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    Re: Triumph Manual Washer Pump

    The one that I fitted to my first car many years ago was a sealed unit. Make sure you fit a non-return valve in the delivery pipe to the washer jets to stop the liquid draining back down into the...
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Bump! Don’t forget it’s this SATURDAY !
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    Re: Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    Thats a pretty clean set of teeth and would make a quick swap. Not too far away Mike for you to collect! :-)
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    Re: Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    Hi Mike. It sounds like a diff carrier bearing has failed. First I would get the diff out and take the rear cover off and have a look what is going on inside. Although setting up a diff from scratch...
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    June SW Meet will be on SATURDAY 22nd June at


    The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show Shepton Mallet.

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    Re: LED rear lights

    As Ben says I would expect the indicator light to be on the outside. Easy enough to swap left and right units so the cable outlet stays in the same relative position to the hole in the bodywork and...
  7. Re: Raceline water rail, Zetec engine and overheating.

    The 5mm hole will be an air bleed, they sometimes have a jiggle pin in them to act as a sort of shut off valve once the coolant is flowing. Without the hole in the new thermostat I am guessing you...
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    Re: Cabrio Rear Spring change

    There are some o/e ones for sale on Amazon albeit at a price.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-Ford-1982-1993-Suspension-7264097/dp/B06XY74NJB

    On my Hunter they look more like a squashed ball...
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    Re: Cabrio Rear Spring change

    Hi Bryan. If you buy spring compressors make sure they are’nt too long as there isn’t much clearance above and below the springs. I tried my old ones for Sierra front struts but they were too long to...
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    Re: Chassis Paint

    Thanks Mike. Have PMd you my mobile too.

    I have put Rustoleum over powder coat and it seems to stick well to almost any previous paint too. Peter.
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    Re: Chassis Paint

    Hi Mike.
    I have used the following with good results. It has been mentioned elsewhere on the forum.

    Rustoleum Combi Colour Original, black satin gloss. It is an exact match for the infamous...
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    If you google that part number it comes up with an ebay link below. Its a voltage stabiliser for Smiths gauges!...
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    Re: BRITAX Rear Light Screws

    I have used BA bolts and received prompt service. Link below. Peter.

    https://www.ba-bolts.co.uk/
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    Re: Drive shafts

    The stretchy boots with cone applicator were originally for the Tripode type drive shafts. Dismantling that type required cutting and stripping off the outer tin can type cover plus boot and...
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    Re: Lands End Trial

    Well that had to be the warmest, driest and most dusty trip to Blue Hills Mine ever. Many thanks to all the competitors and marshalls for giving us such an enjoyable day spectating.

    I have...
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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    Looking very smart! The trip to Stoneleigh can be your shakedown run! That will give you a couple of extra hours for reassembly and checking.
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    Lands End Trial

    This Saturday! I will be at Blue Hills Mine taking photos of as many Marlins as I can. Wishing all competitors a clean run. Peter.
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    Re: GT6 Based overheating

    With overheating I would put all my money on a head gasket failure. If it has also affected the gasket near an oil way then with oil pressure considerably higher than coolant that would account for...
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    I’m planning to go to the Haynes Motor Museum breakfast meet this Sunday 7th April, to meet up with Happy Dave and his new Westfield. I will probably get there about 10.00am and head for the Cafe...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Interesting data Paul to add to the knowledge base. I had a good run over Exmoor yesterday in brilliant sunshine and am very happy with my new found 6degrees castor, so agreement there.

    For...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    I wouldn’treccommend much below 6deg or it will be too “twitchy”. Compbrake sell the arb end brackets separately, so you could always buy a new pair if it enabled you to sell on the compression...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Some dimensions from my Hunter as promised.


    Back of TCA bracket to centre of front ARB clamp bolt
    O/S 262mm. N/S 272mm


    C/L bottom ball joint (outer TCA) to front bumper datum...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    There is an error in the position of the ARB pads on all the Cabrios that I have checked. Therefore likely also present on the chassis jig. From memory mine was 10mm different. However the position...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Made a special hand tool. It took about one hour per 2mm so sorry not in a hurry to repeat it!:eek:
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Coincidentally I have just finished machining my anti roll bar shoulders back to get castor from the previously excessive 9deg down to 6deg, which is a figure more suited to road going cars. Will...
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