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  • listerjp2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    7 replies | 71 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    7 replies | 71 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • dcunn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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,...
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  • listerjp2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    listerjp2 replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Does your car have the shark gills on the side of the bonnet panels. If not that could help. What ever you do don't take the original fan blade off...
    7 replies | 71 view(s)
  • Gareth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Gareth replied to a thread Overheating Roadster in Roadster
    Hi James, I've had similar problems on my Roadster. Make sure all the air going through the front grill goes through the radiator and not around it....
    7 replies | 71 view(s)
  • J_Phillips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Hello folks. I've a Roadster which I built in 1984. I've been with MOC for years, but this is my first post. Hope to meet you all one day! My car...
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  • marlinmick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    Hi All, I've just finished refurbishing my 1.8 TC gearbox they are an absolute doddle to do and no special tools are required. I fitted new syncro...
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  • Sportster-Green's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    all european countries have their own laws in terms of car-registrations...this said, the majortiy of countires have the same regulations when it...
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  • duncan's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 10:55 PM
    duncan replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    Hi Andyf That was with a floor mounted pedal - which the books say is better For my Marlin I'm going for a pendant pedal - pivoted at the top ...
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  • stephenlilley's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 01:36 PM
    stephenlilley replied to a thread Roadster spares in SALES:
    I fitted MGF rear discs to my roadster which work really well. The only problem was the rear wheels would lock under heavy breaking. So I fitted...
    4 replies | 339 view(s)
  • andyf's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 08:35 AM
    andyf replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    @Duncan, That looks a lot simpler than the servo delete peddle boxes I've seen. I think I'll take a look at my cousin's stock car as I think it has...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • duncan's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 11:17 PM
    duncan replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    I just made a bracket for the two master cylinders and the brake pedal - then I made a simple balance bar - if I need to change it I will make a new...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • thackery's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 07:18 PM
    thackery replied to a thread GT6 Marlin on ebay in eBay:
    Hi just checked the ref and it all matches up the car is sorn and as the details are correct does this mean there is another cloned car if so they...
    9 replies | 600 view(s)
  • andyf's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 12:52 PM
    andyf replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    I have considered that but biased peddle boxes are expensive. What are you using.
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • stevepritch's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 12:38 PM
    Statfold Farm Transport Festival. Ticket booking line as follows. Would be good to get a few marlins attending, anyone interested, pick a day....
  • Waterscumbietoo's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 09:51 AM
    Waterscumbietoo replied to a thread Roadster spares in SALES:
    Due to space limitations when fitting the 1.6 MX5 engine, have had to delete the servvo from the MX5 Master Brake cylinder which I am using to drive...
    4 replies | 339 view(s)
  • HairyDave's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 07:58 AM
    HairyDave replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    Possibly my idea of good braking comes from my Series1 Landrover, it is not servoed and needs a good shove to stop it!
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • duncan's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 11:36 PM
    duncan replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    Back in the 80's my friends Marlin was far too front brake biased - not surprising really His solution was to fit a remote servo in the back brake...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • stevepritch's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 10:23 PM
    Visited the hill climb site at the weekend. A drive through event, vintage and interesting cars, turn up and drive the track. Well never having done...
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  • stevepritch's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 10:01 PM
    Statfold Farm Transport Festival, Tamworth, is the weekend of 12 September over 2 days. Display vehicles £5.00 pet day. Booking on line. Spaces...
    0 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Ye Ol Ripper's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 03:42 PM
    Andy: To test your servo . with the engine off pump the brake pedal about 4-8 times. That should expel any existing vacuum in the servo. Then whilst...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • ggrum's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 03:15 PM
    ggrum replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    My Roadster initially had drum brakes all round and the only way to stop it was to throw an anchor out and hope it caught round a lamp post. I then...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • andyf's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 02:29 PM
    andyf replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    @HairyDave maybe that is a test that I should do... I have considered a servo delete with a bias peddle adapter but that's more expensive :rolleyes:...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • stevepritch's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 01:47 PM
    stevepritch replied to a thread Bonnet Badge in General Car Chat
    That looks great.
    6 replies | 440 view(s)
  • HairyDave's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 11:54 AM
    HairyDave replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    At one point, early in the rolling restoration after I fixed the leaky hose the brakes were so light they were lethal. The fronts would lock very...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • andyf's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 10:28 AM
    andyf replied to a thread Marina Servo Diameter in Roadster
    I'm wondering if I have a dodgy servo as well. I'm going to try and test it at the weekend. I'm also going to inspect and adjust the rear brakes...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
  • listerjp2's Avatar
    05-08-2020, 07:39 AM
    Item now gone. Adrian
    4 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Ye Ol Ripper's Avatar
    04-08-2020, 10:08 PM
    Hi Andy 1) if the pedal is Rock hard are you certain you don't have a servo pipe /hose leak? 2) I have noted on my Roadster that correctly...
    18 replies | 599 view(s)
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