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    Re: Fake Marlin in Auction?

    Interesting to have an exposed gearbox inside!? Anyone else tried that in a Marlin ?
  2. Thread: New member

    by IDM
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    Re: New member

    Hi Barry , Welcome , I'm not a million miles away in Dursley with a MK1 being rebuilt too , at this rate Stoneleigh 2025ish finish planned . Good luck with you project . May catch up sometime
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Great Job , no small task is it ! Really need to get on with mine . Well done
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    Re: Lands End Trial - Blue Hills Mine Photos

    Will do Peter / David , Thanks (Sunday most likely)
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    Re: Lands End Trial - Blue Hills Mine Photos

    Thanks Peter , hope to get to stoneleigh not sure if my Marlin will be a trials Marlin or a Road only ....live in Gloucestershire so see several trials in the woods around here . All the best Ian
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    Re: Lands End Trial - Blue Hills Mine Photos

    Looks Fun excellent , whens the next event one maybe able see such a gathering of Marlins ..... Still getting ideas for my rebuild .....Thanks
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    Marlin look Alike in The Automobile this March

    Of course all our Marlins are beautiful in own ways ......but I must admit to a bit of day dreaming when I picked up the March issues of http://www.theautomobile.co.uk in my local newsagent for local...
  8. Thread: Mk1 rebuild video

    by IDM
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    Re: Mk1 rebuild video

    Yes , Thats a build manual ! , Thanks Ben
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    Re: Mk1 Rebuild for Second Honeymoon!?!?

    New engine done & fitted with gearbox to chassis , .....well in principle new engine , fully rebuilt by me , all new pistons , valves, bearings, oil pump etc.
    Subcontracted out machining to...
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    Rebuild Inspiration

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    After eating it I felt too fat to work on the car anyway !! :)
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    Re: Mk1 Rebuild for Second Honeymoon!?!?

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    For the record some progress , albiet very slow , finish head off next
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    Re: Cost Estimates - Greater than the sum of parts ?

    Umm maybe a roadster owner thinking about going large then , Thanks ;) , I wonder if he/she ever did & what actual costs ended up as
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    Cost Estimates - Greater than the sum of parts ?

    I got kindly give an old Roadster sales brochure from my Son this Christmas , inside was this (interesting ) cost break down , is that a Marlin document or someones own working , just shows how the...
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    Re: Roll bar mk1 roadster

    Hi , I got bits off sales@tube-bender.co.uk and fabricated one up myself , it is not scientific just "robust" . Wanted to leave chassis intact so added lots of steel in to support bits I had made ....
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    Re: Mk1 Rebuild for Second Honeymoon!?!?

    Thanks Tony , thats plenty for me to go on for now , I will ask around & web search , I came across a place in Hereford ( maybe the ledbury one expanded Out) that also balances things too so that...
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    Re: Best place for Triumph Spitfire engine bits?

    Excellent Advice all , Many Thanks Ben,David,Dogoncrazy , starting a bit of online research tonight then back at work Monday .....business trip to South Cerney, Bridgewater soon I think :)
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    Re: Mk1 Rebuild for Second Honeymoon!?!?

    Thanks Ben , I agree with your thinking , Thanks Cameron too , I will make it bigger , about .020" on each bore ;) Ledbury sounds good , do you have any more clues & I will try & track it down ....
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    Best place for Triumph Spitfire engine bits?

    Hi All , Happy new year , Live in Gloucestershire but travel around a good 100 mile radius for work ( or online ?). Looking for a good rebore , crank grind shop & reliable supplier of 1300 spitfire...
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    Re: Mk1 Rebuild for Second Honeymoon!?!?

    7065 Down to the Crank case :-) ..... finally start re building rather than striping :o
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    Re: Diary Build: SWB Marina conversion

    Good luck that is about the stage I am that !
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    Re: Mark 1 Roadster, can you identify this fuel tank?

    Nice, mine was a hillman imp tank when stripped down 15 years ago , I think I will go sprite , looking around the web you can get some good foam filled rally type tanks , anybody experienced on ,...
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    Re: 1973 Marina Based Roadster Freshen Up

    Very nice
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    Re: Club Calendar On Sale Now!

    Just opened mine , Very good calender , Thanks , worth getting one for the "office" and one for the "home" i'd say :)
  24. Thread: New Member !

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    Re: New Member !

    Less is more! Springs to mind with seats , looks good though ,I am thinking of a higher back equivalent at some point - Seen some on a racing MG , will try& dig out pic. Well we are both 1300 cc...
  25. Thread: New Member !

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    Re: New Member !

    Nice , mines a 20 year plus rebuild break too - Just a chassis at the momment , I like your hood & seats , any chance of some close up pick some time
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