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When I took the car for its MOT in December the garage notice that I was getting wear on the outer tread of my rear wheels.

So  before I get too many more miles on the tyres I decided to rotate the tyres and to look into the cause. Internet searches low tyre pressure was mentioned as a cause of uneven wear, as I stated in an earlier thread I am running about 17PSI to get a better ride so this may be a factor.  However,  I also decided to look at alignment. Using a spirit level I did notice that I had a positive camber on the rear, I could not measure it( cheap gauge on order), I realized that if I lowered the ride height the camber would move towards negative.

Using the locking nut on the shocks I lowered the rear about 15mm and whilst that was not enough to completely remove the positive camber it made a significant difference. I would have gone a bit more but the spring would not be  in full contact when the shock is maximally extended. As I type this I am wondering what is limiting the travel so I will look into that.

Any suggestions/ experience with camber bolts etc would be appreciated.

Regards Jon








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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by Wellsmark on May 08, 2022, 02:49:50 PM »
Hi Ian

Thank you. What is your email address. If it is easier mine is wellsmark53@gmail.com. I think you may have said previously that mine is a Mk 5 and is Ford Cortina based

Thanks very much   
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by Wellsmark on May 08, 2022, 02:47:50 PM »
Hi Nigel

I think it is a Mk 5 but not too sure. I have tried to attach a picture. This was the car when delivered before I started the rebuild.   
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by istreatf on May 05, 2022, 08:34:54 AM »
Indeed I have. Please email me with model and address - I’m on holiday at present but can send you an electronic copy later next week.
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on May 04, 2022, 11:18:24 PM »
I think Ian Streatfield has copy’s, I would think he will contact you, what car have you got?
Nigel
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General Discussion / Build Manuals
« Last post by Wellsmark on May 04, 2022, 10:24:12 PM »
Hi All, is it still possible to get hold of the build manual. I saw a post on here which was from some time ago when CD versions were being offered.

Thanks
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General Discussion / Re: New Fuel Tank required
« Last post by jon3000 on April 26, 2022, 08:16:37 PM »
It sounds like you may have it under control.

If you do end up having to go for a custom tank one of the things to remember is that you need the provision fuel level sender, some of the tanks aimed at the racing marker seem to regard that as an unnecessary luxury. Having to cut your own hole avoiding any baffles is probably something you want to avoid.

Regards Jon
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General Discussion / Re: New Fuel Tank required
« Last post by jarmezuk on April 25, 2022, 04:47:12 PM »
Thanks All. I’ve been in touch with Chris Weedon Chatman of the Marina Owners Club -  believe they are working at modifying an MGB tank to fit the Marina. Regardless there are a few firms that fix fuel tanks (Guildford Raidiators being one) - might give them a go

James
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General Discussion / Re: New Fuel Tank required
« Last post by istreatf on April 24, 2022, 06:16:27 PM »
Hi James - just another little problem for you to solve to keep the Bulldog on the road! When I was building my Hawthorn (which was based on a modified Bulldog chassis so had similar dimensions) a few years ago it came without a Marina fuel tank, so I just had to do something to solve your very same problem. Then I thought that my Mk2 Bulldog tank was getting on for 40 years old, so it might be a good idea to swap it out for something new. A similar one of course - a rectangular tank as per the pictures below. You might be able to get one at Stoneleigh in which case I would go for the nearest dimensions you can - dimensions  (in inches) roughly 30 x 8 x 10 and i'll have a look through my paperwork to see if I can find out where i bought it from  and the exact dimensions and shape - might have a sloping rear - but you might well like to  have a go at getting one to fit better, have a bigger capacity, or different configuration. As Jon says, an innovative solution that suits you best is what you will have to come up with. You might like to install a slim tank in the original position under the boot floor, for example. The choice is yours - good luck!

Sorry the pics are upside down - uploaded them right side up but displayed upside down - so I edited them to be upside down but still displaying here upside down. DOH. Or should it be DAH? (Do a handstand!)
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General Discussion / Re: New Fuel Tank required
« Last post by jon3000 on April 22, 2022, 11:28:08 PM »
Good Luck with your car. The thing about kit cars is you often have to come up with innovative solutions when it comes to repairs.

I am not that familiar with the bulldog. At the end of the day the fuel tank is just  container to hold fuel, and there are a number of fabricators of custom fuel tanks if you search the internet.  It might be a good idea to go along to Stoneleigh Kit car show, which is coming up soon, and talk with some of the companies there, take some measurements and photos.

If the tank a relatively simple rectangular box it is likely  a custom tank made by or for Pilgrim, or if it has a more complex shape it may have come from the donor?  Do you know if your Bulldog is based on the Morris Marina, I think some later were based on Ford running gear.



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