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    Re: Complete Kit Car

    Good publicity for Marlins once again. Attached a picture of mine taken at Cadbury World near Bristol a few years ago parked next door to the Railton Replica fitted with a Cummins diesel engine. Mine...
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    Any details on Roadster

    A lady who used to drive her brother's Marlin Roadster Reg No: KBV 469N back in 1988, would be interested if anybody in the Club has any information about this car. Her brother was working in Germany...
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    Sticky: Re: MOC South West monthly meet

    Sorry I cannot make Sparkford as our local Kit Car Club have organised a run starting with breakfast at Shapwick at 10am and going up through to Radstock and around the country and back to Axbridge....
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    Re: Greetings from Plymouth

    As far as I can remember the front louvres looked as though they had been punched in, but the rear louvres were a plate rivetted in. David.
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    Re: Greetings from Plymouth

    My Triumph Herald based Roadster had a "Dummy Radiator Cap" fitted by Derek Giles when he built the car back in 1981. Picture hopefully attached. David.
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    Re: Wind deflectors

    I made a new set of Wind Deflectors for my Roadster out of 6mm polycarbonate, I think 4mm is too thin. I cut mine with a bandsaw and then trimmed them with a coarse, then fine file, finishing off...
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    Re: First Winter

    I put a cover over my Roadster whilst making up my mind about keeping it. I put an old sheet over the bodywork first and then put a Plastic type sheet over and tied down securely. I found on the...
  8. Re: Last run in the Marlin for this year, maybe ?

    Judy & I went via Chard and Axminster to Beer near Seaton for a Carvery at the Dolphin Pub today, really good food and service. The sun shone, fresh but with warm clothes, the heater warming feet and...
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    On my Mk1 Roadster the spare wheel was fixed by 2 long bolts fixed to the tub. The advantage with this method of fixing against the solid wheel carrier is it will accomodate different tyre widths. My...
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    Ruby Red Marlin Nr Bristol

    I was travelling towards Bristol today on the A37 and near Whitchurch about 10 vehicles in front was a Marlin. I was not close enough to read the Reg No but I think it was a Cabrio or Hunter with a...
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    Thornfalcon Show

    Thornfalcon Show, nr Taunton was last Sunday, a great day out, a Roadster and a Hunter from our local club, plus the Hunter belonging to "Happy Dave" which is for sale, a Mk2 Roadster with an Alfa...
  12. Re: Triumph based cars, how many are still around ?

    Perhaps one of the reasons there are not so many Triumph Based Marlins is that as the owners, like myself, grow older and wider, the cars are not so comfortable. My Roadster JEU559X was sold on E-bay...
  13. Re: Fuel filler pipe for mk 2 1.3 roadster

    Further pictures before and after. David
  14. Re: Fuel filler pipe for mk 2 1.3 roadster

    When I bought my Roadster back in 2010 the filler pipe was low down and when I tried to put petrol in, it leaked out as the parts were joined together with what looked like "Saniseal", used in...
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    Re: After 35 years of ownership ....

    When I had my Roadster the silencer was underneath the running board and the heat from it made the paint bubble on the running board. I overcame this by fixing a piece of stainless steel between the...
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    Re: MOT

    Sorry to hear about your MOT failure. I have booked my 1996 Hunter into Somerton Motor Co. Ltd 01458 274455 for a MOT in 2 weeks time. When I spoke about a couple of advisories last year from a Ford...
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    Re: What battery

    I have always used[ over the past 8 years the local small battery maker/shop who are always willing to check your battery whilst in the car, also alternators, starter motors etc and do a very quick...
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    Re: Is this a genuine buyer?

    I believe a slight confusion has arisen on this thread by there being posts by more than one David.
    I have been a member of the MOC for 8 years and watched a lot of the discussions from running the...
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    Re: Is this a genuine buyer?

    I have been reading this with interest just having sold my Triumph Roadster to an E-bay buyer from Germany. What section on the Member's Forum should this go as I have a few comments to make? David.
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    Sticky: Re: What have you done with your marlin today

    We met up with several of our local Kit Car Club at Weston Super Mare where there was a Classic Car Show on the grassed area near the beach. Hundreds of cars and plenty of enthusiastic members of the...
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    Re: Radiators

    My Roadster is a Mk1 made in 1980-1. The original "Parts List" from Marlin says, use a Radiator from a 105E Anglia. The builder of mine used a Radiator from a Mk3 Cortina, partly I suspect as he up...
  22. Re: Road Vehicles, improving air quality and safety-Gov.UK

    I have been following this discussion with interest. When I took my Hunter with a Ford 2.1 injection engine for MOT to a local Ford garage they tried to fail it on emissions by insisting that as it...
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    Re: Fire extinguishers

    I have always had one in my Roadster, now transferred to the Hunter, and Yes, I do check it says it has pressure, and I give it a shake every so often. David.
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    Re: Thinking cap time

    I thought years ago it was called a "Birmingham Screwdriver" !!!! Now that will open a " Can of Worms". David.
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    Re: Berlinetta or roadster wanted

    My Marlin SWB Mk1 Triumph based 1981 Roadster was on Ebay and sold, but buyer has just pulled out without seeing the car. The car has been SORNed for 18 months and would require looking at before...
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