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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    Kieran, Please ignore my comments, Dogon is quite right, the Cabrio set-up does'nt give you the flexibility re. roll-bar and sump that the Sportster has. There is also less room in the Cabrio engine...
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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    From my own experience of changing engine types (Rover V8 - Bmw M20) ,the anti-roll bar on a Sportster is unnecessary,except maybe for track days.If you have the choice of sump design, go for the one...
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    Re: comfy seat

    Thanks Steve. However it has taken many years to build this entirely justified reputation for frugality. I am prepared to go to no expense to protect it. Regards
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    Re: comfy seat

    From someone of Scots origines I regard that as something of a compliment. It takes one to know one!!!! It's the wallet that provides the nessessary padding on my seat. Regards
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    Re: Cortina my 3,4,5 bottom wishbone

    There's an outside chance that John at Kit-Fit might be able to fix you up.Someone will no doubt come up with his contact number.
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    Re: Marlins a la Frog!

    With a BMW M20 I have mine at 16psi front and 18psi rear.
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    Re: Sportster steering rack

    Hi Steve. I managed to adapt a standard Sierra rack to fit.The outer case needs to be shortened and sleeved and the main rack itself needs shortening also. From memory the Sportster rack has a 20mm...
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    Re: Motorbike Milly

    What a great heart-warming story.
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Even better still when they fold out of the back of a Honda Goldwing.
  10. Re: Sportster gearing revs and differentials.

    Hi Steve . As Alan says, mine is a 3.38 and I still find 1st gear all but redundant.I hasten to add we are talking about Ford units, if yours is a BMW item, there is probably a greater choice. You...
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    Re: Sportster ground clearance

    Hi Derek. Depending on the carb/injection system on your car, most V8's sit fairly low. You may gain a few mm by raising the engine mountings and yes, from memory the bell housing is roughly level...
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice

    Other than historical interest, the original chassis no is not required if you are going to the trouble of putting it through IVA. You can make up any number you like, preferably with the number of...
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    Re: Sportster ground clearance

    Hi Derek. As you are inclined to do, I modified an old sump by cutting the bottom off and welding an approx 9 x 9 x 2ins box in it's place, thus maintaining the capacity but reducing the depth. The...
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    Re: Sportster ground clearance

    Hi Derek. Raising the rear is fairly straight forward by adjusting the spring seats.Raising the the front is similar, however it depends on what the lowest point of the car is. When I had a V8 in my...
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Have you tried some oil down the bores during the test to indicate whether it's rings or valves at fault?
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    Re: Greetings from Ramsey, Huntingdon

    I did the same for my Sportster. I got a pair of Mx5 mk 1 seats and took them to bits, reduced the width by 1.5 inches and had them recovered. I find them very comfortable even over reasonably long...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2019 pics

    Thanks Scott for the excellent photos. David
  18. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    I've had powerflex bushes installed at the front since 2004, but they are red in colour. At the rear i've got the purple variety.Colour does denote different properties/applications, whether for road...
  19. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Hi Patrick. After experiencing a minor shunt with mine (and I know that no two prangs are identical) a couple of years ago, resulting in both bars being bent S shaped, I figured that the original...
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    Why stainless?
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    Re: Bicester scramble

    I agree Alan, and good to see Adrian as well. The sheer number of vehicles, of all descriptions, was breath-taking. Impossible to take everything in. The quality of skill and expertise available (at...
  22. Re: Do you drive the Ford i4 8 valve DOHC engine?

    If this is a plastic component, is there any possibility of getting one scanned and 3d printed.
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    Re: stiff gearbox

    Maybe a change of lubricant, possibly.
  24. Re: No new posts today - missing my daily Marlin fix

    Hi Ben. We were all disappointed that you had to abort your trip, would have been great to see you. Hope your car is soon sorted and you have a happy and prosperous 2019 .Regards David
  25. Re: No new posts today - missing my daily Marlin fix

    Yes indeed Bill, good to see everyone who ventured up to Sheldon (usual suspects mainly, you know who you are), 13 in total. Best wishes to all for 2019, maybe see some new faces in the coming year...
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