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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 26th February 2021, 08:53
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By MartinClan
Yes the reservoir is shallow but quite wide. I...

Yes the reservoir is shallow but quite wide. I never thought about it before but you are probably right in that it is to clear the bonnet on the TR6.
It's interesting how all the bits from...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 25th February 2021, 21:14
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By MartinClan
The TR6 servo and master cylinder arrived today....

The TR6 servo and master cylinder arrived today. Pretty much a perfect fit other than the servo needed packing out about 6mm. Temporarily done with washers but I willl make a proper spacer. The angle...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 19:42
Replies: 496
Views: 96,056
Posted By MartinClan
I concour that it seems to be Marina based....

I concour that it seems to be Marina based. Interesting that the tie bars are mounted back to front. I am not sure how sound that is! They are smallish in section, about 12mm, and I guess the most...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 19:35
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By MartinClan
Good and bad today. First the bad news.... I...

Good and bad today.
First the bad news....
I attempted to dissasemble the master cylinder and it's just one mass of rust. I don't think it's worth saving. ...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th February 2021, 19:52
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By MartinClan
In my drive for a slightly more modern and safe...

In my drive for a slightly more modern and safe car, and after some searching, I managed to find a rare Marina pedal box with servo and dual master cylinder (wow). Both were options would you...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th February 2021, 17:31
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By MartinClan
The chassis is pretty now pretty much dismantled...

The chassis is pretty now pretty much dismantled and ready to be moved up to the man shed for restoration and a couple of planned modifications. I'm surprised how heavy it is - I guess the box...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st February 2021, 20:39
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By MartinClan
The front suspension is now entirely off...

The front suspension is now entirely off revealing some fairly horrible construction in places. Odd bolts, holes in the wrong place etc....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 17:14
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 652
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 652
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: 81,069
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 41
Views: 1,995
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: 1,239
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: 2,893
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: 2,893
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: 496
Views: 96,056
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
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