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  1. Thread: comfy seat

    by HairyDave
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    Re: comfy seat

    Open it out to cover the middle of the seat.
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    Re: The car of the future...

    I have a very high tech mirror to tell me when my trailer is attached!
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    Re: The car of the future...

    They are a lovely vehicle but I still prefer simple, hence 1800 Marlin Roadster and '58 S1 petrol Landrover.
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    Re: The car of the future...

    We have a Citroen Berlingo which is not overloaded with gismos, but has an electrical system I will not touch and a local garage does all the maintenance. In the past, I had an A30 with a speedometer...
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    Re: The car of the future...

    When they were working they were awesome, in their day.
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    Re: Cortina my 3,4,5 bottom wishbone

    On a tangent, how about converting to wishbone off a Locost. I have a LocUst which uses cortina front suspension and it is a worthwhile upgrade coil overs can transform the handling. Not done it yet,...
  7. Thread: Marlin Art

    by HairyDave
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    Re: Marlin Art

    Put it up for sale. If it sells for £20 it is a tatty bonnet. £1000+ it's art
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    Re: Greetings & Wheels

    That is a lovely looking car and I agree with you it does need different wheels. Where was the photo taken?
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    No, I wouldn't but maybe in the distant past an owner spec'ed a different layout when it was built or during his /her ownership in which case you would be destroying the history and provenance of the...
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    That is the point Steve, Probably since the dawn of personal transport people have customised their vehicle even to John Lennon's Royce (Ugh, to my mind, but, hey!) If you have enough money Bentley...
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    His car, his choices, personally I think it looks right.
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    My gearchange is very similar to ListerJP2 as is the detent. So far it works well with no problems. The gear lever needs moving forwards a few inches, I don't know how it came to be so far back....
  13. Thread: parallelism

    by HairyDave
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    Re: parallelism

    Very Useful Thank you Steve.
    Dave
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    Re: Marlin Grill Badge

    Very nice, did you make it yourself?
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    Re: Haynes Publishing up for sale? The

    I use devices for communicating, but I do print off pages to use and scribble on.
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    Re: Haynes Publishing up for sale? The

    Chris, Bin there dun that, still do. Yes, Steve, we do bypass the beginnings, but for some people that will be their first (of many?) Manual and in 50 yrs a grandchild will ask 'Grandad what's a...
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    Re: Haynes Publishing and the increase of Vehicle electronics

    The idea of making things idiot-proof just leads to the development of bigger idiots. People are both risk averse and unwilling to accept responsibility for their own actions. How many people check...
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    Re: Haynes Publishing up for sale? The

    The technology of modern cars does it for me. I have the manual for our 58 Citroen Berlingo. When the heater fan stopped I looked at the manual. Then rang an auto electrician. He took a load of dash...
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    Re: Progress report.

    Looking good. I love the finish on the Black, awesome!
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    Interesting project behind the Marlin. From past experience, it is better to get the engine sorted before surrounding it with pannels. They do restrict access. I do believe that over about 60 MPH...
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    Re: Haynes Publishing up for sale? The

    I have a stack of them, but I must say I don't like the new ones as much as the old hardback ones. The new thinner cheaper (?) paper and paperback don't seem as easy to understand. Or maybe I just...
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    Often the best way, that way you have no-one to blame but yourself.
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    My opinion, for what its worth. Do what you have to to get it running and put some miles on it. Then you will know what it needs and you will know a lot more about it.
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    Hi Twinstacks, This is one of the many joys of resurrecting a neglected kit car. You don't know if it worked when it was left or was it dumped because OP couldn't fix it. Sometimes lash it up till it...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Excellent, I believed that I was having a vaporizing problem with the mech pump on my1800TC so I fitted a SU I had kicking around by the wiper motor. It does vapourize in hot slow traffic so maybe a...
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