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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th June 2022, 08:55
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Mike. Yes I had considered that but I don’t...

Hi Mike. Yes I had considered that but I don’t like the misalignment that causes, even if a ball joint clevis is used. If you put a wire down the opposite port it only goes half way across the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th June 2022, 07:30
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Mike. Yes I have now bought the same, for...

Hi Mike.
Yes I have now bought the same, for the same reason. With the dual servo fitted the master cylinder is further forward so the front unused boss will foul the bonnet. If it is completely...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th June 2022, 09:45
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Nigel. Have you done any checks yet? Photos of...

Hi Nigel. Have you done any checks yet? Photos of both old and new would be useful when you have time. Peter.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th June 2022, 08:52
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
A quick check with a magnet will show if your new...

A quick check with a magnet will show if your new master cylinder is dural or steel. That said the wheel cylinders on my drum / drum braked Classic are steel on the front and dural on the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th June 2022, 07:45
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Any chance of a photo of your new one, next to...

Any chance of a photo of your new one, next to the existing if possible. Not sure about the choice of metal if it really is an aluminium alloy?
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th June 2022, 20:45
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Replacement master cylinder

I will be interested to hear your feedback. It’s a job that’s on my preventative maintenance list too and I also found the OE 22mm bore master cylinders are out of stock everywhere. I suspect that...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th May 2022, 18:54
Replies: 574
Views: 263,008
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
That’s a smart bit of (wooden) kit you have built...

That’s a smart bit of (wooden) kit you have built there! Looks like the same high quality of construction that you demonstrate on the Sabre build! A man cave and now a wife cave! The ultimate bliss!...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th March 2022, 14:13
Replies: 574
Views: 263,008
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Good to see the continuing high standard of...

Good to see the continuing high standard of workmanship.

Just a suggestion gleaned from my Classic car. If you lift the pry lever to remove the hub cap then any scuffing will be from the tip of...
Forum: General Build Chat 22nd February 2022, 19:03
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Have a look at CBS. ...

Have a look at CBS.

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/vinyl-hose-end-caps-18mm-id-pack-of-4

Also stainless pipe clips and neat wiring! Stainless bolts and fittings as long as not structural!...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th April 2021, 18:17
Replies: 112
Views: 15,360
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Why not try marine ply from a boatbuilders? If it...

Why not try marine ply from a boatbuilders? If it will stand a sea environment it should be ok. Peter.
Forum: General Build Chat 21st October 2020, 08:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Not to do with the original topic but you mention...

Not to do with the original topic but you mention checking the head for leakage. I presume you mean around the valve seats? There shouldn’t be any leakage so its worth taking the valves out and...
Forum: General Build Chat 19th October 2020, 19:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Pull the dipstick and see what it looks like....

Pull the dipstick and see what it looks like. Clear or dirty oily is normal. Something that looks like mayonnaise shows water (e.g. from a failed head gasket) :fear: is getting into the sump and...
Forum: General Build Chat 19th October 2020, 09:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Have a look at the first few paragraphs of my...

Have a look at the first few paragraphs of my earlier post. If you Tee off the top hose for a small bore pipe to the expansion tank then it will automatically purge air in the system as that will...
Forum: General Build Chat 16th September 2020, 10:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi! I would offer the following which I hope will...

Hi! I would offer the following which I hope will solve your problems.
Yes a coolant hose should ideally go uphill from the thermostat so natural convection aids the flow. However you should be ok...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th June 2020, 12:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Very smart and nice detail. Love the low level...

Very smart and nice detail. Love the low level front 3/4 shot!
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th May 2020, 10:11
Replies: 4
Views: 4,795
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Good job it happened at low speed! I would guess...

Good job it happened at low speed! I would guess that the crack started along the edge of the weld in the heat affected zone. I would want to replace that flat gusset with a U-section piece,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th April 2020, 16:45
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Most annoying to say the least. I have seen this...

Most annoying to say the least. I have seen this happen before when a car is kept outside under a dust cover usually with glass fibre panels. In hot sunlight it cooks the paint and up pop the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th April 2020, 17:01
Replies: 574
Views: 263,008
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
A dodge that I have used to good effect in the...

A dodge that I have used to good effect in the past is to use Evo Stik! Option 1 is to put a smear of it in a socket, then pop the nut or bolt in the socket and wait 5 minutes. You can the manoeuvre...
Forum: General Build Chat 4th April 2020, 16:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
I have fitted these ceramic type connectors to my...

I have fitted these ceramic type connectors to my Marlin Hunter and to a classic, both of which have remote headlights in bowls so no ventilation / cooling. With upgrade to QhZ bulbs both suffered...
Forum: General Build Chat 4th April 2020, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
I think you are correct Peter and the wrong ones...

I think you are correct Peter and the wrong ones were supplied.

And keep up the good work. It is a joy to behold and gladdens the heart in these uncertain times. Peter
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st March 2020, 21:36
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
If using the original flasher unit you only need...

If using the original flasher unit you only need the resistor with your main flasher lamps if those have been changed to LEDs, for the flasher to work. However if you have only fitted the LED...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st January 2020, 20:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Mick. Many thanks for the info. Will get some...

Hi Mick. Many thanks for the info. Will get some and have a play! If successful I will post on the forum under a new thread. BTW I love the Moss Monaco link! Peter.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th December 2019, 07:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Mick. Where did you buy those individual LEDs?...

Hi Mick. Where did you buy those individual LEDs? How bright are they? They have given me an idea for upgrading the rear number plate / reversing light assembly on my old Classic. It has limited...
Forum: General Build Chat 10th December 2019, 13:37
Replies: 4
Views: 1,439
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
If the holes are not too large and near the edge...

If the holes are not too large and near the edge of the material then this may do the trick. I have used one for several years. Peter.

https://www.frost.co.uk/revolving-head-hole-punch/
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th December 2019, 21:50
Replies: 18
Views: 4,129
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Go for the Mazda mx5 1.8 fuel injected engine. My...

Go for the Mazda mx5 1.8 fuel injected engine. My son has one in his Eunos. Goes like the wind and flexible too. Fit a decent air filter with a cold air supply. Have a look at the link below. Peter....
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