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Thread: Marlin in New Zealand

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  1. #1 Marlin in New Zealand 
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    Apr 2018
    Southland - NZ
    Hi Guys

    I have started to make some progress in getting my Marlin built and road legal here in NZ
    It's a Marina based kit originally made in 1995 and has never been completed

    The NZ Certification process is quite sensible but I did have to make some changes

    The certifier was not too keen on the folded steel floor - neither was I
    The seat belt mounts - the shoulder and the inside corners also got the shitty eye

    I don't need a rear roll bar - but I do need the fixings for one

    The specs here call for a triangulated brace between the chassis rails

    So I have replaced the seat belt mounts with a more substantial pair of tubes with braces across the car and back to the chassis rails
    I have made a framework for the floor - including the brace

    I did NOT like the way a Marina pedal box was used with a horrible afterthought additional brace

    In order to make this easy I made a "rotisserie"

    This turned out to be dead easy! - I had an engine build stand - I just made it a bit taller and horizontal for one end and I added an extra rectangular tube with a hole in it to my engine hoist - works really well
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  2. #2 Re: Marlin in New Zealand 
    Club Member dcunn's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Very interesting Duncan, bringing the chassis etc into the 21st century

    I look forward to watching your progress on this one - please keep the pictures & commentary coming

    I have sent you a PM

    Rgds DC
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  3. #3 Re: Marlin in New Zealand 
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    With a workshop like that, I for one can't wait to see the results!
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  4. #4 Re: Marlin in New Zealand 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member stevejgreen's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Somewhere in the world
    To do that IRS would be necessaey.
    MOC member since 05/97
    1984 Marlin Roadster SWB.
    1800TC, Unleaded ported head, stage 2 cam. Ford Type 9 gearbox, Dolomite Sprint rear axle fitted with MGF disc brakes.
    Three core radiator, Renault Clio vented front discs.
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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