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

    Ah, life moves on. Sadly the days of payment in fags has long gone. The cold weather has stopped me even starting on my DOList, however have sourced all the extra component I need to complete my...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Shiny end is the sliding section3
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    It's time to drape ourselves in tinsel and collectively over indulge......

    Last update for 2020:

    The stainless steel tank arrived and it fits like a glove.

    Just waiting for the temperature...
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    Re: Tom Frame please contact me

    Hi Tom,

    I've got:
    - a complete Marina pedal box with the shortened clutch pedal and master clutch and brake cylinders
    - Heater box from Marlin with fan and used the Marina heater matrix

    I'm...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    As you said "connecting to a fixed to chassis rear diff"
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Finally!

    New custom propshaft is ready. Now to install, make up drive tunnel and floorboards and make new gearbox support bracket which will hang from the drive tunnel. Then run brake line to...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......Engine & Gearbox IN!

    Took all pedals and brackets from the MX5 and made them fit in the Marlin bulkhead. Had to use a 4mm thick steel plate to fill in the hole left from the Marina pedal box and pad the clutch pedal out...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray...... ally vs steel fuel tank

    OK, with all the talk of the Ethanol being added to UK unleaded petrol, any advice on if it is a good idea to have a custom ally tank or go for a steel one instead?
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    1. No decision on the fuel tank vs swirl pot as yet. Have to find a local(ish) tank fabrication company to discuss my options for a tank with a sump for the submerged MX5 fuel pump, so that the swirl...
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    Re: Roadster spares

    Due to space limitations when fitting the 1.6 MX5 engine, have had to delete the servvo from the MX5 Master Brake cylinder which I am using to drive the brakes on my SWB MK11 Marlin Roadster (doner...
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    Re: Roadster spares

    Are the "New unused set of 'Greenstuff' brake pads" for the front disk brakes?
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    Marina 1800 cc Pedal Box

    Have a complete cast aluminium Marina 1.8 Pedal box wih all pedals and and clutch and brake master cylinders and working brake light switch and wiring.

    Clutch pedal was shortened to allow it to...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......Engine & Gearbox IN!

    Hi Andy.

    Reused the three pedals from the MX5, but had to delete the servo, as space is tight. Covered the cutout left from the Marina pedal box with 4mm steel plate and drilled to take an adapter...
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    The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......Engine & Gearbox IN!

    OK, Engine and gearbox now bolted into the engine bay, need to fabricate the gearbox mount to replace the Marina one made by Paul Moorhouse.

    Was told by a Propshaft company that I need a custom...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between/benefits of UJs over Constant Velocity joints?:confused:
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    Re: Mazda MX5 Engine & Gearbox

    I am in the middle of fitting the 1.6 MX5 NA engine, gearbox and all relevant/necessary electrics. Have made up an altered steering shaft with two additional UJs and a captive bearing to route round...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    OK, you asked for em....

    Adapted original T piece from Marlin supplied steering shaft to 1st additional UJ, and short extension to 2nd additional UJ to support bearing

    11517

    2nd UJ to the...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    UPDATE: Steering column re route now sorted ("L" shaped rather than straight through). Two extra UJs, a support bearing on a "pillow mount" bolted to the driver side engine bay panel, extra 450mm...
  19. Re: Parts Availabilty - Marina based roadster

    Hi Martin,
    I'm doing same, but using Mx5 engine, gearbox and electrics.
    Get in touch via davidmccomie@btinternet.com
    Be great to compare notes
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Hi Jon,

    Current intention was a custom fuel tank to replicate the MX5 one, with existing MX5 components. Have already refurbished the current fuel pump and combined sender unit. Was also thinking...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Thanks Jon,

    I had seen the UT clip before. Was just positioning it for the length the prop shaft, think it is about right for where I want the gearshift to be, and with enough clearance between...
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    Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray......

    Hi fellow Marlinetts :D,

    And thanks to all who have sourced items for me, or offered advice, so far. [Need ideas for a front grill, the standard "kit" never made it back.]

    Anyway it's been a...
  23. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Need ideas for a new fuel tank. What have others used?

    Rs,

    :David - Spring 2018
  24. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Weight of MX5 1600 cc engine including flywheel, exhaust, alternator, clutch, intake manifold, starter and gearbox - 360 Lbs.

    No luck for same for Marina engine so far (lots of data sprayed across...
  25. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Thanks Martin,

    Got the UPS tracking number. Will let you know when the hinged bonet arrives.

    Rs,

    :David.
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