.

    Getting started is the hardest part. The rest is simply very, very, very hard.
    Paul
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    Re: Side quarter window.

    Do you know any welders?

    I have had some success with MIG welding wire in the past. Wire that has passed through the machine is best. The machine grips the wire and causes slight serrations. Use...
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    Re: Cabrio engine mounts zetec ST170

    That is a horrible oversimplification!

    Marlin chassis’ are very strong. They are able to take big engines and can be used in punishing motorsport. The chassis is made of strong box sections with...
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    Re: Cabrio engine mounts zetec ST170

    The Cabrio relies on the strength of the Anti Roll Bar (ARB) for cross bracing. Some owners have replaced the Anti Roll Bar (ARB) with compression struts. This can cause problems. Although your car...
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    Re: Steering column Universal Joint.

    The November/December 2007 Pitstop can be found here:
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?149-October-2007

    But you have to be a member to access it. I notice that the system...
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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    My car began life with a Ford Pinto. When that went wrong I changed it to a 2L Ford Zetec. I am pleased with the Zetec. It’s a fairly modern engine with more than enough power for my use.

    It was a...
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    Re: comfy seat

    I am reliably informed that a walletectomy is the most common procedure performed by orthopaedic surgeons.
    Paul
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    Re: Roadster carburettor

    Solex C32 EIES 45 twin choke carburettor Fiat 124 coupe sport?
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    This picture filched from eBay:
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