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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 17:14
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
It's been too cold do do an awful lot on the...

It's been too cold do do an awful lot on the mechanical side as the car is outside atm. But I have done a little work on the first of the fibreglass mouldings, all of which need some form of repair. ...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th January 2021, 18:56
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
Must be the colour lol.

Must be the colour lol.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th January 2021, 17:10
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
Removed the engine this weekend. I decided to...

Removed the engine this weekend. I decided to drop it out underneath as that avoided having to use my hoist. Nothing wrong with using a hoist to remove the engine but it's not a job I like to do...
Forum: Bodywork 1st January 2021, 20:34
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By MartinClan
Thanks guys. Some good ideas there. I have...

Thanks guys. Some good ideas there.
I have ordered a fibre glass repair kit from one of the main suppliers. Much better value than the things available from Halfords.
Watch this space...
Cheers...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st January 2021, 17:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
I have now removed most of the body and the...

I have now removed most of the body and the floors. Lots of rusty M6 screws. Just the rear tub to remove now and that's the body stripped.
...
Forum: Bodywork 23rd December 2020, 16:32
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By MartinClan
Repairing old ugly holes in fibreglass

The fibreglass of Marlin Roadster I am restoring is peppered with poorly made holes, many of which are also in the wrong place. It's years since a dabbled with fibreglass so some suggestions of the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd December 2020, 16:23
Replies: 370
Views: 80,438
Posted By MartinClan
Very nice! May I ask what size wheels and tyres...

Very nice!
May I ask what size wheels and tyres you are using? they look exactly for my new project....

Cheers, Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2020, 10:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
I don't have that luxury unfortunately....

I don't have that luxury unfortunately. Electrolysis might be slow but certainly cleaner that the old wire brush in a drill. And I am not in any hurry.....

Cheers, Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st December 2020, 12:40
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
Rust removal rust using electrolysis

I have been experimenting with rust removal using electrolysis. There is a lot of info about it on t'internet but I am always suspicious of magic solutions to rust removal so I thought I would try...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th December 2020, 21:23
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
The problem with the torsion bar arrangement on...

The problem with the torsion bar arrangement on the Marlin is the end of the torsion bar goes through a hole in the chassis. Meaning that the torsion bar angle and hence castor and camber angles are...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th December 2020, 16:46
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
That's an interesting idea. I know some owners...

That's an interesting idea. I know some owners have replaced the tie rods but that alone isn't that useful. However replacing the torsion bars with coil overs means the suspension could be adjusted....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th December 2020, 20:22
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
Finally made some progress albeit on the...

Finally made some progress albeit on the dismantling. Front wings, bonnets sides, radiator cowl and radiator all removed. No real horrors but the car was built before the availability of cheap...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st August 2020, 16:32
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
I took a few pictures of the dirty bits yesterday...

I took a few pictures of the dirty bits yesterday before covering the car up till I am ready to start stripping it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50251164223_c9431b4f76_c.jpg...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th August 2020, 15:30
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By MartinClan
Marlin Roadster (Re)Build

I have just acquired a previously built Marlin Roadster which I am planning to re-build/restore.
It has an interesting history in that the guy I purchased it from is the original builder. The car...
Forum: General Build Chat 17th June 2020, 08:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By MartinClan
I suppose it depends on what you call legal.......

I suppose it depends on what you call legal.... Whilst the average PC wouldn't know if it was legal or not questions may be asked if you were involved in a prang.

And the way that the DVLA has...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2020, 13:40
Replies: 18
Views: 2,819
Posted By MartinClan
Haha. Yes I noticed that as well. I would say you...

Haha. Yes I noticed that as well. I would say you could get out the other side but there is only a door on one side.

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th January 2020, 12:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,819
Posted By MartinClan
For anyone else interested in the Corsa Spyder I...

For anyone else interested in the Corsa Spyder I found this U-Tube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8FOpwrunic&feature=youtu.be

Check out the front and rear suspension. Not very Standard...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th December 2019, 09:17
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By MartinClan
The type 12 caliper is held together with 2...

The type 12 caliper is held together with 2 bolts. The type 14 with 4. So it looks like yours are type 14.

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th December 2019, 18:21
Replies: 18
Views: 2,819
Posted By MartinClan
It's good to know someone else on this forum has...

It's good to know someone else on this forum has already built one with the 6 cylinder engine. Were there any issues squeezing it in?

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th December 2019, 12:56
Replies: 18
Views: 2,819
Posted By MartinClan
Yes - I am considering the Corsa Spyder with...

Yes - I am considering the Corsa Spyder with Triumph straight 6 lump but it's a bit of a heavy old beast... I found pictures of at least one Corsa that already has been fitted with the straight 6.
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th December 2019, 09:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,819
Posted By MartinClan
Engine choice

I am considering building a Corsa Spyder which is based on Triumph chassis. But I would like to use something more interesting than the Triumph 4 pot engine.

Suggestions please ☺

It needs to...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th November 2019, 13:56
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By MartinClan
There is a brand new pair for sale on eBay 88....

There is a brand new pair for sale on eBay 88. Just search for Triumph spitfire brake callipers.

Cheers Robin
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th November 2019, 09:42
Replies: 28
Views: 9,919
Posted By MartinClan
On the theme of a re-body. What exactly does the...

On the theme of a re-body. What exactly does the V5 show after a re-body?
Does it loose the original vehicle's identity completely?
Or is there still reference to the fact that it once was a...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 3rd November 2019, 13:43
Replies: 28
Views: 9,919
Posted By MartinClan
Hmm. Good suggestion. 95" is exactly 12" more...

Hmm. Good suggestion. 95" is exactly 12" more than a Spitfire... Makes you wonder if that was how the Corsa Spyder started. A rebody of the difficult on the eye Spartan.

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd November 2019, 11:28
Replies: 485
Views: 205,883
Posted By MartinClan
Awesome! But it's gving me that itchy finger...

Awesome! But it's gving me that itchy finger feeling (again....)

Cheers, Robin
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