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Old 20-02-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any contact with Mark D? as I'd like to get in contact with him, I have checked his profile and he was last active back in 2014! Thanks in advance.
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Old 21-02-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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think he retired from minis , i dont have any contact info ...
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Old 21-02-2018, 08:37 AM   #3
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His last posts were that he can still make the spacers but needs to make a batch to make them pay as he has to buy the metal. It might be worth if Gadget can get hold of him and he is agreeable then getting a price and them seeing if we can get a group buy going.

His lasts posts said they were £140 and the raw materials were £150 so he needed an order of at least 3-4 to make it pay.

see http://www.16vminiclub.com/showthread.php?t=34865
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Old 21-02-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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I now work in at a precision engineering company. So I could arrange to have a batch of spacers made, along with other parts people may need.

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Old 22-02-2018, 08:38 AM   #5
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I now work in at a precision engineering company. So I could arrange to have a batch of spacers made, along with other parts people may need.

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Cheers for the offer. These are not spacers in the more usual sense that Mark D made, his are extended stub axles with a spacer that fits between the trailing arm and the rear drum to move the whole drum outwards to compensate for the extra width of using a Metro frame up front.
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Old 22-02-2018, 08:50 AM   #6
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Pictures of spacer similar to Mark Ds shamelessly nicked from another thread

http://www.16vminiclub.com/showthread.php?t=34251
































Personally I'm not convinced the extension on the handbrake cable actuator is necessary
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Old 22-02-2018, 08:55 AM   #7
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Thanks for finding that post OZ, Id tried looking the other day but obviously was searching for his mane not the product.
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Old 22-02-2018, 09:02 AM   #8
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Here is a pic of the SAE spacer that used to be available that I have at my garage. I reckon it was designed to match the track width of a K series front frame as when I fitted it my wheels stuck about 3/4 inch outside the sportspack arches and that was without a spacer rear drum !



I'm actually still considering pressing them out of the arm and getting them machined down to a narrower width to tray and get a decent rear track to suit my Custom-Minis front subframe which is about 20mm narrower than a standard K series frame
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Old 22-02-2018, 09:06 AM   #9
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Thanks for finding that post OZ, Id tried looking the other day but obviously was searching for his mane not the product.
No worries, but just to clarify that these pics are not Marks Spacers but were made by welderman when he couldn't get hold of Mark. Marks are subtly different but they give muffyvaux an idea of what sort of thing you are looking for.
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Old 22-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #10
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What's the difference between them? and just think of the leverage you get on the hand brake!!! no way is it going to fail it's mot for poor hand brake.
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Old 22-02-2018, 03:45 PM   #11
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I understand that Marks sat against the bearing shoulder on the trailing arm so there was a gap between the spacer and the triangle on the trailing arm where as weldermans had been machined to go over the bearing shoulder so it sat against the triangle on trailing arm. Mark's concern was that by machining the spacer to slot over the bearing shoulder it would reduce the thickness of the metal at that point and could lead to a failure and instead he was offering to make up a fill-in piece to bolt between the trailing arm triangle and the spacer.

I'm not convinced you need that huge extension on the handbrake actuator. When I was messing around with the SAE spacer I found the handbrake cable could be connected directly to the actuator although I only tried it on one side not on both I suspect the extra distance could be compensated for at the adjustment on the handbrake lever end.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:51 AM   #12
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I used to get laser cut made for him and I should have his contact in my phone.

Let me know if you want to get in touch with him... as long as his phone number hasn't changed.

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Old 09-03-2018, 04:42 PM   #13
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Ok cheers Atchi.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:59 PM   #14
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Hi guys, remember me??

I donít see a reason why I shouldnít be able to knock another batch of these up. As mentioned though, to be cost effective I really need a batch of 3 or 4 so if anyone else is interested please pop your name onto the post and Iíll price things up, I canít see prices changing drastically, I fact, since my last batch, I think steel prices have dropped.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:13 PM   #15
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Wat a coincidence, my mexico arches just arrived, I laughed out loud when I offered them up, need about 2", what is the price and wat do you get for the cash?
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