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  1. #1 New member in Bristol 
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    Yesterday acquired my first Marlin and for its first trip drove from Poole to Nottingham, four hour journey (188 miles half at night) hood down, and cold with an unreliable fuel gauge. Cracking little car with a lovely blat sound from twin cam Alfa engine.
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    Welcome John. There are many solutions to the fuel gauge, it's a common problem, use the search function on this site.
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    Welcome and enjoy that gem of an engine.
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    Welcome to the forum. Here's one recent thread that you might be interested in: https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...ort-fuel-gauge

    Not the only way to solve the problem though and, as DC said, a search will bring up a few options.
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    Hi Dave (dcunn), I tried to send you a private email since I'm interested in any history of my Marlin, and since I see you are the club Archivist thought you may help. But I don't think the message was sent, did you receive anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcunn View Post
    Welcome John. There are many solutions to the fuel gauge, it's a common problem, use the search function on this site.
    Rgds DC
    Last edited by jicousins; 24-11-2022 at 03:41 PM. Reason: I'm finding the use of this forum a bit clunky!
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    Thanks, the Spiyda gauge wizard looks really interesting.


    Quote Originally Posted by jon_wilkinson View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Here's one recent thread that you might be interested in: https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...ort-fuel-gauge

    Not the only way to solve the problem though and, as DC said, a search will bring up a few options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jicousins View Post
    Hi Dave (dcunn), I tried to send you a private email since I'm interested in any history of my Marlin, and since I see you are the club Archivist thought you may help. But I don't think the message was sent, did you receive anything.
    Cheers John
    Hello John

    I can tell you a little bit. I was also interested in the car (going to see it the day after you) so did a bit of research. It was originally advertised on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2444...5891018776274/ by the daughter of the previous owner. You can also get a fair bit of info by looking up the MOT history.

    I hope you enjoy it :-)

    Cheers, Robin

    PS. Before doing too much to the fuel gauge itself, the first step should be to check what sender you have. There were various different fuel tanks, and hence sendors, used by Marlin builders. Or you could just go old school and use a dip stick in the tank ;-)
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    Hi John, you should by now have the resent copy of my email which I messed up, sorry !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jicousins View Post
    Thanks, the Spiyda gauge wizard looks really interesting.
    I put one on my last Roadster and can recommend it. The maker is a really nice chap as well. No connection; just a satisfied customer.
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  10. #10 Re: New member in Bristol 
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    Hi Robin,
    Many thanks for the information.
    Yes I was interested in the car when it came up on facebook marketplace in August, and was in communication with the then owner. I was particularly interested in a Marlin with the Alfa engine and gearbox (which were manufactured 1971-1976). I consider the car as a special build, having previously owned Alfas in the 1980s , first a 2 litre twin cam GTV, then a 2.5 litre GTV6.
    However I hesitated probably because I didn't know enough about Marlin cars! Which resulted in Nigel Bristow beating me to it!
    Nigel obviously didn't suit the car, so luckily I had a second chance.

    Cheers, John


    Quote Originally Posted by martinclan56 View Post
    Hello John

    I can tell you a little bit. I was also interested in the car (going to see it the day after you) so did a bit of research. It was originally advertised on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2444...5891018776274/ by the daughter of the previous owner. You can also get a fair bit of info by looking up the MOT history.

    I hope you enjoy it :-)

    Cheers, Robin

    PS. Before doing too much to the fuel gauge itself, the first step should be to check what sender you have. There were various different fuel tanks, and hence sendors, used by Marlin builders. Or you could just go old school and use a dip stick in the tank ;-)
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