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    Re: I ought to know this, but...

    Oh Peter....you are SO RIGHT !! Not to mention that one can ask the same question...and get too different answers...both of which could be right. An interesting feature recently discovered...Haynes...
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    I ought to know this, but...

    I don't. Sierra steering column. Having removed the steering wheel for "works behind the dash" as I near completion (at very long last) I find I've lost the nylock nut that secures the wheel to the...
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    Re: Pinto side exit exhaust manifold

    Hi Gerry...OK...I have just such an item that I used with a 2 litre Pinto in another (non Marlin) car back in the day. It has been lying around for some time so will need some cleaning up and...
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    Re: Not

    Thanks, Steve..wonderful trip down memory lane.
    Bill
  5. Heater blower / fan switch Cabrio wiring

    This part, a standard fitting to Cabrios and Hunters is a GM part made by Hella. It rotary switches the heater blower (three speed) nad in pull/push mode switches the Heated Rear Window in the Corsa...
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    Specific wiring query number 723...

    My cooling fan is mounted in front of the radiator so it blows (rather than sucking) through it. I want to organise two switches for it, one from the dashboard and one from the thermostatic switch...
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    Wiper Information please.

    As my current programme of works approach "completion" (...do we ever finish?) and thoughts turn to the next MOT, I will need to replace tje windscreen wipers as the rubbers are perished and becoming...
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    Re: Cam case breather?

    Thank you all for your encouraging replies. What I did....I took the cam case breather right angle elbow bend from a spare i4 cam cover I have, drilled a 16mm hole in the underside of the KN and...
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    Cam case breather?

    The i4 8 valve DOHC as fitted to Sierras post Pinto (pre Zetec) were mostly EFi...but the carburated ones have a cam cover breather that feeds into the air cleaner. The Efi may do the same? QUESTION:...
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    Fuse Ratings

    I'm well into the re-wire of my Cabrio with lots of lovely new wire in the custom made harness, new relays and fuses....but the fuse boxes supplied have only either 15a or 7.5a...and I have electric...
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    Re: who was bob Moorhouse?

    Working on the idea that there's a joke in here somewhere, has the would-be humorist perhaps confused the designers name with Bob MONKhouse either by accident or design? I could suggest that Paul...
  12. Re: Just another bit General Knowledge required...

    Thank you all. This idea reverts to the back burner...for now the standard clocks will be retained, and the time clock re-located.
  13. Just another bit General Knowledge required...

    I'm at the point of fitting and wiring up my instruments on my new dashboard and I have a choice: I can either re-fit just as before with the electric water temperature and capillary fed oil...
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    Re: summer meet at Cleave farm

    Sounds really good..and quite local for me. Just got to finish off the current works...
    Bill
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    Re: Stoneleigh?

    Personally. I would prefer the Saturday to Sunday arrangement...it avoids the horrendous traffic problems we sometimes experience travelling home on BHM...the show is populated on both days rather...
  16. Re: Wiring Loom & Friction Hinges Recommendation

    Hi Sconebum... I bought a wiring loom (as in complete harness) from Premier Wiring in November. I have a Cabrio, with an original recycled Sierra loom which is way past its sling-by date....and the...
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    MT75 Kwik shift

    My Cabrio has the carburetter version of Ford's late Sierra 8 valve twin cam engine, the "i4" fittd to an MT 75 gearbox. The throw on the gear change is too long (I have been known to bark my...
  18. Do you know much about the Ford i4 8 valve DOHC engine?

    Fitted to many Sierras, both EFi an carburetter. Question...where in the block is the engine temperature sensor...or is elsewhere in the cooling system?
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    Re: A longer run out in Bluebelle

    THANK YOU for sharing that...I really enjoyed it...the video quality and sound were excellent. How is your camera mounted?
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    Re: Suspension

    My Sierra-based Cabrio, like Chris's, has tubular steel fabricated wish bones....but I replace the front coilovers about three years ago . Looking through the paperwork, I found the reference...
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    Re: Marlin 5exir instrument cluster

    Sorry..it's a long time since September so either you're sorted or you're getting a bit fed up. Our Membership Secretary has a complete instrument binnacle that he could easily be persuaded to part...
  22. Just suppose you have to tow your Marlin on a trailer...

    As perhaps many of us have found, my Cabrio has languished unused (if not unloved) for most of the last year. I'm at the beginning of a re-wiring which has grown from an indicator failure into a...
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    My earlier suggestions regarding costs etc still stand as I anticipated a unit cost for a bare GRP hard top with fittings ready for individuals to go their own way with regarding finishing: I would...
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    This is the reply I received to my enquiry from a reputable GRP expert: The easiest and cheapest way (to make me a hard topfor my Cabrio ) would be to make you a hard top by modifying the SWB one, as...
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    Re: Hard top wanted

    I would concur with Danny's view regarding the Marlin Supplied Berlinetta hard top that it improves the look of the car...and would add that several of the few Cabrio hard tops I've seen fitted were...
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