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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st May 2018, 13:28
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By MartinClan
Whoever makes the propshaft should/will use a...

Whoever makes the propshaft should/will use a sliding joint so absolute dimensions not an issue as long as they are within the joint's range. There are a few companies out there that make custom...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th January 2018, 13:22
Replies: 345
Views: 126,467
Posted By MartinClan
That stuff looks idea as it remains flexible once...

That stuff looks idea as it remains flexible once cured (according to the data I read). One of the main problems and causes for failure when bonding disimilar materials is their different expansion...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th December 2017, 16:32
Replies: 345
Views: 126,467
Posted By MartinClan
As I discovered to my cost, the "core" of a...

As I discovered to my cost, the "core" of a threaded bolt is actually a lot less than the actual bolt size by the time you take into account how deep the thread is. As I recall, for M6, it is less...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th August 2017, 13:33
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By MartinClan
Strange that it jumps like that. I would,...

Strange that it jumps like that. I would, initially, check that the gauge is matched to the sensor and that the gauge is receiving the correct supply voltage. Many of the older gauges (Smiths for...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th July 2017, 08:47
Replies: 315
Views: 51,743
Posted By MartinClan
Fixed mudguards are normally far more robust. The...

Fixed mudguards are normally far more robust. The only thing you will have to contend with is, as they don't turn with the wheels, if you happen to be unlucky to be out in the rain each right hand...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th July 2017, 08:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
Posted By MartinClan
I sold mine recently. It was a very well finished...

I sold mine recently. It was a very well finished and sorted car. It only fetched 9k. I am afraid that for an unpainted and uncomplete car you must expect much less than that. The amount you spent on...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st June 2017, 08:34
Replies: 12
Views: 2,165
Posted By MartinClan
Ditto Robin

Ditto

Robin
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th June 2017, 19:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By MartinClan
I didn't have any problem with my wing stays up...

I didn't have any problem with my wing stays up until the time I sold the car 5000+ miles. But I did a few things to help.
1. The wing stays passed through a slot in the wings.
2. I was very...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 27th April 2017, 10:40
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By MartinClan
Best idea is to take them to your local...

Best idea is to take them to your local independent motor factor. In my experience there is normally somebody with donkey's years of experience that will be able to identify them!

Cheers, Robin
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th April 2017, 08:29
Replies: 0
Views: 1,105
Posted By MartinClan
End of an era......

It's well over 10 years since I turned the first nut in my Sportster build but now she has moved on to her new owner. She hasn't moved far away - just to south London and her new owner is an...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd April 2017, 09:20
Replies: 13
Views: 3,992
Posted By MartinClan
Video and pictures soon. Marlin is going to its...

Video and pictures soon. Marlin is going to its new home tomorrow which means the Pembleton can move from the workshop to garage and will be much easier to get out onto the road.

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th April 2017, 20:25
Replies: 87
Views: 45,754
Posted By MartinClan
Received my V5 from the DVSA today. Taken about...

Received my V5 from the DVSA today. Taken about 10 days. Much quicker than I expected!

On the road pictures to follow soon....

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th March 2017, 10:29
Replies: 87
Views: 45,754
Posted By MartinClan
Alas I am elsewhere that weekend..... Robin

Alas I am elsewhere that weekend.....

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th March 2017, 10:26
Replies: 87
Views: 45,754
Posted By MartinClan
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3950/33567900721_7df...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3950/33567900721_7dfd13d139_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T9hgoZ)DSCF2150 (https://flic.kr/p/T9hgoZ) by Robin Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robinmartin/), on Flickr
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th March 2017, 12:14
Replies: 87
Views: 45,754
Posted By MartinClan
Talking MSVA passed today - yeay. A few pictures to...

MSVA passed today - yeay. A few pictures to follow shortly....

Robin
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th March 2017, 11:46
Replies: 17
Views: 3,417
Posted By MartinClan
A couple of pictures from my old build website...

A couple of pictures from my old build website which still seems to exist even though I stopped my Tiscali account years ago...

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/martinclan/images/engine3.jpg...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th March 2017, 14:10
Replies: 17
Views: 3,417
Posted By MartinClan
I used a stock e30 325 rad. Early model as I...

I used a stock e30 325 rad. Early model as I recall. Mounted as high up as I could get it so it wasnt obscured by the front crossmember. 12" fan. Never had any overheating even when stuck in a 2...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th January 2017, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By MartinClan
Great -fantastic. And, from someone who will...

Great -fantastic.

And, from someone who will be crossing the registration bridge quite soon, I also would like to know how you got that new registration :-)
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd January 2017, 17:15
Replies: 87
Views: 45,754
Posted By MartinClan
Almost ready for the MSVA and an alternative use...

Almost ready for the MSVA and an alternative use for an old wine storage box...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/566/31651072053_5f41189ace_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QdU21R)DSCF2135...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th January 2017, 13:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By MartinClan
Cheers Peter. Done that. The missus wasn't too...

Cheers Peter. Done that. The missus wasn't too sure about one of the pictures though ;-)

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C828796
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th January 2017, 08:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By MartinClan
Where to sell my Sportster?

The Pembleton is now booked in for its MSVA so I will shortly be selling the Sportster. Does anyone have any suggestions about the best place to advertise it? The "For Sale" on this forum seems to be...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th November 2016, 13:18
Replies: 15
Views: 4,866
Posted By MartinClan
The Sportster tank was never baffled as far as I...

The Sportster tank was never baffled as far as I know.
Adding a swirl pot is a pita and adds a lot to the complexity (I should know...).
Best option is what Patrick did. You have a small hole in...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th November 2016, 19:58
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By MartinClan
PM sent. Cheers, Robin

PM sent.

Cheers, Robin
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th November 2016, 19:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By MartinClan
I will be selling my Sportster soon as I have a...

I will be selling my Sportster soon as I have a new toy. Doesn't fit into the "needs TLC" catagory though. It's had plenty of that already. Plenty of pictures and a build thread somewhere on this...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th October 2016, 20:06
Replies: 15
Views: 4,610
Posted By MartinClan
It's unlikely that tube will be strong enough. It...

It's unlikely that tube will be strong enough. It may appear to be stiff, but will inevitably tear at the welds. My Marlin uses solid round bar about 10mm as I remember. Done about 6000 miles with no...
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