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Search: Posts Made By: NigelB
Forum: General Build Chat 5th May 2018, 21:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,835
Posted By NigelB
Hi Ian, I used one about five years ago in a...

Hi Ian,

I used one about five years ago in a Marlin Sportster. I don't know if its changed at all but as the heart of the car electrics I think it does a great job. I'm about to start another...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd March 2018, 22:28
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By NigelB
Hi Chris, Yes. the pictures Peterux has sent...

Hi Chris,

Yes. the pictures Peterux has sent look suspiciously similar to my M50 mounts for an E36 chassis.

Glad Marlin are sorting it out for you.

Nigel
Forum: General Build Chat 23rd February 2018, 22:06
Replies: 39
Views: 12,049
Posted By NigelB
There's a loooonnnnggg post about this on the UK...

There's a loooonnnnggg post about this on the UK Cobra Club Forum

http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59824&page=17

Page 17 is the key page. It looks like there may be a rethink...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th September 2016, 19:01
Replies: 11
Views: 4,607
Posted By NigelB
I had no end of trouble trying to use a hall...

I had no end of trouble trying to use a hall effect sensor with wild, unstable and erratic readings. I moved the sensor all over the place.

No joy.

And then I decided to use the original sensor...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st June 2016, 21:58
Replies: 79
Views: 20,751
Posted By NigelB
Ian, I've never tried anything more than 400lbs...

Ian,
I've never tried anything more than 400lbs and I've settled on 400lbs 7" springs. They are a good compromise between comfort and stability and I'm only a couple of stone lighter (at least I was...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th June 2016, 19:34
Replies: 79
Views: 20,751
Posted By NigelB
Ian, I had more than a coils worth of skirt...

Ian,
I had more than a coils worth of skirt remaining. Perhaps it wasn't quite 30mm. But I remember that I had to drop the front of the trailing arm to get sufficient movement on the lower wishbone...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th June 2016, 23:24
Replies: 79
Views: 20,751
Posted By NigelB
Hi Ian I had the same problem with my back end...

Hi Ian
I had the same problem with my back end bottoming out. I took out the 'top hat' rear ride height adjuster and took about 30mm off the skirt. I then replaced my 6" springs with 7", refitted...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th April 2016, 21:59
Replies: 79
Views: 20,751
Posted By NigelB
Ian, I learnt an interesting trick from an RAC...

Ian,
I learnt an interesting trick from an RAC man one day. If you hear the click of the solenoid, but the starter doesn't turn, then turn the key and whack the starter with a hammer at the same...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st April 2016, 21:50
Replies: 13
Views: 5,339
Posted By NigelB
Ian, The only difference on my set up is...

Ian,

The only difference on my set up is that I have a simple blanking cap on my rad (but I do have loads of louvres in the bonnet and side panels. Its something I learnt from model aircraft...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th April 2016, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 5,339
Posted By NigelB
Chris Mine sounds similar to yours. A blanking...

Chris
Mine sounds similar to yours. A blanking cap on the radiator (with the outlet in the neck connected to the expansion /header tank) and a pressure cap on that. If the pressure cap on the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th April 2016, 22:11
Replies: 13
Views: 5,339
Posted By NigelB
Chris, The cooling system would be...

Chris,

The cooling system would be pressurised by the cap on the radiator.(No hole drilled in that). Only when the pressure reached 1.5 bar would the radiator cap release and allow fluid to flow...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th April 2016, 17:39
Replies: 6
Views: 2,193
Posted By NigelB
Hi Chris. I have no front ARB and the handling...

Hi Chris.
I have no front ARB and the handling is fine with the supplied 300lbs springs. It's been on all sorts of roads and around a track and it's rock solid.
Nothing to worry about.
Nigel
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th April 2016, 17:31
Replies: 13
Views: 5,339
Posted By NigelB
So I think that means that you fill the cooling...

So I think that means that you fill the cooling system so that the water level is half way up the top tank of the radiator, allowing any expansion to fill the top tank when the engine warms up.
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st December 2015, 23:03
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By NigelB
Hi Phil, There's no such thing as a lunatic...

Hi Phil,

There's no such thing as a lunatic idea when

a) your knowledge is as limited as mine and
b) you've already tried loads of stuff and it hasn't worked.

I like your idea. Its got to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st December 2015, 21:40
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By NigelB
I vote for a hunting ban.

Nothing to do with horses and hounds...........

But a problem I have had ever since I built the car and has just re-appeared recently.

Some of you may remember me talking about my engine...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th December 2015, 23:14
Replies: 80
Views: 40,149
Posted By NigelB
Tim, That's great news. Well done. You must...

Tim,

That's great news. Well done. You must be 'bustin' to get it moving and keep it moving again and again and again and under it's own steam....................

You were part of the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd November 2015, 20:37
Replies: 91
Views: 25,874
Posted By NigelB
That was my thinking too. I've certainy seen no...

That was my thinking too. I've certainy seen no change in the length of the exposed thread in 2 1/2 years.

My 400lbs springs seem just about right and the 7" gives me that little bit more travel...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th October 2015, 22:05
Replies: 79
Views: 20,751
Posted By NigelB
Hi Ian, Great news and many congratulation...

Hi Ian,

Great news and many congratulation in getting the car legal. Lets hope we get a few more good days before the weather starts to really go down hill.

I had a prop shaft made for mine and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th September 2015, 21:12
Replies: 61
Views: 18,026
Posted By NigelB
Carefull now................... I've been...

Carefull now...................

I've been looking at the GD MK4 with a 430hp LS3 and Omex controller and with a T56 Magnum box for too long now. It's calling me and I'm the verge of giving...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th September 2015, 18:06
Replies: 690
Views: 184,419
Posted By NigelB
Or this -...

Or this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-DUAL-ZINC-GM-POWER-BRAKE-BOOSTER-HOT-RAT-STREET-ROD-UNIVERSAL-CHEVY-FORD-NEW-/300799070247?hash=item4609059027

This is the 7" version which should fit in the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th September 2015, 12:52
Replies: 690
Views: 184,419
Posted By NigelB
Hi Jono I don't have one but I was looking...

Hi Jono

I don't have one but I was looking at these a couple of days ago for another project http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/300803456966

Nigel
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th August 2015, 23:30
Replies: 61
Views: 18,026
Posted By NigelB
Hi Ian I've just caught up with this. Many...

Hi Ian
I've just caught up with this. Many congratulations. A job well done and thoroughly worth an IVA pass. :eusa_clap:
And now the school holidays are almost over, no doubt the sun will shine...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th July 2015, 21:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By NigelB
Ian, My memory is a bit vague here but I...

Ian,

My memory is a bit vague here but I checked the current drain in all ignition switch positions before I connected the battery for the first time.

I seem to remember 9.4amps in the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th July 2015, 21:45
Replies: 5
Views: 3,217
Posted By NigelB
I had the correct wiring diagram for my E36 and...

I had the correct wiring diagram for my E36 and it was of little help

I spent a good couple of hours with a multimeter mapping the terminals on the stalk switch, and that was only after I had...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th July 2015, 21:05
Replies: 278
Views: 74,540
Posted By NigelB
I used the Marlin recommended radiator and yes,...

I used the Marlin recommended radiator and yes, it is from the 316 /318 M10 engine cars (E30s I believe)

I had a 'full house' of louvres around the bonnet and the cooling was marginal (M50 325i...
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