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    Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice

    My roadster early marina based car has aluminium fill in panels underneath the doors. The chassis number is stamped into the top of this panel (passenger side). It might be worth looking there for...
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    Re: carb Issues

    I was watching an interesting video that was explaining the basic principles of how an SU carburettor works.
    What happens when you accelerate is explained.
    The symptoms you describe tend to suggest...
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    Re: Operation Tank Replacement

    I remember talking to a NDT inspector in work about some rust scabs on pipework because they appeared to be quite big.

    He told that the ratio of the height of the rust generated to the metal lost...
  4. Thread: Roadster

    by john cole77
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    Re: Roadster

    Here is a picture of the underslung exhaust exiting at the rear.

    I have saved pictures of this car because I was inspired like the look of it, and it convinced me go go down the cycle wing route...
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    Re: 1995 YKC Roadster

    Hi Rob

    I think that I am the person that Adrian is referring to.

    I am about to start work on my 1981 Marina based Roadster and build it so it will pass the IVA test.

    I believe it can be...
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    Re: Brake Servo

    If you can see any blindingly obvious problems with this idea please let me know.

    I don't want to waste time, effort and more importantly money if there is a flaw in the plan.
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    Re: Brake Servo

    I have been giving this question a lot of thought for the roadster I am working on.

    Too much thought and not enough action

    I drive an MGB GT that does not have a servo fitted, so if brakes...
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    Re: Marina 1.3 exhaust downpipe

    Adrian

    I will be going to Stoneleigh on Monday.

    I just looked at the weather forecast and weatherwise thatlooks like the best day.

    To answer Dave's question regards the chassis number, there...
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    Re: Marina 1.3 exhaust downpipe

    Adrian

    The exhaust system was supplied by Marlin many many years ago and as you can see is unused..... like the car.

    Do you have a problem with the down pipe or are you missing this part?
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    Re: Marina 1.3 exhaust downpipe

    Success!!!

    If you need any more pics let me know

    Cheers

    John
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    Re: Marina 1.3 exhaust downpipe

    Hi Adrian

    Just been in the garage and taken a few pictures that may be of assistance.

    The system is the original Stainless one supplied by Marlin.

    Fingers crossed the pictures appear,...
  12. Re: Ford Type 9 Gearbox bolted to a Marina engine.

    My wife bought me one of these adapter plates for Christmas a couple of years ago.

    By coincidence I collected the bellhousing to from the machine shop on the way home from work tonight after...
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Kit Car - Tayport

    I spoke with the guys on the Pilkington stand at Stoneleigh earlier this year about producing a windscreen for a roadster.
    They said that to make a flat screen from a template with all the correct...
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    Re: Seat recesses

    Hi Roger
    A late reply to your question. I have seat lowering trays that where supplied by Marlin. They have a recess of 20mm which when coupled with the thickness of the ply that is removed from...
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    Re: Hot starting

    I had the same problem with my 1.3 marina many years ago. It took me ages to get to the bottom of it. Did all the timing and electrics associated with the ignition. I eventually took the top off...
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