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    Re: Unfinished Sportster on eBay

    Thanks for that I’m just waiting for Marlin to come back on the chassis which I think will be the decider
    Cheers Berry
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    Re: Unfinished Sportster on eBay

    Sounds like I just need to jump in feet first and weigh up the options with the car in front of me. Quite a bit already spent on the BMW parts is the main reason for wanting to go that way....
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    Re: Unfinished Sportster on eBay

    I have been waiting for a sportster kit from marlin and have bmw donor parts ready but because Terry is selling the company they can't supply. I was considering buying this and fitting my bmw engine...
  4. Sportster drive train swap from ford/rover to bmw

    Hi all comtemplating installing bmw engine etc into sportster designed for Ford /rover engine set up. I am expecting the chassis to be reasonably similar and will likely require modification of...
  5. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    The pin looks as if it may only be supported in 2 locations next to each of the bushings allowing bending inside the supporting steel box member via deflection within the bushings? Thought occurred...
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    Re: Gearstick removal from doner

    Cheers Patrick this is a big help ------with all the accumulated muck it was difficult for me to see how the fixing at part 3 works but the diagram made it easy With the prop shaft off and part 9...
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    Gearstick removal from doner

    Struggling a bit with stripping e46 doner Haynes says there is a special tool or use 2 screwdrivers to twist plastic bearing a quarter turn that captures the ball on the shift lever ——easier said...
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    Re: Request for Exhaust routing Pictures

    Many thanks Patrick sorry for my late reply .I like the way the pipe doubles back for the exit through the side panel navigating the steering column. I was looking at retaining the original set of...
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    Request for Exhaust routing Pictures

    Will hopefully be starting a build soon with E46 doner Could do with some ideas on exhaust routing from the manifold preferably to a side outlet rather than under and out the rear end. Likely I will...
  10. Thread: New exhaust

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    Re: New exhaust

    Hi Patrick

    An impressive thread and some quality work put in
    I was wondering what you did at the header end did you retain the existing dual pipe manifold and CAT's
    Regards Berry
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    Re: Mike's Cabrio Build

    Ps.have found a company reasonably local to do ecu mods on the 330i who mainly serve the drift fraternity Im guessing This is part of the reason why the manual 330 is quite hard to find these days...
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    Re: Mike's Cabrio Build

    Hi again mike
    What should be the overall footwell width dimension following 40mm extension into the transmission tunnel
    Likewise if the seat area is to be lowered are the dims you give from below...
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    Re: Mike's Cabrio Build

    Thanks Mike will take approach recommended with Terry!
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    Re: Mike's Cabrio Build

    Hi Mike,
    The original DBW pedal in the 330 looks to be abs plastic with a plastic mount fixed to the foot well looking at the pics of the Marlin pedalbox I can see it might be tricky
    I'm arranging...
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    Re: Mike's Cabrio Build

    Hi mike,

    If the marlin box is so poor do you think there is there a way of installing the original BMW box?
    if all goes to plan I will need to fit the drive by wire accelerator pedal too somehow
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    Re: ABS for Sportster?

    Thanks Mike ---This is starting to become slightly daunting after looking at the suggested thread!
    According to Marlin "electrics " are always a problem and ABS was optional
    I did ask them whether...
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    ABS for Sportster?

    Hi my first posting ....joined MOC few months ago,

    Kit car has been on my bucket list for a while and I decided on the Marlin Sportster however there have been a few things to sort out before...
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