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  1. Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

    CAD = Cardboard Aided Design.
    Very useful
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    Re: Brake Judder

    Standard Sierra discs are cheap as chips, and the pads not expensive either. Try changing them both. I run the standard setup and can lock up the front wheels if I try hard. Anything above the...
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    Re: New Member in Sheffield

    The IVA manual is avaialble here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iva-manual-for-vehicle-category-m1
    My Cabrio was the first to pass IVA in 2009 when it came into force. All I can suggest...
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    Re: Seriously Exhausted?

    Ah Well yes, good question Bill.
    When I had the DOHC engine in the exhaust ran under the floorpan and then there was a large twin pipe exhaust box tucked up under the fuel tank and the exhaust...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    Does it have an ignition coil? I have had one breakdown when hot.
    Basic test, carry a spare spark plug. when it stops disconnect an ignition lead and connect it to the sparkplug. make sure the body...
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    Re: Powderham Castle

    Didn't know about the event. Shame!
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    Got there in the end Bill, well done.
    Multiple faults are always a b*****r.
  8. Thread: Ping!

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    Re: Ping!

    After the Ping incident I completed the job on the nearside and a couple of days ago did the offside.

    That had a hiccup too, one of the 4 bolts holding the hub carrier to the trailing arm was not...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    Sometime two faults occur at the same time.
    Have you put the hazard flashers on to see if the bulbs illuminate then?
  10. Re: paint colour , shot in the dark request

    I seem to remember that when Marlin built their one off Makeria(sic) it was painted to match the oweners nail varnish. (Of course I might of had a weird dream)
    But Marlin painted cars in whatever...
  11. Thread: Ping!

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    Re: Ping!

    Spent an hour searching next doors flowerbed. Don't think a magnet would have helped. Replacement parts for a set of 4 cost £4.99 and were ordered on Sunday and arrived today.
  12. Thread: Ping!

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    Ping!

    Having been given several packets of shims by Bill Jackson and being told about the necessary thickness required to align the rear wheel tracking on my Cabrio I sat on the drive in the sunshine and...
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    Re: build manual cabrio anyone

    PM your address and I will put one in the post.
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    Re: Throttle cable linkage problem

    Hi Bill,
    I did PM you, but this supersedes the PM.
    The final location of my Zetec throttle cable is very similar to the DOHC engine. I have higlighted the cable with arrows in the pictures.
    I am...
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    Re: Cabrio heater motor

    Can't remember the full details but the heater motor is under a firbreglass cover inside the engine bay just in front of the windscreen and behind the battery. It all depends on how the builder...
  16. Re: Reattaching the offside front cycle wing...

    I have used this kind of bolt 12793 extensively to attach bumpers, wings and down the centre line of the bonnet.
    Search eBay for Button Headed bolts and buy stainless versions and nuts, they won't...
  17. Summer Solstice Vintage Vehicle Gathering - Gillingham Dorset 21st June

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    Re: Alternative Alternator?

    No Problem, that is why we belong to the club.
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    Re: Alternative Alternator?

    Bill,
    I think I have a surplus alternator in the shed, but I am off to help at Navy Wings today, so I'll check when I get home. You are welcome to have it if I can find it as it is from my old DOHC...
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    Re: pinto engine head bolts

    The torx bolts are the ones that need to be turned another 90 degrees after getting to the tightening torque, and therefore stretch. Having stretched them they are not re-useable. Listed here:...
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    Quik whizz down the A303 to Yeovilton this morning to where I help at "Navy Wings", who maintain the FAA historic flight. Up today was a DH82 and one of the two airworthy Seafires SX336 who did flew...
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    Re: Berlinetta sierra battery

    Might seem like a stupid idea, why not measure the space and visit a motor factors with the dimensions. If they are any good then they can help you get one that fits in the space. if they can't/won't...
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    Re: rear tail lights for marlin roadster

    I fitted these to a Cabrio...
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    Re: Chassis plate

    I bought a set of alpha/numeric punches and stamped the chassis number on the top of the offside scuttle. It satisfied the IVA examiner at the time (2009), although he thought the IVA rules governing...
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    Re: Vehicle tax and registration

    N9A engines are non-cat fuel injected. The IVA tester should test to that criteria.
    In addition the age of your engine, and hence the criteria for testing can be determined by its age. This guide...
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