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    Re: cockpit size.

    Hi . Yes you have the right person, Alan Hogg and myself were at Ashover car show a few years back, very nice roadster by the way.Regards David.
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    Re: cockpit size.

    Hi . I am a Sportster owner ( second one) and was 6 foot once, ( I'm on the way down now) and as I live in Bakewell, just round the corner.If you would like a chat my contact details are in Pitstop...
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    As Dogon has mentioned I took the lockdown special for it's IVA retest today and I would be lying if I said I wasn't relieved that it passed. I will try to compose a detailed item for Pitstop in the...
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    Can't help re the engine choices I'm afraid but I do know that you should leave fitting the Marlin windscreen until after the IVA test, it's a definite fail due to incorrect radius on edges.Regards...
  5. Re: Fuel pump and ignition circuit fuse blowing on mu Cabrio. Help!

    Damp near the fuel pump relay?
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    Re: For Sale - LWB Cabrio Body Panels

    Hi Stewart. I am currently doing what you are proposing i.e.scavenging panels from everywhere to fit to a Sportster chassis. In my case it's an e30 chassis but I doubt there will be a huge...
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    Re: Peak District meets.

    Hi all. In view of a general air of caution prevailing I think it would be sensible to call this month's meet off and review the situation on a month by month basis. Regards
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    Peak District meets.

    To anyone who may be interested, the Cock & Pullet (our usual venue, pre. Corona) is opening for business again, post lockdown on friday 24th July 12noon. The following saturday would be our normal...
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    Re: Sportster Screen

    As DC has said I'm in the process of trying to build another Sportster and because I aquired an unfinished kit minus bodywork I'm having to build it using largely Cabrio panels that I have managed to...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Constant velocity joints can work with different angles, UJ's on the other hand prefer the angles to be the same.
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    Re: Gear Knob Removal

    Hi Geoff. Is it possible to build up the broken section with epoxy/ JB weld, whatever, and file it to shape ? Regards David
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    Peak District meets.

    In view of the current coronavirus issue I think it would be sensible to cancel the monthly meets at the Cock & pullet until further notice. I for one will miss the regular banter but because most of...
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    Re: New BMW Sportster Member

    If you are able to make the Peak District (details in Pitstop) meet on the last saturday, every month, I would love to chew the fat. Regards David.
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    Re: New BMW Sportster Member

    I too am building a Sportster, my second one. Where are you situated. If you are not far from the Peak District we could get together and chew over the issues. Regards David
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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    Kieran, Please ignore my comments, Dogon is quite right, the Cabrio set-up does'nt give you the flexibility re. roll-bar and sump that the Sportster has. There is also less room in the Cabrio engine...
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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    From my own experience of changing engine types (Rover V8 - Bmw M20) ,the anti-roll bar on a Sportster is unnecessary,except maybe for track days.If you have the choice of sump design, go for the one...
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    Re: comfy seat

    Thanks Steve. However it has taken many years to build this entirely justified reputation for frugality. I am prepared to go to no expense to protect it. Regards
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    Re: comfy seat

    From someone of Scots origines I regard that as something of a compliment. It takes one to know one!!!! It's the wallet that provides the nessessary padding on my seat. Regards
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    Re: Cortina my 3,4,5 bottom wishbone

    There's an outside chance that John at Kit-Fit might be able to fix you up.Someone will no doubt come up with his contact number.
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    Re: Marlins a la Frog!

    With a BMW M20 I have mine at 16psi front and 18psi rear.
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    Re: Sportster steering rack

    Hi Steve. I managed to adapt a standard Sierra rack to fit.The outer case needs to be shortened and sleeved and the main rack itself needs shortening also. From memory the Sportster rack has a 20mm...
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    Re: Motorbike Milly

    What a great heart-warming story.
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Even better still when they fold out of the back of a Honda Goldwing.
  24. Re: Sportster gearing revs and differentials.

    Hi Steve . As Alan says, mine is a 3.38 and I still find 1st gear all but redundant.I hasten to add we are talking about Ford units, if yours is a BMW item, there is probably a greater choice. You...
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    Re: Sportster ground clearance

    Hi Derek. Depending on the carb/injection system on your car, most V8's sit fairly low. You may gain a few mm by raising the engine mountings and yes, from memory the bell housing is roughly level...
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