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    Re: Wrong Battery??

    My 2L Zetec uses the old Sierra starter motor. My Battery is Yuasa Silverline 5000 HSB 075 12V 60A 620A. Its physical dimensions are approximately L24 W18 H18cm. It works ok. I think my alternator...
  2. Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza 11 and 12 September

    The Extravaganza will be based along Ryde Esplanade and will be free to attend.

    It’s a must-visit for all petrol heads and history buffs. Celebrating 20 years this year, the two-day charity event...
  3. Re: E10 what to make a fuel tank and rigid pipes out of?

    I found this which looks to be well informed from High Powered Media (HPM) written in 2014. HPM is an American website that purports; “Fact not fiction. Science not speculation. Engineering...
  4. Re: E10 what to make a fuel tank and rigid pipes out of?

    Thanks Geoff, I had not even considered the fuel gauge sender or pump. I look forward to reading the article. Looks like I will be using E5 for quite some time.
    Paul
  5. E10 what to make a fuel tank and rigid pipes out of?

    In another thread an owner is showing off his brand new Aluminium tank. A work of beauty it is too.

    Both my current Cabrio and my under construction Sportster have Aluminium tanks.

    For the...
  6. Thread: Log book

    by milliemarlin
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    Re: Log book

    Chassis numbers are not allowed to end in a letter. Apparently, it is an undocumented law.

    I know because my chassis number was rejected for that reason.

    Paul
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2021

    A surprisingly enjoyable event given the unusual circumstances

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    Exceedingly good cake and bubbly

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    Re: Slow progress

    The thought has occurred but I am in the fortunate position of being able to push it to the sea by hand. Millie has had a towing socket from new. I have never got round to adding the towball. The...
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    Re: Any ideas ?

    There is a lot about steering geometry in this, rather long, thread:
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?7955-Millie-antiroll-bar

    And a little to scare you!

    The standard...
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    Slow progress

    Progress on my Sportster has stalled due to my Cabrio getting a partner.

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    For those who are not familiar with dinghies the Mirror was designed, in 1962, by Jack Holt and TV...
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    Re: Marlin Fuel Tank

    I am not overly impressed with the “standard” fuel tank. I can’t remember the configuration of my sportster (still under construction) but I did modify it to add a sump and fuel take up at the bottom...
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    Re: Wiper Information please.

    Last time I bought some they were like these:


    13" 330mm Windscreen Wipers x2 Flat Aero Pair Wiper Blades
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223800121940?hash=item341b86da54:g:xZgAAOSwgrBd-Va3


    I...
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    Re: Demise of GB

    I would imagine it has more to do with the United States preferring the term United Kingdom.

    But this is not really a car related discussion.
    Paul
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    Re: Hunter rear springs

    My Cabrio was purchased from someone who could not complete the car. It came with two sets of springs. I have always supposed them to be the donor Sierra’s and purpose made Cabrio springs. I am...
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    Re: Fuse Ratings

    My Sierra based car successfully uses a 20A fuse for both windows. I have no reason to think that a 15A would not work as well.

    It is important to remember that the fuse is to protect the device...
  16. Re: Cabrio - hunter stress fracture safety warning

    It occurs to me that the fracture could have been caused by an impact at some time in the past. The corrosion on the breaks suggests it has been broken for a while. The tear in front of the bottom...
  17. Re: Cabrio - hunter stress fracture safety warning

    Thanks for the tip Mike. I can’t see any problem with mine. Phew!

    I have always thought they look a bit on the flimsy side. Especially when compared with the arm that it’s supporting.

    Just out...
  18. Re: Cabrio/ Seirra front wheel hub carriers. Take 2

    I did quite a lot of work in this area trying to get the steering geometry right on my Cabrio. I made this sketch:

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    There is what purports to be a Sierra hub drawing here:...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    With that engine I’m not even sure you need a gearbox!

    With a 3.9 diff 60mph will give 3,361rpm in fourth. But I don’t think you need the extra oomph. The 3.9 recommendation was given to me to...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Will it make much difference?

    With your current 3.38 the engine revs at 30 will be 1,456 and 2,912 at 60mph (depending on wheels and tyres). For comparison with a 3.62 diff, 30 will be 1,560 and...
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    Travelling in Europe

    I notice there is a change in the rules:


    If your number plate includes the GB identifier with the Union flag (also known as the Union Jack), you do not need a GB sticker. But you will need to...
  22. Thread: Wiring

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    Re: Wiring

    If I had to guess I would say that looks like a British Leyland loom. Do you know what the donor vehicle was?

    This web site lists the standard colours for Lucas/Triumph wires. I hope it helps....
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    Re: Is the Marlin Cabrio fuel tank baffled?

    Millie had two “baffles” but they were totally useless. I guess they were intended to strengthen the top and bottom around the straps. The gaps did not prevent sloshing.

    The tank has the fuel take...
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    Re: Fuel Filler Roll-over Flap.

    I’m not sure about a roll over flap on the filler. As far as I know modern cars have leak proof caps (sealed when shut). Expansion and contraction within the tank as well as allowing air to replace...
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    Re: Marlin sold?

    It looks like they filched that article verbatim from the current issue of Pitstop.
    Paul
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