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    Re: Non-starting problem

    I flushed my Roadster out about 8 times with a large bucket under the detached rad & hoses. I then used dishwasher cleaner from Aldi iirc £1.75 for a pack of 2 bottles and just used 1 of them ....
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    Re: Non-starting problem

    Re: Low compression readings on 2 cylinders .

    Before removing the head check that the valve clearances are not set too tight as that would hold the valve open reducing the compression.

    Have you...
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    Re: Non-starting problem

    I have seen similar parts as used in the distributor Accuspark kits on Aliexpress. I think they are all made in China and Accuspark are just adding their name to them.

    It would probably be better...
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    Re: What is this carburetor, I'm lost!

    Once you've checked the base of the Carb for it's "typo", you can either order the gasket from https://www.webcon.co.uk/products/c22-weber-carburettors/

    Or make your own paper gasket from a...
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    Re: Flexible Brake Hoses

    I replaced mine with standard hoses , I think I used Landrover Defender hoses as they were more readily available and were slightly longer too but importantly had the same thread.

    If you go for...
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    Re: DRL152K Marina based roadster rebuild

    Robin , I think your welding is plenty good enough , the key is getting enough heat and therefore penetration into the joint.

    Overall though your axle casing looks very corroded. I restored mine...
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    Re: Morris Marina Leaf Spring Shackle Pin

    In addition to the above , never compared but check out Escort MK2, Ford Capri rear shackles , MGB and also for Triumph Dolomite's.(Moss Europe, Rimmer Bothers , MGB Hive). Any rear spring of the...
  8. Re: Heater blower / fan switch Cabrio wiring

    Hi Bill
    I recommend that you try using a digital multi meter set to the audible buzzer on the ohms range . You should then be able to identify all the pins .
  9. Re: Fuel pump and ignition circuit fuse blowing on mu Cabrio. Help!

    Hi Peter
    Some of the early Ford fuel pumps were prone to failing which is from the same era of the Sierra Pump.

    The main cause was people driving continually low on fuel and particularly this...
  10. Re: Brake Servo failure, Marina based Roadster

    Hi Andre
    Thanks for the clarification ,I now recall your car and also your you tube footage when you first got it :).

    With the engine running and servo hose attached the easiest way to...
  11. Re: Brake Servo failure, Marina based Roadster

    Hi Andre

    From your photos it's not clear how you managed to run the car to establish this problem, as there is no cylinder head fitted to the car?

    1) In the first instance , the rubber where...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2021

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Adrian .
    Hopefully catch you at Kop Hill
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    Re: Morris Marina Ital 1.7 Distributor

    I's been a while since I worked on that engine, but I think it has a Lucas 45D4 Dizzy.
    If so, a Lucas 45D4? If so you probably will get that part from minispares, the MG owners club , Moss europe...
  14. Re: LWB refurbishment - based on marina 1.7 O series

    The weakness of the O series engine is that the valve clearances are shimmed and the valves recess into the valve seats eventually resulting in no clearance at all. This then causes the valve to...
  15. Re: Cabrio - hunter stress fracture safety warning

    Hi what is "HAZ" an abbreviation of in the previous posts?
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    Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres

    By the way. A lot of people maybe unaware that Uniroyal tyres are made in the same factory as Continental in Germany.
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    Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres

    Hi Patrick
    Here's a good place to look for your current size, although agreed your choice is limited....
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    Re: North Wales

    Thanks for sharing .
    Did the Farm shop sell anything of interest or did they actually have "Diddly Squat"?:)
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    Re: Marina wheel studs

    How about these for 3/8 unf Wheel studs , they can also supply a set of 16 under another listing?...
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    Re: Marina wheel studs

    Agreed Steve that is a possibility . If that is the case how about Morris Minor wheel studs as a Plan B?
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    Re: Marina wheel studs

    Your very welcome :cool:
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    Re: Marina wheel studs

    Hi
    I used 16 off of 3/8 unf Stainless steel wheel nuts with 60 degree taper face listed on ebay for a Classic Mini.


    The company that manufacture and sell them don't currently have them...
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    Re: For anyone who needs some inspiration

    Thanks,
    The same car is then featured with Jay Leno.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Yik1G4tr8
  24. Re: New Brake Fluid Reservoir / Expansion Tank

    I first used my recommended vacuum bleeder on a MK1 Toyota MR2 approx 20 years ago that has the engine and gearbox at the rear of the car. I had replaced the clutch slave cylinder and that setup...
  25. Re: New Brake Fluid Reservoir / Expansion Tank

    Hi Patrick.

    Were you aware that you had another option to changing the brake fluid reservoir?

    I mention this purely to assist others that may face a similar problem in the future .

    I have...
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