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    Re: Marlin Hunter for Sale on Autotrader

    The car has appeared on ebay: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MARLIN-HUNTER-ROADSTER-KIT-CAR-1994/324391574181
    At time of posting this £3250 on 11 bids
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    Re: Wheel Centre Caps

    Finally got round to fitting the centre caps last night.

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    I found that they fitted the hole OK but the legs were not quite long enough to grip the inside of the wheel itself.

    I...
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    Re: Smiths Fuel Gauge To Tank Sender

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    Yes, I saw that. Perhaps I will have to go that way, or just live with it.
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    Re: Smiths Fuel Gauge To Tank Sender

    I am lucky enough to have an accurate fuel guage in my Marina based Roadster.
    There is a seperate sender unit to the fuel feed unit.
    I do however, suffer from the fuel guage bouncing around wildly...
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    Re: Steering Wheel Alignment

    I checked my steering last night. With the steering straight ahead it is about half a hole out on the rack.

    Lock to lock is about 1/3rd turn out one way, so not too bad.

    I've also ordered a...
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    Re: Steering Wheel Alignment

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    Well the "bigger hammer" approach paid off.

    I also found a hole in the steering rack so can check the alignment.

    Thanks to all for the advice.
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    Re: Steering Wheel Alignment

    Thanks all for the advice. I will inspect the steering rack to see if my Marina based model has it. Makes such good sense.

    I couldn't get a puller today, but I do have a "bigger hammer". I'll...
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    Re: Steering Wheel Alignment

    Thanks all for the advice, I was trying to knock the boss off, but I'll try and get hold of some bearing pullers and give that a try.
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    Steering Wheel Alignment

    My steering wheel is slightly off centre, which has been anoying me for some time, so I decided to sort it and ordered a 34mm socket to remove the nut.

    The socket arrived to day and I duly...
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    Re: Wheel Centre Caps

    Thanks for the update Andy.

    I'll place an order (I too have a Dremel:D)
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    Re: Wheel Centre Caps

    Look forward to hearing how you get on.
    The seller couldn't be bothered to reply to me unfortunately.
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    Re: Wheel Centre Caps

    Ok. Thanks.
    I'll report if the seller responds.
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    Re: Wheel Centre Caps

    Thanks Andy,

    I have emailed the seller for the two missing dimensions.
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    Re: Wheel Centre Caps

    Hi Steve, you mis-understand.

    The badges are great, they have self-adhesive backing and are stuck onto the black plastic KN wheel centres.

    It is the original black KN wheel centres (30+ years...
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    Re: Wheel Centre Caps

    Thanks Derek, I will take a look.

    The offset is 30mm on my wheels.

    Alan
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    Wheel Centre Caps

    I have just put some blue wheel centre cap badges on this weekend. They came from eBay (search MARLIN Resin 3D Gel Badge)

    One of the front caps is a bit loose and I am keen to find a replacement....
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    Marlin Bonnet Badges £10 + £3.10p&p

    This listing is active on eBay. It is his third listing, I purchased the first set and a friend purchased the second.

    Looks like he may have a few.

    Pair of Enamel “Marlin” Union Jack bonnet...
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    Re: Marlin Badge - Hi Res Image

    Hi Paul,

    I wasn't planning on making one, I was going to get one from an online supplier.

    There are a few, if you search "Custom Spare Tire Covers" on Amazon there is one (VEELU) with a...
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    Re: Marlin Badge - Hi Res Image

    Thanks David, I have send a mail tonight
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    Marlin Badge - Hi Res Image

    Does anyone have a high resolution image of the Marlin badge please?

    I fancy a spare wheel cover for my Roadster and would like to put the logo on it.

    Something like this:11871

    Thanks
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    Marlin body on Gumtree Plymouth

    I've just spotted this red body and chassis on Gumtree, Plymouth.

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    https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/marlin-roadster-kit-1983/1380522983
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    Re: Shop around for insurance.

    £60 plus is not "loose change" to me, nor I expect to quite a few others.

    My "hobby" is a 30 year old kit car which cost a tenth of the price of a similar aged Morgan. I run it from ebay (paying...
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    Re: Shop around for insurance.

    Seems to be a common theme with insurance of all sorts.

    My first year with Adrian Flux was £145, renewal came through at £175.

    I called up a couple of other providers and ended up going with...
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    Re: Grease gun warning

    Thanks Peter, but even when I had removed the grease nipple from the prop shaft and put it in a vice I could not release the jaws.
    In fact they are still in the locked position after the nozzle has...
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    Grease gun warning

    I recently purchased a Silverline 120cc pistol type grease gun as my lever action one was a pain to use when crawling under the Roadster to grease the prop shaft (I don't have a posh workshop like...
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