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    Re: summer meet at Cleave farm

    A great day out and we reiterate what the previous writers have written. Many thanks to Andrew & Janette and their helpers for making it a very special day, the anniversary of the previous "Meet",...
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    Re: End of an Era

    Hello Bryan, I knew there must be a reason why we did not see you at Andrew's yesterday. The first time we met you, was 10years ago at Cleaves Farm when you had just bought your Cabrio from Danny and...
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    Re: summer meet at Cleave farm

    I hope to be able to attend, Judy is a guest at a wedding. David Martin.
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    Re: Fake Marlin in Auction?

    A friend sent me details of this car on "Car & Classic" website. I sent the details on to Dave Cunningham and he replied saying he had known about this car for a whil,e and it has reappeared. He had...
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    Re: Swb vs Lwb

    I was told that the LWB was designed to allow a set of Golf Clubs to be carried!!!!!!!!!! David.
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    Re: Ignition Fault.....Somewhere!

    I had a Roadster and after a short journey I had no power to anything. After a longish push home, I found the earth lead from the battery had disintegrated inside the plastic casing. New lead, no...
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    Re: Hello

    Hello Peter and pleased to hear you have joined the Club. I bought a Hunter and after a few trips out I found as I was filling the tank with petrol there was a large pool flooding the garage...
  8. Re: Do you drive the Ford i4 8 valve DOHC engine?

    Very interesting reading, my Hunter built by the Marlin Factory and delivered 13th December 1996 was fitted with, according to the Invoice a "4cyl DOHC 8v Engine & MT75 gearbox £4,050." The engine...
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    Re: Classics on the common at Croxley

    Back in the late 50's onwards I used to live near Westerham in Kent, the home of Crayford Engineering, their workshop was to the side of Caffyns garage. I remember seeing 6 wheeled and 8 wheeled...
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    Re: help !!

    Yes the oil was to keep the blade cool. I know that telegraph poles taper, but over a length of approx 5 feet that would not make a lot of difference. I only gave my input as these quotes from people...
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    Re: help !!

    Sorry to hear about your bonnet, I had the same problem, I forgot to clip both sides of the bonnet, 50mph it flew over my head and laid bent in the road, luckily no other vehicles around. I had it...
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    Re: 2l DOHC engine removal.

    My local garage changed the crankshaft seal on my 2.1 DOHC injection engine without removing anything at all. They had a puller which fitted between the pulley and radiator. Looking under mine I...
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    Re: Complete Kit Car

    Good publicity for Marlins once again. Attached a picture of mine taken at Cadbury World near Bristol a few years ago parked next door to the Railton Replica fitted with a Cummins diesel engine. Mine...
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    Any details on Roadster

    A lady who used to drive her brother's Marlin Roadster Reg No: KBV 469N back in 1988, would be interested if anybody in the Club has any information about this car. Her brother was working in Germany...
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Sorry I cannot make Sparkford as our local Kit Car Club have organised a run starting with breakfast at Shapwick at 10am and going up through to Radstock and around the country and back to Axbridge....
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    Re: Greetings from Plymouth

    As far as I can remember the front louvres looked as though they had been punched in, but the rear louvres were a plate rivetted in. David.
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    Re: Greetings from Plymouth

    My Triumph Herald based Roadster had a "Dummy Radiator Cap" fitted by Derek Giles when he built the car back in 1981. Picture hopefully attached. David.
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    Re: Wind deflectors

    I made a new set of Wind Deflectors for my Roadster out of 6mm polycarbonate, I think 4mm is too thin. I cut mine with a bandsaw and then trimmed them with a coarse, then fine file, finishing off...
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    Re: First Winter

    I put a cover over my Roadster whilst making up my mind about keeping it. I put an old sheet over the bodywork first and then put a Plastic type sheet over and tied down securely. I found on the...
  20. Re: Last run in the Marlin for this year, maybe ?

    Judy & I went via Chard and Axminster to Beer near Seaton for a Carvery at the Dolphin Pub today, really good food and service. The sun shone, fresh but with warm clothes, the heater warming feet and...
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    On my Mk1 Roadster the spare wheel was fixed by 2 long bolts fixed to the tub. The advantage with this method of fixing against the solid wheel carrier is it will accomodate different tyre widths. My...
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    Ruby Red Marlin Nr Bristol

    I was travelling towards Bristol today on the A37 and near Whitchurch about 10 vehicles in front was a Marlin. I was not close enough to read the Reg No but I think it was a Cabrio or Hunter with a...
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    Thornfalcon Show

    Thornfalcon Show, nr Taunton was last Sunday, a great day out, a Roadster and a Hunter from our local club, plus the Hunter belonging to "Happy Dave" which is for sale, a Mk2 Roadster with an Alfa...
  24. Re: Triumph based cars, how many are still around ?

    Perhaps one of the reasons there are not so many Triumph Based Marlins is that as the owners, like myself, grow older and wider, the cars are not so comfortable. My Roadster JEU559X was sold on E-bay...
  25. Re: Fuel filler pipe for mk 2 1.3 roadster

    Further pictures before and after. David
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