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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Hi David
    No physical progress so far. Have been at the planning stage for a few years.......:).
    Too many distractions in life at the moment. I did not even put the car on the road this year due to...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Hi David,
    I am sure it is just the angle of the picture or perhaps the engine is not in its final position, but it looks like you have quite an angle acting on the prop uj's.
    Have you had to offset...
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    Re: New (old) member

    Hi Robin
    Quick search of Facebook only brings this one up so assume the same car as in post above.
    It is registered on a Q plate so assume correctly.
    Sounds like the engine is a corker (if it is...
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    Re: Smiths gauges and aftermarket ecu

    Hi Kieran
    Just in case you have not come across this and for completeness of this thread for any other members that might be considering an ST170 engine swap, you should read in full all the...
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    Re: Smiths gauges and aftermarket ecu

    Hi Kieran

    Looking back at the original engine installation pictures from eBay you can see the 3 different temperature senders that are fitted. This corresponds to your wiring diagram as previously...
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    Re: Smiths gauges and aftermarket ecu

    According to your wiring diagram the only wire from the ECU to the instruments is feed (yellow) for the tacho. There appears to be 2 temp sensors on the diagram. Not surprising. Chances of have a...
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    Re: Cabrio engine choice

    Have you considered the BMW route?
    Lots of Sportsters and a few Cabrio's have the straight six engine fitted.
    Loads of info on here about the process. Would cost less than the Jag option for sure...
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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    Hi
    I know this is going to sound daft but have you checked the earth strap. Many an ignition issue has been cured by fitting a big fat earth lead directly from the engine to the battery negative....
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    ITV - Inspecciòn Tècnica de Vehiculos
    Spanish MOT test. Steve lives in Spain now so we sometimes get the spanish equivalent in his posts :)
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    Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice

    Bit of a long shot but..........
    JMP 38K comes up as a 1972 Alfa Romeo.
    As the advert states it has an Alfa engine then this would make sense, just incorrectly registered.
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  11. Thread: Coil overs

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    Re: Coil overs

    Hi Nigel

    I think you have the angle of the shock absorber wrong. I believe it should be 70 degrees not 40!? From the instructions on the website you have used it says "find the angle of the...
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    Re: Side Screens for a Roadster

    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?7874-Wind-deflectors-or-side-screens
  13. Re: Triangular plastic/Nylon steering column sleeving?

    Kit Spares do them
    https://ebay.us/kvvM95

    They might have some at Stoneleigh if you are going.
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    Re: The hunt continues. ..

    Have you seen this one on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/773978356316656/
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    Marlin - SELLING UP!!

    Looks like Terry has decided to sell Marlin Engineering.
    http://www.totalkitcar.com/2019/03/14/iconic-kitcar-business-for-sale/
    This is a sad day........:(
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    Re: Wheel stud spacing

    The PCD for the standard marina saloon and the lightweight vans was 3.75" or 95.25".
    The PCD for the heavyweight van is 5.5" or 114.3mm. This is the same as the MGB GT / Roadster which is the wheels...
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    Re: Propshaft for gearbox swap

    If you are in the south west then contact these guys in Bristol. They have done a couple for me over the years. They did the original roadster prop when I built with 1300 engine back in 1986 then...
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    Re: Mk2 Roadster with O series

    This car has been for sale on Facebook for about 1 year and has not sold. When it first went on I contacted him and he wanted £3500 ono. Lets just say he was not favourable to my honest opinion on...
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    Re: Mk2 Roadster with O series

    How much is he asking for it?
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    Re: YKC built roadster for sale

    Used to belong to Ian (Emily) who was an active forum member.
    http://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?5685-Marlin-Roadster-For-Sale-(1979)&highlight=emily
    Jon
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    Re: Project on eBay - early model, no doors

    Depends on your perception of value. This specific car was recently sold on eBay for £870. The buyer has literally just screwed the number plates to the car and possibly given it a wash and then put...
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    Re: Marlin Roadster - Project on Facebook

    Well at least the price is going in the right direction. This was first posted nearly a year ago now and when I enquired on the price he told me he wanted £3500 for it. I tried to explain to him at...
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    Re: Fiat engine rough running..

    Hi Tony
    If I understand correctly then you have both an oil pressure warning light on and a mechanical pressure gauge reading zero pressure. In my experience, to have both systems showing the same...
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    Re: Fiat Engine Carb upgrade

    Hi Tony
    Firstly, there is no carb supplier in the world that will guarantee that the product is perfect out of the box. There are just too many variables such as exhaust system, air filter, engine...
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    Another Project - 5-exi

    https://ebay.us/XOXu4o

    Looks like a great opportunity for someone.

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