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Forum: General chatter 21st September 2006, 09:02
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By tomboysexi
A thing of beauty lasts forever.

Hi all

Looks like Fuoriserie and I share a love for the timeless lines of the Minari, some cars have it without really trying!

Regards Trev
Forum: General chatter 19th September 2006, 19:04
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By tomboysexi
No Pics but a link

www.adrenalinemotorsport.co.uk

You will not be impressed, either that or it's still under development.

Regards Trev
Forum: General chatter 19th September 2006, 13:23
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By tomboysexi
Murtaya

Am I being thick or does this look like someone has done a 'Pimp my ride' on an ugly car.

And achieved a tremendous success in proving that a car can be made to look worse without too much effort!...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th September 2006, 06:52
Replies: 42
Views: 10,783
Posted By tomboysexi
Question Close to my driveshaft solution!

Hi everyone.

Well I have extended my broken short driveshaft by 20 mm and the fit now appears to be correct, problem is I do not trust the welding and as the first driveshaft 'pulling' created a...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 9th September 2006, 07:16
Replies: 42
Views: 10,783
Posted By tomboysexi
The Dreaded Driveshaft

Hi Guys,

Yes it is odd how the shaft always pulls out at the 'box' end. Jon (Limpabit has just pulled his long driveshaft for the first time. He and I recently spent an hour or two discussing the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 2nd September 2006, 13:17
Replies: 42
Views: 10,783
Posted By tomboysexi
B*!?*!3$ Driveshafts

Hi everyone,

Thought I was sorted, had the car on the road for a month and everything was going so well.....................

Then One surprise follows another, on the 18th August I celebrated...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th August 2006, 19:15
Replies: 9
Views: 3,089
Posted By tomboysexi
Thing is where to measure from?

Hi fellow madmen errr builders.

I have the luxury wide seats fitted and very snug they are too.

I have just taken a measurement from sort of shoulder to shoulder and the result 435mm.

This...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st July 2006, 14:43
Replies: 3
Views: 2,330
Posted By tomboysexi
Eye Level

Well Rich it depends who is doing the SVA.

After reading of the problems that MarlinTurbo had down West, with his lights failing due to the recess I cut mine into the rear of the car a'la Boxer...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th July 2006, 13:12
Replies: 6
Views: 3,364
Posted By tomboysexi
Seats

I decided to bite the bullit and go with Marlins seats.

Yes they are expensive, but they are very comfortable and a great talking point.

Over the weekend my brother saw the car for the first...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th July 2006, 12:28
Replies: 6
Views: 3,364
Posted By tomboysexi
Stop Press

Hi to all my fellow builders.

An update, since 30th June.

The man from the ministry or Chelmsford DVLA did call me on 4th July and said he could view the car the following day.

He arrived...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th June 2006, 22:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,364
Posted By tomboysexi
SVA & Registration Update

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to warn you all further regarding SVA and Registration at my Local VOSA Centre & DVLA Offices.

It's now just over a month that my 5EXi got the thumbs up from my local...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 16th June 2006, 12:18
Replies: 13
Views: 3,928
Posted By tomboysexi
The Marlin Test

Whoever thought that the Marlin manual would be accurate! I think that this was a deliberate attempt by Mark to test us builders! A challenge, making us come up with different ideas once we had...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th May 2006, 15:36
Replies: 2
Sva
Views: 2,404
Posted By tomboysexi
Sva

Hi Evereyone,

Ages since I posted anything here, not that I have stopped by build, no more disgust at the approach of my local SVA centre.

Had my 3rd re-test yesterday, failed again!!

Plenty...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th December 2005, 20:09
Replies: 5
Views: 3,326
Posted By tomboysexi
The Neighbours

I have a minor advantage although sometimes it's a dis -advantage.................\my neighbours are the In laws!!!!
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th December 2005, 20:07
Replies: 1
Views: 3,030
Posted By tomboysexi
Body Fit

To be honest mate, I'm still learning and I have had a body on for 6 months.

I feel that although I understand the impact that moving one section has on the others, I never get exactly what I...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 2nd December 2005, 16:32
Replies: 1
Views: 2,703
Posted By tomboysexi
Dashboard

Hi Mate,

Welcome to one of the many problems for us builders.

I went through a number of phases, leather (nice), Flock (nice) CarbonFibre (very nice).

Even up to the day I put the screen in...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 2nd December 2005, 16:20
Replies: 1
Views: 2,977
Posted By tomboysexi
SVA

John,

The world is crazy I am sure.

With the rear lights the inspector was well happy, didn't quiz the brakes at all.

As for angel eyes, I have em too and the only comment was that they were...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st December 2005, 15:19
Replies: 5
Views: 3,240
Posted By tomboysexi
Crazy I know

This was it John,

He was delighted with the mounting bracket as fitted to the roll cage, so he kept saying fit a 3 part static.

It was only the bar he took exception to.

Although I didn't...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st December 2005, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 3,240
Posted By tomboysexi
You are so kind John

What can I say mate!

I have 4 point, which are most reassuring when you hit the accelerator.

Got mine from Burton Power who are not the cheapest, so it may be best for you to get em, and I'll...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st December 2005, 11:47
Replies: 5
Views: 3,240
Posted By tomboysexi
Bah

Yup mate,

I have the original kit from Marlin.

Like you I argued that it had been accepted else where.

However I was then advised that Robin Hood had tried to pull the same stunt on their...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st December 2005, 11:17
Replies: 1
Views: 2,794
Posted By tomboysexi
Body Panels and Rounding Edges

Great idea John,

Right the areas identified were as follows:-

Rear clam shell,

both sides of the channels leading to the semi curved vents including the vents themselves.

The whole lower...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st December 2005, 07:16
Replies: 5
Views: 3,201
Posted By tomboysexi
SVA Failure

Hi Everyone,

To no one's surprise my turbo fell foul to the inspectors in Chelmsford yesterday. I should have realised how 'petty' the regs can be after reading fellow builders failures, but when...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th November 2005, 05:58
Replies: 5
Views: 3,326
Posted By tomboysexi
I did the same.

Hi Bigrich,

I tried to build my EXi in a bog standard garage, it's ok for starters, but soon found myself running out of room to work.

Initially I bought a small tarpaulin to hang from the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 10th November 2005, 07:23
Replies: 8
Views: 3,803
Posted By tomboysexi
I'm interested to know

Earlier Big Fella asked how many are building 5EXiR.

Now Dan is having his built.

So this begs the question, how many completed 5EXi are there currently on the road which have truely been 'home...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st November 2005, 14:38
Replies: 13
Views: 4,723
Posted By tomboysexi
D

Oh John

Diseasal!

Silly Boy
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