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    Re: Fiat 2.0 twin cam - gearbox oil replacing

    Hi
    I also have the fiat twin cam engine and gearbox.
    I only have the one oil plug in the gearbox. To service the oil I firstly have to remove the old oil by pumping/sucking it out. It is then a...
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    Re: Fuel lines and wheel arches

    Hi Kieran
    Looks like a really neat installation. Always good to keep all the fuel away from the engine. Certainly how the rally boys do it.
    Please make sure the fuel line from the high pressure...
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    Re: Indicator stalk

    John has sent me some photos via email that I will now post below.
    It would appear that the problem is a broken clamp bracket. I know this is a common problem
    If anyone can help John with a...
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    Re: Indicator stalk

    Hi John
    I have just sent you a PM in response to yours.
    A picture of what you have will get you the result you are looking for.
    Jon
  5. Re: Mathewsons February Auction YKC Sierra based Roadster

    Did this sell yesterday? If so for how much?
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    Re: Indicator stalk

    Hi John.
    Can you post a picture or offer a part number for the one you have. I have a selection of spares that might be able to help.
    Jon
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    Re: Unobtanium spares for the Marina roadster?

    The website is a bit clunky and their search engine does not work very well. To get to all the available parts for Marinas you need to navigate. Pick on "products" then "vehicle specific" then "BMC"...
  8. Re: Just suppose you have to tow your Marlin on a trailer...

    If this is to get onto a trailer only, then how about towing on backwards and attaching the winch rope/wire onto something substantial at the rear of the car.
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    Re: Marina Roadster - which make of dampers?

    Set on ebay
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373308661834
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    Re: Steering Wheel Alignment

    Hi Steve
    In post #21 by Adrian the Marina workshop manual clearly states that the hole is for centralising the rack for "refitting to the car" and centralising the steering system to the car....
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    Re: Steering Wheel Alignment

    Please be careful with this approach Hugh. It is well documented that the older cars like ours had a greater lock on the left turn than on the right turn. Triumphs especially and I think the marina...
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    Re: Steering Wheel Alignment

    Now might be a good time to make sure the steering system is in optimal position. Over time, adjustment of tracking and possible steering rack replacement can get things abit wayward. This can...
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    Marlon Sportster for sale Pistonheads

    Just came across this advert on Pistonheads. Looks great and I have never seen one with an opening boot before. That must be a one-off feature.
    M3 power so must go like hell :D
    Looks very well...
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    Re: For Sale - Marlin Sportster V8

    What are your plans for it Danny?
    Fix-up / MOT and keep or will you sell it on?
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    Re: Type 9 Gearbox in a Roadster

    Hi Andy
    You bring up an interesting point here. I have often considered the virtues of fitting some anti-tramp bars to try to reduce the wind up. I have a fiat twin cam engine fitted to the roadster...
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    Re: Brakes - Single or dual circuit?

    If it were me, I would go with a dual master cylinder setup using a servo delete solution like the one from compbrakes....
  17. Re: V8 Marlin Roadster For Sale - Car and Classic

    Possibly this one:
    Due to the info in this post...
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?8170-V8-Roadster-Project
    11862
  18. Re: V8 Marlin Roadster For Sale - Car and Classic

    According to the gallery T193 VDV is a Marlin Hunter..... ?:confused:
  19. V8 Marlin Roadster For Sale - Car and Classic

    This car has recently appeared on the carandclassic.co.uk site.

    Description reads:
    Built professionally in 1991. Triumph Vitesse front suspension and brakes,doner Rover V8 3500 engine with 6000...
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    Re: GT6 Marlin on ebay

    Maybe the same person bought this GT6 car that bought the correctly registered hybrid roadster on Gumtree. That car had no mechanical parts so the bringing together of these two would seem ideal...
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    Re: GT6 Marlin on ebay

    So basically he/she had the car for 4 weeks. In that time took all the lights off, took out the windscreen, painted the chassis and windscreen surround silver (possibly the whole car), removed the...
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    Re: At last wing piping

    Hi Adrian
    This might help you with positioning. Always room for "interpretation" but as this rule was made in 1989 then I guess it is as relevant as can be....
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    Re: At last wing piping

    That’s better. :)
    when I first built my roadster I had indicators fitted directly below the headlights and it failed. I literally fitted an extended bracket to move them forward by 10 cm and the MOT...
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    Re: At last wing piping

    Not wishing to pee on your parade but those indicators can not possibly be legal can they??
  25. Re: Is this an early Marlin? Listing on Car and Classic

    I am afraid you are probably right.
    This is registered as a 1970 Triumph Vitesse in green
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