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  1. Re: What I think is a roadster on Facebook with a BMW Engine

    "That engine installation looks a tad tight."

    It might be 'tight' - but there looks like plenty of room for proper air filters on those SUs - unlike the B-series/MGB set up.
    [I don't like...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    Useful info. regards George Angus. Thanks.

    Ye Ol Ripper
    The seals I have (from danbury-hydraulics and sold as for "MGA, MGB (banjo axle), MAGNETTE, A55, A60 etc; rear axle seal set.") ... are...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    Oil seals in hubs are :- originals marked "GACO" (which was George Angus and Co. ), "ANGUS" and "IND 51031".

    Replacements rear hub seals via fleabay (danbury-hydraulics sell a full axle set of...
  4. Re: Fuel pipe replacement, car peed on the floor

    Could not agree more. Recent experience with 2 [no, I didn't learn...] Chinese-made rubber items.
    First was a new clutch cable for a motorcycle. Five months after fitting it carefully - found the...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Very interesting page. Thanks.

    One entry I simply don't understand > "February 2010: In practice Gold Seal engines have an 'E' or 'N' suffix letter as in 48G733E nnnnnn. The 'E' refers to an...
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Just maybe someone wants to do serious trials and the narrow ACTC spec. means Zetec head transplants are interesting - but out. [A Ford gearbox change seems OK though.] I agree that the siamesed...
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    Re: Bits for 'new' Marlin ...

    Just found an old YKC leaflet in the box of papers that came with the Marlin. YKC used to offer a windscreen mirror at £30 each plus pp !

    I will look at fleabay m/cycle mirrors with long arms [...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Hi Steve.

    No photo yet ... I'm still trying to edit via Flickr. But it keeps on saying I'm using an 'unsupported browser' and inviting me to download the latest version of Google Chrome.

    Done...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Looking closely at an enlargement of the picture I took - I reckon the third digit is NOT a 6 but rather more likely a G.

    Still not sure if that helps tie down the origin of the block ...

    It...
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    Re: V8 Roadster project ...

    When first listed > No photos.

    Now has photos and looks quite rough and incomplete. And expensive?

    SD1 rocker covers > if it was an earlier high comp V8 it would be better [they were 10.5:1...
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    Re: V8 Roadster project ...

    Have a friend who fitted one to a Hybrid - in place of a Triumph 6.

    But ACTC don't like it - and put him in Class 8.
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Thanks for that Steve. Will try and take a picture tomorrow - weather permitting.

    [Have removed the metal fan already as too far from rad to have any effect. There is a Kenlowe fitted.]
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    V8 Roadster project ...

    On eBay >

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marlin-V8-roadster-kit-car-project-spares-or-repairs-based-on-Alfa-Romeo/323885669735?hash=item4b69171d67:i:323885669735

    Shame that powers-that-be in ACTC...
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    Engine number ?

    I freely admit to being puzzled by the engine number of my 'new' Marlin Roadster.

    I was told it was an MGB engine BUT the number on the alloy plate does not seem to fit.

    [Block casting has 1800...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    Sorry to confuse you Steve!

    I was researching the size and thread of the hub-nuts on 'B-series type axles' when I came across the typo "Tufnal" in the MGB file.

    Agreed - nothing directly to do...
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Seller has confirmed it is an '1800 cc' engine.
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Details suggest the origin was a 1971 Morris Marina. B-series bored out to 1950cc ? Seems a bit unlikely looking at it in general.

    Mind you it would not be the first car to have major tuning -...
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Steve Green's Gov. info is interesting - particularly the bit about a number plate requirement on the 'unit'.
    Quote "There are also requirements for the display of the appropriate number plate on...
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Anyone got a B-series that big?

    "Nearly finished" seems a long way off the mark > split seat/incomplete wiring/no paint/hacked-about bodywork/ etc. etc. Looks like a huge amount of hard work...
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    10cwt van axle ...

    Just bought one from eBay.

    Overhauling it with new seals/brakes/etc.
    Wheel cylinders are only 5/8" bore BTW. NOT actually the same as some TRs and Morgans.

    There is an oil drain hole at...
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    Re: Bits for 'new' Marlin ...

    Thanks all.

    Will check long-stemmed motorcycle mirrors.
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    Bits for 'new' Marlin ...

    Hi/Hello

    I'm new to Marlins.
    Plenty of questions. Who made the original base-of-the-windscreen-pillar wing mirrors?

    Mine came with ugly racing mirrors attached to the scuttle [mirrors...
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