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  1. #31 Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray...... 
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    No sliding part, is this connecting to a fixed to chassis rear diff? Or is that the shiny end?
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    No sliding part, is this connecting to a fixed to chassis rear diff? Or is that the shiny end?
    As you said "connecting to a fixed to chassis rear diff"
    Up from the ashes grow the Roses of Success !
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    It's time to drape ourselves in tinsel and collectively over indulge......

    Last update for 2020:

    The stainless steel tank arrived and it fits like a glove.

    Just waiting for the temperature to improve in my ManCave so I can prime and paint the exposed underside areas. All components for my exhaust also here, and found a pair of new OEM rear Morris Marina shock absorbers, garage is filling up with parts that have to assembled into the chassis. So as a preview of whats ahead of me once it stays above 10 degrees C in my garage, here is my 2021 DoList:


    MARLIN 2021 Do List (* indicates additional funding will be required)

    1. Mount new stainless steel exhaust
    2. Paint and fit new fuel tank and adjust sender float in tank to read accurately against Mazda fuel gauge, if necessary
    3. Relocate handbrake to left side of drive tunnel to clear gearshift
    4. Make new drive tunnel cover
    5. Install Fuel filler hoses and flow and return fuel lines and fuel filter
    6. Seat belts (adapt Mazda ones of go for aftermarket 4 point harnesses, if not possible) *
    7. All wiring (remaking harnesses), reuse OEM ECU and all fuses/fuse boxes, or source aftermarket consolidated fuse box*
    8. Get windscreen wipers and screen washer/bottle installed and working
    9. Plumb in heater matrix, if room, or source electric version*
    10. Re mount Vauxhall Viva radiator, overflow bottle and electric cooling fan
    11. Fresh Brake and Clutch fluid, gearbox and engine oil and coolant (water and flushing agent)
    12. Get engine running, flush cooling system and refill with coolant (with rust inhibitor) *
    13. Make up new Dashboard, instruments and switchgear*
    14. Refit all bodywork
    15. Adapt 2nd hand hinged bonnet to fit engine bay*
    16. Install all front and rear lights and turn signals*
    17. Horn and horn button *
    18. Rear view mirrors*
    19. 4 new tires*
    20. Spare Tire and cover*
    21. Fit new OEM rear shock absorbers*
    22. Refurbish Roof frame
    23. Source windscreen frame mounted wind deflectors*
    24. Adapt 2nd hand screen trim from Hunter as front bumper covers
    25. Cockpit re-trim*
    26. Recover/clean up driver and passenger seats*
    27. New number plates and rear number plate light*
    28. Front Grill and badges*
    29. Re-spray*
    30. Insure and MOT*

    Have the best holiday you can manage with whomever you are allowed to share it with.
    Up from the ashes grow the Roses of Success !
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  4. #34 Re: The MARLIN of Dorian Gray...... 
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    Looks like my list 2 years ago.

    Good luck, Happy Christmas and New year.

    Adrian
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    Shiny end is the sliding section3
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