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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    Even better still when they fold out of the back of a Honda Goldwing.
  2. Re: Sportster gearing revs and differentials.

    Hi Steve . As Alan says, mine is a 3.38 and I still find 1st gear all but redundant.I hasten to add we are talking about Ford units, if yours is a BMW item, there is probably a greater choice. You...
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    Re: Sportster ground clearance

    Hi Derek. Depending on the carb/injection system on your car, most V8's sit fairly low. You may gain a few mm by raising the engine mountings and yes, from memory the bell housing is roughly level...
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice

    Other than historical interest, the original chassis no is not required if you are going to the trouble of putting it through IVA. You can make up any number you like, preferably with the number of...
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    Re: Sportster ground clearance

    Hi Derek. As you are inclined to do, I modified an old sump by cutting the bottom off and welding an approx 9 x 9 x 2ins box in it's place, thus maintaining the capacity but reducing the depth. The...
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    Re: Sportster ground clearance

    Hi Derek. Raising the rear is fairly straight forward by adjusting the spring seats.Raising the the front is similar, however it depends on what the lowest point of the car is. When I had a V8 in my...
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Have you tried some oil down the bores during the test to indicate whether it's rings or valves at fault?
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    Re: Greetings from Ramsey, Huntingdon

    I did the same for my Sportster. I got a pair of Mx5 mk 1 seats and took them to bits, reduced the width by 1.5 inches and had them recovered. I find them very comfortable even over reasonably long...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2019 pics

    Thanks Scott for the excellent photos. David
  10. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    I've had powerflex bushes installed at the front since 2004, but they are red in colour. At the rear i've got the purple variety.Colour does denote different properties/applications, whether for road...
  11. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Hi Patrick. After experiencing a minor shunt with mine (and I know that no two prangs are identical) a couple of years ago, resulting in both bars being bent S shaped, I figured that the original...
  12. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Why stainless?
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    Re: Bicester scramble

    I agree Alan, and good to see Adrian as well. The sheer number of vehicles, of all descriptions, was breath-taking. Impossible to take everything in. The quality of skill and expertise available (at...
  14. Re: Do you drive the Ford i4 8 valve DOHC engine?

    If this is a plastic component, is there any possibility of getting one scanned and 3d printed.
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    Re: stiff gearbox

    Maybe a change of lubricant, possibly.
  16. Re: No new posts today - missing my daily Marlin fix

    Hi Ben. We were all disappointed that you had to abort your trip, would have been great to see you. Hope your car is soon sorted and you have a happy and prosperous 2019 .Regards David
  17. Re: No new posts today - missing my daily Marlin fix

    Yes indeed Bill, good to see everyone who ventured up to Sheldon (usual suspects mainly, you know who you are), 13 in total. Best wishes to all for 2019, maybe see some new faces in the coming year...
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    Re: Hunter with jerky running

    Could possibly be a faulty/dirty idle control valve. If this is disconnected whilst idling the revs will usually increase and return to normal when reconnected if everything is working OK.
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    Re: Yorkshire Weekend 1-2 September

    A 21st century man Ben, unfortunately there is just no hope when you are a Neanderthal. David
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    Re: Yorkshire Weekend 1-2 September

    Thanks everyone. As all we men know , it does not pay to show off your survival skills too early. Regards
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    Re: Yorkshire Weekend 1-2 September

    Thanks Liz/Doug. The major problem will be surviving food poisoning brought on due to my lack of culinary skills.David
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    Re: Yorkshire Weekend 1-2 September

    Dave/Caroline. Unfortunately since booking a pod for that w/end, my dearly beloved has gone and broke her leg, making it difficult to leave her for any length of time.Therefore there is a pod...
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    Re: Berli Seats

    Wiggie. If you wish to contact me , my details are in Pitstop (Peak District meet, Sheldon). I chose MX5 seats because I had a ride in a Sportster fitted with the same and was impressed. However...
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    Re: Yorkshire Weekend 1-2 September

    Dave/Caroline. Have booked a Pod for the friday and saturday. Regards, see you then, David
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    Re: Windscreen Wipers

    John, to the best of my knowledge is in semi-retirement, working from home. It's some years since I last visit, then he had containers racked out with Ford spares (his speciality). He is a very...
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