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    Re: Early Sportster hood / frame

    THanks Stevepritch for the photo's and thanks for the other replies. Now torn between having a go at a hoop myself and seeing if Marlin are a possibility. I don't really want to lose the roll hoop,...
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    Re: Early Sportster hood / frame

    Thanks very much - any information appreciated
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    Early Sportster hood / frame

    Hello,

    I own an early Marlin built Ford suspension / BMW engine Sportster with the drivers side roll hoop. The car did originally have a hood, and there are two 19mm dia. sockets for a hood frame...
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    Re: Ford based Sportser ball joints

    Thanks for the reply - i decided they looked close enough to try a couple and actually ordered a pair from Burtons on Saturday. I'll report back on how they go. I spent some time yetsreday setting...
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    Re: Ford based Sportser ball joints

    Thanks, I will investigate Cortina bottom balljoints. I remember from my Cabrio build that Paul Moorhouse used Metro balljoints in the Sierra hub for the upper wishbone, so thought the Sportster may...
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    Ford based Sportster build manual

    Hello,
    When I bought my Ford based Sportster last year unfortunately it didn't come with a build manual.

    I contacted Marlin and asked if they could sell me one, but they had already started the...
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    Re: Ford based Sportser ball joints

    Thanks, the old thread I found seemed to imply that GSJ268 the pre84 item was the one with the taper thats too small.

    It seemed to imply GSJ269 was the better bet...
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    Ford based Sportser ball joints

    It's been a while since I logged on here, hope everyone is OK.

    I have a question regarding the balljoints on my 1997 Sportster which I think is Ford suspension with BMW engine/gearbox. I believe...
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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    Another update.

    New leads fitted (two of the originals were knackered according to my multimeter so maybe its been down on cylinders for a while), and bought a new coil but spark issues continue. ...
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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    So this is overdue a bit of an update.

    Prior to the run in September I changed jets for idles, mains, accelerator pumps and air correctors. The car seemed to run much better with less spitting...
  11. Re: Not the 10000ft run - Ingleton Tourist Information Carpark 11:00 21st September

    Excellent run in amazing weather through stunning scenery today, four Marlins turned out, two Sportsters, a Berlinetta and a Cabrio along with nine other assorted kits, specials, classics. We had to...
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    Re: Selling my SWB Roadster

    This has now sold - its going back to the trials community, and will hopefully appear on the Exeter next year.
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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    A bit of an update.

    GEMS replied that they'd never heard of the unit, but when I rang Lumenition I spoke to someone who seemed very familiar with this particular installation. He reckoned that a...
  14. Not the 10000ft run - Ingleton Tourist Information Carpark 11:00 21st September

    A bit short notice I know, but there is an informal circular run scheduled tomorrow starting at Ingelton and going out to Tan Hill Inn via Hawes, Buttertubs Pass and returning via Kirkby Stephen and...
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    Sportster electronic ignition

    Hello,

    I'm slowly learning about my "new to me" Sportster and I'm wondering if anyone else has a "Lumenition in association with GEMS" electronic ignition setup on a BMW 6 cylinder running triple...
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    Re: Sportster for sale

    I’m not sure it was a demo, I don’t think it’s the car in the brochure snip. But it was built by Marlin as their the first registered owners. The second owner was a Lord! Will try and add more...
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    Re: Sportster for sale

    Just to conclude this thread I bought this via an ad the vendor had on Gumtree. I caught a train to Aberystwyth with my 10 year old daughter carrying her booster seat and we drove it back to...
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    Selling my SWB Roadster

    Due to the completely unplanned purchase of a BMW Sportster - an unexpected opportunity not to be missed - I'm reluctantly selling my SWB Roadster which was modified for trials by Fourtune...
  19. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    I’ Interested, I’ve sent you a PM
  20. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    As the poster of this thread I haven't intended to make any negative comments about anything and if any comments I have made have given offence I apologise unreservedly.

    For the record, I'm...
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    Marina B series camshaft swap

    I've tried the forum search function and can't find an answer so I'll try a post.

    Apparently it was possible on the original Marina to swap the camshaft without taking the engine out of the car. ...
  22. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    Thank you, I had tried the Wayback Machine but I'm conscious I that it wouldn't be fair to infringe on anything the original poster may consider to be his intellectual property without his...
  23. New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    As the previous thread has been closed I thought I'd start another thread for anyone who is interested in this topic. I had contacted the original thread owner if drawings of his conversion, as I'm...
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Regarding "how do all the 7's cope" my last daft car was a least loved Caterham (not least loved by me, but least loved by marque officionados. Least loved meant cheapest for sale in the UK when I...
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    Marina B series heater take off

    Whilst finally getting around to fitting the heater, I've discovered the right angled heater take off from the cylinder head has corroded to the point of being wafer thin and has actually pin-holed...
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