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  1. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Need ideas for a new fuel tank. What have others used?

    Rs,

    :David - Spring 2018
  2. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Weight of MX5 1600 cc engine including flywheel, exhaust, alternator, clutch, intake manifold, starter and gearbox - 360 Lbs.

    No luck for same for Marina engine so far (lots of data sprayed across...
  3. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Thanks Martin,

    Got the UPS tracking number. Will let you know when the hinged bonet arrives.

    Rs,

    :David.
  4. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Hi Phil,

    My Marlin has no power steering, and did not seem to suffer too much, even with the small steering wheel you need to use. Was hoping to keep the Marina front suspension as installed at...
  5. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    OK class, repeat after me, all together now!

    "Ackermann steering geometry is the geometric arrangement of linkages in the steering of a car or other vehicle designed to solve the problem of wheels...
  6. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Brought across to this thread:

    [Phil.coyle] "Lambretta series 1 and 2 front disc brake alloy air scoop. Covers the hole where the Marina steering rack arms came through the bonnet sides. Choice...
  7. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    I like shiny bits (also have a Yamaha 1600cc V Twin 'Tractor', known as a 'Wildstar'). What were you suggesting I use the hydraulic lifters for?

    :David
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    LOL!!

    Was thinking of keeping the Marina steering rack, but if you are saying it will not work where it is with the MX5 engine installed, and I will need to get the Escort one, then yes am...
  9. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    Hi Jon, once I have got the pattern for the folding hoop design, you have first refusal. For the moment, I want to hold onto it just in case I need to reference them for accurate and tight fitting of...
  10. Re: MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    No problem, and thanks Phil!! :)

    See folk? Phil's suggestion is exactly the sort of advice I was expecting to see coming through on this thread.

    Rs,

    :David.
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Thanks to all for their positive responses. Have now created a new Thread in the 'Build and rebuild Diary' Area' > MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey... - should have started there in the first place.
    ...
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Thanks to all for their positive responses. Have now created a new Thread in the 'Build and rebuild Diary' Area' > MX5 Marlin for Dorian Grey... - should have started there in the first place.
    ...
  13. MX5 Marlin of Dorian Grey {any technical advice or wisdom, much appreciated}

    My car: SWB Marina based Marlin. Reg Q557 RGF, chassis number 2348. Built from scratch and on the road on 19th March 1991. Then a 'short intermission' till Feb 2014.... Long story, but working on a...
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Banter helps lighten the day, but makes it hard to find the nuggets of experience you may want to revisit. So agreeing with all and closing this thread.

    Wi?l open a new one to keep it simple and...
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    Re: Tyres for a Marlin Roadster

    Hi Fiona. Would appreciate being able to have a look/take detailed photos of your MX5 engine install. Have already bought an MOT failed (bodywork) MX5 1600 cc (pop up headlight model).

    This will...
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Get the suspension lined up with a professional laser kit. Most tyre fitting places offer this service now.
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    Re: Tyres for a Marlin Roadster

    Thanks DC.

    1st serious question. Position of the engine mounts (exact location and how attached) to ensure bonett clearance.

    My rear suspension and diff. are Marina 1.8 based.

    Engine is from...
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Love a good clue
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    Re: Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Thanks Phil.

    Now that I know it has been done, up to me to work out how. Loving the technical challanges. I had asked on another thread for,

    ? Any major challanges and solutions with:
    1....
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    Re-Imagining my Roadster with a 1.6 MX5

    Saw this on another post, dated 2011:

    ""Club member Jonathan Cox currently doing just that, and as well as the Mazda engine and box, looking at the independent rear end , and front as well"

    So...
  21. Re: has any body tried to fit a MX5 into a roadster?

    Hi Everyone, it's mid Feb 2018. I am about to get serious on my complete rebuild of my Marlin Marina 1.8cc based Roadster from rubber upwards. It was previously registered, running and passed all...
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    Re: Cycle. Wings

    Can you post pictures, and give dimensions?

    Width of wings (rear and front)
    Length from rear edge to front edge over the top of the wings (front and rear)

    Have a MK2 Marina Based Marlin, and...
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    Re: Front aluminium side panels

    Used to be a sealant called "Dum-Dum". Best equivalent I found is from Frost:

    http://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-flexible-strip-caulk-dum-dum-replacement.html

    :David
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    Sticky: Re: Marina Roadster Owners Group.

    Anybody need a good 4 speed Marina Gearbox? Off a Marina 1.8 series B engine. Am in Milton Keynes, so would have to have it shipped or buyer can collect.

    Regards,

    :David
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    The End of the Beginning :-)

    The "Donor Car" for the MARLIN has finally landed!!! :-) :-)


    "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning".


    Winston...
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