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mike brown
Posted on: March 18th, 2019, 18:30:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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My last Marcos had an extended mini van system but the Mk3 shouldn't need the extension. Single box will be loud without being illegal (regardless of no mot requirement).
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 18th, 2019, 19:37:02
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Gary, I thought you were pulling my leg...but there is one.. maybe the engine is a cooper?? 🤔

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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 18th, 2019, 19:39:04
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Other side..

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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 18th, 2019, 19:40:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks Mike

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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 19th, 2019, 19:31:01 Quote Report to Moderator
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So the engine has five studs facing front, not seven. I can't see tappet covers on the back of the block.  It has aluminium plate on the back saying 1275. It has long arm on clutch release lever...

So it is pre A+ pre 1980 1275cc but not a Cooper S of any size.... oh well, it was nice dreaming...

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Gary Marlow
Posted on: March 19th, 2019, 20:05:24 Quote Report to Moderator
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Still might be something reasonable inside?
Even if it isn't with the relative weight and shape of a marcos it should still go well when finished?
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mike brown
Posted on: March 20th, 2019, 11:47:06 Quote Report to Moderator
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A standard 1275cc is very spritely in a Marcos. Yes more is nice but I would build it with that then drive it and go from there assuming it's serviceable.
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 20th, 2019, 13:22:23 Quote Report to Moderator
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The car hasn't moved for many years, hence the rusted out exhaust + fuel tank and the engine bay looks really rough. However the pistons are not seized.

I think I will take the head off and if the bores look fine, change oil and see if it runs (without exhaust, but I need to buy fuel tank...  )... If not, I've got a 1 litre A+ that was running until recently to go in.

This 1275 has twin 1.25 carbs on it so maybe it was tuned. I'm going to look for anti roll bar on front subframe tonight as well.

I don't know how bad the subframes are...

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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 23rd, 2019, 18:04:05
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Got some of these... need seat belts because the car goes so fast!!!.. we have three point harnesses, possibly fifty years old and very crusty and  rusty. They were soaked in the bath for a day and the webbing is like new now but the metal fittings need attention.

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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 23rd, 2019, 18:08:04
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And we have a fuel tank to go in. The perspex rear screen had to come out to get some access to the fixings.

We will have to go to Stoneleigh now to get more rubber seals from the club .... can't wait!!




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mike brown
Posted on: March 23rd, 2019, 22:19:14 Quote Report to Moderator
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At this rate you'll have it on the road in no time.
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 25th, 2019, 08:23:33
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Thanks Mike!

i did a bit on Sunday..This is all that is left of the fuel tank...

Next step is to test the sender, get some 2" ID fuel neck tube (no idea where from...) and jubilee clips.

Im not sure whether the flexi fuel rubber pipes need replacing under the car... and then d-clips are needed...

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Craig Smith
Posted on: March 25th, 2019, 17:14:04 Quote Report to Moderator
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Great to see another car with a keen owner and under restoration.  Be prepared, you will spend a lot more than you bargained for!

Look at Car Builder Solutions for your hoses.  Seat belt eyelets and spreader plates are easy to come by (7/16 thread iirc).  

Looking at the tank, I would fit a new sender & gasket but you may get lucky with the sender.  
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 26th, 2019, 11:27:50 Quote Report to Moderator
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cheers Craig,
I'm feeling the pain already.. i put a Fluke on the tank sender and it has no resistance and no continuity reading ...so a tank sender and all the fittings are needed....

It'll all have to wait til pay day as I'm not giving up going out for beers  

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Colin Jenkins
Posted on: March 28th, 2019, 21:08:25 Quote Report to Moderator
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Nice project, can I ask where you bought the petrol tank? Ill be looking for one myself soon.

Cheers

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