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  1. #91 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
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    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F112260847550

    Purchased this one and explained my setup to them so a Lucas loom was made up. A bit more than I was expecting. I will still have a bit of head scratching as I have to make all the connections yet although I am gradually working it out, my speedo and rev counter are electronic so will need calibration when finished.
    I was looking at my old loom and had a couple of concerns with different wires spliced together and a couple of wires were clearly melted.
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    I used Premier wiring for my Serria based cabrio. Loom was just the job, though I did have a slight problem understanding the wiring around the headlamps as there were two variants and I didn't know which one I had. It was perfectly clear once I figured it out though.
    Apart from that everyting seemed simple to connect up....
    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 150bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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    While Iím waiting for a few bits and bobs for continuing my wiring I decided to make another attempt at my dash.

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    Just need to cut out for a glove box and make the back box then a good sand down and varnish.
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    Hi

    I got rid of the glove box in favour of putting the windscreen wiper behind the dash and hence freeing up space where it use to be to allow me to place my bike battery .

    This in turn gave the passenger a lot more leg room as the battery box intruded into their space.

    Never used the glove box on my previous Marlin Roadster .

    Nice though.

    Adrian
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    My battery box is cut in to the centre of the bulkhead so itís not in the way, my wiper motor is on (or will be) the passenger side of the bulkhead, still plenty of leg room for passenger.
    The dash looked like it needed the glove box as it was empty that side, mind you it will probably only be big enough for a pair of sun glasses. :-)
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    Looks good Martin. Steeling myself to re-do mine and change the layout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Hi

    I got rid of the glove box in favour of putting the windscreen wiper behind the dash and hence freeing up space where it use to be to allow me to place my bike battery .

    This in turn gave the passenger a lot more leg room as the battery box intruded into their space.

    Never used the glove box on my previous Marlin Roadster .

    Nice though.

    Adrian
    My car was built in the 80ís and seems like it always had a glovebox door but no box behind until I made one a year or so back! You could get heaps in there though and everything was easy to reach between your legs.
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    - 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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    Ha! Mine will probably end up the same with no box. Be good access to the fuse box :-)
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    Spent a bit of time on the Roadster today.
    Rubbed down the scuttle back to gel coat and then primed.

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    Looking at topcoat now. Thinking Tornado red.
    I didnít realize that you canít get cellulose paint any more just 2k.
    Not sprayed with 2k before, other than mixing 2:1 with activator plus 10% thinners is anything else different?
    Iím not afraid to try it but would like to be prepared.
    I will try a couple of small panels first before going onto the bigger stuff.
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