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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd July 2019, 06:03
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Posted By ChrisS
Thanks, for both suggestions.

Thanks, for both suggestions.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 22nd July 2019, 15:40
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By ChrisS
Options

Iím coming to the realisation that, if I really want to drive my Sportster before I am too old to enjoy it, I need to look at other ways of getting it completed. Nothing to do with the kit itself,...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th June 2019, 16:28
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By ChrisS
Yes. I ordered a hood frame from Marlin before...

Yes. I ordered a hood frame from Marlin before the cut off date, but have been told it won’t be supplied until after the sale has gone through.
Not an issue for me as way off needing it, I just...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th June 2019, 06:41
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By ChrisS
I donít believe Marlin are accepting any more...

I donít believe Marlin are accepting any more orders until after the sale of the company has gone through. Canít remember what the exact date was but pretty sure Terryís announcement included an...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th April 2019, 15:04
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By ChrisS
Needs a bit more investigation but I obtained a...

Needs a bit more investigation but I obtained a gearshift linkage from an E36 which has the same gearbox. It is much shorter than the e39 one which results in the gearchange being further forward...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 22nd April 2019, 05:54
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By ChrisS
It is worth an investigation. I have managed to...

It is worth an investigation. I have managed to get it to come across a bit by using the other set of engine mounts I got from Marlin. But it is still off centre.
Thanks
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th April 2019, 17:27
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By ChrisS
Hi, The engine mounts are handed but can...

Hi,

The engine mounts are handed but can only go on one way round. I have shuffled the engine around occasions and will have to give it another go. One thing I have to be careful of is that moving...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th April 2019, 11:24
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By ChrisS
Gear stick positioning

Having not been able to progress my car for the last 8 months or so due to other family priorities I am now picking up on things from last summer.
Appreciate some input on engine alignment and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th May 2018, 16:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By ChrisS
MOT emissions changes

Would have added this a reply to earlier thread, but got access denied when trying to open any existing thread. Just got my new copy of CKC and in the news sections is confirmation that there wonít...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st May 2018, 14:00
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By ChrisS
Thanks. Sounds like the alignment mechanism at...

Thanks. Sounds like the alignment mechanism at the gearbox end is very similar.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st May 2018, 10:24
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By ChrisS
Prop shaft length

Any tips for getting the right length for the prop shaft when the faces of the gearbox flange and the rear diff flange arenít parallel? Is the distance between the centres of the flanges adequate?
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd March 2018, 22:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,103
Posted By ChrisS
Replacement mounts turned up today. Unfortunately...

Replacement mounts turned up today. Unfortunately holes in LH mount are exactly the same on the new one as the old one. I can probably make some adjustments to get it to fit, but when the holes look...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th March 2018, 08:40
Replies: 5
Views: 2,103
Posted By ChrisS
Peter thanks for these. I have actually just got...

Peter thanks for these. I have actually just got a message back from Kevin at Marlin this morning agreeing that I had the wrong mounts and he would be making me a new set on Monday. Rickard had...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th February 2018, 11:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,103
Posted By ChrisS
E39 engine mounts

Has anyone any photos of the Marlin supplied e39/M52 engine mounting brackets, stand-alone and or correctly fitted?
I have been looking at mine and they look sufficiently “wrong” to ask the question...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 31st January 2018, 12:42
Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
Posted By ChrisS
Mine is 11mm, which probably accounted for the...

Mine is 11mm, which probably accounted for the tape wrapped round it inside the bushes when the donor was stripped.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th January 2018, 09:52
Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
Posted By ChrisS
Thanks for the heads up Craig. Mounted my fuel...

Thanks for the heads up Craig. Mounted my fuel tank a few weeks ago. Looks OK to me, just, but will keep an eye on it.
Seem to remember reading that the e39 could have different diameter anti roll...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 31st October 2017, 15:34
Replies: 15
Views: 6,491
Posted By ChrisS
Itís been a long time but finally picked up...

Itís been a long time but finally picked up reworked fuel tank this afternoon. A sump has been added to the bottom of the tank and two baffles put inside it. This should remove the need for swirl pot...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th December 2016, 13:16
Replies: 15
Views: 6,491
Posted By ChrisS
Dropped tank off at local guy this morning,...

Dropped tank off at local guy this morning, Rawles Classic Cars, and they are going to fit two baffles and a sump underneath the tank. Reckon I can get about 1.5L capacity and still keep it protected...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 3rd December 2016, 05:58
Replies: 15
Views: 6,491
Posted By ChrisS
Thanks all. Will be going into fabricator next...

Thanks all. Will be going into fabricator next week, sump and baffles coming up.
One more question, what sort of size for feed hole into sump from tank?
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st December 2016, 08:04
Replies: 15
Views: 6,491
Posted By ChrisS
Thanks for the pics. Sump looks by far the best...

Thanks for the pics. Sump looks by far the best solution.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th November 2016, 06:43
Replies: 15
Views: 6,491
Posted By ChrisS
Yes agree sumo sounds neatest, will discuss with...

Yes agree sumo sounds neatest, will discuss with guy when I take tank in next week. Need to check room as I have the e39 rear subframe.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th November 2016, 11:41
Replies: 15
Views: 6,491
Posted By ChrisS
Am taking tank into local guy next week to get...

Am taking tank into local guy next week to get price for him to fit baffles. Welding fuel tanks is beyond my basic welding skill.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th November 2016, 14:53
Replies: 15
Views: 6,491
Posted By ChrisS
Swirl pot vs baffle foam in tank

Doing some planning on engine bay layout and was looking at various threads on swirl pot and pump location when I picked up on the comment that some builders hadn't needed them because tank was...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th May 2016, 11:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,681
Posted By ChrisS
Thanks Craig. That is what I was planning to do...

Thanks Craig. That is what I was planning to do as I couldn't see me ending up being happy with the banjo bolts. I just wanted a sanity check as in my mind Marlin only fixed half the issues when they...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th May 2016, 14:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,681
Posted By ChrisS
Sportster brake hoses

Just a quick sanity check on getting my second set of brake hoses from Marlin. Although using an e39 donor my front calipers etc are e36.
The replacement hoses still have banjo fittings for the...
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