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  1. Thread: SAD NEWS

    by billjackson54
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    SAD NEWS

    Members will be sorry to hear of the sudden and unexpected death of Chris Cussen, a South West based Cabrio builder who was one of the first to install an Omex supplied 2 litre Zetec into his car....
  2. Thread: SAD NEWS

    by billjackson54
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    SAD NEWS

    Members will be sorry to hear of the sudden and unexpected death of Chris Cussen, a South West based Cabrio builder who was one of the first to install an Omex supplied 2 litre Zetec into his car....
  3. Re: Progress, but still seriously exhausted.

    Thanks Alan...I certainly hope so...that's the one I've ordered! The vendor is very helpful, posted it First Class at my request, but post strike today so it may not get here before the weekend.
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    Re: Cabrio LWB - Makaira

    2010 irem in Pitstop from a guy planning JBA Falcon wings with a GT6 hard top...the picture looked feasible, but I'm not sure anything came of it, sadly.
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    Re: Cabrio LWB - Makaira

    I agree...they would look great...but recent reading suggests the Makaira body was aluminium, so there may not be any moulds for fibreglass ones. Back in 2010 there was an ite
  6. Progress, but still seriously exhausted.

    I have abandoned the plan for the twin box exhaust system I had considered. There really isn't anywhere to locate the boxes under the car without potential ground clearance problems. A good friend...
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    Re: triumph 2500 engine and gearbox

    Three years ago (2018-2019, not sure which but Danny might remember) a Cabrio came up for sale that had been intended to have a Rover V8 installed...but I believe the engine and box were stolen...so...
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    Seriously Exhausted?

    My car uses a carburrated Ford DOHC 8 valve engine and is exhausted through a standard manifold and a big custom made stainless single silencer box located under the near side running board. It's...
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    Powderham Castle

    ....is near Exeter...and today I thrashed the 86 miles down the A 303 to meet fellow Marlineer Geoff Beach at this amazing show. It's a weekend event featuring historic vehicles, so there is...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    OK. One almost shirks from admitting it...but....The Rear off side indicator problem also involved the brake and tail lights, and was (as predicted) partly an earthing problem and also a wire...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    The buzzer. I'm a bit of an anorak over signalling. Most drivers (imho) signal too little and (often) too late and there's quite a lot of failed cancellation misleading other road users. Also, I...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    I've now had spent some time exploring the possibilities. The near side front and off side rear light clusters don't function. There are no obvious hanging wires. I have continuity between earth and...
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    Another quirky electrical question

    During a run-out with other club members from Newfold Farm on the 11th of this month, I spotted a problem withmy newly rewired car. It began with the indicator buzzer and warning light suddenly...
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    Re: Throttle cable linkage problem

    Having driven to Derbyshire and back for the Newfold Farm weekend with an interim bodge as the clip that should hold the adjuster in place fell off and out somewhere, this is what we finished...
  15. Re: 5 refurbished Berlinetta wheels with excellent tyres

    and another three...4 good tyres just as they came off the car. The one on the left (spare, mounted on the boot, is unused.
  16. Re: 5 refurbished Berlinetta wheels with excellent tyres

    Here's the first 3 pictures...
  17. 5 refurbished Berlinetta wheels with excellent tyres

    I bought these 5 Compomotive wheels from another member a while ago as I couldn't find a matching wheel for those fitted to my Cabrio. They are original Marlin supplied Berlinetta alloys, Ford...
  18. Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    A definitive list does not exist: members were encouraged to book with Newfold Farm directly and there was no suggestion made that they should say "I'm an MOC member". Anecdotally, I know of about 10...
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    Re: Marlin Rev Counter

    If you do in fact have the "standard" Marlin supplied 100mm diameter rev counter...it was made by Caerbont Instruments of Aberdare, South Wales.When rebuilding my dash board last year, I phoned them...
  20. Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    As much advertised in Pitstop...the Newfold Farm weekend is on 11th and 12th June 2022...just over a week away.
    If you want, you can of course do your own thing all weekend, but if you want to do...
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    Re: Throttle cable linkage problem

    Here's a picture which hopefully illustrates my problem. I've ordered some bits from CBS and Venhill (thank you Alan) and I propose to make up both a custom cable and bracket with an 80 degree...
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    Throttle cable linkage problem

    It may be that most 8 valve DOHC Sierra engines were fuel injected, but mine has a Weber carb with a KN filter. I had a new cable made up by Speedy Cables in Cardiff a couple of years ago, but this...
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    Re: Passed its MOT and First Drive

    After almost 2 years off the road, my Cabrio passed its MOT just a week AFTER Stoneleigh. Interestingly, despite having a non-functioning speedometer, it still passed: apparently the speedo must be...
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    Re: Luggage Rack

    You could try an enquiry to classicbootracks.co.uk
    Bill
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    Re: Berlinetta Tyres

    Some years ago, a former member or our illustrious club write an extended article in Pitstop on the relative merits of tyre sizes, whilst highlighting the enormous changes in handling and road...
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