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    Re: 2.0 pinto starter motor

    Cool! Well done :D
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    Re: 2.0 pinto starter motor

    You can also get geared starters on eBay or try Burton Power... they are a bit expensive though
  3. Thread: 2.0 pinto timing

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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    I would be tempted to get a standard cam pully first and timing it up with that. It might not be optimal but it should run. Where are you?
  4. Thread: 2.0 pinto timing

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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    It looks to me as though you should fit the backing plate to the cam first to get the position of the cam roughly right then slot the toothed part on in the position that it was in before you took it...
  5. Thread: New Marlin owner

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    Re: New Marlin owner

    Red oxide with a coat of Dulux Weathersheid over the top is my preferred treatment
  6. Thread: pinto heater

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    Re: pinto heater

    Include a picture of the heater it might help us diagnose why it will not turn off.
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    Which Honda Civic Radiator are People Using

    I'm considering fitting one of the Honda Civic Radiators and I notice that there are 2,3 and 4 row variants. Which of these have been used in a MkII Roadster? I'm asking because the space between...
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    Re: Fiat Twin Cam Timing belt change

    If you do have to re-time it be careful of the auxiliary shaft timing as it can destroy the block if you get it wrong.
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    Re: Propshaft for gearbox swap

    When I swapped mine the propshaft was ok for length. I thing there is a 1cm difference in the length required and it was easily taken up by the sliding joint
  10. Thread: Roadster Weight.

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    Re: Roadster Weight.

    Mine was weighed on a local weighbridge in the 80s and came in at 550. More recently it was checked on my cousins brake tester and came out at 488. So maybe your dad was right ;-)
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    Re: Front wheel alignment / toe-in

    Is it bad that I don't know what mine's set to
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    Re: Front wheel alignment / toe-in

    Tracking does have an impact on handling. The ideal for a road car is as Steve says to have it setup so that as the car is in motion the front wheels are running parallel. With the Marina setup...
  13. Thread: Roadster Hood

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    Re: Roadster Hood

    If anyone can make a tanaeu cover for a SWB Roadster I'd be interested in having one made
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    Re: Another unbuilt Marina based Roadster

    If be interested in the front uprights
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    It's been raining down south so I started on replacing the half shaft oil seals as they were leaking oil into the drums. Got the divers side done, hopefully I can get the passenger side done next...
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    I've always used it since I used it in the rally car. I get discount via the SKCC forum.
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    I just ordered some VR1 from Opie today... A bit more expensive that the Castrol Classic though!
  18. Thread: Fuel Pumps

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    Re: Fuel Pumps

    I've used the cube style facet pump. Be sure to get a genuine facet pump as they are worth the money. You can get them in different flow and pressure ratings...
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    Re: coil position suggestions please

    On my Roadster the coil has been down near the radiator since I built it and haven't had any problems with it
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    Re: Spot the difference...

    Yeah, finally spotted it on page 1!!!
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    Re: Spot the difference...

    Is it just me or is there no car on the right :confused:
  22. Thread: Radiators

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    Re: Radiators

    It was an HB Viva radiator as standard. A radiator remanufactured should be able to upgrade one for you.

    If the car has never been fitted on the car a Honda civic aluminium rad has been fitted to...
  23. Re: Road Vehicles, improving air quality and safety-Gov.UK

    I read all of this as affecting new registrations not as a retrospective change. This means that kits registered after the change will have to meet the current standards and this will be reflected...
  24. Re: Road Vehicles, improving air quality and safety-Gov.UK

    There's an updated MOT handbook online and it seems to confirm that the situation is unchanged. It refers to the emission levels state on the v5 for newer kits...
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Could you post some pictures of the front suspension setup please?
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