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  1. 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
  2. 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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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Err no. Do you think they are similar? Would probably be much cheaper if they are!

    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    I am in the process of trying (at least) to get a quote for new springs. The plan is to get some made that have a shorter rear section so that they don't hang out so much at the rear of the car. But...
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Thanks for all the info. I'll investigate new spring saddles, I was unaware that they were even available.
    I had assumed that the U bolts would have to be sacrificed. They are almost as rusty as the...
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    Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    As the dismantling of my Roadster continues apace I have reached the final part which is to remove the rear axle.
    I was soaking everything in WD40 this morning prior to attempting removal of the U...
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    Re: Roadster body panels & wings

    Would be just the job for my project. Don't suppose they class as Essential Shopping though :(

    Cheers, Robin
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    Re: Locking wheel nut tool

    That's the ones. I managed to get the locking nuts off today. It's a very clever design but rather fiddly. Wouldn't want to change a wheel in the middle of the night when pouring with rain
    Cheers...
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    Re: Locking wheel nut tool

    The wheels are Octavo 100+. I found the key for the locking nuts. It's a funny magnetic thing. Yet to find out how it works though....
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Marina Rear Bump Stops on Ebay

    Certainly in the builders manual and originally fitted on my car. Although now fallen to bits....
    Cheers Robin
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    Marina Rear Bump Stops on Ebay

    As the title. Item number 183759790839. I have just bought two - they are made by Quinton Hazel.
    Now is your chance to stock up on what must be a fairly rare item....

    Cheers, Robin
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    Locking wheel nut tool

    I have a set of the original Marlin supplied wheels on my Roadster. 100+ I think they are called?
    Unfortunately I don't have the locking wheel nut tool. Can anyone help please?

    Cheers, Robin
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    It's the Marina Owners Club you need to contact.
    regalia@morrismarina.org.uk

    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    I have tracked down some Walford Trunions.
    It seems the Marina Owners club purchased the entire stock when the manufacturer ceased trading.
    They cost £98 per pair, if you are a member, or £138 per...
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    I had a quick reply. They have some in stock - but only the left had one - so not a lot of use. Being the front suspension I wouldn't fancy not fitting them in pairs.
    So.... The search continues.
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  16. Re: Dismantling question 1 - removing the windscreen clamp

    In the end it proved much easier than expected. The goo (some sort of putty I suspect) had gone hard and lost most of its adhesion.
    Now for the REALLY BIG challenge - to get the windscreen out in...
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    Thanks - good find.

    I have emailed them. As you say, still listed on their website, but the last time it was updated was 2013! - Still worth a try. I'll report back when I hear something.
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    Walford Trunions

    I have just dismantled my uprights. The threads on the lower end, where it fits in the trunion, are serviceable but certainly past their best.
    As I understand it, the standard fix was a pair if...
  19. Dismantling question 2 - new bulkhead?

    Has anyone attempted to make a new bulkhead? Mine is full of badly made holes in the wrong places and has started to crack around the pedal box. Replacement would be infinitely better to repair......
  20. Dismantling question 1 - removing the windscreen clamp

    Can anyone suggest the best method for removing the goo that seals the windscreen to the fiberglass moulding - the one that carries the wipers. I can imagine it wont be easy...
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Coil overs

    The bracket that mounts the inner end of the lower arm is independant to the torsion bar. The lower arm is in two parts, a large cast bit and a pressed steel bit that are sandwiched together. The...
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    Re: Coil overs

    I am considering this modification myself. The thing that concerns me is the strength of the lower bracket as it is fundemental to stopping your bum dragging along the ground :-).
    You said it was a...
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    Re: Marina Roadster - which make of dampers?

    Thank you, Robin
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    Re: Coilovers instead of torsion bars

    Thanks. I must practice searching.....
    Cheers Robin
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    Coilovers instead of torsion bars

    It has been suggested, on another forum, that it may be possible to use coilovers thereby eliminating the torsion bars. With no torsion bars the suspension would be much easier to fine tune.
    I...
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