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    Re: cycle rack

    It's an optical illusion the bike is only 130mm longer than the Marlin is wide . this would be no different to putting it on the back of my standard car.
    plus I will be towing so no lighting...
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    Re: cycle rack

    its was me and the only reason I deleted it is was posting it on lunch break using my phone and for some reason it posted just word of my whole post "standard". and I run out of time to retype it.
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    cycle rack

    A little project I've been working on, when on weekends away with the tear drop, I also wanted to take the bike, so how can you tow and carry a bike with a Roadster?
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  4. Thread: help !!

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    Re: help !!

    After spending all day saturday working on the bonnet we had mixed success, the technique was worked out and one half of the bonnet but a with few errors, but we now have a good pattern to use to...
  5. Thread: help !!

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    Re: help !!

    A little update on my efforts to replace the bonnet first the hinge now fixed at both ends as it should be 113041130511306
  6. Thread: help !!

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    Re: help !!

    Inspired by how the original bonnet was made I'm going to make a new one with a little help for a friend. but can someone please measure the thickness of the sheet used I'm guessing at 2mm, but if...
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    Re: help !!

    Bit of a sore point, that's how mine "was" fitted to stop it coming off but after the respray i haven't got round to putting the front fitting on
  8. Thread: help !!

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    Re: help !!

    I will have a look thanks
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    Re: help !!

    I've been told of a good sheet metal worker local to me, so I think getting a replacement bonnet shouldn't be a problem. But I'm struggling to find a good piano hinge mine was chrome on brass. What...
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    help !!

    I've had a bit of a disaster, traveling down the motorway tonight in my Roadster and my bonnet has flown off and is now lost, I walked up the hard shoulder and it's nowhere to been seen, the motorway...
  11. Re: Kop Hill Climb Festival 2019 - 21-22nd September - 10th Anniversary

    I've found camp site nearby so you can count me in, so what do I do next ?
  12. Re: Kop Hill Climb Festival 2019 - 21-22nd September - 10th Anniversary

    I would love to come along but my Marlin is an 85 on a Q, also what is the situation with camping or more to the point a small caravan.
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    Re: Coil overs

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    bit of guesswork involved and measurements taken from my Marlin.

    The corner weight is working on the total weight being around 740kg with 50/50 weight distribution
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    Re: Coil overs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHGzMxnB_qg&feature=youtu.be

    all working as it should
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    Re: Coil overs

    I know what you saying, the calculator actually pointed towards an evan higher rating. But the settings I have works for me
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    Re: Coil overs

    Just back from a road test and wow that worked I used an online spring calculator

    https://www.hypercoils.com/spring-rate-calculator/

    and settled on a 240 lb I was using a 120 lb so was not to...
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    Re: Coil overs

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    Nice new shiny shocks with the spring sprayed to match the car, one is fitted so I know it fits. Ride hight and travel looks better than the old setup.
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    Re: A few photos

    Thanks dave I'm very happy with it just need to find time to use it now. The blue is triumph sapphire blue
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    Re: LED rear lights

    Very good match for size
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    Re: Oh no, not another Archivists appeal !

    What's the best way to send them to you Email ?
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    Re: Thermo switch for cooling fan

    why can't you just rewire the switch to a ignition switch live. I've drilled and tapped a hole in the thermostat housing and fitted a radiator fan switch cambiare part number VE709047
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    Re: Oh no, not another Archivists appeal !

    The trip was 1987 I have scanned a couple more photos from the trip but it's so hard to get them down to the limits of the forum. and it's so slow
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    A few photos

    A few photos from the build to date.
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    The doner

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    The strip down

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    Re: To the Alsace & back

    Very nice any Photos
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    My new Roadster

    I have a new Roadster

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    it's been laser cut in 2 mm steel and painted the same colour with LED back-lighting.
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