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  1. #271 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
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    Looking very smart! The trip to Stoneleigh can be your shakedown run! That will give you a couple of extra hours for reassembly and checking.
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  2. #272 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
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    Fantastic job there Scott

    You don't really need sleep between now and Stoneleigh anyway

    See you there

    Best Wishes DC
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    Looks spiffing. I recon those speakers will massage your tired shoulders on the way.
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  4. #274 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
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    It's been a mad week trying to get the Berly on the road. First the radiator cowl was fitted, followed by the drivers side wings.

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    Then the passenger side wings.

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    This stage was reached by about Monday, and so I optimistically decided to book an MOT for Thursday. I still had all the lights to fit and wire up, bumpers, bonnet, door mirrors, wipers, fit new steering wheel and a few other bits and bobs. Inspite of my best efforts and some valuable help from a couple of friends working until the wee small hours Mon, Tue and Wed, we missed the deadline. All was not lost though a huge effort got the Marlin ready for a rearanged test today, Friday, all be it minus the rear bumpers and running board treads. We also ran out of bolts for the wings and had to use mild steel items while I ordered more stainless ones to be fitted post MOT.
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  5. #275 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
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    Come on I can't take the suspense, did it pass?

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  6. #276 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
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    It did pass! The truth is late last night my windows 10 laptop was being a pain so I only wrote half of what I had intended. More later.
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    Congratulations

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    Looking awesome!
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    Well done..
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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  10. #280 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
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    Following on from my MOT I thought that I would share this pic of the brake test sheet.

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    When the parking brake was tested the result was 30%. I saw the tester look twice and I thought it was a fail. However, his double take was because it was a really good result! The pass mark is 15%.

    The next interesting thing is the front to rear balance. I fitted disc rear brakes but I was concerned that they may be too strong and so I also fitted an adjustable limiter in the rear line. The test shows that I need to limit the rears a bit, just a pity that I didn't get a chance to do it during the test.

    The next thing that I noticed are the axle weights, which shows the car to be heavier on the rear, and this is without a spare wheel, rear bumpers and little fuel.

    Now the not so good news, I'm afraid time has beaten me as I tried to get the Marlin ready for Stoneleigh this weekend. I have put in the hours in the last couple of weeks, often until midnight, but there is just too much left to do. I will be there as a spectator on both days but I am disappointed not to have the car there.
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