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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    Learning loads on overheating / manual fans. I thought the fan on my Alfa engine was doing a great job as I have never had any problems. Now I'm wondering how it can be effective as it has no shroud...
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    My old mates Roadster had a 1.8 Marina engine and he fitted an MGB gearbox with OD. I seem to recall that he had to get a new backplate made but I can't remember what other modifications were done....
  3. Re: Marlin Roadster (Marina Based) Steering Rack Redux

    Hi Steve, I cannot access your keep and share account. If this is an update on the rack rebuild I would love to read it as I have an old rack awaiting rebuild. I already have the nylon Bush from...
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    Re: Sierra based Berlinetta

    I pass a Berli needing TLC almost every day. Perhaps DC would know if it's Sierra based. Q507 RCA. Don't have any other details I'm afraid.
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    Re: 1999 2l Pinto Sierra based Roadster

    Very smart, but £7K wow. :eek:
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    Re: A happy arrival

    Thanks:rolleyes:
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    A happy arrival

    Well, after what seemed like hours of pacing up and down it finally arrived. And it was, you guessed, a new Mot. No advisories. One happy father. :0)
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    Marlin Limo's in Prague

    I was in Prague with SWMBO last weekend when we noticed the " Old Timer Tours" that seem to be everywhere. These use some sort of Kit Car Limos. The interesting parts on many of them was the front...
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    Re: Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4

    I've got one fitted to Brum. It is ideal for her as the Alfa fuel gauge fitted works in reverse to the Escort sender, with 0 ohms being empty.
    I drained the tank then refilled a quarter tank at a...
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    Re: Trunnion trouble

    Success.
    Tried most of the above so not sure which one, maybe a combination of them all, worked but I now have fresh grease oozing out. Also got to the bottom of an annoying groan from the NSF....
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    Re: Trunnion trouble

    Thanks guys, I've learnt something else now. I'll try those suggestions over the weekend and report back.
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    Trunnion trouble

    Hi, I was greasing the front suspension today and discovered a small problem with the N/S upper trunnion. When trying to pump grease into the nipple it was difficult and the grease just started...
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    Re: Marlin GT6 Based

    I ordered one from Marlin a couple of years ago. It was around the 35 Mark.
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    Re: New Member - Huntingdon

    Welcome Alan,

    We've all been there. I've asked my fair share :o

    Derek
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    Re: Registered Roadster on ebay

    Looks like a great deal comparedto this:
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    Re: Fiat Engine Carb upgrade

    If you do need a rolling road you could try AVA turbo. Not too handy as they are beside Glasgow airport but he is " old school " and knows his stuff.

    Derek
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    Re: my Marlin 5 exi

    :):)
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    Re: Windscreen wipers

    Hi,
    I used these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless-Steel-Flat-Windscreen-Wiper-Blade-575437-x2-Land-Rover-Series-1-2-2a-3/281627206405. You just cut to size, I cut them at the top as they hit...
  19. Thread: Towbar

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    Re: Towbar

    I am on a 3 year medically restricted licence and I can drive a vehicle up to 3500kg and tow a trailer of up to 3500kg. A driving licence check on th DVLA website, www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence ...
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    Re: Radiator grill wire

    103101031110312
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    Re: Radiator grill wire

    Tender Loving Care :D

    A little work to restore.
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    Re: Marina LWB Roadster 1.8

    Looks like it's got the KN Diamond wheels I've been searching for since I bought Brum!
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    Re: Radiator grill wire

    I have one that requires a little TLC. You can have it for postage cost. If you are interested I can dig it out and take some photos.
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    Re: Fiat Engine Carb upgrade

    Hi Jon,

    Out of interest what sort of fuel economy do you get? I regularly get around 25mpg from my Alfa 1750 on twin webers and had an average 32 mpg on a sedate 2 day run to Mull and back.
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    Re: New Arrival

    You could try https://www.carcarpets.co.uk/carpet-sets-2-c.asp. The only list a Roadster set on their site but may do a Cabrio if you call them.
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