Click here to sign up  Click here to go to the galleries  Click here to go to the code of conduct  Click here to go to the video page  Click here to go to the SW Meets page

Thread: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

Page 23 of 27 FirstFirst ... 13 21 22 23 24 25 ... LastLast
Results 221 to 230 of 265
  1. #221 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Bodmin, Cornwall
    Posts
    717
    This might be you,lol.Wife's prayers.jpg
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #222 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    St Austell, Cornwall
    Posts
    539
    Ha, I like it.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #223 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    St Austell, Cornwall
    Posts
    539
    Finally my running boards and rear wheel arches are ready for paint.
    Lovely weather so will get the primer on tomorrow.

    2B03DAF8-B7DD-411B-B753-26D4C598F38E.jpeg
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #224 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member listerjp2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    Posts
    1,812
    Looking good.

    Great weekend for it.

    Adrian
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #225 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    High Wycombe
    Posts
    1,112
    1275 Marina based, my favourite. can't wait to see it finished
    - 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.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #226 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    St Austell, Cornwall
    Posts
    539
    Thanks and I also can’t wait to see it finished. :-)
    Lovely weather so got the primer on, get it flattened off then all I need is another weekend like this and I can sort the topcoat. Gets bleddy hot in the paint tent.
    Last to paint will be the headlight pods and the spare wheel carrier, nice small and easy bits then on to the brakes, fuel and cooling and all the other unfinished bits.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #227 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    St Austell, Cornwall
    Posts
    539
    Whilst having a bit of a tidy up in the garage I came across the radiator cowl that I took off the car nearly 3 years ago. It is stainless steel and after a bit of a clean up and slight modification to add the fan looks good.
    It was made to house the classic Mini rad so I ordered a new aluminium rad.
    My plan is to use the original engine cooling fan and also wire in the electric fan that is now fitted to the front of the cowl. The fan works in both directions so just need to make sure I wire it so it blows cool air through the rad rather than away from it. I can either wire it to a thermostatic switch or to a switch on the dash, thermo switch will probably be best.

    26916368-A234-4A54-9F5A-2C0CB189231B.jpeg

    1A17D68A-2C4F-4F8D-BCC5-95B4DDA009CE.jpeg
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #228 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Bodmin, Cornwall
    Posts
    717
    Are you mounting on the back or front of the rad. Martin? It's much better on the back as it impedes the natural air flow less.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #229 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    Club Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    424
    I agree, mounting on the engine side is better. In addition it gets fewer insects stuck to it and makes cleaning the rad easier.
    Paul
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #230 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member stevejgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Somewhere in the world
    Posts
    3,000
    I don’t think it makes much difference, it will spin in the airflow anyway, and if needed it will turn on maybe a fraction earlier.

    There is a debate though that curve bladed fans are more efficient spinning in the correct direction.

    Two fans mounted in-line is likely to be a lot less efficient as the air flow from one is likely to cause the other to stall.
    MOC member since 05/97
    1984 Marlin Roadster SWB.
    1800TC, Unleaded ported head, stage 2 cam. Ford Type 9 gearbox, Dolomite Sprint rear axle fitted with MGF disc brakes.
    Three core radiator, Renault Clio vented front discs.
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

    Loads of Marlin Reference can be found documents here or there.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-11-2017, 11:57 AM
  2. V8 Roadster rebuild
    By Lanciajohn in forum Build and Rebuild Diaries
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-11-2015, 06:54 PM
  3. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 16-06-2015, 01:49 PM
  4. Rebuild Diary MkI Roadster YTB 432
    By dcunn in forum Build and Rebuild Diaries
    Replies: 119
    Last Post: 10-04-2015, 09:42 PM
  5. Roadster rebuild....and more
    By Jonathanjeades in forum Roadster
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •