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    Re: The matrix

    I remember when I built FMB the heater was the first thing that went in!! I remember thinking I bet that is a swine to get out.
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    Marlin Roaster & Cabrio parts

    Marlin Roadster
    Nearside front wing
    Off-side front wing
    Near-side inner wing
    Off-side inner wing
    Near-side bonnet side
    Off-side bonnet side
    Near-side rack cover
    Off-side rack cover...
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    Re: Marlin Hunter for Sale on Autotrader

    The Info given on the Ebay site is wrong on the last line. It has the standard Ford/ Paul Moorhouse front suspension.
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    Re: Rear Light Lens

    I seem to have a number of both len's and backplates
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    Re: Roadster carburettor

    May I suggest that you find out which car originally had your engine and then get a workshop manual for that car. Thus you will be able to see the operation of the linkage.
    Ps it took me some time...
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    Might I suggest that you do not use the device that caused the scratches in the cylinder head. The piston also shows these scratches. Also the cylinder head gasket used has overlapped the waterways...
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    Re: Cabrio Light switches

    Thank you. they are for a Cabrio owner, not on the web
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    Cabrio Light switches

    Has anyone got a light switch for a Sierra based Cabrio?
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    Re: Classics on the common at Croxley

    Perhaps it has Air suspension like a lot of modified American cars. ( and some standard English ones)
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    I Have a clone as well. It needs finishing, although it now has an exhaust system and a grill
  11. Re: 1800 B series 7 bladed yellow plastic fan blade for fitment water pump & 1-2 spac

    I didn't use the plastic fan I had the originals steel 4 blade fan
  12. Re: 1800 B series 7 bladed yellow plastic fan blade for fitment water pump & 1-2 spac

    My MGB hated stopping. It built up heat very quickly. The people at Moss said to put the engine fan back on as it created an airflow over the engine. ( I had an electric fan fitted) So I replaced the...
  13. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Hi David
    I changed the rear drums for new ones after I found the others were not round! I didn't paint them cos I had lost interest in the car by then.
    I created the seat covers from a RR back...
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    Re: 2l DOHC engine removal.

    You can remove the engine and gearbox on a V8 but you have to remove it as one lump.
    I has been dropped out below ( by John M)
    but I always lift it out with a crane.
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Hi David
    I'm curious why you should want to paint the rear drums black when the front discs are shiny.
    Also the original cushions went with the car when it left North Wales. I have no info where...
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    Re: Marlin - SELLING UP!!

    There is an MGA in the states that will do 0-60 in about 4secs and a top speed of 135mphi It is all electric.
    Am looking at an electric Marlin with interest!
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    Wheel, wheel nuts and wheel Studs

    Time for a question and answer
    1 What are the wheels?
    2 What are the Wheels nuts?
    3 What are the Wheel studs?

    The info you have
    1 It is a Marlin Roadster with Marina front and back axles...
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    Midget 13" rostyle wheels

    I have a need of 4 off or 6 off 13" rostyle or steel wheels to suit a Marina roadster, with or without tyres
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    Re: Wheel stud spacing

    I measured a hub which I thought was off an A35 or Riley 1.5 at 4 inches which I thought were A series.
    But the info you have at 3.75" is the same as mine. So it must be a standard fitting for a...
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    Wheel stud spacing

    What is the pitch circle diameter for a roadster ( Marina)?
    I thought they may be A or B series but mine appear to be somewhat smaller.
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    Re: Triumph Rear hub puller

    I used a 2 legged on JRR but it was bent getting it off.
    Boy was it tight I should have used the gas axe on it!! Ideally you need a 4 leg puller but I don't know if there is such a beast
    Anyway it...
  22. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Have you noticed the car has TWO heaters and an interior light. I suggest you RING ME!!
  23. Joined the 2CV club for their 30000ft climb around the Lake District

    We did all of the passes, some twice, had various road closures, a push bike race over Wrynose and Hardknott passes as well as a vintage motor bike run and a number of 'modified' FWD cars.

    The...
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    Mk 2 hood cover

    Well that is FMB on its trailer behind our camper complete with a new hood cover. Ready for its trip up the M6 to St Bees for the 30000ft run of the 2 CV club. I hope all goes well Derek
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    Re: Rear Axle Ford Replacement.

    If the shaft and hub have only been heated to cherry red they should not be affected. The shaft and hub were probably heated to far higher temperatures to provide the strength and hardness required....
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