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Forum: General Build Chat 16th June 2016, 07:38
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
What has happened to the-ACE.org website?

Several times I have tried to access the ACE website, I am just getting a 404 error.

http://www.the-ace.org.uk/

ACE were my first point of reference for all DVLA/VOSA issues, Kev was very...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th June 2016, 07:26
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Sorry all! :humble: Just a quick update... ...

Sorry all! :humble:

Just a quick update...

I have been so busy on stuff I haven't had time to continue my thread here.

In short I have more or less diagnosed the refusal to re-start when hot...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th August 2015, 17:48
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Hi Phil, Am taking the car feed from the end of...

Hi Phil, Am taking the car feed from the end of the 50mm cable from the battery, where it bolts to the starter solenoid, this is also where the alternator feeds it's output and the headlight power...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th August 2015, 16:15
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
OK, progress! I tried three basic volt drop...

OK, progress!

I tried three basic volt drop tests. The earth (negative) side to the battery to the chassis, effectively bypassing the battery isolator, is losing 0.23 Volts while cranking. The...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th August 2015, 12:47
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Neat suggestion, that should nail it. Thanks...

Neat suggestion, that should nail it. Thanks Phil!

That's my line of thinking, I need to follow it up.

I do have a second starter available and although the battery is in the back I used a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd August 2015, 21:18
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Update: For a host of reasons I haven't got...

Update:

For a host of reasons I haven't got round to fabricating my header tank, but I have been making short trips in the Marlin. It seems that once the engine has worked hard climbing the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th July 2015, 23:18
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
However... More often than not I find myself...

However... More often than not I find myself glued to the keyboard expounding on some topic or other because my enthusiasm gets the better of me. :typing:

I have never resorted to using a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th July 2015, 22:44
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
I very rarely set out to write a long post! I...

I very rarely set out to write a long post! I much prefer a single liner...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th July 2015, 10:11
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Good point Mike, I used to have a habit of...

Good point Mike, I used to have a habit of copying every post to the clipboard because it was common on a forum I used a lot, it was very flaky but last few years I got out of the habit. Maybe I...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th July 2015, 10:50
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Not sure what's going on here but I have twice...

Not sure what's going on here but I have twice tried to reply and been timed out.

I have lost the entire text of three long posts now which I find somewhat annoying. OK first time it was my fault...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th July 2015, 23:43
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
I just spent the last half hour writing up an...

I just spent the last half hour writing up an account of what I have done, I stupidly pressed the close window button by mistake and the whole lot is gone, I am too tired to re-type it now....
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th July 2015, 09:26
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Ah! Thank you Robin, that confirms my concern...

Ah! Thank you Robin, that confirms my concern about that radiator, I don't think I would have room for the hoses to enter the radiator connections without fabricating metal ones with 'O' ring...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th July 2015, 21:22
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Robin, Thanks for the info. I called at my...

Robin, Thanks for the info.

I called at my local breakers yard this morning, I know they have some BMW cars in, I was directed to the BMW corner and it was suggested I was looking for a 3 series...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th July 2015, 20:35
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Hi René, the fan is drawing air from the front,...

Hi René, the fan is drawing air from the front, sucking it through the radiator and discharging it into the engine bay. I am using a 12" (300mm) Kenlowe fan which is pretty powerful, there is no...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th July 2015, 09:12
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
I have to admit I don't have any louvers in the...

I have to admit I don't have any louvers in the bonnet sides as yet, although as I say, I don't consider I have an overheating problem, it has never boiled nor shown any tendency to do so, despite...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th July 2015, 23:28
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Thank you Robin, I will take a look, the size...

Thank you Robin, I will take a look, the size seems workable. In a way I am skeptical about the advantage of four cores, by the time the air has made it's way through that labyrinth it has probably...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th July 2015, 22:54
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Thanks for the clarification René, I wasn't clear...

Thanks for the clarification René, I wasn't clear on that, the references to wrapping the exhaust I have read have been aimed at preventing the exhaust heat from overheating the engine bay.

My...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th July 2015, 13:20
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
That would be good Robin, thank you. I could...

That would be good Robin, thank you. I could widen the radiator space a little, the only real limitation is the sides of the nose cone and the steering shaft. I could probably accommodate 19" wide...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th July 2015, 08:30
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Hi Ed, I just soldered it as in an earlier post,...

Hi Ed, I just soldered it as in an earlier post, above. Nobody wants to re-core my rad because the headers have been created from flat sheet and they are just folded at the corners. As soon as you...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th July 2015, 07:32
Replies: 278
Views: 69,993
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
The radiator is back in the car, I have made some...

The radiator is back in the car, I have made some aluminium pipe connectors to replace the temporary joiners I had used which were close to popping off. They have served their purpose and were only...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th June 2015, 23:23
Replies: 319
Views: 53,283
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Here you go... ...

Here you go...

http://www.creativetaxdiscs.co.uk/page27.html
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 29th June 2015, 17:14
Replies: 45
Views: 22,535
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
The trouble is it isn't 'law', what we have to...

The trouble is it isn't 'law', what we have to comply with are regulations, rules and 'directives', which the various government agencies decide are appropriate. There is nothing in law as far as I...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 29th June 2015, 13:53
Replies: 45
Views: 22,535
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Sorry, been distracted this morning... ACE...

Sorry, been distracted this morning...

ACE are a well known authority who explain the complexities of the VOSA and DVLA regulations in every day language.
...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 28th June 2015, 16:54
Replies: 45
Views: 22,535
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
I would even venture to say it would be...

I would even venture to say it would be impossible. Unless you have a very good engineering qualification and can certify the resulting strength and flexibility of your work to the standards to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th June 2015, 13:46
Replies: 68
Views: 16,901
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
If the HP pump could drag sufficient fuel to run...

If the HP pump could drag sufficient fuel to run the engine at all then the suction pump can't be that restricted. Normally a suction pipe is cut at an angle to prevent that sort of blockage. ...
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