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  1. Fiat 2.0 twin cam - gearbox oil replacing

    A few years ago I found my smiths speedo defective, on opening it up I found it half full of oil. Completely gobsmacked I eventually traced it back to the speedo drive on the (5 speed) gearbox...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    Hi guys, sorry for the absence & non response; haven't had much time of late. However, I do have this weekend completely free & reckon I can easily rig up a test jig in the garage. I'll get to it and...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    Not only are the repairers a 90 min drive from me; I removed it from the car & took it to them; they couldn't (and can't) test it in the car; only on a workbench. They did replace some parts in it...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    This sounds likely - where would I find the voltage sensor? - I imagine it isn't part of the alternator itself; if it is part of the charging circuit - I can maybe find it if I trace around the...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    Gave it some thought and I wonder - if it works when cold but when the engine is hot it doesn't - could it be the belt is slipping when hot? I have had trouble with belts - there's not a lot of room...
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    Alternator problem… again.

    Seasons greetings...

    Fiat Twin Cam 2.0 version 1983. I inherited the car from my dad, he built it 2001-2002. It sat under a cover for 8yrs then I got it running and have been maintaining it this...
  7. Thread: Picture sizes

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    Re: Picture sizes

    As a way of securing the site and shrinking the current used storage; can I suggest that the 'Photo Galleries' section might be (perhaps temporarily) removed to free up space? It might not be much -...
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    Re: Alernator charging problem.

    It is a Magnetti marelli; it's at the repairers now..
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    Re: Alernator charging problem.

    Ok, the results are in..
    I rewired the ‘thin wire’ from the alternator to the red bezel on the dash direct (over the windscreen not around the engine bay). Measured the cold volts and they were...
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    Re: Alernator charging problem.

    I plan to cut and solder a new wire from as close to the alternator as I can right through to as far as I can define the thin wire; thus replacing it as best I can and see whether this makes a...
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    Re: Alernator charging problem.

    Ok, when I think about it.. I believe I bought the alternator as a replacement when the old one died completely; I may have bought it from this above supplier about 3 years ago; can't remember, have...
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    Re: Alernator charging problem.

    I can hardly believe my eyes... !

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192355490153
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    Re: Alernator charging problem.

    Ok, food for thought there.. I checked the wiring and find it all looks good except for a thin wire coming from the back of the alternator; I imagine this will go to the red bezel light (ignition...
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    Alernator charging problem.

    Among many other components, a few years ago I had the alternator repaired and it has been fine until recently. Fiat engine. The usual check is to put a meter on the battery terminals with the engine...
  15. Re: Marlin roadster just 2 local owners from new always garaged and been in the villa

    For what it is, it seems a good 2.5-3k overpriced IMHO :D If they can get away with a price like that and manage to sell it then it holds me good for maybe putting mine on the market next month...
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    Re: Thermo switch for cooling fan

    https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-KLM1416

    This looks very similar to mine.
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    Thermo switch for cooling fan

    Ever since I have had this Marlin, every time I have driven it more than 1/2 a mile, the fan has switched on when I turn the engine off. Not such a bad thing and it certainly attracts attention when...
  18. Thread: Wheel bearings

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    Re: Wheel bearings

    I guess therefore if I jack it up and try to wobble the wheel - if it has movement then it is the bearings if it doesn't then it's likely to be the brakes..
  19. Thread: Wheel bearings

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    Re: Wheel bearings

    When a wheel bearing is at its end of life in my other cars, there is a distinct drone noise that comes from that corner of the vehicle and the wheel when rocked vertically & horizontally shows some...
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    Re: Fiat Twin Cam Timing belt change

    Exactly my plan.. :D
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    Re: Fiat Twin Cam Timing belt change

    Ok thanks Hugh, I was just thinking out loud.. Haven't lifted the bonnet since October and thought it probably ought to be done, I have changed the V belt twice in 2 years. Just thought I would see...
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    Fiat Twin Cam Timing belt change

    The timing belt on the 2.0 lump was last changed in 2001/2002, It has only ever since done 2k miles and for a lot of that time, it has sat still under cover or in a garage. It won't be on the road...
  23. Thread: Trials Marlins

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    Re: Trials Marlins

    What modifications do you need to have a successful trials Marlin? Presumably, the sWB versions would be better?
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    Re: YKC built roadster for sale

    Very surprised at the poor photo's - do they really want to sell it! Whats wrong with a bucket and sponge and a bit of car polish! If it sells at that price it'll make me feel good for the value of...
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    Re: Flasher unit for indicators

    No idea if its the original loom, very likely; some of the wires are very old (you know the type where no matter what you do you can't get them to take solder).. My Dad originally built it in 2001,...
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