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    Re: Ignition Fault.....Somewhere!

    Hi Andrew agreed, but that isn't always the case ;hence my offer to advise further if that doesn't solve it.

    Hopefully though we can all keep the "earth" under our tyres as per your profile photo,...
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    Re: Ignition Fault.....Somewhere!

    Hi Scotty
    Follow the advice as both of the above posts have advised and if that doesn't solve it .
    Do you have an inertia Starter( 1 heavy lead from Battery) with separate solenoid or a pre...
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    Re: Cabrio lower steering universal joint

    Hi Geoff

    I have not yet worked on the steering on a Cabrio , however I used to do a fair bit on the earlier Fords in the 70's-90's.

    Without seeing it I can't be certain but my initial thoughts...
  4. Re: SU carburetor overhaul - screw types BA?

    "I have just refurbished my twin SU's and I got my new screws and washers from ebay (off seller wem19520 (3817) and they were £5.90p for 12 screws and washers, good quality as well, sorry I tried...
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    Re: Marlin Badge - Hi Res Image

    I would be interested in a Spare wheel cover with Marlin on it, but with the lettering at least double the size of your picture above.

    The closest I found on the Web when I last searched was a...
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    Re: Steadman SS

    Did it look like this, if so a rather smart looking Roadster?

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C333185
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    Re: Cabrio Type 9 Gearchange

    Hi Mick

    Your clearly not breaking the drive when pressing the clutch . This will be due one of the two reasons:

    1) The release bearing may be excessively worn thin or pressing against worn...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    Ok fair enough I was unaware of the non existant plug on that particular box, however Is it not possible to drill and tap a drain plug in that gearbox in situ somewhere along its lowest point eg an...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    Andy , perhaps the gearbox got water ingress from being stored after being removed from it's original car.

    It isn't too hard a job to drain and strain the oil You may even see some water coming...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    My point exactly Steve. Has it been established that the sliding joint can and is functioning?

    Is it not possible that the propshaft has been made a tad too long and is effectively being forced...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    Hi Andy, iirc you are running a Pinto coupled to the T9. When the Pinto was fitted in Sierra's and Cortina's etc, I don't recall the engine sitting tilted in the fore and aft position (However it's...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    Hi Andy
    Usually on a full length propshaft in a conventional road car, If the propshaft is out of balance then there will be a vibration at a certain speed eg 60-70mph.

    If it's bad enough that...
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    Re: 1.8TC exhaust system options

    My Roadster has the 2 bolts from the inlet manifold going into the exhaust manifold , ie I have the 1.8TC manifold fitted .

    As previously mentioned my exhaust runs under the chassis rai and...
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    Re: 1.8TC exhaust system options

    As the 1.8TC exhaust has to be cut would the following fit from moss ?...
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    Re: 1.8TC exhaust system options

    The 3 branches on the manifold that goes into 1 from a MGA , appear longer than the 3 into 2 manifold I have fitted on my Roadster.
    Mine still has the original fabrication exhaust that the car...
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    Re: 1.8TC exhaust system options

    Jon- it is interesting that you have said that the cast Iron manifolds are not free flowing as various technical articles on the MGB state that the manifold with twin down pipe's works very well...
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    Andy, Obviously the propshaft is short on a Roadster but was there any vibration at a particular speed that could suggest that the propshaft may be out of balance?
    Provided you replaced the uj joint...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Stephen , As you are running trumpets on the carbs , that will definitely improve the already very good low end torque.
    what Carb needles are you running ?
    Was moving up from the standard to usual...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Stephen, what is the white item to the left of your RHS bonnett hinge?
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Very neat engine bay there Stephen, do you actually get to drive the car?

    Any noticeable gains from your manifold & 2" exhaust combination?
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Hi Stephen
    What exhaust manifold are you using as I note that it is wrapped ?

    I also note that your throttle cable is affixed differently to the norm, what is the advantage of that, although it...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    This is an area that is not usual to explore as on competition cars, the usual route is to fit a radiator with larger surface area by it either having larger dimensions if there is space to do so or...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    I have seen Mini A series engines rev to over 8k and the water pump has not disintegrated because of the speed of rotation. Infact, I have never seen a water pump fail or have cavitation issues ,...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    I note on the MGB /Marina water pump that there are extra bolt holes, so this got me wondering if there is another pulley for the water pump that holds the fan belt that is a slightly smaller...
  25. Re: LWB refurbishment - based on marina 1.7 O series

    Putting diesel down the bores will quickly end up in the sump , to slow that down try mixing with some red automatic transmission fluid. Hopefully the Auto transmission oil will get to sit around...
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