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    Re: Fuse Ratings

    My Sierra based car successfully uses a 20A fuse for both windows. I have no reason to think that a 15A would not work as well.

    It is important to remember that the fuse is to protect the device...
  2. Re: Cabrio - hunter stress fracture safety warning

    It occurs to me that the fracture could have been caused by an impact at some time in the past. The corrosion on the breaks suggests it has been broken for a while. The tear in front of the bottom...
  3. Re: Cabrio - hunter stress fracture safety warning

    Thanks for the tip Mike. I can’t see any problem with mine. Phew!

    I have always thought they look a bit on the flimsy side. Especially when compared with the arm that it’s supporting.

    Just out...
  4. Re: Cabrio/ Seirra front wheel hub carriers. Take 2

    I did quite a lot of work in this area trying to get the steering geometry right on my Cabrio. I made this sketch:

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    There is what purports to be a Sierra hub drawing here:...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    With that engine I’m not even sure you need a gearbox!

    With a 3.9 diff 60mph will give 3,361rpm in fourth. But I don’t think you need the extra oomph. The 3.9 recommendation was given to me to...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Will it make much difference?

    With your current 3.38 the engine revs at 30 will be 1,456 and 2,912 at 60mph (depending on wheels and tyres). For comparison with a 3.62 diff, 30 will be 1,560 and...
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    Travelling in Europe

    I notice there is a change in the rules:


    If your number plate includes the GB identifier with the Union flag (also known as the Union Jack), you do not need a GB sticker. But you will need to...
  8. Thread: Wiring

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    Re: Wiring

    If I had to guess I would say that looks like a British Leyland loom. Do you know what the donor vehicle was?

    This web site lists the standard colours for Lucas/Triumph wires. I hope it helps....
  9. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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