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    Mk2 front upper arms

    Really appreciate if someone can remind me what the front upper suspension arms are from on the marina based roadster.

    I've got quite a bit of play in the near side wheel but doesn't seem to be...
  2. Re: First show in 15 years...Shugborough Hall

    Thanks for the comments, really appreciated. The seats were custom made by the company below (you can specify colours, materials and piping - with or without headrests). Total cost was around 600...
  3. First show in 15 years...Shugborough Hall

    What did we do with our Marlin today? Had a great day out at Shugborough Hall Car Show :-)
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    Re: Short video of run in to Tideswell

    Yep, got it in one ;-) - I do have one of those all-singing Go-Pro kits but didn't take it with us, so Gail (the wife and long standing sufferer of everything automotive) took the reigns of the...
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    Short video of run in to Tideswell

    First time trying to post a video link - short video taken today up in the Peak District approaching Tideswell outside Bakewell....
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  6. Reconditioning and refitting the Roadster hood

    Well the weather put pay to a planned day out at Capesthorne Hall show, so spent some time cleaning and refitting the hood. The roof is the original Marlin roof from 1988 and has recently had new...
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    Re: Tatton Park Classic Car Show 2015

    Looking forward to it Derek...now she's through the MOT ??
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    Well 80 mile shakedown over the last 30 hours and no major issues to report....
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    MOT Passed 1st time......time for a run out given the nice weather.......
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    Re: Tatton Park Classic Car Show 2015

    Hi Derek, my details are:marlin roadster, dhd484v, Jonathan Eades 8 Welton Avenue, Belper Derbyshire de561ud (Saturday and Sunday) camping over Saturday night
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    Last few jobs before the MOT:
    Engine oil and filter change done
    Gearbox oil checked and topped up
    Rear axle oil topped up
    Full coolant change done
    Front suspension regreased
    New stereo wired...
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    Ok back from holiday and back to it again.....new front Spanx adjustables now in hand, rear ones ordered direct from Spax.
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    Re: Roadster Parts ??

    Doors look the same, wings are correct ones although yours look to be modified for the side lights - having had the glass fibre rubbolite domes shaved off and glassed over, but yes wings are the...
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    Re: Cabrio for sale - Project

    Looks like a really good solid base to start from......as for the Roadster, well that looks like it needs a little more tlc.
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    Re: Roadster Parts ??

    I also have inner wings and some other parts for a marina based model.
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    Re: Roadster Parts ??

    Unfinished projects, eBay and free ads...or someone who might see your post. What model is yours? Swb or lwb, Marina or earlier model? I do have a brand new unfitted front pair but as they are my...
  17. Thread: Reg No

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    Re: Reg No

    You can request copies of all previous v5s using a specific from via the DVLA - this should include the Marlin and the donor vehicle ones at a cost of around 5. I have done this for other vehicles...
  18. Re: Rear Marina axle wheel brake cylinders...

    All I can confirm is that the axle on mine was from a 1.7 1980 v reg saloon, and my spare 1.7 v reg 1980 axle both have manual adjusters on...
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    Re: Soft Top Waterproofing ??

    I personally use the renovo range which includes cleaners, dyes and waterproofing solutions. Follow the instructions and results can be superb.
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    Update: underside all repainted, suspension painted, some of the new brake parts on, interior trim buts sorted, new tyres on and spare wheel cover refitted.

    Changed from 185 70 13s on 5.5js with a...
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    She's nearly there - rear brakes now done, front left to do. Had a trip out in the estate yesterday and managed to pick up a spare Marina rear axle with the correct 1.7 diff in yesterday from a 60k...
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    No dampener - new tyres going on before the MOT ??. They're just on whilst it mopes about in and out of the garage.

    Hoping to make a few shows this year, but a bit more work to do yet (rear axle...
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    More work completed.

    Rear lights wired, new rear descreet fog light fitted, headlights,side lights and front indicators wired up......new brake light switch fitted
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    Re: Time to rebuild the Marlin Roadster LWB

    Rear numberplate back on in its original position.....Mr plod can continue to whine about how the tow ball blocks one of the digits, but it was there for 13 years at least and passed 13 MOTs so...
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    2015 shows - Pitstop question

    Whilst not new to the show scene I am a virgin when it comes to Marlin OC shows...can anyone advise. In the back of the latest Pitstop magazine it lists a great spread of shows being attended by the...
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