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    Pancake air filter

    Hi, does anybody know where I can get a replacement paper air filter for the pancake air filter fitted to the HS6, 1 3/4" SU carb on the Roadster. The sponge filter in the new pancake filter I bought...
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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    Just to throw a spanner in the works...where do you stand using a towing dolly, where you drive the front wheels of the car onto the dolly. If the towing dolly has it's own brake would that be legal?
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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    As I see it, as long as the overall weight is under 750kg, car plus A frame, brakes aren't required. But, since this is such a grey area, I would disable the car in some way, so it wouldn't start. ...
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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    Unless it's broken down...
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    Re: Towing a Roadster with an A Frame

    I was thinking of doing the same but not got round yet to getting an A frame. It would be very easy to hook up, but you can't reverse, remember that when you go down the narrow country lanes!
    If you...
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    Re: Run out didn't go according to plan...

    Well that was interesting...the problem started before I had touched anything last week. Coming up to traffic lights etc, she would hesitate and when taking off would misfire a bit but getting away...
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    Re: Run out didn't go according to plan...

    Weird thing is, when pressing the accelerator she splutters but the revs don't increase, and when I let go, she goes back to almost normal idling. And she starts up easily.
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    Run out didn't go according to plan...

    I had planned to go up to the Horseshoe Pass today and got halfway there when the Roadster started to misfire. I thought it was electrical as I've just changed the plugs, points, capacitor and rotor,...
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    Re: Suspension questions

    I agree. Check tyre pressures. I run mine on 18psi and it transformed the handling and made for a far less bumpy ride! Think how light the car is now compared to it's doner car! Gareth.
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    Roadster hood frame

    Thank God I've not got a Merc!
    Both on eBay now if anyone wants the Roadster hood.
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    I used Nitromoors in the end Tony. Soaked on thick for about a hour then power washed off the lacquer. If my paint job flakes it will be easy to touch up or I could pay for a proper job. A proper job...
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    Well, that's the wheels done, windscreen frame done and a new steering wheel as well. She scrubs up well!
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    Something else I'm doing is changing the old Mountney steering wheel to a 9 hole Astali wheel. Thought I'd just check I can get the old wheel off as the steering nut could be done up tight and a...
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    Cheers, but it would be a bit far. There's places around Chester that can do it if I give up doing myself. Thanks anyway!
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    Stripping alloy wheels

    Hi, I'm looking for some recommendations for stripping the lacquer off the alloy wheels on the Roadster with a view to repainting them.
    I've seen one called Rustoleum Aircraft remover on YouTube but...
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Hi, if you're struggling to undo those nuts I suggest you try Soudal's Degrip All spray. Excellent stuff! Gareth.
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    Re: Roadster body panels & wings

    Wish I had the space...
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    Re: Mirrors

    Or Car Builder Solutions, CBS, and order the free catalogue. I got some lovely mirrors for my Roadster from there.
    Gareth
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Hi James, if you look at my early posts from a couple of years ago, I put some pictures of the blower and also the metal fan which should help you. Gareth
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Hi James, Look on eBay for the blower. I fitted it behind the front number plate and got a 1 l8tr length of flexible ducting and just cable tied it to under the carb. I switch it on if needed,
    The...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Hi James, I've had similar problems on my Roadster. Make sure all the air going through the front grill goes through the radiator and not around it. You've probably got no cowling between the grill...
  22. Thread: Bonnet Badge

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    Re: Bonnet Badge

    Ordered mine of him recently. Very good quality. Gareth.
  23. Thread: Project Binky

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    Re: Project Binky

    https://www.facebook.com/567326753313849/posts/3144983575548141/

    Episode 32, a long one, coming this weekend. Enjoy!
  24. Thread: Speedo Cable

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    Re: Speedo Cable

    I've used Speedy Cables too. Can't fault their cables, but Speedy it wasn't! Gareth.
    QUOTE=lizbillings;53225]We have used Speedy Cables in the past.
    Liz[/QUOTE]
  25. Thread: Numb bum...

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    Re: Numb bum...

    Hi, yep, I ordered the 3 in plus 1 in topping as I wanted a bit more height and find that it's fine for me. The thinner foam would do fine, especially if you're taller than me, and let's face it,...
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