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    Re: 1973 Marina Based Roadster Freshen Up

    Hi Chris. Bogue, I have had wires on my roadster 13 inch Triumph Spitfire and bolt on hub splines. No problems encountered at all. Have to be honest I took them off after a few months I just did'nt...
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    Re: Alfa powered Roadster help.

    Thats a good idea Trevor, have the same problem on my 1300 swb mk2.
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    Sticky: Re: Cabrio and Hunter Group

    wandering past a garage in Exmouth today noticed a dark green cabrio on a Q plate in for M.O.T any ideas who the owner is guys?
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Hood Sticks/frame

    Hi ,if you fly in to Exeter from Gurnsey, message me as I am not going to be using my hood for a month. Mine is the solid frame type with the tensioning section that folds forward. I am 10 mins from...
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    I can smell it from here Dane. great stuff though!
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    Re: Marina 1.3 exhaust downpipe

    Hi Adrian, mine is as near to original. I cut the downpipe about 2 ins from the flange then fitted stainless flexible which as Franklin says passes through the bonnet side panel just above the...
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    Re: Rebuild Diary MkI Roadster YTB 432

    Hi D.C. great job looks fantastic and will be a good follow on project for someone, another Roadster lives and breathes.
  8. Thread: Hs4 carb

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    Re: Hs4 carb

    Hi Cameron, thanks for your suggestions and offer. Looks as if I may have solved my problem after isolating the servo things were a lot better, so it seems its a servo I will need. Have to admit that...
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    Re: Hs4 carb

    Thanks Steve will do some digging. Cheers Chris.
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    Hs4 carb

    Hi has anyone near Exeter a spare HS4SU Carb they would lend me for a couple of days? I used to have a spare but sent it to a Club Member (at the time) as he was desperate. Sadly I never got paid for...
  11. Thread: Cabrio v8sd1

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    Re: Cabrio v8sd1

    Hi Peter, that looks like a Cortina part to me.
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    Re: Started to Restore My Roadster

    Hi Andy, thats exactly the way I did mine. Ran the rack in and out a number of times adding the grease as I went along, then put some in the gaiter itself. Not too much in the gaiter as it will...
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    Re: Merry Christmas everyone

    Merry Christmas to one and all and a happy new year..
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    Re: Can anyone help with paint colour

    had a heart stop moment, my roadster was Q985ATV before I had it changed. Cheers Chris
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    Re: Is the Marina Combination Switch Servicable

    Andy, I will be in Fleet over Xmas and can bring my Haines manual with me for you to copy if it helps Chris.
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    Re: Is the Marina Combination Switch Servicable

    Hi Andy, I had a similar problem and an "old feller" said take the switch off and dip the body in vinegar for half an hour. Take it out and rinse thoroughly in warm water and fairy liquid and dry...
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    Re: Cameron's Romero Build

    Hi Cameron, I seem to remember someone telling me that a Land Rover defender screen when cut would fit, which would give you the "E" mark . Certainly worth an ask.
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    Re: Tax exempt

    Hi Andy, when I bought Ruby my roadster it was on a Q. All I did was to make a comprehensive list of all the original donor car parts were used on the build,( I even went as far as bulbs, headlamp...
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    Re: Do you feel guilty

    L used to fee a bit sheepish when I first took Ruby to shows but it is amazing how interested people are . Maybe its because , in Rubys case, it was built from a Marina which lets face it had a well...
  20. Re: Looking for a Triumph 6 cylinder based hybrid.

    Hi David, did the maroon one you looked at have whitewall tyres? If any one does have a look at it have care as it looks as if it has been "cut and shut" or lengthened. I was about to go to look at...
  21. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Hi Dave, its one of the drawbacks of insuring through a "Broker", and a policy issue fee is normal practice. Only way round it is to go direct to an insurance company.When I worked a s an assessor it...
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    Re: Insurance

    Just insured Ruby (1275 Roadster)with Adrian Flux, 140 including U.K.and European breakdown cover. Chris.
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    Re: Is this a Marlin tunnel ?

    Looks very much like a triumph herald tunnel to me.
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    Re: Marina Roadster

    I for one agree with the single carb issue. Back in the early 70s when I was racing M.G.Magnettes' as a Formulae 2 Stock Car, a ruling was passed by the promotors that twin carbs were to be...
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    Re: Hello everyone and can you help please.

    Blimey Steve, you nearly gave me a heart attack! My Roadster was originally red and has the chassis number 2734, close or what! Good luck with your projects cheers Chris.
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