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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    [QUOTE=stevejgreen;51441]So far as I am concerned ETA is Estimated Time of Arrival particularly in Spain.

    An email arrives almost immediately, or maybe the next day, man√£na.]

    Just remember the...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Well there's a coincidence. I also worked for IBM in London. My two favourites were GIGO and the stores chap showing me an American note that stated "Parts are in a negative supply situation."

    ATB
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Paul - I always thought that on fora ETA was recognised by most as standing for Edited To Add but I am happy to be corrected ... 89 alternatives !!

    Are you sure [I]Estimated Time of Arrival is...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    I rather agree - even sent a few emails asking exactly where a part is actually made (being wary of Far East 'quality') ... most firms reply honestly, some don't bother [which is an answer in itself].
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Lucas Smoke was in grave danger of escaping with bodged wiring - that's why I'm working hard to sort it.

    Might eventually have to resort to what the Aussies call "Start ya bast**d"- only joking.
    ...
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    Another bodge to look out for ...

    Mine might be the only one but ...

    Found the builder had used normal-headed bolts in the vertical plate just in front of the rack boot 'outlet'.
    The heads of the bolts fouled the rubber boots and...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Quite! I reckon Mini-man was using a calibrated stick. [make that a badly-calibrated stick]

    [I have found very badly bodged wiring on this Marlin but that is another story!
    Suffice it to...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Thanks for trying to help.

    I don't say ... because I'm still looking and have not sourced one yet.

    Mini top ones appear to be wrong I/D - that's according to a vendor of Mini parts who measured...
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    Re: Classics on the common at Croxley

    Perhaps. But it may also have been modified by a clueless amateur with no thought for other road users ...

    (I still shudder when I remember the kit car at Stoneleigh that had a 'pigeon-sh*t'...
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    Identifying parts ...

    Can be a tiny bit of a headache for subsequent owners.

    I am currently trying to identify/source the 'plastic' top steering column bush [in order to replace it for MOT.]

    Thought it might be...
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    Re: Classics on the common at Croxley

    I wonder how it handles with no front suspension travel ... ?
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    Re: Classics on the common at Croxley

    In the second photo - what is the black car with the collapsed front suspension ?
  13. Re: What I think is a roadster on Facebook with a BMW Engine

    "That engine installation looks a tad tight."

    It might be 'tight' - but there looks like plenty of room for proper air filters on those SUs - unlike the B-series/MGB set up.
    [I don't like...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    Useful info. regards George Angus. Thanks.

    Ye Ol Ripper
    The seals I have (from danbury-hydraulics and sold as for "MGA, MGB (banjo axle), MAGNETTE, A55, A60 etc; rear axle seal set.") ... are...
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    Re: 10cwt van axle ...

    Oil seals in hubs are :- originals marked "GACO" (which was George Angus and Co. ), "ANGUS" and "IND 51031".

    Replacements rear hub seals via fleabay (danbury-hydraulics sell a full axle set of...
  16. Re: Fuel pipe replacement, car peed on the floor

    Could not agree more. Recent experience with 2 [no, I didn't learn...] Chinese-made rubber items.
    First was a new clutch cable for a motorcycle. Five months after fitting it carefully - found the...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Very interesting page. Thanks.

    One entry I simply don't understand > "February 2010: In practice Gold Seal engines have an 'E' or 'N' suffix letter as in 48G733E nnnnnn. The 'E' refers to an...
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Just maybe someone wants to do serious trials and the narrow ACTC spec. means Zetec head transplants are interesting - but out. [A Ford gearbox change seems OK though.] I agree that the siamesed...
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    Re: Bits for 'new' Marlin ...

    Just found an old YKC leaflet in the box of papers that came with the Marlin. YKC used to offer a windscreen mirror at £30 each plus pp !

    I will look at fleabay m/cycle mirrors with long arms [...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Hi Steve.

    No photo yet ... I'm still trying to edit via Flickr. But it keeps on saying I'm using an 'unsupported browser' and inviting me to download the latest version of Google Chrome.

    Done...
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Looking closely at an enlargement of the picture I took - I reckon the third digit is NOT a 6 - but rather more likely a G.

    Still not sure if that helps tie down the origin of the block ...

    It...
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    Re: V8 Roadster project ...

    When first listed > No photos.

    Now has photos and looks quite rough and incomplete. And expensive?

    SD1 rocker covers > if it was an earlier high comp V8 it would be better [they were 10.5:1...
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    Re: V8 Roadster project ...

    Have a friend who fitted one to a Hybrid - in place of a Triumph 6.

    But ACTC don't like it - and put him in Class 8.
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    Re: Engine number ?

    Thanks for that Steve. Will try and take a picture tomorrow - weather permitting.

    [Have removed the metal fan already as too far from rad to have any effect. There is a Kenlowe fitted.]
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    V8 Roadster project ...

    On eBay >

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marlin-V8-roadster-kit-car-project-spares-or-repairs-based-on-Alfa-Romeo/323885669735?hash=item4b69171d67:i:323885669735

    Shame that powers-that-be in ACTC...
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