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    Re: Engine and gearbox mounts

    Hi All

    I've fitted Land Rover mounts to my 1.8 TC Roadster mainly to lower the engine and I also made a new shorter engine mounting bracket for the offside to throw the engine over abount an inch...
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    Re: Hunter hood, header bar stowage?

    Hi All
    Having been caught out in torrential rain whilst cruising around Millers Dale in Derbyshire a couple of week age I whipped up the hood from the driving seat just before the biggest raindrops...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Hi James

    Did you ever sort out your over heating problem, I have got mine running now and although its only been run up in the garage it looks like I've cured my over heating problem. I've had it...
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    Re: Roadster Screen Installation

    Hi Stuart

    I purchased my Toughened Laminated Screen from Alvaston Glass in Derby (01332 293123) made to my supplied template taken from my screen frame. Please Note - they can't supply glass for...
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    Re: Roadster Electrics

    Hi Chris

    Thank you for your offer of help with this problem.

    I have checked my meter and it only reads up to 10 Amps max for 15 seconds I wouldn't think my coil will come anywhere near to 10...
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    Re: Roadster Electrics

    Hi Tony

    Yes a nice piece of Vignoles Rail always comes in handy for working metal or weighing something down. I have a slightly longer piece as well. I painted the sides with Record Vice Paint to...
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    Re: Roadster Electrics

    Hi Chris

    Thank you for that information. It's certainly food for thought about the voltage and the resistor value, although measuring current draw and working out the resistor value is beyond my...
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    Re: Roadster Electrics

    Hi Guys

    Thank you for your rapid responses and solutions I have now ordered a couple of diodes, do I solder it in line and then cover it with heat-shrink wrap, once I've determined that it is the...
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    Roadster Electrics

    Hi All

    I have mostly completed the rewire of my Roadster and I now have the engine running for the first time in twenty years. The Water Pump Gland has decided to shows its displeasure by weeping...
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    Re: Roadster Screen Installation

    Hi Alan

    From what I can see the sender is impossible to access in situ but when the time comes to do it I give it a good try first without dropping the tank. Thank uou for the sender I let you...
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    Re: Roadster 1800 TC oil filter

    I had the same problem but fortunately I discovered the difference whilst installing it.
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    Roadster Screen Installation

    Hi All

    Having now completed most to the rewire on my Roadster thankfully its time to move onto something else - fitting my new Windscreen. After bonding in the original screen with Sikaflex as per...
  13. Re: Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster

    I made my tank myself when I build my Roadster in 1985. I based its dimensions around the original marine Sender. I fabricated it out of 16 gauge mild steel sheet using heavy duty angle and a large...
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    Fuel Filler Roll-over Flap.

    Hi All

    I am still in the process of rebuilding my Roadster and due to my fuel filler assembly being an antique. vented and non lockable and for safety I want to install a roll-over flap in the...
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    Re: Roadster Heater

    Hi All

    I have now completed the rebuild of the Marlin Roadster heater by using a new Heater Matrix of MG Midget origin. The matrix dimension's are slightly smaller all round but that makes it...
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    Hi Michael

    Wheels are 13"x 5" Carmona Mistrals I don't think that you can get them now. The silver finish is the original and I brush painted the spokes and centres with the same paint as the car...
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    Hi David

    Its a 16' x 20' Compton Garage unfortunately its not always that tidy, I am doing a full re-wire on the car at the moment and its turned into a bit of a disaster area now (to embarrassed...
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    Hi Robin

    My Bulkhead was cracked due to the pressure of the Brake Pedal action. I made up a frame to carry the Pedal Box and Servo Assembly. I think the step in the Bulkhead is due to the length...
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    Hi Michael

    I've just rebuilt my Marina Gearbox all the parts are available on-line. I brought a kit that included all the correct bearing including layshaft and needle rollers and all gaskets and...
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    Re: Roadster Heater

    No Problem Andrew I'm always losing stuff.
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    Re: Roadster Heater

    CBS are good I use them quite a lot, little bit pricey but at least they have the stuff.
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    Re: Roadster Heater

    I've looked at several different heater elements and I think that lots of them could be made to fit if you cut and shut the Bulkhead which is not something I want to do. It I could start with a new...
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    Cabrio 205 Pinto Engine Squeaky Fan Belt.

    Here's an odd/interesting one for you that I need some help/advice on.

    My 205 Engine'd Cabrio starts and runs OK but whenever I put a load on the alternator (turn the lights on) the toothed belt...
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    Re: Cabrio on eBay

    David

    Your right about that colour/wheel combination it looks like it needs quite a lot of fiddly sorting out as well and reading Alan's post it makes you wonder what your actually buying. I'm...
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    Re: Roadster Heater

    Andrew, I would e very interested in having that Heater Assembly off you as it would give me another option outlet along with the other member suggestions. Obviously during the present restrictions I...
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