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  1. Re: Q219 BAL Red Berlinetta Part 2 the rebuild

    To echo V8pete, now is the time and opportunity to do the whole job right possibly buying another/cheap engine for the Summer while doing a full job with no time constraints. Anyway good luck and I...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    I agree with A_Hogg, plus, I think it is an engine out job to check/strip it all. Why did the original owner dump it after spending a lot of money on it? My son rebuilt a 1600 crossflow after having...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    If you are a member of the AA ask nicely and they may help. We have Homestart and a few times over the years I have asked for a bit of 'wit and wisdom' and they have always obliged. Re Halfords...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    If you have sparks and think the timing is right, try towing it. As you say the engine is tight, has it been rebuilt? Try a tow anyway, it is cheaper than throwing money at it. Find an auto...
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    Re: Impatiently awaiting Spring.

    I too like the patina look, it makes them look like older sports cars rather than 'trailer queens'. But that's probably because mine is scruffy! I love the bonnet scoop. What is underneath it?
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    Re: If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

    Serious respect Romeks!
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    Re: Exeter Trial 2022 Simms Hill

    GreyV8pete. Thanks for the info. No to find a trials event up here.
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    Re: Exeter Trial 2022 Simms Hill

    Brilliant! Please explain why some cars barrelled round the bottom corner and up the hill and others stopped at a yellow flag?. Then started up. Was it because the track wasn't clear? Great to see...
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    Re: Nestor Cars, Poland

    The Roadster front wings are different, may I say, Nicer?
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    Re: A Christmas cheer

    Belated Cheer from me too.
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    Re: B series engine and overdrive gearbox

    Simples!! if you are a Cornish Wrestler!
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    Re: Shed and Buried

    Sorry, no and I don't suppose you fancy Burton's struts @£250 each! As the owner of a Rickman Ranger, as well as my Roadster, I know good, used Escort bits are hen's teeth. Danny at DW car spares in...
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    Re: Steering column position

    Franklin, thank you for your 'tatty cosmetics'. At last, I know that my electrics aren't the only ones in a state of 'constant development'! I like the angle of the Marina steering wheel.
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    Re: Light Bar - or headlamp mounts

    IMHO, I liked the light bar on an early Alfa that had a raised centre section for a 'cyclops' light. Sorry, no pics.
  15. Re: 1300 Marina clutch lever cover for Bell housing

    My 1800 does not have one, why is it needed?
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    Re: Garage refurb and back to the car

    Very nice lighting are those lights LED? I would suggest a fan heater rather than radiators. you can drag it around to where you are working. You do seem to have a well insulated workshop, very nice...
  17. Thread: WANTED

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    Re: WANTED

    Or get a spare wheel cover that will hide the oddball wheel and also protect it from UV degradation. From personal experience, when you have a flat tyre any wheel is good!
  18. Re: The tool you never knew you wanted until you need to change a clutch slave cylind

    And wished you had when you tried doing it without!. There are a lot of other indispensable tools on his site too.
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    Re: Roadster Kit project in Wilts

    Me too! My toybox is full and a voice just said 'Not another project!!!'
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    Re: Roadster Kit project in Wilts

    No mention of body panels, could be worth the money for the tax free plate?
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    Re: Unregistered Roadster on eBay

    Robin if you had asked the seller he would have told you SWB. Lucky I don't need them.
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    Re: Seat Reinforcement

    On my Roadster, I made wedges 1/2" to 2" to go under both the seats, tipping them back by 2". I then fastened 'strap tee' hinges to the driver's seat, which means I can tip it forward to access...
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    Re: Not

    Brilliant, Motor Rail was much better than the M6 & M5 for getting to Cornwall. Especially befor the M5 Exeter bypass.
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    Re: Marlin suspension front and rear

    Duncan, I found with brisk driving of Vans, saloons 13&1800, estates 18 &1700 it made them handle loads better when driven briskly.

    Obviously as Steve Green points out, the Roadster is a very...
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    Re: Marlin suspension front and rear

    I've had a few Marinas and I found a big meaty anti-roll bar made them handle very well, for a 'cooking' saloon car. Understeer was almost eliminated.
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