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  1. Re: Lockheed 7" trailer brake rubber boots

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-Midget-Handbrake-Lever-Boot-PAIR-17H8057/150413694835?hash=item23055ad773:g:OxwAAMXQBwlROruj

    Tony
    This looks to be the part you require at the cheapest price too
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  2. Re: Lockheed 7" trailer brake rubber boots

    Without a photo, it is difficult to determine the type you have fitted.

    Would they be similar to those fitted to a classic mini?
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  3. Re: Lockheed 7" trailer brake rubber boots

    Hi Tony
    A photo would be useful.
    Is this the concertina rubber near the towing hitch or are they fitted to the wheels and cable operated?
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    Re: Pinto Electronic Ignition

    I recall that earth wire broke and it wouldn't run afterwards, can't remember exactly where it went but the control module on the sierra was over to 1 side bolted to the body.
    I also on 1 occasion...
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    Re: Pinto Electronic Ignition

    Yes that the braided earth wire I recall and originally was fitted to the 2.0 injection on an "F" Plate (1988/1989)
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    Re: Pinto Electronic Ignition

    My long term memory is great , short term is not as good :)
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    Re: Numb bum...

    Hi Gareth
    My current covers have only a 1" double fold over before it was stapled therefore I guess that I have only room for a 3" total thickness.

    It depends I guess on how each cover was...
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    Re: Numb bum...

    Hi Gareth
    Re:"If anyone is thinking of just replacing the foam cushioning then 2 pieces, 18in x 14in of 3in thick composite with a 1in topping of high density foam is what I've used off eBay."

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    Re: Pinto Electronic Ignition

    If I recall correctly the Sierras had a metal shroud around the distributor cap with the Bosch distributors.
    The earlier Pinto's on Points didn't have this.
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    Re: Pinto Electronic Ignition

    Hi Dave
    With regard to the following question:

    "Why are there two feeds to the module (from diagram 2) Black/green to the starter motor and black to the coil / ignition switch?"

    When you...
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    Re: Pinto Ignition Timing

    With regard to the ignition timing, have you in the checked that the distributor is advancing ok with a strobe light?
    As if it the engine was unused for some time they can sometimes need freeing...
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    Re: Pinto Ignition Timing

    You maybe interested to know that it is possible to change the valve stem seals on a Ford Pinto without removing the cylinder head. I can divulge how to ,if you haven't already done so but you will...
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    Re: Numb bum...

    I had to take my wedge out of the drivers seat to give me sufficient legroom to drive the car. Unfortunately a SWB Roadster is exceptionally tight on leg room for anyone over 5ft 10".

    With the...
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    Re: I must stop hitting Policemen:-

    Hi
    If its a steel sump pan then yes you can bang out most dents. The main area of concern is have you dented it just below where the strainer pick up pipe sits, as if you reduce the clearance there...
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    Re: Noise front front left wheel

    Have you tried jacking up the nearside and turning the wheel to the left to see if there is any evidence of the rubbing?
    If the wheel bearing doesn't have excessive play then removing the brake...
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    Re: Numb bum...

    Hi Gareth.
    I also suffer from the same problem with my original Roadster seats. I recently took my seat base to a very well respected upholsterer.
    The problem is at the rear part of the seat...
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    Re: Roadster carburettor

    Hi John

    Unclear where the accelerator cable fits from your photos , however I note the horizontal threaded bar adjustment, with the nut backed off sitting above the inlet manifold.

    if you...
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    Re: Roadster carburettor

    Hi John
    Are you able to add some photos of the carb and linkage set up currently on the car ?
    This is more likely to enable members to provide you with advice and a possible solution.
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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    To identify what profile your cam is , have you checked the back of the camshaft(bulkhead end)? It's often stamped /engraved on the flat circular surface.
  20. SHEBB Meet Sunday 9th February 2020 @The Dumb Bell Pub, Shire Lane, Bucks, SL9 0QY

    Hi

    I am aware that not everybody uses Whatts App,
    (where this has also recently been posted).

    So it is therefore necessary to also post here, so all members are aware of this.


    This is...
  21. Re: New Years Day 2020 @ 8am, The Phoenix Inn , Harley Whitney RG27 8RT

    Thanks Steve,posted on the Calendar , wishing you a Merry Xmas and a Healthy year ahead:)
  22. New Years Day 2020 @ 8am, The Phoenix Inn , Harley Whitney RG27 8RT

    Hi fellow Marlineers/ Marliners.

    For many years I had heard of the many and varied Vintage and Classic cars that turn up at The Phoenix Inn , Hartley,Wintney on New Years Day.

    In all honesty I...
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    Re: Seized Inlet manifold stud

    I've not worked on this engine but understand that if you damage the inlet manifold it will be difficult to replace.

    As you intend to remove the engine and apparently from above advice it's...
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    Re: 2.0 pinto timing

    1)The reason usually why a vernier adjustable pulley has been used is likely because it's got an uprated camshaft.
    2) There is usually markings on the rear end of the camshaft eg 270, 285, RL1 etc...
  25. Re: Marlin Roadster (Marina Based) Steering Rack Redux

    I agree with Steve on this point to some degree.

    Chris Weedon has always tried to be as helpful as possible when I've contacted him regarding my Marina based Roadster.

    Just a thought on...
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