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    Brake upgrades

    I have started upgrading the front brakes on the cabrio. It was fitted with 240mm discs and calipers from the original 1.6 donor sierra. which were ok but not great.

    I have fitted 283mm discs from...
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    Re: Engine problems - help!

    I had exactly this problem with the cabrio except the offending sealant had managed to travel down the fuel line and was built up just before the inline filter which allowed the motor to run at low...
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    Re: Sunny Whitley Bay

    yeah the Bond was immaculate same guy had just bought the gentry for his wife! it was unusual in that it was 1800 mgb with auto box. The Dino replica was very well done but guy had spent mega bucks....
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    Sunny Whitley Bay

    Cabrio in good company at classic car show on the promenade. About 450 cars in total so good show with lots of public interest. 16 kit cars but only one Marlin.10422
  5. Thread: New Arrival

    by Lanciajohn
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    Re: New Arrival

    This is the original reg number. I am on holiday in South of France at the minute so will pm chassis number and previous owners when I return. The original build is very well done. I wondered if it...
  6. Thread: New Arrival

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    New Arrival

    Happy to be the new owner of a lovely Cabrio. Bought from deepest Somerset and now residing in North Northumberland. Fitted with 2.8 V6 on Carb the car had sat for some time and had a few issues. A...
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    Re: Le Mans and not quite return

    I have his number. He has/had new nose cone and wings and lots of other useful bits from an unbuilt project. Nice helpful guy he bought it just for the engine and running gear so rest is surplus. PM...
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    Cabrio wanted

    I am looking for a reasonably priced LWB cabrio that would serve as daily driver until I eventually finish the V8 roadster (Not any time soon).
    Want a tidy car with current MOT or MOTable without...
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    Re: Roadster Hybrid

    tube bender roll hoop complete 79
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Custom-Roll-Cage-Hoop-CDS-Cold-Drawn-Seamless-Steel-MSA-FIA-Approved/231126319181?hash=item35d033c04d:g:fJ4AAMXQVERSwaf0
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    Re: Roadster Hybrid

    try tube bender on ebay just put roll cage into ebay search they will bend cds tubing to your diagram for very reasonable price. I used then for the main hoops for rally cars they were always very...
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    Re: Loads of other stuff from Rob on ebay

    He has pretty much a complete car for sale. He bought it for the engine and gearbox and back axle for his MG. The car is unbuilt and all in good condition so he has brand new chassis and most of the...
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    Re: Carbs on Fiat engine

    if you have a look on ebay the inlet manifolds for the 130 tc strada are still made in italy by a company called autoriccambi. these have a very short stack height and were designed to fit sidedrafts...
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    One piece Bonnet for roadster

    Does anyone have a one or know someone who remakes them. Mine has great big holes cut out so would like to replace it if possible.

    cheers
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    Re: More airflow required to the Carb...

    I had similar problems on a twin cam engine I ran in a delta in rallycross. the shallow filter was being sucked down almost on to the top of the carb choke under heavy acceleration restricting the...
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    Re: Bonnet catch sound proofing

    These work really well for loads of different jobs. 3M Silicone RUBBER FEET Bumpons - CLEAR - Round Self Adhesive Anti Slip Circles. get them on ebay for a couple of quid a sheet.
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    Re: Alfa 1750 running in HELP

    Spitting back though the carbs is normally caused by weak mixture, I'm assuming being an alfa it has webers on if the idle mixture screws are incorrectly set it can cause spitting normally with a...
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    Re: V8 Roadster rebuild

    yeah pretty much what I did. With the chassis at the correct ride height placed axle stands under rear bumper used bits of ply to support at that height then removed the spring and shock assembly....
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    Re: V8 Roadster rebuild

    rod joints come with the kit so can be adjusted for axle alignment and nose angle. Planning on using 150 lb springs initially then see how it goes.
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    Re: V8 Roadster rebuild

    Pics of 4 link set up haven't got as far as I'd hoped this weekend but all the main bits are at least tacked in place so you can see the layout. turrets fit comfortably under the rear bodywork and...
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    Re: V8 Roadster rebuild

    still building it at the minute but should have it complete by the end of the weekend so will post some pics then
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    Re: V8 Roadster rebuild

    At last learned to use a photo editor.

    As you can see from pics chassis has had 2 coats of por 15 and 1 of topcoat ready for final rub down and final colour.

    On the mechanical side stripped...
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    V8 Roadster rebuild

    Thought I would add a thread to let peeps know how things are progressing.

    Managed to get the whole project into the back of a long wheelbase transit, which was a challenge. Those of you who saw...
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    Re: Back on the Road

    I would be interested.
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    Re: Back on the Road

    looks fantastic very impressed with the cycle wings. Could I ask about your windscreen frame seems to have a chrome / stainless cover which looks good. where did you get it from?
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    by Lanciajohn
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    Re: V8 Roadster

    hello fellow geordies I'm in Bedlington would love to pop across some time and share expertise/pitfalls/tea (delete as appropriate) have quite a bit of competition experience in Autocross/Rallycross...
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