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Forum: General Build Chat 8th June 2018, 10:26
Replies: 39
Views: 4,251
Posted By cabrioman
Official consultation response now published in...

Official consultation response now published in full online. No changes to existing BIVA arrangements for kit cars, so all good news. Just needs them to sort out the MOT confusion now (introduced in...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th June 2018, 13:43
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By cabrioman
Well it looks like some of the confusion is...

Well it looks like some of the confusion is starting to be seen at MOT after 20th May.

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=212637

I guess we need to make sure we understand how...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th May 2018, 22:09
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By cabrioman
Hi Peter Couldnít agree more, the whole...

Hi Peter

Couldnít agree more, the whole thing is a confused mess. Hopefully they will get their act together and sort out the ambiguous definitions.

I think if a car is being presented for IVA...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th May 2018, 16:47
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By cabrioman
Yep they donít seem particularly joined up on...

Yep they donít seem particularly joined up on this. The revised (as of 20th May) mot manual now says all kits with first use after 1998 are tested for emissions as per date of registration if no...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th May 2018, 21:25
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By cabrioman
MOT emissions changes

Well the mot test manual has been changed from draft to in force from today and has some interesting changes on the emissions front for Kit Cars.

If a kitcar was first used before august 1998 it...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th December 2017, 21:38
Replies: 339
Views: 123,122
Posted By cabrioman
Lucky it came out in one piece Peter, could have...

Lucky it came out in one piece Peter, could have been a pain if it hadn’t.

John
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 30th November 2017, 20:03
Replies: 339
Views: 123,122
Posted By cabrioman
Hi Peter Iíll most likely buy a car thats...

Hi Peter

Iíll most likely buy a car thats useable and then do project updates to it rather than buy a basket case or build / rebuild from scratch. I am hoping to retire next year and quite like...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 30th November 2017, 07:24
Replies: 339
Views: 123,122
Posted By cabrioman
Yeah I had seen the site. I made an enquiry via...

Yeah I had seen the site. I made an enquiry via the contact information on the site to ask if the downloadable member application form and membership secretary address was current before I sent off...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th November 2017, 17:43
Replies: 339
Views: 123,122
Posted By cabrioman
Hi Peter, glad to see things are still ticking...

Hi Peter, glad to see things are still ticking along on your build.

Question for you, do you know if the sabre owners club is still active?, I am considering buying a Sabre next year and tried to...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd November 2016, 19:59
Replies: 339
Views: 123,122
Posted By cabrioman
Well it may have been some hassle and involved...

Well it may have been some hassle and involved some avoidable expense but in the end the solution you have come up with works well and to my eye looks better than the original Hel approach, copper /...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th October 2016, 21:44
Replies: 339
Views: 123,122
Posted By cabrioman
Peter Could you not run the hel pipe to a...

Peter

Could you not run the hel pipe to a three way bulkhead connector to allow you to use a goodridge style hose onto the slave and blank one of the outlets on the three way. Car builder...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th November 2014, 18:19
Replies: 13
Views: 3,462
Posted By cabrioman
I changed the engine in my Hunter from a 2.0...

I changed the engine in my Hunter from a 2.0 litre Ford to a BMW 2.5 m20, I sent off the v5 to be updated, it took me 3 months to get the DVLA to give me back an updated V5 and as they have the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th October 2014, 07:21
Replies: 192
Views: 54,878
Posted By cabrioman
Not the most reassuring design approach but I...

Not the most reassuring design approach but I suppose it keeps the service departments busy.:eyebrows:

John
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th October 2014, 22:05
Replies: 192
Views: 54,878
Posted By cabrioman
Hi Mike Hope you had a good holiday. ...

Hi Mike

Hope you had a good holiday.

Reassuring words then on the speedy cables front!!

I've fitted it all now but do intend to carefully monitor the temp on first startup with an...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th October 2014, 08:09
Replies: 192
Views: 54,878
Posted By cabrioman
Decision made then, cheers Patrick John

Decision made then, cheers Patrick

John
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th October 2014, 16:51
Replies: 192
Views: 54,878
Posted By cabrioman
Hi Sorton Thats what it looks like on my...

Hi Sorton

Thats what it looks like on my fitted unit but the two sides are open to each other as shining a light down the brown sensor hole you can see light from the spare blanked ports and all...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th October 2014, 11:45
Replies: 192
Views: 54,878
Posted By cabrioman
Hi Jason Without knowing I think you have...

Hi Jason

Without knowing I think you have answered the question.

I looked at the ETB sensors on the link you provided and the sensor they supply for their gauges looks to be the same dimension...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th October 2014, 20:17
Replies: 192
Views: 54,878
Posted By cabrioman
On further examination there are two spare take...

On further examination there are two spare take off ports in the thermostat housing which are blanked off with 14 mm studs. One of them has a much thinner threaded boss which will allow the new...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th October 2014, 17:41
Replies: 192
Views: 54,878
Posted By cabrioman
Mike Where did you get to with your temp...

Mike

Where did you get to with your temp sensor problem?

I have used the Smiths eclipse gauges which also do not work with the standard BMW sender.

The m20 also has a long sender tube which...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th August 2014, 20:24
Replies: 5
Views: 3,625
Posted By cabrioman
They were fitted to mine to allow fitment of the...

They were fitted to mine to allow fitment of the Bmw straight 6, which will not really fit with an anti roll bar.

I suspect your skipping problem is more likely to be a combination of too heavy...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th August 2014, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 3,625
Posted By cabrioman
The sierra compression struts bolt straight on,...

The sierra compression struts bolt straight on, some depending on make may need to be cut down.

The only thing to watch out for is there are two PCD spacings for the chassis mounting brackets,...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd January 2014, 20:41
Replies: 24
Views: 6,072
Posted By cabrioman
Morris, It might be worth checking out Porsche...

Morris, It might be worth checking out Porsche 997 seats, there are a couple of pairs on ebay at the moment. See item 161177135076

They are pretty narrow, i was told 440 mm at the widest point on...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th January 2014, 21:02
Replies: 12
Views: 3,697
Posted By cabrioman
Peter I came across this...

Peter

I came across this http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/ while trying to identify the age of my M20, in the end BMW confirmed it directly by letter but the details they provided exactly matched the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd October 2013, 21:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By cabrioman
If they are the same as the Cabrio bumper struts...

If they are the same as the Cabrio bumper struts I think the outer larger tube, which stops against the chassis, is a separate tube press fitted to the smaller diameter tube, which goes into the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th September 2013, 09:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By cabrioman
Hi Patrick Your setup looks like I...

Hi Patrick

Your setup looks like I envisaged doing it.

I just wondered if there was a reason BMW had gone with a double valve that was fed from both the pre and post throttle body sides of the...
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