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  • HairyDave's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    HairyDave replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    In the Haynes Locost book, there are plans for a twin-cylinder floor-mounted pedal box with a balance bar. Also car builder solutions show one with...
    20 replies | 658 view(s)
  • Ye Ol Ripper's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    Ye Ol Ripper replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hi James I sent you a PM early yesterday providing you with advise to solve your overheating problems and have a Roadster running cool even in the...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • Waterscumbietoo's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    1. No decision on the fuel tank vs swirl pot as yet. Have to find a local(ish) tank fabrication company to discuss my options for a tank with a sump...
    20 replies | 4569 view(s)
  • stevejgreen's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    To avoid embarrassment it’s always best to contact me by Email or PM if you have problems with Keepandshare. James has not registered with...
    27 replies | 13994 view(s)
  • andyf's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    andyf replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    @Duncan, Yes that's what I was thinking too
    20 replies | 658 view(s)
  • Gareth's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 AM
    Gareth replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hi James, if you look at my early posts from a couple of years ago, I put some pictures of the blower and also the metal fan which should help you....
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • jon_wilkinson's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-cars/marlin-/1381160969 GT6 engine with o/d box. Loads of money spent. I looked at this back in 2016 when...
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  • HairyDave's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    HairyDave replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Re ARD, It can be wired in with just a switch turn ignition off. Turn ARD on when the engine stops remember to turn it off!. Dave
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • milliemarlin's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    milliemarlin replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    As lil_red_roadster has mentioned in my limited experience lean mixture is the most likely cause of overheating in a kit car. A standard engine...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • duncan's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    duncan replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hi Guys A Marlin with a clean radiator core should have an absolute ton of excess cooling capacity I would suggest first buying two temperature...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • stevejgreen's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 AM
    I will reply personally to J_Phillips via PM. The document is very much still alive if you follow the link in my forum signature.
    27 replies | 13994 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Hello Steve - I'm searching for solutions for my overheating roadster. I built it in 1984, and it was my daily for many years till additional family...
    27 replies | 13994 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Gareth, I'll look into that, I've just researched what you mean - now understood. Thanks and I'll add this now to the long list of actions I can/can...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Dave, thanks re running on - I will put this ARD feature on a list of projects to get to Meantime I'm switching off in 2nd with foot on the brake...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hello Lil_red, I've not checked timing and mixture, specifically, and TBH I'm not sure what I'm looking for, but I see your guidance so thank you for...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • HairyDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    HairyDave replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Re running on. An Anti Run on Device was fitted to some 1800s as seen in the Haynes manual. There was one on mine but not needed so far so it is not...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Martin, good to hear from you and thanks for your ideas. Yes, the electric fan is on the front of the radiator, between the rad and the mesh of the...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • Gareth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    Gareth replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hi James, Look on eBay for the blower. I fitted it behind the front number plate and got a 1 l8tr length of flexible ducting and just cable tied it...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hello Marlin Mick, thank you very much for this post, I really do have to pay attention to the "ramjet" as it where, for the airflow to the radiator....
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • meverett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    meverett replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hi James, I take it that your electric fan is blowing air through the radiator from the outside and not sucking hot air through from the engine bay....
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • lil_red_roadster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    I do like that rad..! Don't forget to check timing & mixtures...overly lean mixtures or excessively retarded ignition will generate additional...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • listerjp2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    listerjp2 replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Looks a nice job. I also noticed, like me, you put a couple of slits in the nose cone to drain water that tends to sit there. Adrian
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • dcunn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    Seem to have been around a while, but not on a car on the road Believed to be YKC spares, look correct in this Roadster pic Budgie priced ie...
    0 replies | 60 view(s)
  • marlinmick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    marlinmick replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hi All, I am also refurbishing my Roadster that I built in the mid eighties and I was plagued with overheating problems and a major reason why it...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • dcunn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 AM
    dcunn replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    James, thanks for the reply.......... I obviously guessed the wrong Phillips, sorry. Here's the only pic we have of your car, at the Newark Show...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • listerjp2's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 10:41 PM
    listerjp2 replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Albeit that Le Man's Classic has been pushed to next year, there will be six of us going (two Marlins), it's a brill gig. Mille Miglia sounds...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 10:25 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Dave, I'm chassis 2402, reg Q425JWU. Could you give me a little time please and I'll get you the photos, I'm just re-trimming and the moment and...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 10:19 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Adrian, really good of you to reply with these ideas so quickly, thank you. Yes, I have the shark gills! And you have probably hit on something re...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 10:14 PM
    J_Phillips replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Gareth, thank you for your reply, these are great ideas. There is no cowling between the grill and the radiator - I'll get that done. I see there's...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
  • dcunn's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 08:18 PM
    dcunn replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    James, welcome onto the Forum I'll let those with more knowledge than me answer your query, suffice it to say that it's not an unknown problem,...
    24 replies | 426 view(s)
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