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    Re: top tie bar

    Good luck! I know of no adjustable Classic Mini Upper Arms.

    Having some fabricated, would require accurate jigging, normalising after welding followed by final machining, to remove any stress...
  2. Re: What I think is a roadster on Facebook with a BMW Engine

    I agree, but Sucarb.co.uk do a nice short ram pipe with a mesh guard. If nothing else they make a wonderful sound.
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    Re: top tie bar

    Another reason not to trust an MOT tester!

    The Classic Mini had either wet or dry suspension, the top arm, with or without that dreaded hole.

    There is a possible alternative, that comes from...
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    Re: top tie bar

    To continue a little, I believe that the taper on the ball joint is 1.5” per foot, somewhere close to 7°, the angle needs to be right, otherwise you run the risk of stress risers, fatigue and...
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    Re: top tie bar

    1st, it’s not upside down as the taper on the ball joint end would be the wrong way up on a Mini.

    2nd, I did look at this when I found excessive fore and aft movement on replacement Mini shaft,...
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    Re: overdrive problem

    I would echo Ben’s thoughts.
    Even in neutral, with the engine running, all the gears are in motion, power only reaches the output shaft when one of the selector dogs is engaged. All the time the...
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    Re: 15th September Hinckley Car Show

    Take a copy of whe Workshop Manual with you.
    Just to be sure.

    Sorry if I was teaching you to suck eggs, but as ‘classics’ become rarer, fewer MOT inspectors(?) get trained in their idiosyncrasies.
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    Re: 15th September Hinckley Car Show

    Small Triumphs have a lot in common with a Marina, they were built from the same parts bin.

    The front wheel bearings, when adjusted to the Workshop Manual do allow movement, greater than an MOT...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    Scans of related manuals are always useful and welcomed, especially when I cannot find my originals. Stevejgreen@btopenworld.com.

    As far as I am aware the 10CWT Marina rear axle was fitted to...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    I have been looking for my A55/60 workshop manual, but it hasn’t turned up.

    From memory it’s no different from the Ital/Marina workshop manual, with regard to the back axle, but it may well be...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    GACO seals live on in the form of Orinoco Bearings in Leeds.
    I somehow doubt that they will have sufficient accurate records, but may be worth a try.
  12. Re: Fuel pipe replacement, car peed on the floor

    I would echo that. The higher ethanol content of modern fuels may be responsible for multiple fuel issues, whether tank, pump, hose or filter issues.
    Certainly I would purchase direct from reputable...
  13. Thread: help !!

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    Re: help !!

    Even F1 cars lose engine covers, if you are watching the first practice at Spa!
  14. Thread: help !!

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    Re: help !!

    A standard medium duty telegraph pole tapers from 10” to 6” diameter but it varies through their height range, now there is some useless information.
    I recall reading somewhere that the radius of...
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    Re: Tachometer Morris marina 1,8

    I just thought I would do a quick search on FastMarina forum.

    i thought I had read something on there about fitting a tacho about a year ago.

    Its always worth keeping up to date with them. I’m...
  16. Thread: help !!

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    Re: help !!

    Any half decent sheet metal fabricator should be capable of manufacturing a new one, taking measurements direct from the car.
    Remember to have small cutouts for the wiper spindles if necessary, it...
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    Re: Tachometer Morris marina 1,8

    The wiring diagrams and Lucas colour codes, say a (+ 12v) supply from the ignition switch,


    [Listerjp2 will doubtless correct me if I am wrong.]
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    Re: Tachometer Morris marina 1,8

    Many wiring diagrams can be found on Keepandshare here or there

    BL cars and the Marina generally follow Lucas colour codes here or there

    A common joke is that you should never let the smoke...
  19. Re: MG gearbox with overdrive - Anyone interested? ??

    There could indeed!

    But this is posted in the Roadster section of the forum, and not in the Parts section.

    A limited number of Roadsters were built with MGB engines and gearboxes, owners are...
  20. Re: MG gearbox with overdrive - Anyone interested? ??

    Fine for an MGB.
    It won’t fit a Marina 1800 based roadster, for many, many reasons unless you have changed the back plate, starter motor, flywheel, spigot bearing, clutch, etc etc. Not to mention...
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    A walk around video of a car is a great way of promoting it for sale.

    No two roadsters are identical so, as the video clearly shows there are some curios design points like the stowage behind the...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    The numbers after 48G were a code for the bore size etc.

    I don’t see a picture!
  23. Re: 1800 B series 7 bladed yellow plastic fan blade for fitment water pump & 1-2 spac

    Beware plastic MGB fans, they have a tendency to deflect towards the steering rack fixings ultimately catastrophically.
    they might be fine at tickover, but at 5000 RPM deflect towards the radiator...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    A photo of the plate in question would help.
    B series blocks were used in numerous vehicles and were frequently swapped around, particularly Marina engines being transplanted into MGB’s as the...
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    Re: National Kit Car Show Stoneleigh 2020

    Unsurprising, For Grosvenor Shows, Kit cars are an increasing minority, with their core market, and HS2, whatever your opinion of it, will inevitably impact attendance at Stoneleigh.

    With the...
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