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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th September 2017, 21:30
Replies: 6
Iva
Views: 721
Posted By Mike
Jeremy Have you got a date for your IVA?

Jeremy

Have you got a date for your IVA?
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st August 2017, 23:24
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Mike
Jeremy Are you using the BMW sender...

Jeremy

Are you using the BMW sender connected to your Smiths gauge, or have you fitted a Smiths sender?

Mike
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th August 2017, 00:47
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Mike
Why do you believe your gauge is 12 volt? The...

Why do you believe your gauge is 12 volt?
The original Smiths gauge was 10 volt, and the one I bought from Merlin Motorsport was 10 volt.

What sender are you using?

I was not happy with my...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th August 2017, 16:45
Replies: 688
Views: 119,519
Posted By Mike
Hi Peter I have the set up you describe -...

Hi Peter

I have the set up you describe - Cosworth 260mm front, and 2.0 GL rear discs.

I found my pedal travel increased when I fitted the Dual servo - there seems to be more free play in the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th August 2017, 09:27
Replies: 688
Views: 119,519
Posted By Mike
Peter There is a Sierra P100 master cylinder...

Peter

There is a Sierra P100 master cylinder advertised for sale on ebay as being 23mm. Perhaps that is the original source for yours?
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th August 2017, 22:25
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Mike
These fit all models of Sierra steering racks,...

These fit all models of Sierra steering racks, and at 9.99, you can't go wrong:
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 5th August 2017, 15:16
Replies: 6
Iva
Views: 721
Posted By Mike
IVA Planning

There are two approaches to the IVA:

Aim for Pass
Print out the IVA test guide, and meticulously work your way through it - it is not as bad as it is sometimes made out to be. If you feel you...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 3rd August 2017, 19:59
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Mike
The Sportster shares the same basic chassis as...

The Sportster shares the same basic chassis as the Cabrio which also used the Ford Sierra non power steering rack.
Its a safe bet yours will be the Ford P100.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th July 2017, 21:44
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Mike
I have a Sytec HP pump and it is so noisey I can...

I have a Sytec HP pump and it is so noisey I can here it above the engine noise on tickover when I am sat in my Cabrio. When I sent it back and had it tested Sytec returned it saying it was OK - they...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th July 2017, 23:57
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Mike
I believe it was Rob Dorey who had his tank...

I believe it was Rob Dorey who had his tank altered to accept the OEM BMW pump into his Marlin Sportster tank. This involved recessing the top of the tank, making a screw collar in aluminium, and a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 5th July 2017, 16:39
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Mike
Rikard Do these diagrams showing bump steer...

Rikard

Do these diagrams showing bump steer help?
Sorry about the size!
http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2009/10/ctrp_1001_04_z-bump_steer_explained-center.jpg


...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th June 2017, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Mike
Hi Rikard Since you have shown what the...

Hi Rikard


Since you have shown what the KPI/SAI is for a Cortina I was interested to make the same calculation for my Ford Sierra Hubs: as yet I have not found any drawings/photographs with the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th June 2017, 23:21
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Mike
Rikard Choosing a higher profile tyre would...

Rikard

Choosing a higher profile tyre would help reduce your scrub radius.
I have a Sierra hub, and have had my steering set up by a specialist who advised around 6 degrees of caster - it drives...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th May 2017, 13:09
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mike
You'll still not get out of third!:flame: ...

You'll still not get out of third!:flame:

Have you considered 3.46, or 3.73, or even 3.91 diffs?

I am assembling an E30 with an S54 M3 swapped engine and gear box for a track car/fast road,...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th May 2017, 18:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mike
Bump ............... I was not joking about your...

Bump ............... I was not joking about your theoretical top speed!

Using a very low ratio diff suited to a high torque diesel is killing your S50 engine which needs to be revved hard to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th May 2017, 21:27
Replies: 80
Views: 23,991
Posted By Mike
Hi Tim It is sad to see you selling your...

Hi Tim

It is sad to see you selling your Marlin, but in a way it is satisfying, as it is proof that you overcame the engine immobiliser issues and got the first M52 tu Sportster on the road and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd May 2017, 14:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mike
Are you planning to swap to higher ratio diff? -...

Are you planning to swap to higher ratio diff? - you'll never get out of Third gear!
You are currently geared to a theoretical maximum of 235mph - in a Sportster!!!!!!?????
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st May 2017, 16:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mike
How are you determining your RPM? If you have...

How are you determining your RPM?
If you have not been up to 5500RPM, how do you know you have hit a limiter?
Have you calculated your speed in a lower gear at high RPM?

It might be worth...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th April 2017, 23:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mike
If you are only running up to 5500rpm, you have...

If you are only running up to 5500rpm, you have got no where near the full on power output from this engine - it is literally just getting going over 4000rpm, and keeps pulling harder and harder upto...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th April 2017, 18:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By Mike
Did you order a radiator from them?

Did you order a radiator from them?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th March 2017, 13:27
Replies: 87
Views: 37,381
Posted By Mike
Well done Robin. Will you be bringing it...

Well done Robin.

Will you be bringing it along to Stoneleigh? - would love to see it in the flesh!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th March 2017, 15:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By Mike
Are you set on having an aluminium rad? There...

Are you set on having an aluminium rad?
There will be a number of local radiator companies that can make you a bespoke one in copper.

My local was Boston Radiators, Maud Street, Boston Lincs, who...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th March 2017, 22:55
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By Mike
I bought my rad from a local company that make...

I bought my rad from a local company that make them for F1 stock cars - big American V8s!

The guy there suggested having a bespoke radiator made from standard components.
We established a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th January 2017, 21:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Mike
Well done! - particularly as you are the first...

Well done! - particularly as you are the first E39 based to complete.

Do let us know how that rear end suspension compares to the E30/36.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th January 2017, 23:02
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mike
From what I've read Megasquirt 3 will run Vanos -...

From what I've read Megasquirt 3 will run Vanos - there is a guy in Canada with an M54B30 (it has dual Vanos, and DISA intake) running on Megasquirt 3, so you could run your S50 on a stand alone if...
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