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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    So far as I am concerned ETA is Estimated Time of Arrival particularly in Spain.

    An email arrives almost immediately, or maybe the next day, manãna.
    Express Delivery, 3 Days, Especially if you...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    My point entirely, but unless you investigate, you will never know! Not everyone takes the time to check out supplier reviews.
    Buying direct from a supplier is always best. They don’t end up paying...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    I rarely trust eBay links to spare parts, primarily because they are transient. Far better to deal with established suppliers who are more likely to be around for future needs.
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    I am extremely sceptical about so called parts experts.

    Not so long ago I needed a reversing switch for a Ford T9 gearbox.

    I was asked for a registration number, difficult on a kit car as as it...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Whatever you do with the wiring, don’t let the Lucas Smoke out.

    https://kvisit.com/S2NzfAw

    The standard(?) Marina wiring is very short on fuses and relays for high current consuming devices...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    A vendor of Mini parts is unlikely to have a Marina parts book close at hand. The Marina parts book uses the part numbers detailed for a classic Mini.

    It sounds as though the previous owner did a...
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    Re: cycle rack

    There is no legal maximum height, but obviously a very practical limit.

    So with a tandem, it would be possible to stand it on its back wheel. You would probably need to secure the handlebars...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    They are pre ‘85 Classic Mini parts from Minspares, for top plastic and lower felt.
    ...
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    Re: cycle rack

    I thought it looked good, as I said.

    I thought it was worth pointing out the law, not knowing exactly how it would be configured on every combination of journey possible, Not necessarily towing a...
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    Re: cycle rack

    A note to those who respond to a thread, and then decide to delete it, for whatever reason.

    Those who have responded, and thus automatically have subscribed to a thread, simply by adding a...
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    Re: cycle rack

    It looks good.

    But is it legal?
    It looks like the derailleur might obstruct the nearside light cluster, requiring a separate lighting board.
    Technically a load, must not protrude more than 305mm...
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    Re: top tie bar

    I don’t, know the (presumably) imperial dimension of the hole.
    Plastic parts are usually designed for holes in sheet materials, rubber is more forgiving.

    A starting point might be...
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    Re: pinto heater

    Try here. https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?4053-how-to-upload-photos
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    Re: Classics on the common at Croxley

    I cannot be sure, but Oxted Trimming or their predecessors probably did the upholstery and roofs for them, the certainly make some money retrimming aircraft from Biggin Hill.
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    Re: top tie bar

    Good luck! I know of no adjustable Classic Mini Upper Arms.

    Having some fabricated, would require accurate jigging, normalising after welding followed by final machining, to remove any stress...
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    I agree, but Sucarb.co.uk do a nice short ram pipe with a mesh guard. If nothing else they make a wonderful sound.
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    Re: top tie bar

    Another reason not to trust an MOT tester!

    The Classic Mini had either wet or dry suspension, the top arm, with or without that dreaded hole.

    There is a possible alternative, that comes from...
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    Re: top tie bar

    To continue a little, I believe that the taper on the ball joint is 1.5” per foot, somewhere close to 7°, the angle needs to be right, otherwise you run the risk of stress risers, fatigue and...
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    Re: top tie bar

    1st, it’s not upside down as the taper on the ball joint end would be the wrong way up on a Mini.

    2nd, I did look at this when I found excessive fore and aft movement on replacement Mini shaft,...
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    Re: overdrive problem

    I would echo Ben’s thoughts.
    Even in neutral, with the engine running, all the gears are in motion, power only reaches the output shaft when one of the selector dogs is engaged. All the time the...
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    Re: 15th September Hinckley Car Show

    Take a copy of whe Workshop Manual with you.
    Just to be sure.

    Sorry if I was teaching you to suck eggs, but as ‘classics’ become rarer, fewer MOT inspectors(?) get trained in their idiosyncrasies.
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    Re: 15th September Hinckley Car Show

    Small Triumphs have a lot in common with a Marina, they were built from the same parts bin.

    The front wheel bearings, when adjusted to the Workshop Manual do allow movement, greater than an MOT...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    Scans of related manuals are always useful and welcomed, especially when I cannot find my originals. Stevejgreen@btopenworld.com.

    As far as I am aware the 10CWT Marina rear axle was fitted to...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    I have been looking for my A55/60 workshop manual, but it hasn’t turned up.

    From memory it’s no different from the Ital/Marina workshop manual, with regard to the back axle, but it may well be...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    GACO seals live on in the form of Orinoco Bearings in Leeds.
    I somehow doubt that they will have sufficient accurate records, but may be worth a try.
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