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    Shed and Buried

    With nothing better to do the other day I watched Shed and Buried on TV and the shed contained a Marlin Roadster in uncompleted or dismantled form. Henry Cole didn’t pay it any heed except to use it...
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    Re: Steering column position

    As you now know Dave Cunnington was the source of the good advice and you can see the pics. Thanks DC. All I did was space the column further down in the mounting frame. If it is possible to undo the...
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    Re: Steering column position

    Robin, I have got some photos for you of my slight modification that may help you. Despite good advice from an expert I’m still too dumb to post photos on the forum, my fault not the sites! Email me...
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    Re: Edinburgh Trial

    OK, thanks for the info. and the YouTube video.
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    Edinburgh Trial

    Didn’t know exactly where to pitch this enquiry but here goes. I have been trying to find the results and photos of the MCC Edinburgh Trial from a couple of weeks ago. Anything I can access is...
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    Re: Marina water pump

    The penetrating oil worked, the 2 broken studs gave up to the mole wrench without a fight so the seizure must have been between the steel bolt and the aluminium casting. Thanks for all the...
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    Re: Marina water pump

    The memsahib wasn’t too chuffed with the blowlamp idea so I used plan C. I gave the pump casting a few good wacks with a drift and big hammer near the bolt holes in the hope that it might break the...
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    Re: Marina water pump

    Good try Dave, but there aren’t any nuts, the pump is held on by bolts into the block. I agree, heat will eventually come into it.
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    Marina water pump

    I am changing the water pump on my 1300 Marina engine. The first bolt snapped at the head and the second began to destroy its head. The other 2 are also tIght so I stopped in case they snapped off...
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    Re: Marlin suspension front and rear

    My local garage is run by a Morris Minor fanatic and when he does the MOT he always passes the comment that there was nothing wrong with the Minor chassis parts so why did they go to the trouble and...
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    Re: Suspension questions

    I agree with the above. When I converted from 13” 185 tyres to 14” 165 there was a big improvement but generally it is something we just live with.
  12. Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Going back to the U bolt problem, if NTG can’t oblige try sandersonleafsprings.co.uk They invite you to ask them for help with non standard u bolts.
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    Robin, I went through this job about 10 years ago and after the first 3 threads sheared off I decided to sacrifice the whole lot. It is likely that the threads are stretched and it isn’t good...
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    Re: SU carb anti run-on valve

    Thanks for the replies. I didn’t know there were 2 valves but mine is the poppet valve in the butterfly. I may have a spare plain butterfly somewhere or I know a bloke who has.
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    SU carb anti run-on valve

    In a recent thread on SU carbs the subject of anti run-on valves was mentioned. About 40 years ago my Rover SD1 V8 had carb trouble which was traced to these valves. The garage man took the valves...
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    Don't tell Boris

    I haven't used my Roadster for 15 days which is a long time for me and what with the big clampdown on Marlin use I was getting stir crazy. When the memsahib said we needed essential stuff getting I...
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    Re: Greetings & Wheels

    Hi Kelton, Not sure if you've made a decision yet about wheel alternatives. Further to my response the other day I have found the info I put in Pitstop. All the details are there with photos....
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    Re: Greetings & Wheels

    I put my Marina based Roadster on MGF spacesavers about 10 years ago. They are 14" so made the speedo a bit slow but are they ever accurate in a kit car? I fitted 165/14s with full 80 aspect ratio...
  19. Re: New owner in Rutland, V5 advice needed

    Hi Tom, Hope the identity problem is soon solved for you. I live at Houghton on the Hill, on the A47 not far from you. If you want to talk Marlins then I am probably your nearest contact. I have got...
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    Marina diff.

    Free for collection from Leicestershire, 3.6 diff with broken teeth on crown wheel. Too good to dump, maybe could p/ex for a recon unit? Franklin Woodcock, 0116 2418183 fdwandmpw@talktalk.net
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    Re: Marina bottom trunnion

    I have taken the Walford threaded sleeve off and fitted a new original size part. It is a good solid fit with no play so I hope that sorts it. Once again, thanks for the advice.
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    Re: Marina bottom trunnion

    Thanks Adrian for your kind offer, photo and info on the Walford kit. I'll have a good look at the job later and decide what to do next. Franklin.
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    Re: Marina bottom trunnion

    Thanks chaps,
    Just after I posted the message I looked up the history of this problem and what you have just told me is all there. I should have looked first!
    Anyway, Adrian, I may get back to...
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    Marina bottom trunnion

    I have got to replace my nearside bottom trunnion. The supplier I'm in touch with says the diameter of the thread is about 23mm but the one I have just taken off is clearly far bigger than this at...
  25. Re: Windscreen surround .. paint recommendations ?

    I meant brushing Hammerite.
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