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  1. Re: Hunter / Cabrio Front Indicator lights - Pair

    Yes! Have replied to your PM. Peter.
  2. Hunter / Cabrio Front Indicator lights - Pair

    Having a bit of a garage clear out! Used but serviceable OE Hunter / Cabrio front indicators. One or two rust spots but will clean up and be tidy enough as a quick replacement for missing or damaged...
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    Re: berlinetta fuel tank

    On the forum! Checkout the link below. Simples! Peter.

    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?101-Berlinetta-Docs
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    Some years ago now I had some Spax adjustables on my Mk 2 Cortina. They failed as they became progressively harder and although the adjuster screws would turn they wouldn't soften up the ride. Peter.
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Exeter Trial this weekend! Not a meet as such but I plan to be at Fingle on Saturday with my son John to photograph as many Marlins as possible. We plan to be at bend 5 as usual, creaky legs...
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    Re: Roadster carburettor

    Maybe a silly question but have you checked at the pedal end of the linkage that there is sufficient clearance under the pedal to allow full throttle? Unlikely to be fouling the carpet in a trials...
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    Re: Marlins a la Frog!

    For the Cabrio the late Mark at Marlin recommended 18psi. I run mine at 19psi all round and pump them up when they get down to 18psi. I have te Rover V8 3.9i engine and enough tools in the boot to do...
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    Re: Speedo Sensor

    I fitted one! See link below. Peter.

    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?4751-Sierra-Diff-Speedo-Sensor&p=25890&highlight=Electronic+Speedo+sensor#post25890
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    Good progress! I now use Rustoleum Combi Colour Satin Black. It smells and works like the hammerite used to before it went all “green” and it chips off. Make sure you use the combi colour version....
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    With the relentless increase in Ethanol in fuels, which burn hotter than non ethanol fuels, I would do the unleaded conversion now. It only involves having machining done to allow hardened seats to...
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    Re: Handbrake cable question

    Thanks Scott. All noted. Useful info. Will pursue freeing up the existing cable first, even if it means disconnecting the cable from the handbrake stirrup and pulling it back to add copious amounts...
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    The following link may help as it gives the engine code at which unleaded was factory fitted. Alas mine was too early, hence the rocky road of conversion! Peter.
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    The +20 and the +0.5mm on the top of the piston means 20 thou oversize. Make sure if you re-ring the pistons that you get rings of this size. I would anticipate that there will be slight corrosion at...
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    Cant help with your specific question but previous experience with my head gaskets may be of use. Some years ago now, when I overhauled the Pinto head on my 2.0GL Sierra I fitted an aftermarket...
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    Re: Cylinder head removal

    Dual post! See my reply on:

    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?8253-Cylinder-head-removal&p=51739#post51739

    Peter.
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    Not sure which engine you have, possibly Pinto?

    The technique I have used with success in the past is to take a couple of old kitchen knives, the ones that taper across their width, and gently tap...
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    Re: Handbrake cable question

    Oh eck! Thanks Chris. I was looking for a quick fix for mine as the offside cable is a bit tight in the conduit. That has been caused by the usual crumbly rubber concertina gaiter that has let water...
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    Re: Ford Clutch Quadrant Options

    The quadrant on my old 2.0L GL sierra was yellow. The clothes peg shaped spring can fail or the pawl can just get gummed up with old lube and carpet fibres etc, the latter giving intermittent...
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    Handbrake cable question

    There are details in the Cabrio build manual for shortening the hand brake cable for the drum brake set up. Presumably this was also for the earlier short wheel base version?

    The cable for my rear...
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Bump! Its tomorrow!
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Bump! It’s this coming Saturday!
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    SW Meet November 2019


    November SW Meet will be on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at


    The Footman James 19th Classic Vehicle Restoration Show


    Bath & West Showground Shepton Mallet Somerset...
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    Re: IVA Vin Number

    That seems odd. The vin number on my Hunter is on the near side (next to the kerb) in the UK. My old Audi has the VIN number on the same kerb side visible through the windscreen. I wonder if the...
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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    Re the spitting back on acceleration I would try a richer accelerator pump jet. As the rest were on the weak side I would suspect this is too. Worth a try anyway and a quick cheap fix. Pete.
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    Ball Joint Boots supplier

    A useful source of ball joint boots that may be of use to other Marlin owners.


    https://www.balljointboots.co.uk/page2.html


    I have used “Boot 3” from them which is actually listed for a...
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