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    Re: Wheel bearings

    Nearside all done; just need my son to return from work to bleed the brakes.
    There was indeed water ingress shown by what I will call 'soft rust' on the piston. Most of it easily wiped off with...
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    Re: Wheel bearings

    Thanks Steve
    But now sure it's not bearings - every indication of a sticking piston
    I remember overhauling them when I first got car; probably needs a good deep clean/overhaul.
    Tantalizingly the...
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    Re: Wheel bearings

    I have the same 'grinding' noise emanating from the nearside front, only when hot after driving long distance which is stopped by 'damping' the foot on the brake.
    Also interestingly it has occurred...
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    Re: Historic at last

    Mine is historic and now MOT free and used throughout the year,weather permitting.
    Thankfully I have a very friendly garage who essentially check it over yearly (probably a pre-MOT test) for my own...
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    Re: UP and Running

    Looking good, after some initial glitches. Well done, I know how frustrating a transfer can be
  6. Thread: Insurance

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    Insurance

    We are invariable all different, just like our cars.

    I will always search thoroughly for the best option in probably everything I do.
    Thus for insurance I most certainly like to talk face-to-face...
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    Re: Addition to the Roadster.

    The 'fast drive' proved to be perceptively less 'turbulent'.
    I thought there was far less (if any) within the cockpit itself and only seemed to be around the top of my head with far less hair...
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    Addition to the Roadster.

    Hi All,

    Thought my recent addition may be of interest to some/many.

    Since acquiring my roadster I have always thought that the rear end looks somewhat ‘naked’; that there is little space to...
  9. Thread: Rear bushes

    by Skittler
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    Rear bushes

    Just fitted new SuperFlex bushes to the leaf springs and shackles.
    All quite easy given I always have to perform 'pot-holing mechanics' in the garage.
    Necessitated removing each spring.
    Local...
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    Re: Marlin member contact service

    Not a 'naysayer' at all.
    As you correctly state GDPR will have an impact particularly on clubs/associations who want to and get their members actively involved. Surely that's all!
    (The 'Members...
  11. Thread: Members Map

    by Skittler
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    Re: Members Map

    I have been following this thread with interest and always wondered when GDPR would be mentioned.

    I, for one, am quite happy to have my location on a members map but unfortunately in this modern...
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    Re: Another Roadster Lives

    Absolutely tremendous job and presentation.
    Hope the weekend weather allows you to 'play' for many miles
  13. Thread: Insurance.

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    Re: Insurance.

    Have had the same quotes as the first post in this thread (£154 v £105).
    But when I started to look into the 'headline' rates I found the actual insurance premiums were identical; administration...
  14. Thread: MOT day

    by Skittler
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    MOT day

    Another year's motoring joy as MOT passed successfully and swiftly. ;)
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    Re: DVLA are doing my head in.

    I had an almost identical situation, Chris, and simply wrote to DVLA with all documentation and stated, quite forcibly, that there was a simple spelling mistake on the V5.
    I think there was a three...
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    Re: Marina Roadster 1.8TC Q67 GJA

    'Through the finishing tape' - well done
    Looks, and I'm sure, drives superb.
  17. Re: Marina engine out - help with the best method please

    Well done.
    Been there - done that in similar size garage
    Can't beat 'Pot holing mechanics'!
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    Re: Marina Roadster 1.8TC Q67 GJA

    Hi
    Have just slowly scanned this build diary from the first post - you've done, are doing, a really good job; great fortitude.
    On the home straight now ....
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    Re: spotted in Frome

    And mine is OUR905L
    Often out and about ....!
  20. Thread: Rear Lamps

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    Re: Rear Lamps

    I bought a pair of these from ebay - work and look fine:
    ebay no. 252368317642
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    Re: MOT's and historic vehicles

    Surely the preferred Option 3 does apply to correctly registered, tax exempt Marlins?
    ie. V5 states "Marlin Roadster" (or the like) and date of first registration greater than 40 years; both of...
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    Re: FBHVC Survey 2016

    I suspect the number viewing threads is greater! I, for one, access the forum on a daily basis, often more than once, but rarely log in.
    Without logging in I am unable to view some posted pictures;...
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    Re: FBHVC Survey 2016

    Done the survey - simply, multi choice, click through answers.
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    Lovely sunny day ...

    Up and out before 8am under a bright blue sky with sun behind me, but a little chilly, to drive to south of county for a coaching course.
    Return journey mid-afternoon with sun still behind me and...
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    Re: Gearbox HELP!!

    Hi Scotty
    Have a look at my post of 23/7/13 titled "Marina drive train".
    It references a possible supplier for you, if he's still in business.
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