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    Re: Ital 1.3 cylinder head

    :-) thank god for edit :-)
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    Re: Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    Hi Robin, if it is just the pinion oil seal you need to replace then the axle and diff shouldn’t need dismantling.
    I used some strong flat bar with two holes drilled to match the prop shaft bolt...
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    Re: Roadster for sale East Kilbride

    Values are on the up. £2160 for a project car with 4 days to go on the auction.
  4. Thread: Roadster roof

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    Re: Roadster roof

    Don’t I know it :-) my welding isn’t great but when I do get a neat weld that I can be proud of I do exactly the same 5 minutes later and a bit of a mess.
    Looks good with a bit of grinding though. ...
  5. Thread: Roadster roof

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    Re: Roadster roof

    There has been quite a few posts about soft tops and some that have found a company to make one.
    Search on here or in the true spirit of kit car ownership make one yourself, many have successfully.
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    Re: Roadster Fibreglass wanted.

    Hi Tom,
    Now and again they do pop up on eBay so as you already have a huge amount of work to do I would just make a start and keep an eye on eBay.
    I do have a pair of SWB doors, I can trace a...
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    Re: Roadster Fibreglass wanted.

    My spare nose went to another fellow marliner a couple of years ago and the wiper trim went all the way to Duncan in Zew Zealand.
    I don’t have a spare dash scuttle.
    Cheers, Martin.
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    Re: Roadster Fibreglass wanted.

    Hi Tom, I have replied to your PM and as we can’t attach photos to a PM here it is.
    It does need a rub down and respray but it is in one piece. Yours for free if and when you can arrange...
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    Re: Roadster Fibreglass wanted.

    Hi Tom,
    I have a spare rear body tub for the mk2 Marina based roadster with the recess for a spare wheel.
    Cheers, Martin.
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    Re: At last wing piping

    Looking good. Where did you get the stainless steel light bar?
    I too have two of these, a pitted chrome one and a painted one.
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    Re: New Marlin Cabrio

    You may be on to something with the cam belt being a tooth out.
    Over a year ago my daughters Kia just would not pull under acceleration, it started and ticked over perfectly. The problem turned out...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    I agree that speeding up the water pump shouldn’t cause extra stresses on it but wouldn’t that speed up the water flow through the radiator and therefore not cooling it enough before it enters the...
  13. Re: LWB refurbishment - based on marina 1.7 O series

    Hi Mikeyp,
    Take the spark plugs out and squirt a bit of diesel in the bores then leave to soak for a day or so then try turning over by hand with the plugs still removed. Sorry if you have already...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    Hi James,
    I take it that your electric fan is blowing air through the radiator from the outside and not sucking hot air through from the engine bay.
    I could have easily made that mistake when...
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    Re: Marlin body on Gumtree Plymouth

    Reply from the owner and original builder Tim.

    Yes it’s available and yes it was based on the marina back axle. I built the car almost 38 years ago. The Cosmic alloys came from Marlin as extras...
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    Re: Marlin body on Gumtree Plymouth

    I have asked the owner a few questions including the V5c and kit number, I will let you know if I get a reply.
    Cheers, Martin.
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    Re: Original Marlin wing piping

    Great thanks Adrian
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    Re: Marlin body on Gumtree Plymouth

    Only problem with this for me is my OCD about the number plate. As explained in a previous post about a Marina pickup with ‘V’ in the registration.
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    Re: Marlin body on Gumtree Plymouth

    With those wheels too.
    Looks like SWB, what is the overall length of that, just wondering if it would fit in my van.
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    Re: Original Marlin wing piping

    Hi Adrian,
    I will bagsie them please, my piping has a lot of overspray from the original build.
    I will pm you.
    Cheers, Martin
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    Re: General Wiring Information, please

    I bought my loom for my Roadster from Premier Wiring Solutions a year or so ago.
    Their email and contact is Alan Boxshall
    sales@premierwiring.co.uk
    I also have a phone number for their help line...
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    Re: Not knowing as much as I wish

    Hi Rich, welcome to the club.
    You will find plenty of advice on here so just ask.
    If you start a single thread on your project then add to it each time would be easier for everyone to keep track....
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    GT6 Marlin on ebay

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324216077932

    MOT & Tax exempt on an age related plate.
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    Re: Pattern for Mk 1 Roadster Hood and Screens

    Looking great Barry.
    Fits well and I see the top and back are one piece with the sides sewn in.
    Different to the original roof but it works very well.
    Cheers, Martin.
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    Re: Mazda MX5 Engine & Gearbox

    That’s interesting, I work for a local minerals company in the labs and one of my responsibilities since 2003 has been implementation and support for a LIMS system throughout Europe. Technology now...
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