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  1. Thread: Road Trip

    by ggrum
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    Re: Road Trip

    Bryan,
    Always grateful for copy, particularly when it involves adventures like yours. Ed
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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    What happened to the bloke holding the can? Did he survive being run over by a Berli?
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Hello Mike, I have decided to leave the job now until the summer is over because I plan to replace the whole dash and instruments. I have located the screws shown in your 2nd and 3rd photos but I...
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Data Sheet

    I seem to recall that my old Alfa powered SWB Roadster weighed in at around 705kg, slightly less than the 715kg specified in the data sheet for the 1.8 'B' engined version. I'm assuming that the 2...
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    Re: 1.7 Ital Roadster Chassis

    I forget to mention that this chassis is free to anyone who wants it, otherwise it will be scrapped.
  6. Thread: New member

    by ggrum
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    Re: New member

    Welcome to the club. I'm sure our archivist will be able to help you with this one but I believe he is away for a few days. As Jon says, expects an answer in the near future.
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    Re: To the Alsace & back

    well done, sounds great. Any chance of a few words and photos for the mag?
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks. What I plan to do first is disconnect the speedo cable from the gearbox and check the drive gear first based on geoff b's experience. If that seems ok then its back to the...
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Have you tried finding a contortionist these days!!! Oh well, I'll continue to think on. Thanks for your ideas.
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Good thought Geoff but there is no evidence of any filled holes. As I mentioned before I can pull the wooden dash away a couple of mm from the alloy one at the ends having taken those screws out but...
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    Re: 1.7 Ital Roadster Chassis

    The issue of holding spares has been discussed by various committees several times over the years without any real resolution. The club could pay for a warehousing facility but, at the moment, our...
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Ive got the dash capping off ok but its the dashboard itself I can't figure out how to remove. According to the build manual the alloy dash is attached by a series of screws, some on the underside...
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    Speedometer Access

    My speedo has stopped working so I need to find out if it’s a cable problem or the speedo itself. Either way I’m going to need to access the back of the speedo and there lies the problem. It would...
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    1.7 Ital Roadster Chassis

    Placed on behalf of John Stones. 1.7 Ital based Roadster chassis not in bad condition with just surface rust except in one non-structural place below where the nearside door would be, otherwise the...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2019 pics

    Great pictures Scott, I don't think you missed a single car. Despite the committee's initial concerns about the new pitch, particularly regarding size, I think it actually turned out to be a...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    That pitstop crew are definitely looking a bit puzzled! Make up your mind, do you want soft, super soft or wet?
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    Re: Marlin - SELLING UP!!

    I understand that Marlin Sportscars are from now no longer taking any orders so, hopefully, there are no part built Sportsters or Exis out there where the builder still needs Marlin specific parts....
  18. Thread: Historic at last

    by ggrum
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    Re: Historic at last

    In my case I had just paid the tax and then had a letter from the DVLA with a few basic questions to answer. Shortly after that I had another letter saying the car was now a 'historic vehicle' and a...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    On the assumption that the rubber compliance bushes in the lower arm and the ARB mounting under the chassis absorb a certain amount of the impact or shock load I'm wondering if the potential problem...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Well done Paul. Worth all the work in the end.
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Paul, don't know if this is of any use to you but I have just measured the dimension from the centre of the ARB at the chassis mounting point to the centre of the lower suspension arm at the point...
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    Re: Marlin Cars selling up.?

    See thread entitled Marlin - SELLING UP in General Car Chat started 15/03
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    Re: New Website administrator

    I can only echo what has already been said. I would also like to welcome aboard Mark as Web Administrator.
  24. Thread: Cabrio for sale

    by ggrum
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    Cabrio for sale

    The following ad is on behalf of Guy Murphy:

    MARLIN SWB CABRIO FOR SALE

    Built in 2008, this top-class Cabrio features a BMW 2.5 litre (M20) 6-cylinder fuel-injected engine (approximately...
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    Re: Marlin - SELLING UP!!

    Just to follow on from the previous post, below is a message from Terry Matthews of Marlin Sportscars:-

    For Sale Marlin Sports Cars
    To my wonderful loyal customers
    After considerable...
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