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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    Agree with Dogon re the choice of engine. If I had to replace the 8V Ford twin cam EFi engine in my Cabrio the 2 litre Alfa DOHC would be my first choice. Classic design, carbs, simple plumbing,...
  2. Thread: Roadster Chassis

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    Roadster Chassis

    I have been made aware of a Marina based Roadster chassis that has become available. Unfortunately the original owner passed away before he could build the car and the current owner is keen for it to...
  3. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Now the sherry and port has gone its back into the garage to carry on the winter maintenance before the new year celebrations kick in.
    All the best
    Geoff
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    Re: Sierra based Berlinetta

    Well done! Its gone to a good home.
  5. Thread: Roadster or sale

    by ggrum
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    Roadster or sale

    Posted on behalf of Simon Gee

    "The car was built by my father, and then left to me around 7 years ago. I have his build diary, the original instructions from Marlin and the Haynes manual for the...
  6. Thread: Speedo Sensor

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    Re: Speedo Sensor

    Thanks chaps for all your responses. I'll probably go down the same route as Pete which is more or less what I had in mind. I did consider the GPS option but found the units in the Smiths classic...
  7. Thread: Speedo Sensor

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    Speedo Sensor

    Anyone got or fitted an electronic speedometer to their Cabrio? Interested to know where people have fitted the inductive sensor before I attempt to fit mine.
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    The Alfa engine is all alloy with wet liners so lots of coolant round the cylinders. It also has a large oil capacity (about 6 litres from memory) and a wide alloy sump with cooling fins. I had a...
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    I seem to recall that the very first Cabrios had this option but it was very quickly replaced with the mini strut that we are familiar with for obvious reasons. No idea how many of the early design...
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    I seem to recall that the very first Cabrios had this option but it was very quickly replaced with the mini strut that we are familiar with for obvious reasons. No idea how many of the early design...
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    Re: Bicester Sunday Scramble 6th October

    Agree with Adrian, well worth a visit particularly the Super Scramble. Don't worry, that music is not being played over the PA system all day!!
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    Re: Newark Kit Car Show 2020

    I've had the July dates confirmed by Grosvenor. More information will be available from them later in the year.
  13. Thread: Romero For sale

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    Romero For sale

    Posted on behalf of Jonathan Baigent:-

    For Sale: YKC Marlin Romero Roadster
    First registered 2014
    D106 ROK
    Ford Pinto 1998cc engine number GA28639
    12 months MOT
    Extensive file on build costs...
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    GT6 based Roadster

    I have been informed of a Marlin/GT6 which needs a new home. Its been off the road for more than 25 years and needs new brakes and a windscreen and hood. It's fitted with a 2litre GT6 engine and...
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    Re: National Kit Car Show Stoneleigh 2020

    This hasn't been decided yet. As you know the AGM is normally held on Sunday because the turn out on that day is much higher than on Monday. Although the 2020 show is on Saturday and Sunday it may...
  16. Thread: On the lookout

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    Re: On the lookout

    I have sent you a PM
  17. Thread: Road Trip

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    Re: Road Trip

    Bryan,
    Always grateful for copy, particularly when it involves adventures like yours. Ed
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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    What happened to the bloke holding the can? Did he survive being run over by a Berli?
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Hello Mike, I have decided to leave the job now until the summer is over because I plan to replace the whole dash and instruments. I have located the screws shown in your 2nd and 3rd photos but I...
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Data Sheet

    I seem to recall that my old Alfa powered SWB Roadster weighed in at around 705kg, slightly less than the 715kg specified in the data sheet for the 1.8 'B' engined version. I'm assuming that the 2...
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    Re: 1.7 Ital Roadster Chassis

    I forget to mention that this chassis is free to anyone who wants it, otherwise it will be scrapped.
  22. Thread: New member

    by ggrum
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    Re: New member

    Welcome to the club. I'm sure our archivist will be able to help you with this one but I believe he is away for a few days. As Jon says, expects an answer in the near future.
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    Re: To the Alsace & back

    well done, sounds great. Any chance of a few words and photos for the mag?
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks. What I plan to do first is disconnect the speedo cable from the gearbox and check the drive gear first based on geoff b's experience. If that seems ok then its back to the...
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Have you tried finding a contortionist these days!!! Oh well, I'll continue to think on. Thanks for your ideas.
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