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    Re: Soft top roof

    "The journey goes on, found a chap from Warwick, quoted £650 then viewed car and wanted £1100. Something to do with zip open door leaf panels. "


    Sounds like an 'I don't want to do it.' price …...
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    Above posts - just goes to prove you should not believe everything you are told by an 'expert' - He said 'only 10 cwt low-ratio diffs were CI '... APOLOGIES.

    So I was very lucky in ending up with...
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    ??? I did say "normally" because that has always been my experience - maybe Spax are constructed differently to nearly every other make ?

    Have had Spax adjusting screws go solid though [thanks...
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    Maybe - but "had-their-day" shocks normally get weaker/more feeble with wear rather than stiffer … ?
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    10cwt Marina or Ital van axles are now pretty rare. I counted myself very lucky to find an [unidentified] one on fleabay a couple of months ago. Key identifier was the cast iron [therefore slightly...
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    Re: Soft top roof

    Witney is an awful lot closer to Gloucestershire [ just up the A40 ] than Chester ... [What happened to the coach trimmer from Gloucester/Cheltenham ? - 'Rouse' … I think was the name.]
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    Re: Roadster carburettor

    Brilliant club to join [I was a member for many years] and they - like this forum - have some knowledgable members. Terry Coventry has a V8 Marlin but also used to run a Fiat twin-cam engined Morris...
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    I would consider it - except that I sold my original Dellow over 20 years ago !
    But I do know what I am talking about, having owned one and helped run the Register in the early years.
    (my...
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    [QUOTE=HairyDave;51921]His car, his choices, personally I think it looks right.[/QUOTE


    It aint "right". But you are welcome to your opinion.

    And I think it looks tacky in the extreme. Good...
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    Pic is a good find.

    But as a Dellow-owner ( I've still got one in pieces in the garage … ) the wooden dash is wrong as are many of the switches & instruments.
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    Steve. Yet again I am now getting this message from KeepandShare - despite registering ? >

    "There are no matching documents to display, change your folder."

    Is it me ?
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    Very interesting gearchange mod.
    Virtually identical to the factory fitment on my old Dellow (manufactured back in 1950) … and Allards of various types in the nineteen fifties.
    They worked...
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    Re: Three wheeler

    Morgan 3 wheelers are OK - going forward.
    To prove wiggies' point … I had a neighbour who remembers reversing down the road to his nearby garage (max 50 yards) and promptly turning the Morgan over...
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    Re: Van wheel nuts ...

    Thanks Mark. And sorry for the delay in thanking you.
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Even more - and much cheaper - in my local scrapyard.
    They even tried to give me a switch as it was not worth charging for ...

    Good point from Steve G in #20 about ethanol content damaging lots...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Only mod. I plan to do shortly is to fit an inertia switch (probably ex-Peugeot) to the SU fuel pump wire for safety's sake.

    That is when I change the yellow wire to the correct white.
    [and just...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Younger brother once owned a road-going Cannon trials car. It was OK except every wire was yellow !

    My re-wires and rectification are all done using salvaged and FREE multi-coloured wires from,...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    My comment regarding "enthusiasm" and relatively little skill was, I now realise, almost certainly triggered by a blunt put-down I received many years ago from a superior-sounding technical wallah at...
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    Re: Van wheel nuts ...

    > I will check when I get a set of B wheels [probably tomorrow] - unless another owner with a van axle and Rostyle 14" B wheels answers ...


    Re. "centred via studs". I had a supercharged...
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    The Alfa engine must be a well-designed and naturally cooled engine. With a mechanical fan too far back then it just stirs engine bay heat and definitely uses a few bhp.

    Shame the ACTC will only...
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    Hi Sam
    Gloucestershire is my old stamping ground. I'd be very surprised if there isn't someone with a suitable Marlin in the Stroud & District Motor Club [at their last trial I was told about 12...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Sounds a bit dangerous ...


    Good job your sidelights and eyesight were OK.


    Glad I've discovered and am sorting 'my' poor wiring BEFORE this sort of thing happens and before an MOT tester...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    David

    May be 'fun' to you - but it all seems like silly and rather pointless work to me!
    I have better things to do than putting right multiple wiring horrors. Risk of fire not to be sniffed at...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    There are 'good' bodges and duff ones ...
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    Van wheel nuts ...

    I found a Marina van back axle and am tracking down locally a full set of Rostyles.

    What threads are van wheel nuts though … mine are 7/16" UNF … but eBay sellers reckon Rostyles on MGBs took...
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