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    Re: Haynes Publishing and the increase of Vehicle electronics

    I agree that modern electronics have vastly improved life, so many advances have helped medicine etc., not always obvious to us. My concern, is the idea that simply “Because we can - We should”, I’m...
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    Re: Exhaust System Rubber mount

    Thanks Steve, what an interesting collection of handy items!
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    Re: Whatever happened to J C sportscars?

    Using Windoze-10 (more-or-less standard), running Firefox as browser and checking the Forum 'Default Style' display option on a Lap-Top, Steve's text appears quite normal to me?

    Here are a couple...
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    Re: Out and about with the Marlin Roadster

    Well said !
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    Re: Anyone for a slice of Marlin Cake ?

    Wow ! Happy Birthday, very impressed with the cake, but how do we get a slice? - (Enjoy, it's only once a year after all)!
  6. Re: Marlin Roadster (Marina Based) Steering Rack Redux

    There must be quite a few 'racks' around then, I too have one in the garage awaiting those long winter evenings for a strip down and check!

    p.s. I'm off to Auz with a bit of luggage space to...
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    Re: pinto heater

    I remember working on a Volvo Estate, that had a non-electric version of this that closed off the heater matrix by virtue of an in-cab sensor, a slider controlled the degree of heat allowed into the...
  8. Re: What I think is a roadster on Facebook with a BMW Engine

    Unfortunately you will need a FaceBook account to see that post, so for now try this screenshot:-


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    Re: A different view

    "Twice as Nice"

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    Re: Castle Combe Circuit 5th October 2019

    I've been meaning to ask, as I've been offered a place with the local Car Club, so I'm assuming this is not an 'Official' Marlin Club event then?

    (Never been, so very green behind the ears)
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Sorry Peter, another one we will miss!

    Will you be at Castle Combe Saturday Oct 5th ?
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    Running-Board strip, End-Caps?

    Has anyone encountered these end-cap fittings for the running-board strips please?

    Lost one over the weekend and it looks to have been stuck on with double-sided tape.

    Car Builder Solutions...
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    Day out at RHS Rosemoor (North Devon)

    Had a good day out at RHS Rosemoor, Vintage and Classic weekend. Lots of interest in the car.

    As we were the only Marlin, they put us in the M’s next to a Maserati.



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    Braunton Wheels on Sunday, July 27

    I see there were a couple of Marlins in Braunton over the weekend, if are you local, PM me for a chat/meet -


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    Colin Barrett
    Bideford Devon.
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    Re: Alernator charging problem.

    A ‘quick-n-dirty jury-rig’ test:- Run a loose wire from that ‘thin’ one on the alternator (disconnect the other end) via a 12-volt 6-watt bulb, (not LED) direct to the battery ‘live’ (or via...
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    Re: Marlin Cabrio - hood seal

    This is our hood, front frame:-


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    Two flat strips, with an extra one on top (underneath)? You can probably work out the dimensions.

    It seals very well in Exmoor rain!
  17. Thread: A happy arrival

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    Re: A happy arrival

    Congratulations ! :)
  18. Re: Triangular plastic/Nylon steering column sleeving?

    Thanks guys, it’s not the lower bearing it is actually the white plastic ‘sleeve/tube’ that I needed, you can see it just above the jubilee clip in the picture. There is a pair of these that slide...
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    Sunday Drive over Exmoor

    This Sunday, we met up with the local North Devon car club at our chosen charity for a bacon-n-egg breakfast bap.


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    Then a rather long drive over Exmoor (not MY fault we got lost)!
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    Re: Back from a long weekend:-

    [- Now you've got me worried, did I use the conversion for US Gallons in my fuel spread-sheet? -]

    From a full tank at the start, we did 240 miles and the next top-up was 5.22 UK Gallons (23.75...
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    Back from a long weekend:-

    Just back from a long weekend in Malvern for the RHS Three Counties Show, taking in Hereford and some National Trust properties on the journey. I got to drive nearly 500 miles in the Marlin and...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2019 pics

    I'll second that, looks like a great weekend you guys are having.
  23. Triangular plastic/Nylon steering column sleeving?

    Bit of a long-shot, has anyone had any success locating the plastic sleeving that slips over the triangular rod, lower part of the steering column Scorpio/Granada/Sierra as part of the crumple/height...
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    Re: Back behind the wheel

    Sorry to hear about the possible ‘infarction’ and Meg’s passing, but you’ve picked the right week to get back behind the wheel, enjoy !
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    Re: GT6 Based overheating

    You say the ‘thermostat’ removed by previous owner, do you mean the electric fan switch, or the actual engine thermostat?

    If the latter, then you will have big overheating problems. Coolant has...
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