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    Re: Marlin suspension front and rear

    Putting a "big meaty anti-roll bar" on the front will INCREASE understeer!!
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    Re: adjust the camber

    When measuring, I noticed that the rear axle is not in the middle. About 3cm further out on one side than the other!

    Just went out and measured the gap between the rear wheels and the chassis...
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    All sounds good
    But with leaf springs you can effectively get a variable spring rate - so having a low rate "operating" and a high rate when its compressed a bit is possible

    If you visualise a...
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    Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Yes the pole is my rotisary

    years ago I bought an engine hoist and it came with an engine build stand - which has been used for one engine and three washing machines so far

    I modified it to be...
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    Re: MkII seat belt mounts in a MK1 Roadster

    Here in NZ the existing seat belt system was considered unacceptable - and we need the "ability" to fit a rear roll over bar
    (New build - 26 years old but never been on the road)
    So I made up a...
  6. Thread: Roadster Heater

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    Re: Roadster Heater

    Have you had a look at oil coolers? they are about the right size and there are lots available
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    Re: Locking wheel nut tool

    Back in the old stone age alloys wheels were rare and expensive and locking wheel nuts were mandatory

    Today in the 21st Century almost every car has Alloy rims - so locking wheel nuts are...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    Hi - you are stuck with a non operational car and the lockdown

    I would suggest that you buy a multimeter - if you haven't already got one - and bodge yourself an alternator test setup

    I'm...
  9. Re: With reference to Pitstop 210 Marina Trunnions.

    I have found your messages - and they are just as snotty as I thought they would be

    I see no need to associate with somebody like that

    If I do need some more information I expect to be able to...
  10. Re: With reference to Pitstop 210 Marina Trunnions.

    You touted this "Keep and Share" as a resource we could all use

    Then when I tried to actually use it - joining it and all that bollocks you were snotty as all hell

    I hope that I never need that...
  11. Re: With reference to Pitstop 210 Marina Trunnions.

    Yes - I tried that and got a snotty message back from Steve !!
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    Re: Marina Roadster - which make of dampers?

    My project car has got GAZ shocks all round
    They are brand new - in that it has never driven
    And also 25 years old
    If they don't work when I get the car on the road can they be stripped down and...
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    Re: French connection

    National??
    First I have heard of that!
  14. Re: Serial number position for gearbox and rear axle please

    If the DVLA requires "serial numbers" then you can add them
    Just make up some suitable numbers and stamp them on the castings
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    Steering rack bush

    Hi Guys

    The Marina steering rack on my kit had the usual worn bush clonk - not going to pass its WOF

    I have taken the old bush out - its a steel case with a plastic bearing bit
    unfortunately...
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    Re: Ignition Fault.....Somewhere!

    With my car - Duncan's Dubious Device - I decided that I would simply NOT use the chassis as an earth

    I ran a separate earth wire to each thing that required power
  17. Thread: Marlin History

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    Marlin History

    Hi Guys

    I'm just filling out my paperwork for certifying my roadster and some background would help

    Things I think would be useful
    How many kits have been manufactured - Triumph/Marina/? ...
  18. Thread: Handbrake help

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    Re: Handbrake help

    Thanks guys that is really helpful

    I do have a bit welded onto the axle casing - with a bolt seized and broken off in it!

    The brake slave cylinders do not have the auto adjust - probably a good...
  19. Thread: Handbrake help

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    Handbrake help

    How does the Marina handbrake work?

    I have the axle with two levers sticking out of the backplates

    And that is ALL

    Sorting a handbrake from something or other for the bit you pull is not...
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    The document says - must not be manually adjustable

    That is usually taken to mean must "require tools" to be adjusted

    Anything can be "adjusted" if you can use tools!

    There are similar...
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    About 25 years ago when the NZ government was thinking about doing something like that the NZHRA (New Zealand Hot Rod Association) said - "we can do that"

    And the Government said "You're On"

    So...
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    My car is not "adjustable" - except by replacing the balance bar - I did some calculations and track testing showed it to be pretty good so I have left it as it was

    I intend using the same theory...
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    Two different beasts

    There are tandem master cylinders - so if one circuit fails you still have the other

    And dual master cylinders where you can have one on each "end" - and change the brake...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    I have moved the engine/gearbox centerline in my car - ensuring that it is still parallel with the chassis

    This gives more space for the pedals and it ensures that the UJ's always run with a small...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    When you take the propshaft out have a look at the alignment of the two UJ's -
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