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  1. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Hi Patrick, no problem. Offer is still there if you need it.
    Don't forget to temper the silver steel after heat treatment to add some toughness back in.
    When quenching in oil, make sure you dip the...
  2. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Hello Patrick,
    I believe that silver steel is relatively soft in the as supplied condition (circa 270HB/27HRC). It will harden up with heat-treatment but I assume you won't be doing this.
    I could...
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    Re: rebuild / modification of my 5EXI to GTR

    Good work. Really getting that car sorted.
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    Re: New Member with Exi

    Welcome aboard Harry, from a fellow 5exi owner.:)
  5. Thread: Stoneleigh

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    Re: Stoneleigh

    Thanks guys as I'll be able to find my way now! Re: site plans.

    Will it be all that bad in reality? Yes, a 40%ish reduction in ground but there's no trees to drop seeds into the car (unlike last...
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    Re: How to build a kitcar on the cheap...

    Impressive, the guy's got skills!
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    Re: 5exi getting some TLC

    Cutting a suspension spring. Not exactly part of the build (rather a bodge) but keeps me going until I get around to renewing all four corners...
    Right after a drive and checking over the car, I...
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    Re: Out for a stroll.

    You are of course, correct. It was a bit of laziness mixed in with the temperature being cool. I'll man up next time :cool:
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    Out for a stroll.

    Sun out = car out.
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    Re: Marlin 5exi sloppy gear change

    You're welcome. Hope it works out for you!.
    Just note that it wasn't an overnight thing for me, indeed, quite a lot of work was involved but don't let that put you off.
    Keep us posted on your...
  11. Thread: 5exi on eBay.

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    Re: 5exi on eBay.

    I know the previous owner and this car was sold in March this year.
    New owner has not kept it for long...
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    Re: Marlin 5exi sloppy gear change

    PS. Covered this in the build/rebuild diaries section as well.
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    Re: Marlin 5exi sloppy gear change

    Hi, wrote an article for the Pitstop magazine, Issue 198 March/April 2017. You can download this off the MOC site in the members only section.
    Had very similar symptoms which I resolved.
    Have a...
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    Re: ..well the last 3 weeks really

    Both of you on a late night drive. Great stuff and also good news.
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    Re: ..well the last 3 weeks really

    Such a lovely and clean 5exi you have there Rich. Especially considering how old she's getting...
    Glad to see you have cracked on and come back from your engine malfunction.
    Good work.
    Leon
  16. Thread: Weather Gear

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    Re: Weather Gear

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  17. Berli & a 5exi at the Sheffield Hot Rod show.

    Popped to the hot rod show which was literally around the corner from where I live.
    Imagine my surprise to see another Marlin there! Nice to meet you Burgoyne69.
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    Re: 5exi getting some TLC

    Fitted a Rover 25 (99-05) driveshaft. It's 645mm long Vs the 620mm long one that is meant for the original donor mechanicals fitted.
    Braved a longer journey today to build up the confidence since...
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    Re: 5exi getting some TLC

    Thanks. If I can't find a longer off the shelf option, a modified/made to measure driveshaft will probably be the route I'll be forced down.
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    Re: 5exi getting some TLC

    I forgot to mention that I changed the suspension geometry and made a new gearbox mount to alleviate the driveshaft angles but to no avail.
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    Re: 5exi getting some TLC

    I just about got to and from Stoneleigh (approx 200 miles) and the driveshaft failed.
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    So I've (bodged), I mean bridged the hole 998299839984but the replacement driveshaft is too...
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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    Thanks for the offer DC but I think one of the other 5exi owners started to identify 'Where and Who'. I may know who it is and I'll ask them first how far they got with it...
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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    Hi, just randomly touching on a few points raised by this thread.

    First of all, I think it would be good to have an MOC presence on Facebook if someone has the time to step up and do it but I also...
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    Re: 5exi getting some TLC

    With Stoneleigh fast approaching, I'm cutting it fine. Got an update from the paint sprayer 1st May;
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    He tells me today that it's not far off ready and sends me this sneaky peak (doesn't want...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 18 who's going...

    Hi Rich, yeah it'll still be red. Paint sprayer just messaged me that it's been painted today but the black highlights and the racing stripes will have to be done another time. I'm picking it up...
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