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    Re: triumph 2500 engine and gearbox

    Three years ago (2018-2019, not sure which but Danny might remember) a Cabrio came up for sale that had been intended to have a Rover V8 installed...but I believe the engine and box were stolen...so...
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    Seriously Exhausted?

    My car uses a carburrated Ford DOHC 8 valve engine and is exhausted through a standard manifold and a big custom made stainless single silencer box located under the near side running board. It's...
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    Powderham Castle

    ....is near Exeter...and today I thrashed the 86 miles down the A 303 to meet fellow Marlineer Geoff Beach at this amazing show. It's a weekend event featuring historic vehicles, so there is...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    OK. One almost shirks from admitting it...but....The Rear off side indicator problem also involved the brake and tail lights, and was (as predicted) partly an earthing problem and also a wire...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    The buzzer. I'm a bit of an anorak over signalling. Most drivers (imho) signal too little and (often) too late and there's quite a lot of failed cancellation misleading other road users. Also, I...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    I've now had spent some time exploring the possibilities. The near side front and off side rear light clusters don't function. There are no obvious hanging wires. I have continuity between earth and...
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    Another quirky electrical question

    During a run-out with other club members from Newfold Farm on the 11th of this month, I spotted a problem withmy newly rewired car. It began with the indicator buzzer and warning light suddenly...
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    Re: Throttle cable linkage problem

    Having driven to Derbyshire and back for the Newfold Farm weekend with an interim bodge as the clip that should hold the adjuster in place fell off and out somewhere, this is what we finished...
  9. Re: 5 refurbished Berlinetta wheels with excellent tyres

    and another three...4 good tyres just as they came off the car. The one on the left (spare, mounted on the boot, is unused.
  10. Re: 5 refurbished Berlinetta wheels with excellent tyres

    Here's the first 3 pictures...
  11. 5 refurbished Berlinetta wheels with excellent tyres

    I bought these 5 Compomotive wheels from another member a while ago as I couldn't find a matching wheel for those fitted to my Cabrio. They are original Marlin supplied Berlinetta alloys, Ford...
  12. Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    A definitive list does not exist: members were encouraged to book with Newfold Farm directly and there was no suggestion made that they should say "I'm an MOC member". Anecdotally, I know of about 10...
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    Re: Marlin Rev Counter

    If you do in fact have the "standard" Marlin supplied 100mm diameter rev counter...it was made by Caerbont Instruments of Aberdare, South Wales.When rebuilding my dash board last year, I phoned them...
  14. Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    As much advertised in Pitstop...the Newfold Farm weekend is on 11th and 12th June 2022...just over a week away.
    If you want, you can of course do your own thing all weekend, but if you want to do...
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    Re: Throttle cable linkage problem

    Here's a picture which hopefully illustrates my problem. I've ordered some bits from CBS and Venhill (thank you Alan) and I propose to make up both a custom cable and bracket with an 80 degree...
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    Throttle cable linkage problem

    It may be that most 8 valve DOHC Sierra engines were fuel injected, but mine has a Weber carb with a KN filter. I had a new cable made up by Speedy Cables in Cardiff a couple of years ago, but this...
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    Re: Passed its MOT and First Drive

    After almost 2 years off the road, my Cabrio passed its MOT just a week AFTER Stoneleigh. Interestingly, despite having a non-functioning speedometer, it still passed: apparently the speedo must be...
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    Re: Luggage Rack

    You could try an enquiry to classicbootracks.co.uk
    Bill
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    Re: Berlinetta Tyres

    Some years ago, a former member or our illustrious club write an extended article in Pitstop on the relative merits of tyre sizes, whilst highlighting the enormous changes in handling and road...
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    Re: Alternative Alternator?

    If anyone else is reading this, I did go to Chris's that afternoon and over the next couple of days fabricated a plate to attach the adjuster bracket to two studs on the water pump (for which Chris...
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    Re: Alternative Alternator?

    Chris...as ever you're an absolute megastar. The MOT is booked for tomorrow...so please can I run down later this afternoon and collect it? Hopefully I'll be able to fit it this evening......
    Bill
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    Alternative Alternator?

    Back in 2018, I bought a new alternator. With the existing one it seemed to take a long time for the charging light to go out, so when I found an alternator for the 8 valve twin cam engine I'm...
  23. Re: New year - is it time to renew my MoC Subscription?

    ACTUALLY...while not wishing to openly disagree with Paul, the Membership Secretary (and NOT the Treasurer) is the correct member of the MOC Officialdom to whom to address all questions to do with...
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    Re: I ought to know this, but...

    Oh Peter....you are SO RIGHT !! Not to mention that one can ask the same question...and get too different answers...both of which could be right. An interesting feature recently discovered...Haynes...
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    I ought to know this, but...

    I don't. Sierra steering column. Having removed the steering wheel for "works behind the dash" as I near completion (at very long last) I find I've lost the nylock nut that secures the wheel to the...
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