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  1. Re: Cabrio 205 Pinto Engine Squeaky Fan Belt.

    Hi,
    Are you sure the belt has teeth, or does it consist of a set of grooves, which I think is usual for this engine/alternator combination.
    I think the noise is cause by the belt slipping slightly...
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    Re: New Gallery Going Live !

    A couple more to add12128
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    Re: Fuel lines and wheel arches

    If you have separate electrical feeds to the two pumps then you need a switch in each line.
    It would be best to mount the switches somewhere easily accessible though, you dont want to be crawling...
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    Re: Fuel lines and wheel arches

    I ran my fuel lines through copper pipe that was mounted in the transmission tunnel to make sure it was out of harms way.
    I also fitted an inertial fuel cut off switch to the fuel pumps.
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    Re: Stripping alloy wheels

    To be honest I didn't even contemplate doing it my self but took a set of wheels to a specialist refurbisher. Cost an arm and two legs though.
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    Re: Great British Car Journeys Ltd

    Yeah, it works today. Firefox was reporting an error with a digital certificate, maybe they fixed their website.
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    Re: Fuel Preservative

    Fuel in my tank sat there for 3 years while I sorted out what to do with the engine I destroyed. New engine in, turned key and started with no issues. The fuel was not treated with anything.
    I don't...
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    Re: Great British Car Journeys Ltd

    Firefox reports the page is "An error occurred during a connection to www.greatbritishcarjourney.com. Peer's Certificate has been revoked." and does not connect or display the page.
    Edge and IE...
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    Re: Suspension

    The change to tubular front wishbones happened a long time before IVA. I bought my kit in 2003 and IVA occured in 2009.
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    Re: Suspension

    Can't help you directly, but if you take them to a Motorsport specialist (I use Merlin at Castle Coombe) they can measure them including spring rate and get a similar pair.

    Interesting note, my...
  11. Re: Just suppose you have to tow your Marlin on a trailer...

    Mike,
    I suggested afixing the rope near the rack mounting bracket, if it can't take the load of being pulled onto a trailer then the steering rack is going to fall off when you hit a bump at speed....
  12. Re: Just suppose you have to tow your Marlin on a trailer...

    If the tow is just to get it onto a trailer then you are not going to put any significant pull or jerks on the tow rope, so I would put it around the steering rack near one of the brackets.
    I used...
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    Re: Snow drive

    Nice car control. Only had rain down here in south Somerset :(
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    Re: Locking wheel nut tool

    I bought a set of wheel nut removers from Screwfix when my daughter lost the wheel nut key for her car. Screwfix don't seem to list them anymore but try these...
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    A local scrapyard has a test rig for alternators. It is quite simple.
    You need 1 wire to the ignition/warning lamp through a small bulb (like ignition warning lamp bulb). This is necessary to...
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    Re: Ignition and door lock

    I put a plate behind the bracket to spread the load.
    I don't bother with door locks, mostly I have the roof off anyway so it doesn't make sense, and it is probably easy enough to get into the car...
  17. Re: Serial number position for gearbox and rear axle please

    I seem to remember that when my Cabrio went through IVA I put N/A for gearbox and differential numbers. But that was 11 years ago and I can't find the copies of the paperwork I filled out.
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    Re: Fuel neck and filler cap

    From the build manual.
    The Marlin manufactured 12.5 gallon alloy fuel tank is fitted with baffles and a neck to take the Sierra Sapphire filler neck. You may wish to use a new breather pipe, as the...
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    Re: Fuel neck and filler cap

    Don't know if this will help or add confusion but the Marlin Build manual specifies a Sierra Saphire filler....
  20. Re: One more unfinished Roadster (LWB) for sale

    If you are going to use the CVH engine this table https://www.burtonpower.com/tuning-guides/tuning-guide-pages/ford-manufacture-dates.html will help define the age and hence the emissions required.
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    Well it was yesterday..
    MOT pass. No advisories.
    Last year the garage I usually use failed it because even with a CAT the emissions were too high for an engine running on carburettors, which is...
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    Re: Berlinetta project

    Yes. I replaced a dead DOHC carb engine with a Zetec engine from Omex, along with their Omex 600 ECU. I detailed it in...
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    We are going a bit off topic, but ...
    From...
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    Adjustable brake bias. Look at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass#brakes
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    Andy: IVA requires the brake ballance to be non-adjustable, i.e. welded. Your MOT tester may not be aware of the difference and you could probably get away with it.
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