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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th February 2015, 01:08
Replies: 278
Views: 74,849
Posted By Sorton
When I want paraffin I just drain a pint or two...

When I want paraffin I just drain a pint or two from my household heating oil tank. All you have to do is find someone who uses the stuff!!! It's about 40p a litre these days
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th January 2015, 10:32
Replies: 278
Views: 74,849
Posted By Sorton
Another solution might be to reverse the seat...

Another solution might be to reverse the seat belts, having the shoulder straps in the centre of the car with some sort of hooped support between the B posts across behind the seats.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th October 2014, 12:49
Replies: 192
Views: 66,253
Posted By Sorton
Hi John Looking at my new, as yet to be...

Hi John

Looking at my new, as yet to be fitted, housing and checking with the actual M20 installation on my spare donor, the 2 fitted senders (brown upper blue lower) are on the top hose side of...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st June 2014, 11:38
Replies: 5
Views: 2,740
Posted By Sorton
Hi Rob Glad to hear that you enjoyed Le...

Hi Rob

Glad to hear that you enjoyed Le Mans, I watched a great deal of it on Eurosport and another visit is on my bucket list (my last and only trip there was in '64!. It all depends on...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th July 2013, 10:14
Replies: 11
Views: 3,535
Posted By Sorton
Whilst trying to get my Sportster built I am...

Whilst trying to get my Sportster built I am running round in an MGF and have joined the MG Owners Club. They produce a monthly magazine with cars for sale and I too have been tempted by the MGB - my...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd July 2013, 11:35
Replies: 7
Views: 7,553
Posted By Sorton
Peter Can you please tell me where to find...

Peter

Can you please tell me where to find my sensible side - I have been looking for years but still have no idea where it is!!!

However, although this looks good and I like the Sabre, I still...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th May 2013, 16:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,385
Posted By Sorton
On the subject of carbon skinning, I wonder if...

On the subject of carbon skinning, I wonder if you have seen these people:
http://www.wickedcoatings.co.uk/
They were used for some trim parts on Wheeler Dealers and, although it is only carbon...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 24th February 2013, 00:28
Replies: 482
Views: 202,656
Posted By Sorton
Hi Peter I believe the MGB was upgraded using a...

Hi Peter
I believe the MGB was upgraded using a remote servo and ebay have a few entries for 'MGB brake servo'. Might be a bit cheaper than the one you found but may only be single circuit. Further...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2012, 22:34
Replies: 482
Views: 202,656
Posted By Sorton
From your report so far, Peter, the Sabre looks...

From your report so far, Peter, the Sabre looks like a well made kit and the finished car should be a pleasure to own. I have always thought it has really good lines.

Hopefully, I will be able to...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th September 2012, 01:00
Replies: 482
Views: 202,656
Posted By Sorton
Very interested in your new project, Peter. I...

Very interested in your new project, Peter. I have always liked the look of the Sabre and wonder if you have seen this site

http://www.automotivecreation.com/royalesabre.htm

I assume ACL took...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th June 2012, 16:01
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
Mike, Thanks, I have sent a reply and in...

Mike,

Thanks, I have sent a reply and in case I did not make it clear I would like to upgrade to the powder coated unit.

Sorton
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th May 2012, 12:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,640
Posted By Sorton
On my last (and only) visit things were very...

On my last (and only) visit things were very different - it was 1964! I flew from Manchester to Paris in a Viscount (12) and joined my late brother and two friends in a Triumph Herald Convertable...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th May 2012, 22:46
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
Mike, Peter I'm afraid I have only just seen...

Mike, Peter

I'm afraid I have only just seen your PMs re the servo - a failure of my understanding of the site!

I will try and have a look at my servo this weekend and have sent you my contact...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th April 2012, 20:41
Replies: 50
Views: 15,117
Posted By Sorton
Going - going - withdrawn!

Going - going - withdrawn!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th April 2012, 10:48
Replies: 50
Views: 15,117
Posted By Sorton
I agree, Mike. It looks like the early 2.3...

I agree, Mike. It looks like the early 2.3 engine so unless it has had some serious upgrading it will not produce anything like 170 bhp. Otherwise it looks like quite a good build so it will...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st March 2012, 18:51
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By Sorton
Thats me - not so much shy as quiet. Although I...

Thats me - not so much shy as quiet. Although I have joined the site I don't really have a use for it in my retired life in Dorset.:happy:
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st March 2012, 16:17
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By Sorton
I'm on there but I'm not really sure why!

I'm on there but I'm not really sure why!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th January 2012, 23:06
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
Looking at my old (E30 OE) m/c I find that the...

Looking at my old (E30 OE) m/c I find that the full travel of the shaft is 13mm and it would therefore be possible to cut 15mm off this shaft without effect on the seal. However, the circlip is...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th January 2012, 00:15
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
Bugger! Anyone want a new E30 master cylinder to...

Bugger! Anyone want a new E30 master cylinder to go with the new metro servo I also have available!!! It's a serious business getting decent brakes but I am sure it will be worth it.

When I...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th January 2012, 19:30
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
My parcel arrived today, thanks Mike and all...

My parcel arrived today, thanks Mike and all involved.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th December 2011, 10:34
Replies: 57
Views: 21,363
Posted By Sorton
Are we all invited? I'll bring the Q20-50 (oops...

Are we all invited? I'll bring the Q20-50 (oops that shows my age).

BTW, Happy Christmas and all the best for 2012 to all my fellow kit-car enthusiasts.

Sorton
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th December 2011, 23:15
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
Mike Zinc as per list is correct for me,...

Mike

Zinc as per list is correct for me, thanks.

Sorton
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th December 2011, 11:20
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
Mike I decided to stick with my original...

Mike

I decided to stick with my original order of zinc and this is still my preference so I did not say any more. However, if it helps I would also be perfectly happy with powder coated.

As my...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th December 2011, 11:37
Replies: 24
Views: 8,343
Posted By Sorton
Peter A good picture of the pressure...

Peter

A good picture of the pressure reducing valve as fitted to the E30 BMW. In fact the same PRV was fitted to my 325i Sport donor and is still in place on my spares donor, both fitted with ABS...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th December 2011, 18:31
Replies: 690
Views: 185,382
Posted By Sorton
Hi Mike PM sent with details Sorton

Hi Mike

PM sent with details

Sorton
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