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Ben Caswell

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Ben Caswell last won the day on September 6 2018

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    Location SE London/Kent
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    Marlin roadster vitesse based and Mk1 Vitesse in storage???

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  1. My car was a Mk1 2lt and what happened was a tooth had snapped off the pinion due to worn bearings allowing the pinion to move up and down and there wasn't room between the crown wheel and the casing. The tooth punched a similar sized hole to yours in the casing. 500 yards later the diff started making whining noises and I stopped. I traced the streak of oil back to its beginning and there was the piece of casing and the broken tooth laying in the road.
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/293788900085 A bit pricy I think but here's 4
  3. Quote "1 for just dash lights and 2 for exterior" The other way round I think you will find first click side lights second click brings in the dash!
  4. Years ago(too many if I'm honest) fairly sure it was an article in the Courier ,you basically remove the ash tray and its housing that is held in place by knob mountings either side (choke control and master light switch ) then make up a blank same shape as the ash tray but a bit bigger to carry the gauges.
  5. Hi Anthony, Its in the post today Ben
  6. Hi Anthony Found one in odds and sods box, message me your address and I will try and post next week. Ben
  7. Some cars have a line fuse to the rear lights that lives in the left corner of the glove box.
  8. Try resetting the trip to zero and give it another go. I had a similar problem and it was just the tumblers had got stuck. This maybe useful https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwia4vjDjo3mAhWP-aQKHa1-ATYQFjAAegQIARAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fobswww.unige.ch%2F~wildif%2Fcars%2Fdocs%2FSmith-jaeger_speedo_repair.pdf&usg=AOvVaw33d-onw9QrtuVptkc8F_SJ
  9. Im not climbing into a freezing loft to search 42 years worth of club mags but that's how I remember the club name being decided on.
  10. There was possibly a small amount of oil laying in the cavity between the block and back plate pressure washing the engine has possibly pushed and amount of water into the cavity, as oil floats on water it has raised the oil up higher where it has now escaped . The oil must have come from somewhere so as Pete says it needs investigating.
  11. My Marlin has been running around for over thirty years with a Scalextric motor magnet Araldited to the original sump plug.
  12. Thanks for the links and pics all food for thought .
  13. Does anyone recall reading an article or post about replacing the transverse spring with a beam and using coil over shocks? I'm sure I have read it somewhere !
  14. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-pipe-cleaners-50-pack/p/0253155 A cable tie may do the trick
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