Restoration project

Restoration project

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hal 1

Original Poster:

409 posts

218 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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It's fate, it just had to happen, ( see previous posts )
Gone and bought a Marcos, it needs full restoration.

Just started stripping the rear axle and front suspension, I want to get the chassis rolling for ease of access.

One thing I've seen as I've started stripping it is that the front discs are vented and the callipers have been split and a block of steel placed between the two halves to accommodate the wider gap needed, is that standard practice ?

Any Marcos people in the North West ?
Too many questions to ask right now
Hal

marcosgt

10,761 posts

145 months

Friday 7th April 2017
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How old is the car?

The split caliper sounds like it may be an upgrade (I can't remember the car they come off, but it's not uncommon).

If it's an '80s kit, who knows - People did all sorts of crazy stuff to them! biggrin

Have you found the Marcos facebook group - Good place for information (most of the websites are dormant now).

M.

hal 1

Original Poster:

409 posts

218 months

Saturday 8th April 2017
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Hi
It's a 1972 reg, 3ltr, v6 front suspension is triumph,
I've seen the Facebook page, I'll have to register there
I know what you mean about the forum, quite a few like that

Cheers hal

marcosgt

10,761 posts

145 months

Sunday 9th April 2017
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Common mod on that model. I keep thinking Princess, but it's not the wedge model, so I think I must be wrong...

Not sure it needs it on the road, but probably worthwhile if you're going to track the car.

M

marcosgt

10,761 posts

145 months

Sunday 9th April 2017
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Common mod on that model. I keep thinking Princess, but it's not the wedge model, so I think I must be wrong...

Not sure it needs it on the road, but probably worthwhile if you're going to track the car.

M

TheQuiffster

77 posts

210 months

Saturday 3rd June 2017
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There will be a few Marcos owners at Tatton Park Classic Car show on the Sunday 04-Jun-2017 (the stand is near the single lane exit). One of them may be able to answer your questions... Or just come & say 'Hello' anyway.

You could also try the Marcos Forum, which some of the non-FB owners still frequent: www.marcosforum.org

Good luck.

hal 1

Original Poster:

409 posts

218 months

Sunday 4th June 2017
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Only just read this, quarter to three ! frown

I'd forgotten about shows like tatton park, long time since I've been there, I'll have to keep a lookout for other local shows and see if anyone's going.
Thanks
Hal