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    It's a time issue

    Sadly I have decided to sell my Marlin due to simply not having the time to use it, I took it for a very enjoyable 40 mile ramble over the hills yesterday but don't know when I will next use it, it's...
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    Too nice a day not to

    Too nice a day not to get the old Marlin out, she's sat in the garage since I fitted the new wheels, so off round the corner for 20 quid's worth of petrol, and away we went from Coedpoeth up to the...
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    I really did ask for it.

    Well this is what happens when one does not do their home work, I saw a nice Marlin on this here club forum and it was sporting a set of Cobra super slot alloys,and very nice they looked too, so I...
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    Re: Wheel stud spacing

    Hi, mine are 3 3/4 inch and 3/8 UNC studs = 1800 Marina hubs, I've just replaced the studs with 7/16 UNF so I can fit my new alloys.
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    Re: Last run in the Marlin for this year, maybe ?

    Hi, yes, it's lovely up there especially on a nice Sunny day, and the road down to Worlds end has had a new tarmac top coat, however there are a lot of Kamakazi cyclists belting down the hills,...
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    Re: Last run in the Marlin for this year, maybe ?

    Hi, that's a nice run and a nice area of the country too, I've not wandered down that way for a few years.
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    Last run in the Marlin for this year, maybe ?

    Good evening all,
    It's been a grand day weather wise for the end of October and after a few jobs on the van ( Drawer knobs and a few broken brackets replaced ) I decided to put the wheels back on...
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    One of those days

    Oh yes, it's been one of those days, I took a nice early Dog walk, then back home for a cup of Tea, I then woke the Marlin up, she thinks she has started her winter hibernation, I gave her a good...
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    A hour in the garage

    Once I got home from work and had an hour in the "recovery position " on the settee, I then had an hour in the garage buffing up the various paint repairs I had carried out on the old motor,...
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    Re: Update on my Marlin activities

    Hello, and yes, we had a few discussions about my old motor, now TAX and MOT free. I often needed third party help to get the photos up on the Marlin site as there were odd issues between my PC and...
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    Re: Update on my Marlin activities

    Good afternoon, My garage is now somewhat tidier and useable, My airbrush practice went well, it's great for those small areas of rust or damage, scratches too. I use a number of paint spray guns,...
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    Update on my Marlin activities

    Hello all,
    I've managed to find my way back to the club via help from others, my absence was not intended but caused by password issues and little time to do much about it, I'd not realised I'd...
  13. Thread: Car prices

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    Car prices

    I noticed an article on the front of a recent Kit car magazine that stated that some kit cars are better than money in the bank, and the car on centre spot was a Marlin ( Roadster I believe ) I...
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    Re: I should have know better.

    Hi Gareth, as far as I can see the electronic distributor seems a very good idea, the old motors do start better and are possibly more reliable to a point, but as you say, once these systems fail...
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    Re: I should have know better.

    Hi David, yes I've checked the timing several times and set it at different RPM, with some interesting results, almost every setting sounds great in the garage but it's a different story out on the...
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    I should have know better.

    I know not to venture far over the bank holidays but it had to be done, I'm not too happy with the way the old 1800 MG engine accelerates from mid range or the way it runs at high revs, but she plods...
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    Re: body filler

    I had problems in the same area while respraying my car last year, I had to remove all the paint in the area and rub it down then gave it a few coats of primer, undercoat etc, it was fine, but I must...
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    Re: historic tax class

    That's why my Marlin is fairly much the same car it was as built bar an MG gearbox, I like the tax free idea but more poke would be better, maybe I ought to invest in a sportster ?
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    Re: historic tax class

    Hi Steve, what you say is in line with my thinking on the subject, I often wondered how I would fare should I be involved in an accident and the Marlin was inspected and found not to be as...
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    Re: historic tax class

    As far as I'm aware the Marlin must have been built from a % of parts from the original car, and that car must be registered before the present rolling 40 year rule, I did have a % list posted to me...
  21. Re: PROJECT - Marlin Kit Car Fiat Twin Cam Engine Spares Or Repairs

    I bet that ran well in it's day, I wish I had the room to house it, I could do with a little project ! lol.
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    Re: More tinkering than driving.

    I do look out for one of the Austin 1800 heads, I should think they are very rare these days.
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    Re: More tinkering than driving.

    Thanks for the replies, the cross flow head idea would cost 700 for the head alone and as Steve said a lot of other gear would need to be sorted, as for the other suggestions, the Distributor is a...
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    Re: More tinkering than driving.

    Thanks for the reply Steve, I did give them a wriggle but could not detect movement, I'm tending to think that it may be the volume of much in this engine coating everything, when I bought the engine...
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    More tinkering than driving.

    I never seem to get much time for anything other than short drives of 10 - 30 mile, but plenty of time to tinker with the old Marlin, anyhow I had noticed a very loud tappet but could not drum up the...
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