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    Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice

    A long time ago in a place not far away (my drive) I built a Spartan Treka. I did invent a VIN for it, CAC-01 (my initials plus a number) My wife wasn't happy when she realised the last in the...
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice

    I don't think so, see https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/vehicle-identification-number
    BTW the chassis number has to be stamped on the car and the IVA manual defines how and where (I know...
  3. Thread: Engines

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    Re: Engines

    Having replaced a DOHC 2.0l on carbs with a Zetec engine I would say that moving a swirl pot and exhaust system are not the major issues.
    This thread details everything I did...
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    Re: Marlin Cabrio - hood seal

    Dunno-but if you find out please share!
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    Re: Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    I'm willing to be shot down in flames but: ignoring XR4is as far as I know the internals of the Serria diff are good for at least 250bhp regardless of the donor vehicle and diff ratio..
    The...
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    Re: Cabrio rear bearing noise?

    I used to get wha wha wha noise when being chased by Mr.Plod :eek:
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    Re: LED rear lights

    Checked the visibilty angles using a protractor. Both indicator and tail can be seen at 80deg from the centreline.
    Steve: The regs made a bit of "light" reading.
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    Re: LED rear lights

    It went through IVA with the lights that way round, as in my first photo. :confused:

    The recessed hole is symetrical so I only need to remove the lights and rotate them 180 degrees.
    But the...
  9. Re: Raceline water rail, Zetec engine and overheating.

    Yes its all sorted, the hole did the trick.
    The raceline water rail is machined so that is is nearly impossible to put the stat in the wrong way round.
  10. Raceline water rail, Zetec engine and overheating.

    My experiment to determine if the fan was coming on when the engine was getting hot was documented in another thread Got-puzzled continued with the engine getting hotter.
    I have a Zetec engine with...
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    Re: LED rear lights

    Yes, sealed units, if they break the only solutions is complete replacement. But LEDS seem very reliable.
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    LED rear lights

    Having seen the LED rear lights post https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?8025-LED-Rear-Lights and never being happy with the gastly rubberlite ones on my cabrio
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    I decided it...
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    Re: Roadster with Holbay Hunter engine

    That gave me butterflies, the ebay advert offers "3 to 36 Moths Warranty Available with all our cars."
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    Re: LED Rear Lights

    I've just brought them. When fitted I'll add some pictures and information.
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    Re: Speedometer Access

    Sorry, can't help directly. I've got a plain ally dash covered in black leathercloth. There is a dash capping which on my car is screwed at either end, the screw heads aren't visible unless the door...
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    Re: Got puzzled

    Can't remeber exactly how I did it but I used a combination of diodes to control the reversing lamp so that it would only come on when the ignition and lights were on. Initial attempt meant that if...
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    Re: Got puzzled

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've got an infra-red temperature ray gun gadget which I tried out after the LED attempt, It showed the temperature of the water rail as somewhere between 70C and 90C...
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    Got puzzled

    For some reason the temperature gauge on the Marlin has started to show a slightly higher reading over the last couple of months. Whereas it used to be rock steady on 80C it seems to have crept up to...
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Sorry, just down the road but I'm helping at a (running) race.
    Chris
  20. Re: Do you drive the Ford i4 8 valve DOHC engine?

    First of all- damn, I had one of these engines with destroyed internals, could have made a fortune :)
    Second, if you are looking for a cam cover these engines were also fitted to some Transits and...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    I'll have to second Peters comment. Superflex on my cabrio and no issues under heavy braking either.
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    Re: Engine problems - help!

    Fuel generally leaks past the diaphram if it is perished and then gets squirted out of the ventilation holes in the pump leading to a very strong smell of petrol.
  23. Re: Using an engine stand...advice please.

    Having done a cylinder head twice on the DOHC engine although with the radiator removed there is a reasonable amount of space to work at the front of the engine it is quite uncomfortable trying to...
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    Re: Does my Marlin have a sense of humour?

    My pump is so noisy that you can hear it running when the engine is cranking over.
    But today the car started first time...
    I've a theory that it doesn't like going out when it is sub-zero
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    Re: Does my Marlin have a sense of humour?

    That thought did cross my mind, it has been about 0 first thing and has warmed up to about 2 when I have had my second attempt. I'll try the extra earth tomorrow and then if that fails email Omex,...
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