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  1. Re: Cortina inner track rod spring and ball seat

    No, unfortunately the ball seat is completely shot. Probably because I had some play a few years ago and might have over tightened (I always give things an extra twist - just to be on the "safe side"...
  2. Cortina inner track rod spring and ball seat

    Hi,
    Play in the inner end of the track rod requires replacement spring and ball seat. Can anyone point me in the right direction where I might be able to buy them?
    Thanks for any tips
    James
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    Re: Berlinetta seat belts.

    OK, I'm not quite sure how I post pictures etc on the forum but here goes. I have written a description describing the roll bar, drawn a diagram with measurements and taken a photo of one of my roll...
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    Re: Berlinetta seat belts.

    Hi Scott,
    I have used the roll bar alternative. Quite an easy bit of engineering and i can send you some photos and plans IF you are interested.
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    Re: Anyone identify these steel wheels

    Hi Paul,
    In the Sportster section of the website there is thread "Louvres". Robert has answered with a reference to the following site:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFwjW4_muCE

    Have a look...
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    Re: Berli / Cortina heater box cable conns

    Hi Tony!
    Only if your heating system is designed to be able to adjust the flow of air between screen and floor will you need the air distribution cable. In the Berlinetta build manual this cable was...
  7. Thread: Suspension

    by James
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    Re: Suspension

    Hi Roger, it sounds as if your dampers are shot!
    I agree completely with dogoncrazy, cutting coils off the standard front springs will give you a very harsh ride, almost rock solid on the Berli...
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    Re: External Air Filter

    One point worth mentioning is that if you use your car during damp cold weather e.g. rain/snow in winter (I live in Sweden, I know!) you could run into some problems due to the carbs icing up. As...
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    Re: Ugrading to Electric Windows

    Hi Roman,
    Just a little point. The manual window winder mechanism on the Cortina based Berlinetta was taken from the BMC Mini and is not at all like the Cortina mechanism. If you are considering...
  10. Thread: Battery Problems

    by James
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    Re: Battery Problems

    Hi,
    I had the same problem on (only) one of my berlinettas. I mounted a battery cut off switch behind the dash and as Rog8811 says you just need to reset the clock from time to time. The cut off...
  11. Thread: Marlins on Ebay

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    Marlins on Ebay

    Berlinetta project Item no. 140911898389
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  12. Thread: The IVA Test

    by James
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    Re: The IVA Test

    Hi Terry,
    Just a word about your protruding front wheels. I had the same (IVA-type) problem here in Sweden, on mu first Berlinetta the original 15"x7" Compomotives protruded about half an inch...
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    Re: Soft top front fixings

    Hi Andrew,
    Not much to add really but all I have done is to throw out the bolts and use M6 plastic "hand fasteners" similar to these on Ebay:
    ...
  14. Thread: Which Suspension

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    Re: Which Suspension

    Hi Roger,
    I run all three of my Berlinettas with standard Cortina rear suspension from 1600 Cortinas. I used springs from a 2000 first but found them to be rather harsh. On the front I have used...
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    Re: Fitted satnav for the berli

    Hi Roger,
    Sorry for not replying earlier but hiking in Austria left me without Internet. Thank you for the great pictures and information. I am sure that I will be able to make myself a similar...
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    Re: Fitted satnav for the berli

    Hi Roger,
    I am grateful for any drawings that will help me. Look forward to getting whatever you can provide.
    Thanks
    James
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    Re: Fitted satnav for the berli

    Hi Roger,
    Thatīs a fantastic bit of engineering - I want one!!!
    I have to carry my satnav and windscreen mount etc. in a bag and would really benefit from a mount like yours. Do you have any...
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    Re: Berlinetta Soft Top - revisited

    Looks like the ballīs with you Lee. Do you have a soft top template?
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    Re: IVA brake sticker

    Better to fail because of no sticker than no brakes :-)
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    Re: Water collecting on the running boards

    I donīt think you will ever get rid of all the water on the running boards you just try to see it as one of "the joys of Marlin". I have drilled 5, 3mm holes evenly spaced under each of the aluminium...
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    Re: Wiper Motor - Cortina based

    Hi Roger,
    "Long time no sea" as they say in the Sahara. I hope you are well and can assure you that the hard top I bought from you has really been appreciated this spring!
    Check the wiring on your...
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    Re: Berlinetta Soft Top - revisited

    Hi Lee,
    I need a new soft top for one of my Berlinettas. Is it possible to coax you for a hood template?
    James
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    Good to see you on the website Sue! I mean what...

    Good to see you on the website Sue! I mean what would the MOC be without the KitCarGirl? (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink)
  24. Thread: Painting a berli

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    Hi Gary, Not knowing what Lee has advised I can...

    Hi Gary,
    Not knowing what Lee has advised I can just mention a couple of tips after having had 3 Berlinettas sprayed. The first is take out the windscreen with frame. Some of the early Berlinettas...
  25. Thread: LE-JOG photos

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    Re: LE-JOG photos

    Well done everyone! What a great thing to do just at a time when the club needed it! And who said you can't use open top Marlins in the rain?
    How about someone collecting the photos and putting them...
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