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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th August 2014, 22:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ric H
It's possible John, though I think it's more the...

It's possible John, though I think it's more the steering weight/self centring that's done it. Previously I'd spent a while tweaking steering arm heights to near enough eliminate front bump steer...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th August 2014, 22:43
Replies: 10
Views: 4,167
Posted By Ric H
Wow, lucky escape, glad you're OK. You must be...

Wow, lucky escape, glad you're OK. You must be gutted about the car, but I can completely understand not feeling like you want to take on a major rebuild like that. Looks such a sad sight sitting...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 11th August 2014, 20:18
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ric H
4 deg 40 sounds very low! I read somewhere that...

4 deg 40 sounds very low! I read somewhere that a good range for kits tends to be around the 7-9 deg mark. When I'd measured my castor previously, I used the camber change over a +20/-20 wheel...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 10th August 2014, 15:13
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ric H
See below for a photo of the setup. As you can...

See below for a photo of the setup. As you can see, it still retains the existing weird-threaded landrover rod end ball joint (Dave had the correct tap thanks to precious Marlin work!) so didn't...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 10th August 2014, 11:52
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ric H
Yet more suspension tweaking...

Despite having claimed I was done with trying to solve any more handling problems, and the car was "good enough," I couldn't resist...

I'd become convinced that the seat-of-your-pants feeling when...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 11th May 2014, 16:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,839
Posted By Ric H
I had a similar problem getting mine to work. I...

I had a similar problem getting mine to work. I had taken a breather vent from the outlet casting on the cylinder head (connection that used to go to the injector heater - which I can do without) to...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st May 2014, 18:36
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By Ric H
Sounds like a plan then. See people on Sunday. ...

Sounds like a plan then. See people on Sunday.

Richard
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th April 2014, 17:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By Ric H
I can do Sunday. I guess a convoy drive down...

I can do Sunday. I guess a convoy drive down seems like a good idea then! Not sure I'll be able to keep up though now that you've got sticky tyres *and* a proper engine ;)
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 29th April 2014, 20:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By Ric H
Stoneleigh Show

Hi all,
Not been around here much recently, I know, but still alive and kicking ;)

I'm thinking of heading to the Stoneleigh show this weekend - anyone interested? I've no particular preference...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th September 2013, 20:29
Replies: 5
Views: 2,763
Posted By Ric H
Paint for inside the shell

Well, it has been something like 6 years since I got my car on the road so I wondered about giving it a lick of paint. What have people used to paint the inside of the shell? I am thinking it...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 13th June 2013, 23:16
Replies: 20
Views: 5,014
Posted By Ric H
The relay was fine, it was the earthing through...

The relay was fine, it was the earthing through the ECU that didn't turn it on - I guess the type R ECU just doesn't include for heater switching. I didn't bother using a relay as there didn't seem...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 13th June 2013, 00:01
Replies: 20
Views: 5,014
Posted By Ric H
Tim, I also found the lambda heater needed...

Tim, I also found the lambda heater needed feeding directly with a switched live. Initially I wired it up with a relay switched by pin 8 on the E connector like in the Hondata engine swap diagram on...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th June 2013, 20:18
Replies: 13
Views: 3,280
Posted By Ric H
John, are your spring ratios unchanged from...

John, are your spring ratios unchanged from stock? I guess given that you've got heavier springs at the back too then balance is restored...
High frequency though - I guess it makes for a more...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th June 2013, 20:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,280
Posted By Ric H
Chris, The screws are 12.8 and were ground...

Chris,
The screws are 12.8 and were ground carefully with cooling periods to avoid affecting the temper. There's actually rather more of the head left than it might appear in the photo, and the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th June 2013, 19:17
Replies: 13
Views: 3,280
Posted By Ric H
John, Good point about the weld. I do fairly...

John,
Good point about the weld. I do fairly regularly inspect the bits of the car I'm concerned about but that's not been on my list. I'd been working on the basis there isn't a great deal of...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 5th June 2013, 19:13
Replies: 13
Views: 3,280
Posted By Ric H
Hi Nick, As Rich says, I went with a rose-joint...

Hi Nick,
As Rich says, I went with a rose-joint and bolt option. I used a high-tensile socket screw with, as he mentioned, the head ground down to lower its profile. The reason for this arrangement...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 5th June 2013, 18:51
Replies: 12
Views: 4,978
Posted By Ric H
I went down the route of extending the arches...

I went down the route of extending the arches with a polyurethane foam core/GRP DIY job. It was a lot of work but I was pleased with the general result. Of course that was in 2007, and I still...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th August 2012, 23:40
Replies: 2
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ric H
Hi Jono, I've got a wiring schematic for the...

Hi Jono,
I've got a wiring schematic for the install I did. Feel free to drop me a PM with your email address and I'll send it over, but for starters the O2 wiring is:

Black/Orange = Heater...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th August 2012, 21:40
Replies: 13
Views: 4,193
Posted By Ric H
Glad you got the sec O2 error fixed. My...

Glad you got the sec O2 error fixed. My experience is reflashes cure all sorts of ills! I get the occasional primary O2 error. My own experience is it tends to be a poor connection. Not sure of...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 28th April 2011, 19:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,238
Posted By Ric H
Hi all, Not been posting much I know recently...

Hi all,
Not been posting much I know recently but still got my car! I'm planning to head to Stoneleigh this year. Had been thinking Sunday but I could do Monday instead if that works better - I'll...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 28th September 2010, 17:06
Replies: 2
Views: 2,118
Posted By Ric H
Hi Rob, Yes, sorry, meant to send that on via...

Hi Rob,
Yes, sorry, meant to send that on via Rich after we chatted in Stafford. I've attached my suspension frequency calculator (I think - not tried attaching things before!). Should be fairly...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th September 2010, 22:47
Replies: 2
Views: 2,495
Posted By Ric H
Well, I was planning on going but I've just...

Well, I was planning on going but I've just realised my car is due it's first MOT on Friday (surely not 3 years since I built it?!) so will be overdue at the weekend as I doubt I can get it tested...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th July 2010, 20:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,014
Posted By Ric H
Brilliant Rich! You're right I think, looking at...

Brilliant Rich! You're right I think, looking at this. (http://www.micksgarage.co.uk/autoparts.aspx?dept=362&ga=914&b=57&AssemblyID=100198&MakeID=1820&ModelID=4674&CarID=9211)
People selling taps...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th July 2010, 17:41
Replies: 6
Views: 3,014
Posted By Ric H
Just got the new nuts from ebay.... and they're...

Just got the new nuts from ebay.... and they're 18tpi not 16tpi aaargh!
Looking at the ball joint it seems to me that what's caused the problem is that the threaded insert in the wishbone is...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 25th July 2010, 19:29
Replies: 6
Views: 3,014
Posted By Ric H
Ball Joint Parts

Hi,
Seem to have stripped the threads out of one of the locknuts on a front upper ball joint. Has anyone confirmed what these joints actually are? I've picked up from other threads that the lower...
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