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    De-cambered rear springs

    I am considering having new springs made for my Marina based Roadster.
    One of the options was to have them decambered (flatter) eliminating the need for lowering blocks.
    But - is that going to...
  2. Thread: IVA test

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    Re: IVA test

    I have put two cars through the IVA test. Its not trivial, but not impossible either.
    The most important thing is to do your research first - that way there won't be any (or less) surprises.
    IVA...
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    Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    You could also check the play in the pedal before it activates the servo. My Sportster had a threaded adjuster for this.
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    OK - thanks. I am vertically challenged so leg room not a problem :-)
    I think I will remake my bulkhead so it is flat and at the same time add some reinforcement. With a flat bulkhead the...
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    Re: Removing 1800 engine and transmission

    Great pictures :-) So I thought I would contribute mine.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50845551636_1153013432_b.jpgengine_out4 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

    Looking at the pictures has...
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    Re: Hinge grease nipples

    Thank you
    Cheers Robin
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    Hinge grease nipples

    Does anyone know, off the top of their head, what is the spec for the grease nipples were used in the Roadster door hinges? I have 3 hinges without and 1 with! I would like them all with, and to be...
  8. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Wow - that is substatial looking! I have planned a few mods to my chassis but nothing quite that extreme.
    Is the pole running through the middle part of the mechanism by which you can rotate the...
  9. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Thank-you. Missed the image the first time round.
    Cheers Robin
  10. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Thanks - yes I have seen that. It doesn't seem beyond the wit of man to fabricate.
    Does anyone have any pictures of the actual thing?

    Cheers, Robin
  11. Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Car looks like this at the moment. So I have full access!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51005569796_4b5c6e1c17_c.jpgin_man-shed1 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

    I am making some other...
  12. MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    The seat belt mounting in my early Marina based roadster are primative to say the least. I would like to fit the arrangement used in the later models which uses inertia reel belts.
    I have seen a...
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    Re: Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    Thanks guys. In that case I may pull the halfshafts so I can check the diff.
    Do I need a slide hammer for that?
    Cheers Robin
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    Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    I have totally dismantled my car now and am assesing what, and what not, to replace.
    The rear axle certainly needs new spring platforms as they are severely weakened by rust. That should be a...
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Err no. Do you think they are similar? Would probably be much cheaper if they are!

    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    I am in the process of trying (at least) to get a quote for new springs. The plan is to get some made that have a shorter rear section so that they don't hang out so much at the rear of the car. But...
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Thanks for all the info. I'll investigate new spring saddles, I was unaware that they were even available.
    I had assumed that the U bolts would have to be sacrificed. They are almost as rusty as the...
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    Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    As the dismantling of my Roadster continues apace I have reached the final part which is to remove the rear axle.
    I was soaking everything in WD40 this morning prior to attempting removal of the U...
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    Re: Roadster body panels & wings

    Would be just the job for my project. Don't suppose they class as Essential Shopping though :(

    Cheers, Robin
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    Re: Locking wheel nut tool

    That's the ones. I managed to get the locking nuts off today. It's a very clever design but rather fiddly. Wouldn't want to change a wheel in the middle of the night when pouring with rain
    Cheers...
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    Re: Locking wheel nut tool

    The wheels are Octavo 100+. I found the key for the locking nuts. It's a funny magnetic thing. Yet to find out how it works though....
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Marina Rear Bump Stops on Ebay

    Certainly in the builders manual and originally fitted on my car. Although now fallen to bits....
    Cheers Robin
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    Marina Rear Bump Stops on Ebay

    As the title. Item number 183759790839. I have just bought two - they are made by Quinton Hazel.
    Now is your chance to stock up on what must be a fairly rare item....

    Cheers, Robin
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    Locking wheel nut tool

    I have a set of the original Marlin supplied wheels on my Roadster. 100+ I think they are called?
    Unfortunately I don't have the locking wheel nut tool. Can anyone help please?

    Cheers, Robin
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    Re: Walford Trunions

    It's the Marina Owners Club you need to contact.
    regalia@morrismarina.org.uk

    Cheers Robin
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