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  1. Re: Is the Marlin Cabrio fuel tank baffled?

    Millie had two “baffles” but they were totally useless. I guess they were intended to strengthen the top and bottom around the straps. The gaps did not prevent sloshing.

    The tank has the fuel take...
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    Re: Fuel Filler Roll-over Flap.

    I’m not sure about a roll over flap on the filler. As far as I know modern cars have leak proof caps (sealed when shut). Expansion and contraction within the tank as well as allowing air to replace...
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    Re: Marlin sold?

    It looks like they filched that article verbatim from the current issue of Pitstop.
    Paul
  4. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    I agree that an upright web on the inner surface of the chassis would be a good enhancement. To fix my car I concentrated on thickening up the chassis and spreading the load around the mounting...
  5. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    I think it unwise to believe that corrosion is a significant factor in this type of failure. The welds are a focus of the stresses involved. The transition from the thick mounting plate to the...
  6. Re: Just suppose you have to tow your Marlin on a trailer...

    I agree with Scott. My car has been hauled onto a couple of trailers using the track control arm without a problem. The TCA is strong enough to withstand the mass of a donor vehicle hitting a bump at...
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    Online viewing

    Happy New Year all.

    While we are in various tiers of lockdown I thought a few recommendations for Automotive (and engineering) videos might be in order. These are a few that I have found. I hope...
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    Re: Project Binky

    Whatever happened to Binky – Last seen heading for the spray booth?

    In the meantime I quite enjoyed “Building an £850 hatchback into a competitive race car.” Also from Bad Obsession Motorsport...
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    Re: Smiths Fuel Gauge To Tank Sender

    I would have thought it was certain that there will always be some oxygen in a fuel tank. It doesn’t need much to explode.

    Paul
    Standing back expecting flames.
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    Re: Fuel neck and filler cap

    I agree Fordopedia is a most excellent resource. I just thought it would be difficult to purchase a filler using the part number as Ford dealers are unlikely to have any.

    I notice the picture...
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    Re: Fuel neck and filler cap

    This picture taken from fordopedia (http://www.fordopedia.org/parts-catalog/sierra-mk1/F3.10) lists two Sierra filler caps for GB :
    GB 7/84 - 11/85 1629183 84BB 9K163A1 AW
    GB 11/85 - 12/86...
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    Re: Cabrio Type 9 Gearchange

    Hi Mick,
    There is a little more information about quadrants here:
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?8249-Ford-Clutch-Quadrant-Options

    Paul
    WTMI - Way Too Much Information
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    Indicator stalk clearance fix

    I know some Marlin’s indicators are too close to the dashboard. I saw this fix in “Complete Kit Car” that I thought looked pretty neat.
    Paul

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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    One thing to check is that the gearbox is level longitudinally and laterally. The oil should be about level with centreline of the input and output shaft. A slight lowering of this level might cause...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    I still wonder if mixture is the problem. Does the overheating occur idling in traffic or under load such as on a motorway?

    If it overheats when idling it is most probably the cooling system.
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    As lil_red_roadster has mentioned in my limited experience lean mixture is the most likely cause of overheating in a kit car. A standard engine fitted with a free flowing exhaust, sports silencer and...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Hi Charlh94,
    I would still guess that something is not as secure as it should be. You have ruled out a clunk inside the diff as there is little backlash. Ford diffs are very robust. When worn make...
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    Re: Sportster Screen

    If they don’t persuade her one of these will certainly turn any young ladies head:
    https://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/9831

    RAF versions also available.
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Hi, and welcome to the club.

    Assuming your diff is from a Ford Sierra, the first clunk think I think of is the rear diff mounting. That is an encased rubber affair and after all these years many...
  20. Re: Marlin roadster stormforce car cover for outdoor

    The £20 Argos cover works for me. It has lasted 15 years but I do keep the car in a garage.
    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7121418?clickSR=slp:term:car%20cover:3:5:1

    Paul
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    Re: Ford based Sportster build manual

    Hi Andrew, I am very slowly building a ford based sportster. I will answer any questions you have; as best I can.
    Cheers, Paul
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    Re: Gear Knob Removal

    Hi Geoff,
    Lots of info about the MT75 gearbox here:
    http://www.super7thheaven.co.uk/components/mt75-gearbox/

    I have attached one of several sectional drawing giving a detailed view of the knob....
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    Re: Project Binky

    It's arrived:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo0oqVtCJt8
  24. Thread: Spax g211

    by milliemarlin
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    Re: Spax g211

    Hi,
    Spax are still trading. Their website is available in French and Spanish.
    https://www.spaxperformance.com

    They support a Technical Sales Team (subject to current trading restrictions I...
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    Re: Hunter hood, header bar stowage?

    I leave my Cabrio bar velcroed to the roof when it is folded up. It sits in the folds of the hood quite well. I usually put a fold above and below it. I have always thought that it would not be...
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