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  1. B series engine and overdrive gearbox

    Has anyone ever fitted the B series engine, in a Marina based Marlin, with an MGB overdrive gearbox?
    The engine/gearbox combo comes up quite a lot on Ebay and an overdrive box certainly is an...
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    Re: Marlin on YouTube

    I recognise the Sportster. I built it, sold it to Steve Pritchard. Not sure if that is him in the video or not!
    Cheers Robin
  3. Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

    Chassis looks sound. If a little basic. Jago must have liked their box section tubing!
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    Re: Steering column position

    Thanks for the info and pictures.
    I have mocked up my new steering "arrangement" using a combination of a Triumph upper and lower column and the old Marina lower column as modified by Marlin. I'll...
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    Re: Good morning.

    The Marina suspension is not really adjustable other than ride height. The major downside of its simple design.
    The only adjustment that Marlin suggest was the moving of the thick and thin packing...
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    Re: Good morning.

    Welcome to the club. I am currently rebuilding DRL 152K. Or perhaps I should say building....
    Suggest you check for cracks in the bulkhead arround the pedal box. Older cars used to suffer badly with...
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    Steering rack stops?

    Are steering rack stops required on a Marina based Roadster to stop the tyres contacting the bonnet sides?
    I haven't seen them mentioned anywhere but thought it worth asking whilst I am in the...
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    Re: DRL152K Marina based roadster rebuild

    I have made some good progress on replacing the front bulkhead. The original was rather tired and had a scary crack from pressure from the pedal box....
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    Re: Triumph based Roadster

    I thought the MK1 didn't have doors? Or is that the MK0?

    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Steering column position

    Thank-you Duncan. That's exactly the sort of arrangement I was thinking about. Good tip about rotating the rack slightly (so the UJ runs at a better angle I guess). How did you do that exactly? - it...
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    Steering column position

    One of the worse things IMHO, aesthetically and ergonomically, about the Marina roadster is the way the steering column sits through the dashboard and the resulting rather vertical orientation of the...
  12. Re: Ford Sierra mark 2 plastic master cylinder reservoir replacement

    If there is just a tiny hole in the plastic I would be tempted to melt it closed using a carefully applied soldering iron.
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Heater options

    OK. Thanks for the suggestions
    One question remains in my mind however. Is it worth the effort of fitting windscreen demister vents?
    Cheers Robin
  14. Thread: WANTED

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    Re: WANTED

    I have a set of these.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50251154093_87d77e2ae5_c.jpg20200820_114642 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

    No longer required as I am fitting wire wheels. They are the...
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    Heater options

    I am currently re-making the front bulkhead of DRL152K and, as that is where it may be mounted, I am thinking about heater options. I wondered what others have done and I have a few questions.

    Is...
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    Re: Unregistered Roadster on eBay

    Got outbid literally right in the last second. Looks like someone using a bidding program or very lucky.
    It went for £231.99. Sounds a lot but I guess a lot chaeper than having one made....
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    Re: Unregistered Roadster on eBay

    OK. Thanks. Explains how he suddenly knew what they were.
    Cheers Robin
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    Re: Unregistered Roadster on eBay

    I did ask the seller! He didn't know there was SWB and LWB initially, but then came back to me saying they were SWB. I guess he did some checking.
    I do need them and I have made him an offer:-)
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    Re: Unregistered Roadster on eBay

    Does anyone know if they are short or long wheelbase? The listing doesn't say.
    If they are SWB I would indeed snap them up1

    Cheers Robin
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    Re: DRL152K Marina based roadster rebuild

    After a lot of delays the zintec steel for my front and rear bulkheads arrived. I am making them from steel as opposed to the original alluminium for strength. The front bulkhead tends to crack...
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    Re: DRL152K Marina based roadster rebuild

    I trial fitted the refurbished axle. It is very heavy! I have been pontificating about what dampers to use but Ebay had a special offer on Spax adjustables (20% off) so I spashed the cash and...
  22. Re: Proximity of handbrake cable to rear dampers

    Ha - interesting. That's why I fitted mine inboard. But I checked the manual and it does indeed indicate they should be the other way round. I don't suppose it makes a terrific amount of difference...
  23. Re: Proximity of handbrake cable to rear dampers

    Hmm - perhaps it was the wrong one. This is the one I have.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234224591943?hash=item3688dfa447:g:22MAAOSwITpg~Ch~
  24. Re: Proximity of handbrake cable to rear dampers

    Yes - I thought about that. But, unless I slot the mounting holes there simply isn't enough room behind the brackets to fit a nut. As it is I had to shave about 1mm off the bolt heads. I have just...
  25. Re: Proximity of handbrake cable to rear dampers

    It's the standard Morris Marina. Loads on Ebay (uk).
    Cheers Robin
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