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  1. #11 Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two.... 
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    welcome to the Marlin world i hope things go well for you and there are many members that can help what part of the country are you in iam building a v8 at the moment
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    That red one has the makings of a good car just because it has the Cosmics on it, where they called that, am I thinking of something else?
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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    Cosmic ribsters David
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    Quote Originally Posted by danny_nelson View Post
    Cosmic ribsters David
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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  5. #15 Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two.... 
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    Hi Guys,
    The wheels are 100+ International and I think they are Turbovec's
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    The spare doesn't look like it has ever been used, the tyre still has all of the bobbles on it, the four on the car also look nearly new, but they could all be 35 year old?
    Job for yesterday was to take a look at the wiring, the car would start but nothing else worked. After removing the dash, I could see why.
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    So a couple of hours later, Wiper motor works, side lights work, many yards of cable. dodgy tape joints and general electrical detritus removed so it looks a little better.
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    My big job is to sort out the brakes. The specialist servo delete kit that is fitted worries me a little......
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    Does anyone have any ideas on what I should have instead of a lump of rusty plate?

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    A servo maybe? Kit car wiring can be fun for the second owner, my Roadster had the loom stuffed behind the dash and I ended up cutting a couple of feet off every wire. One at a time, to make sure they joined up right. At least yours look as if they were marked. At this rate, you will be back on the road by the weekend!
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    Girling super vac brake servo, something like this:

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    This is in a Marina but gives you the idea:

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    Might be a challenge to find one in good working order.
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  8. #18 Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two.... 
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    Managed to get a few hours the weekend to add a MGB indicator stalk and complete the wiring for Headlights, indicators and horn.
    Added Main beam warning and indicator tell tales on the dash.

    Spent a small fortune on Ebay and have lots of little bits heading my way.

    Next big job is the brakes, thanks guys for the pictures of what the missing servo should look like.
    I'm going to dismantle the existing servo delete kit and see what i need to do to get the brakes to work.
    Good news is its a single pipe system so as simple as it can get ( I like simple).
    there should be at least one MGBGTV8 master cylinder in the shed so might look to rigging that up, once I have a pedal with more than 2mm of travel and that moves the pads/shoes I'll consider adding a remote servo, but with no weight in the car, it shouldn't need one.
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    When my Roadster servo was working, the brakes were ferocious. Now it is disconnected they are still good. With a good push, they will lock up. With the servo, the front would lock up very easily I was thinking of putting a limiter on the front brakes to stop that happening. Just disconnecting the servo vacuum pipe did it instead.
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  10. #20 Re: New to Kit Cars, so bought two.... 
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    Another weekend and I'm still going through the boxes of bits included with the cars.
    Unfolding this pile of stuff, resulted in three roofs, six doors and two rain covers, all of various condition from brand new to very tired and "crispy"
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    Working out which set was from which car we got this
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    Surely this gap cant be correct?
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    It needs a good clean and re-blacking plus sealing, but the roof isn't too bad.
    I have also had my little helper giving me a hand all weekend
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    Also started trying to do something about the paint, so far its been sanded with 1200 grit
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    Next will be 1800 grit and a machine cut and polish.
    Polishing machine is a new toy, never used one before.
    Can anyone recommend a fast cut compound to use after sanding?
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