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    Re: WANTED - Roadster rear body tub

    Hi Andrew

    Whereabouts are you? I am in bedfordshire and dont want to travel further than necessary...

    Cheers, Robin
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    Re: Marina based fr. S/A on a Roadster

    Your best bet may be to go to one of the small companies, like Gaz, and get some made to order

    Cheers Robin
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    Re: WANTED - Roadster rear body tub

    You are correct it seems. Unfortunately my fibreglassing skills are not up to either of your alternative suggestions :-(.
    I'll have to think again it seems.

    Cheers, Robin
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    Re: WANTED - Roadster rear body tub

    Aha - so it seems the spare wheel well is standard if you have the rolled top edge. I'll have to think again....

    Cherrs, Robin
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    Re: WANTED - Roadster rear body tub

    Still looking. The one that Danny offered me had a spare wheel well so wasn't suitable.
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: WANTED - Roadster rear body tub

    Email sent. :-)

    Cheers, Robin
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    WANTED - Roadster rear body tub

    I am rebuilding an early Marina based Roadster. I have a rear tub but it is the one with the top edge crudely riveted to an aluminium plate and supported by a hoop. Not the greatest of mouldings and...
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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    Thanks for all the insights guys. I had done some research and was aware of the braking requirements.
    It seems the braked A frames use an overun type coupling with a cable arrangement attached to...
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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    Thanks guys. I realise that it would have to be braked to be legal, which makes it almost as expensive as a trailer - but without the storage issues.

    I was looking for someone that had actually...
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    Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    Has anybody done it? If so i would be very interested to know how you got on, what A Farme you used etc?

    The reason I ask is I am planning to do just that, behind our camper van, once the Roadster...
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    Re: De-cambered rear springs

    Hmmmmm - good point. But I will probably use Spax adjustables so that would eliminate that problem.
    I think my main concern remains the possibilty of bottoming out. But I guess I could always get...
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    De-cambered rear springs

    I am considering having new springs made for my Marina based Roadster.
    One of the options was to have them decambered (flatter) eliminating the need for lowering blocks.
    But - is that going to...
  13. Thread: IVA test

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    Re: IVA test

    I have put two cars through the IVA test. Its not trivial, but not impossible either.
    The most important thing is to do your research first - that way there won't be any (or less) surprises.
    IVA...
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    Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    You could also check the play in the pedal before it activates the servo. My Sportster had a threaded adjuster for this.
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    OK - thanks. I am vertically challenged so leg room not a problem :-)
    I think I will remake my bulkhead so it is flat and at the same time add some reinforcement. With a flat bulkhead the...
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    Great pictures :-) So I thought I would contribute mine.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50845551636_1153013432_b.jpgengine_out4 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

    Looking at the pictures has...
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    Re: Hinge grease nipples

    Thank you
    Cheers Robin
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    Hinge grease nipples

    Does anyone know, off the top of their head, what is the spec for the grease nipples were used in the Roadster door hinges? I have 3 hinges without and 1 with! I would like them all with, and to be...
  19. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Wow - that is substatial looking! I have planned a few mods to my chassis but nothing quite that extreme.
    Is the pole running through the middle part of the mechanism by which you can rotate the...
  20. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Thank-you. Missed the image the first time round.
    Cheers Robin
  21. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Thanks - yes I have seen that. It doesn't seem beyond the wit of man to fabricate.
    Does anyone have any pictures of the actual thing?

    Cheers, Robin
  22. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Car looks like this at the moment. So I have full access!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51005569796_4b5c6e1c17_c.jpgin_man-shed1 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

    I am making some other...
  23. MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    The seat belt mounting in my early Marina based roadster are primative to say the least. I would like to fit the arrangement used in the later models which uses inertia reel belts.
    I have seen a...
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    Re: Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    Thanks guys. In that case I may pull the halfshafts so I can check the diff.
    Do I need a slide hammer for that?
    Cheers Robin
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    Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    I have totally dismantled my car now and am assesing what, and what not, to replace.
    The rear axle certainly needs new spring platforms as they are severely weakened by rust. That should be a...
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