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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    Another update.

    New leads fitted (two of the originals were knackered according to my multimeter so maybe its been down on cylinders for a while), and bought a new coil but spark issues continue. ...
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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    So this is overdue a bit of an update.

    Prior to the run in September I changed jets for idles, mains, accelerator pumps and air correctors. The car seemed to run much better with less spitting...
  3. Re: Not the 10000ft run - Ingleton Tourist Information Carpark 11:00 21st September

    Excellent run in amazing weather through stunning scenery today, four Marlins turned out, two Sportsters, a Berlinetta and a Cabrio along with nine other assorted kits, specials, classics. We had to...
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    Re: Selling my SWB Roadster

    This has now sold - its going back to the trials community, and will hopefully appear on the Exeter next year.
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    Re: Sportster electronic ignition

    A bit of an update.

    GEMS replied that they'd never heard of the unit, but when I rang Lumenition I spoke to someone who seemed very familiar with this particular installation. He reckoned that a...
  6. Not the 10000ft run - Ingleton Tourist Information Carpark 11:00 21st September

    A bit short notice I know, but there is an informal circular run scheduled tomorrow starting at Ingelton and going out to Tan Hill Inn via Hawes, Buttertubs Pass and returning via Kirkby Stephen and...
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    Sportster electronic ignition

    Hello,

    I'm slowly learning about my "new to me" Sportster and I'm wondering if anyone else has a "Lumenition in association with GEMS" electronic ignition setup on a BMW 6 cylinder running triple...
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    Re: Sportster for sale

    I’m not sure it was a demo, I don’t think it’s the car in the brochure snip. But it was built by Marlin as their the first registered owners. The second owner was a Lord! Will try and add more...
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    Re: Sportster for sale

    Just to conclude this thread I bought this via an ad the vendor had on Gumtree. I caught a train to Aberystwyth with my 10 year old daughter carrying her booster seat and we drove it back to...
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    Selling my SWB Roadster

    Due to the completely unplanned purchase of a BMW Sportster - an unexpected opportunity not to be missed - I'm reluctantly selling my SWB Roadster which was modified for trials by Fourtune...
  11. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    I’ Interested, I’ve sent you a PM
  12. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    As the poster of this thread I haven't intended to make any negative comments about anything and if any comments I have made have given offence I apologise unreservedly.

    For the record, I'm...
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    Marina B series camshaft swap

    I've tried the forum search function and can't find an answer so I'll try a post.

    Apparently it was possible on the original Marina to swap the camshaft without taking the engine out of the car. ...
  14. Re: New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    Thank you, I had tried the Wayback Machine but I'm conscious I that it wouldn't be fair to infringe on anything the original poster may consider to be his intellectual property without his...
  15. New thread on Marina to Ford Type 9 gearboxes

    As the previous thread has been closed I thought I'd start another thread for anyone who is interested in this topic. I had contacted the original thread owner if drawings of his conversion, as I'm...
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Regarding "how do all the 7's cope" my last daft car was a least loved Caterham (not least loved by me, but least loved by marque officionados. Least loved meant cheapest for sale in the UK when I...
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    Marina B series heater take off

    Whilst finally getting around to fitting the heater, I've discovered the right angled heater take off from the cylinder head has corroded to the point of being wafer thin and has actually pin-holed...
  18. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Bending rather than breaking is precisely why I wouldn't try and home harden this part. If you want something a bit stronger maybe try something like EN16 or EN24
  19. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    I'm not sure any kind of hardening is a good idea for a suspension component that is obviously undergoing some bending stresses. Increased toughness maybe, but hardening probably not. The chap who...
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    May be up for a Sportster

    I'm greatly enjoying my return to Marlin's with the Roadster, but this website and forum have reminded me that when I was building my Cabrio my Dad and myself both commented on what a great car it...
  21. Marlin Sportster chassis kit back on ebay

    I think this starter kit plus potential BMW donor has been advertised at least once before at this time of year.

    If I didn't have a partner, a 9 year old, a 5 year old, a dog, a full garage and...
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    Re: Wind deflectors or side screens

    Thanks for all the comments. I eventually plumped for wind deflectors and bought a 1000mm x 500mm x 6mm piece of polycarbonate. After some Cardboard Aided Design I ended up with this. They fill...
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    Re: Wind deflectors or side screens

    Thanks for all the replies so far and the examples of everyone's ingenuity (or should that be enginuity?). I'm still undecided but I'm drawn to the idea of bigger wind deflectors to try and keep the...
  24. Re: I went for my first long drive to the Tan Hill Inn via Ribblehead

    I have to admit I'd ordered a T7design heater early this week before the drive and I unpacked it today. The first image shows the rough size and the second image shows that it looks like it should...
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    Wind deflectors or side screens

    As per the thread in "What did you do with your Marlin today" I want to canvas opinions on wind deflectors V rigid side screens. My Roadster has some wind deflectors, but they are relatively small,...
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