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    Re: summer meet at Cleave farm

    Sounds really good..and quite local for me. Just got to finish off the current works...
    Bill
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    Re: Stoneleigh?

    Personally. I would prefer the Saturday to Sunday arrangement...it avoids the horrendous traffic problems we sometimes experience travelling home on BHM...the show is populated on both days rather...
  3. Re: Wiring Loom & Friction Hinges Recommendation

    Hi Sconebum... I bought a wiring loom (as in complete harness) from Premier Wiring in November. I have a Cabrio, with an original recycled Sierra loom which is way past its sling-by date....and the...
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    MT75 Kwik shift

    My Cabrio has the carburetter version of Ford's late Sierra 8 valve twin cam engine, the "i4" fittd to an MT 75 gearbox. The throw on the gear change is too long (I have been known to bark my...
  5. Do you know much about the Ford i4 8 valve DOHC engine?

    Fitted to many Sierras, both EFi an carburetter. Question...where in the block is the engine temperature sensor...or is elsewhere in the cooling system?
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    Re: A longer run out in Bluebelle

    THANK YOU for sharing that...I really enjoyed it...the video quality and sound were excellent. How is your camera mounted?
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    Re: Suspension

    My Sierra-based Cabrio, like Chris's, has tubular steel fabricated wish bones....but I replace the front coilovers about three years ago . Looking through the paperwork, I found the reference...
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    Re: Marlin 5exir instrument cluster

    Sorry..it's a long time since September so either you're sorted or you're getting a bit fed up. Our Membership Secretary has a complete instrument binnacle that he could easily be persuaded to part...
  9. Just suppose you have to tow your Marlin on a trailer...

    As perhaps many of us have found, my Cabrio has languished unused (if not unloved) for most of the last year. I'm at the beginning of a re-wiring which has grown from an indicator failure into a...
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    My earlier suggestions regarding costs etc still stand as I anticipated a unit cost for a bare GRP hard top with fittings ready for individuals to go their own way with regarding finishing: I would...
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    This is the reply I received to my enquiry from a reputable GRP expert: The easiest and cheapest way (to make me a hard topfor my Cabrio ) would be to make you a hard top by modifying the SWB one, as...
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    I would concur with Danny's view regarding the Marlin Supplied Berlinetta hard top that it improves the look of the car...and would add that several of the few Cabrio hard tops I've seen fitted were...
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    Re: Which Marlins did Moorhouse design

    When I met Paul the first time in late 1987 to drive the Berlinetta demonstrator he told me that the Berli was similar to the Roadster, just about 10% bigger dimensionally. He was still running the...
  14. Thread: Mirrors

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    Re: Mirrors

    Pitstop issue 211, Geoff Beech's piece entitled "Mirror Madness". I have copied his method of mounting with the minor variation of using larger mirrors. Part numbers for mirrors and stems supplied if...
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    A bit moregeneral info, please

    I've often wondered why the fan switch on the Cabrio / Hunter is specified by Marlin as a General Motors part, rather than a Ford item. A possiblity suggested by a friend is that as a rotary switch...
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    Re: General Wiring Information, please

    THANK YOU...again, that's extremely helpful.
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    Re: General Wiring Information, please

    Than you Julian, that's hugely helpful. I'll give you a call in the next couple of days.
    Bill
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    General Wiring Information, please

    Some time ago, when the column mounted switch gear packed up, it was all replaced with dash mounted switching and a couple of additions...an intermittent wash/wipe was one. I am beginning to...
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    Re: Door lock Pull Cable

    Could you maybe send all the broken one to Speedy Cables in Cardiff together with the required length of the new one?
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    Re: Gear Knob Removal

    Geoff...I think it's just a straight pull off...there'e a groove about an inch down from the top of the gear stick running around the tube and the plastic clips into it. There was a replacement...
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    Hello Chris...greyv8pete's link #7 summarises my experience with POR15. It is very good but horrid to use, and also fades overtime if exposed to direct sunlight. This year I've used Pete's...
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    Re: Back axle Cortina Estate, Issues

    Reference changing to type 9 five speed box....I carried out this conversion of a car of mine some years ago....what was required was the replacement of the rear gear box carrier of the 4 speed...
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    Re: Cabrio main light bar WANTED

    in an issue of Pitstop from around 2010-2011, there was an advertisement from a club member advertising these as a service to club members at a very reasonable price. Perhaps the Membership Secretary...
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    Re: Hunter hood, header bar stowage?

    Mine too is normally resident in the garage. I believe the suggestion that the intention was to prevent puddling in the roof when parked in the rain ...certainly that is what I was told when I got...
  25. Do you drive the Ford i4 8 valve DOHC engine?

    If so, you have probably given some thought to what engine you might fit in it's place, when (as seems more or less inevitable) it, well, stops... I want to plan ahead and am considering various...
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