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  1. Thread: Brake parts.

    by HairyDave
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    Re: Brake parts.

    I fit them if I've got them otherwise, not. The big thing is if you lose a wheel the drum gives you brakes if it is still in place! Also, it rolls instead of digging in. Or so I'm told. I hope I...
  2. Re: Roadster project for sale in Worcestershire.

    Robin, If buying a Roadster isn't essential shopping, I don't know what is!
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    Re: Marina half shaft removal

    Cheers Don, Ben Caswell told me all I needed to know, Job done. Thanks Gentlemen.
    Dave
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    Re: Marina half shaft removal

    What is the reason? My apparent ingratitude or what?
  5. Re: Roadster project for sale in Worcestershire.

    My view for what it's worth. It is a lovely original early car. I would clean and polish it as it is. Rub down and paint the chassis and under the wings. Clean up the engine room. Possibly Satin...
  6. Re: Roadster project for sale in Worcestershire.

    That looks a very nice car and at the moment the time and weather to make it even better. I am almost sorry I already have one, being tittivated at the moment. More pics for the tyre kickers, please!
  7. Thread: LOCKDOWN

    by HairyDave
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    Re: LOCKDOWN

    Re parts supplies, Car Builders Solutions were operational Wed PM for phone and online orders.
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    Re: Marina half shaft removal

    Cheers Ben, that's what I thought but it seemed just too easy. Dig out the slide hammer!
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    Re: Marina half shaft removal

    Steve, I am not holding a grudge or criticizing, I just did not want to put you to any inconvenience. I have used 'keep and share' many times. This time it said Access denied contact Steve for...
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    Re: Marina half shaft removal

    Hi Steve, I found my manual. You can take a man to the library but you can't make him read! But when a man goes to the library and finds it locked, with a notice saying private, ask the librarian for...
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    Re: Marina half shaft removal

    Hi Steve, You got the link right but it is in your private place. Never mind I will find mine today. Thanks for the thought though.
    Dave
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    Marina half shaft removal

    I need to remove the half shafts from a Marina 1700 axle to get the diff out. I think the wheel carriers have been locktited to the shafts, (hard blue stuff under the nuts). With my homemade, 7-ton...
  13. Re: Parts Availabilty - Marina based roadster

    Look on eBay. lots of Marina bits. Others will suggest other suppliers they know. I have a roadster and (touch wood) I have always found what I need. Good Luck
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Looking good, it doesn't seem to have suffered much cosmetically. Funny how the mundane things in life keep getting in the way of real life! Why not make a dummy bonnet out of thin caravan ally...
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    Re: Ironworks Transport Rally

    Hi Gareth, I'm booked in with the LR Series1. An excellent day out. See you there.
    Dave.
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    Re: Triumph based Roadster

    Thanks Ben, It is a very smooth look.
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    Re: Triumph based Roadster

    Nice but pricey? On this car are the wings and the 'filler' moulded as one or faired in on the top edge after building?
  18. Thread: cycle rack

    by HairyDave
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    Re: cycle rack

    We have a tandem. I love the idea of standing an 8' long bike on end. Until you try to drive into Tesco!
  19. 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,...
  25. 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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