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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th July 2017, 19:42
Replies: 2
Views: 2,519
Posted By morris
Yeah, I know where you're coming from. I'm just...

Yeah, I know where you're coming from. I'm just looking at the options at the moment. I don't want to give it away but accept you never get a good return. Looking at a Marlin price list from 2011,...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th July 2017, 20:07
Replies: 2
Views: 2,519
Posted By morris
Sportster sale time

Hi, the time has come to sell the sportster and move onto the next project. Trouble is, I don’t really know what it’s worth. I currently have an agreed value of 18K with my insurance company. I...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th May 2017, 21:41
Replies: 19
Views: 5,848
Posted By morris
Mike, i think the rev limit on the S50 engines...

Mike, i think the rev limit on the S50 engines was quite a bit lower than the S54 which you're comparing to on your E46 M3. It was still about 500-800 higher than the M50 though.

McRamsey, I've...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st May 2017, 07:59
Replies: 19
Views: 5,848
Posted By morris
a quick and dirty solution would be to (if you...

a quick and dirty solution would be to (if you still have them) take the main board out of the original clocks and sneak it under the scuttle to provide the signal to the ECU. You should just be...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st May 2017, 07:52
Replies: 1
Views: 2,476
Posted By morris
all, I've a few more bits and bobs to move on...

all, I've a few more bits and bobs to move on from my latest sportster modifications at the same link below. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 29th April 2017, 20:44
Replies: 4
Views: 3,452
Posted By morris
The above items are still available. I also have...

The above items are still available. I also have some more to add to the list

Wilabb 1.5ltr header tank 2x8mm and 1x23mm ports - 30 + p+p - SOLD
https://flic.kr/p/bAbUuW

Obp 1ltr fuel...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th April 2017, 20:16
Replies: 19
Views: 5,848
Posted By morris
That was exactly my first experience of my m50...

That was exactly my first experience of my m50 engine in the sportster. I was expecting it to fly like my m3 but was underwhelmed. I was also shifting too soon as the exhaust note was telling me it...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th January 2017, 02:20
Replies: 10
Views: 4,652
Posted By morris
Whoa, lots of activity that didn't make it to my...

Whoa, lots of activity that didn't make it to my email inbox for some reason.

To answer the question on the s50 option, it's simple, I didn't have free one knocking about the garage, unlike the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th January 2017, 21:53
Replies: 10
Views: 4,652
Posted By morris
Spoke to the machine shop again yesterday evening...

Spoke to the machine shop again yesterday evening and they confirmed that the M54 block is still in spec so can just be honed. I've stripped the M54 head down and sent it in for them to skim and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th January 2017, 14:22
Replies: 10
Views: 4,652
Posted By morris
2.5 block needed

Hi All,

Does anyone out there have a spare 2.5 M50 block? My current M50B30 stroker project has hit a small snag when I took all my parts to the local machine shop today. Basically the bores on...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th July 2016, 10:44
Replies: 28
Views: 12,889
Posted By morris
Hi Rickard, Have you considered just...

Hi Rickard,

Have you considered just ignoring the Marlin pedal box altogether and going with floor mounted pedals such as below
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th June 2016, 09:17
Replies: 9
Views: 4,070
Posted By morris
I had similar concerns about how the accelerator...

I had similar concerns about how the accelerator and clutch pedals flopped around so used longer bolts to go through the sides of the chassis and make things more secure. Some photos and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th June 2016, 12:03
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
Nigel, I've taken some photos of my springs...

Nigel,

I've taken some photos of my springs and think i can see the issue. The first is with the car off the ground and the spring at its fullest extension. you can see the damage on the coil's...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th June 2016, 17:27
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
Nigel, yep, that was my next plan. 30mm? I...

Nigel, yep, that was my next plan. 30mm? I think mine are only ~40mm in length anyway. Were yours extra long or were you left with just a coil's worth of material? I suppose the 7" springs let...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th June 2016, 17:27
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
I whizzed down to screwfix this afternoon and...

I whizzed down to screwfix this afternoon and picked up a bag of 22mm olives and soldered one on each end of the pipe. I was worried that I was going to have real trouble getting the tight silicone...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th June 2016, 13:54
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
That's a good idea. I was thinking of soldering...

That's a good idea. I was thinking of soldering half a straight joiner but that would make the pipe a little too large on the OD for my hose. The olive sounds like the best plan.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th June 2016, 11:19
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
Just a bit of an update on the Sportster running...

Just a bit of an update on the Sportster running in period. I've now covered over 500 miles and things seemed to be going well... until this week, when I had two separate breakdowns.

The first...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th May 2016, 13:37
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
Rebuilt the cooling system with the 88 degree...

Rebuilt the cooling system with the 88 degree thermostat yesterday and the car is holding ~91 degrees nicely now. I did the little trick of drilling a 4mm hole in the top of the thermostat outer...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 5th May 2016, 17:37
Replies: 12
Views: 4,693
Posted By morris
I failed on the dash radius just on the bit under...

I failed on the dash radius just on the bit under my right knee as I thought it was in the exclusion zone. As a quick fix I glued some 13mm silicone hose under the vinyl which got it through and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 5th May 2016, 10:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,118
Posted By morris
I'm pretty sure that the rules say that if you...

I'm pretty sure that the rules say that if you have a view to the rear, you must have the mirror. This is how vans get away with it, there's nothing to see
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th May 2016, 20:10
Replies: 12
Views: 3,118
Posted By morris
All I can say is don't buy the ones I have (which...

All I can say is don't buy the ones I have (which is not quite the answer you want I know)

http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/ital-door-mirrors/

and
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th May 2016, 19:59
Replies: 12
Views: 4,693
Posted By morris
I had a similar problem getting the age of my...

I had a similar problem getting the age of my engine. The BMW customer dealer gave me the donor build print out no questions asked and I had the original V5. I wrote to customer services to get a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd May 2016, 20:32
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
I've just finished ripping the thermostat out and...

I've just finished ripping the thermostat out and testing it in a pan on the stove. It opens nice and wide...at 98 degrees! That explains a lot. It then slowly starts to close around 97 degrees to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd May 2016, 15:40
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
I'm pretty certain my starting issue is now...

I'm pretty certain my starting issue is now solved. It's fired up over 10 times now hot and cold without a hitch. Thanks for the pointers, saves me wiring a separate ignition switch (was my next...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th April 2016, 19:01
Replies: 79
Views: 20,676
Posted By morris
I may have found the culprit. The fuse-able link...

I may have found the culprit. The fuse-able link I'd installed showed signs of arcing on the back of the ring terminal which indicates it was not making a good enough contact for the current surge...
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