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  1. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    As the poster of this thread I haven't intended to make any negative comments about anything and if any comments I have made have given offence I apologise unreservedly.

    For the record, I'm...
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    Marina B series camshaft swap

    I've tried the forum search function and can't find an answer so I'll try a post.

    Apparently it was possible on the original Marina to swap the camshaft without taking the engine out of the car. ...
  3. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    Thank you, I had tried the Wayback Machine but I'm conscious I that it wouldn't be fair to infringe on anything the original poster may consider to be his intellectual property without his...
  4. New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    As the previous thread has been closed I thought I'd start another thread for anyone who is interested in this topic. I had contacted the original thread owner if drawings of his conversion, as I'm...
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Regarding "how do all the 7's cope" my last daft car was a least loved Caterham (not least loved by me, but least loved by marque officionados. Least loved meant cheapest for sale in the UK when I...
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    Marina B series heater take off

    Whilst finally getting around to fitting the heater, I've discovered the right angled heater take off from the cylinder head has corroded to the point of being wafer thin and has actually pin-holed...
  7. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Bending rather than breaking is precisely why I wouldn't try and home harden this part. If you want something a bit stronger maybe try something like EN16 or EN24
  8. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    I'm not sure any kind of hardening is a good idea for a suspension component that is obviously undergoing some bending stresses. Increased toughness maybe, but hardening probably not. The chap who...
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    May be up for a Sportster

    I'm greatly enjoying my return to Marlin's with the Roadster, but this website and forum have reminded me that when I was building my Cabrio my Dad and myself both commented on what a great car it...
  10. Marlin Sportster chassis kit back on ebay

    I think this starter kit plus potential BMW donor has been advertised at least once before at this time of year.

    If I didn't have a partner, a 9 year old, a 5 year old, a dog, a full garage and...
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    Re: Wind deflectors or side screens

    Thanks for all the comments. I eventually plumped for wind deflectors and bought a 1000mm x 500mm x 6mm piece of polycarbonate. After some Cardboard Aided Design I ended up with this. They fill...
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    Re: Wind deflectors or side screens

    Thanks for all the replies so far and the examples of everyone's ingenuity (or should that be enginuity?). I'm still undecided but I'm drawn to the idea of bigger wind deflectors to try and keep the...
  13. Re: I went for my first long drive to the Tan Hill Inn via Ribblehead

    I have to admit I'd ordered a T7design heater early this week before the drive and I unpacked it today. The first image shows the rough size and the second image shows that it looks like it should...
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    Wind deflectors or side screens

    As per the thread in "What did you do with your Marlin today" I want to canvas opinions on wind deflectors V rigid side screens. My Roadster has some wind deflectors, but they are relatively small,...
  15. I went for my first long drive to the Tan Hill Inn via Ribblehead

    I had some holiday to use before year end, so I took the Roadster I've recently bought for a run from my home in Burnley up to the Tan Hill Inn and back via Clitheroe, Slaidburn, Bentham, Hawes,...
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    I've just contacted the Fellside club to see what's involved in entering. If I do compete in this or any other trial I'll try and do a write up of what's involved from a novice perspective.
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    The trial is off unfortunately - the farmer who owns the site says its too wet
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    Its 35psi, I've copied the following from the Regs

    Tyre Pressures for all classes 1Ė6 cars will be 25PSI / class 7 will be 35psi

    I'd agree 35psi is high for road use on a lightweight car like...
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    Thank you, thats useful to know. I was planning on filling the toolbox with useful stuff, but I'll bear your comments in mind. I don't think I've come across Mentor before, from a bit of googling...
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    Thanks. The car was trials prepared by Fourtune engineering for its previous owner. It has a x2 spare wheel carrier plus toolbox, raised ride height, ally sump guard, etc.. Its done a few trials...
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    Iím hoping to do my first trial with the Ilkley and District Motor Club next Sunday, two weeks after buying my Roadster. Itís supposed to be a good beginners event.
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    Re: Thinking of a Roadster

    To complete this thread, I've completed the purchase of Q741LPP today. It is in the web site photo archive, on page 10 of 18, showing Tony Fall leaning against the car before the start of a trial. ...
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    Re: Thinking of a Roadster

    Couple more questions. As potentially trialing it is a motivator for looking at a Roadster, I've been lucky to find a fairly local Marina 1800TC powered car that has been trialed previously, and has...
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    Re: Thinking of a Roadster

    Not that simple... She loved the Cabrio, but doesn't like the Caterham!. The two girls like the Caterham, but they've also liked the Blackjack Avion, MR2 Roadster and MX-5 - I have a bit of a car...
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    Re: Marina LWB Roadster 1.8

    Hello, Is this still for sale?
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