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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 7th December 2005, 08:35
Replies: 6
Views: 5,041
Posted By richardh
Re: K Series Head Gasket (1.6)

I recall that motor manufactuers have some sort of scheme to gurantee spare parts for 10 years after manufature of a car ... has that gone down the pan for Rover bits?

Even so, there are probably...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th December 2005, 17:52
Replies: 5
Views: 3,617
Posted By richardh
Re: I did the same.

That'll be a relief for your neighbours!
Forum: General chatter 6th October 2005, 18:52
Replies: 10
Views: 4,670
Posted By richardh
Couldn't agree more - its good to air the...

Couldn't agree more - its good to air the discussion, review the arguments.
Forum: General chatter 6th October 2005, 10:15
Replies: 10
Views: 4,670
Posted By richardh
Was thinking of more modern original cars rather...

Was thinking of more modern original cars rather than replicas. Ie the 5exi or Libra Spyder.

Incidentally I saw somewhere that Libra are going for EEC TUV approval - does this mean stricter...
Forum: General chatter 6th October 2005, 10:09
Replies: 6
Views: 4,128
Posted By richardh
Me too, I prefer more modern styling. But...

Me too, I prefer more modern styling.

But the link did lead me to the MS8 Roadster (http://www.elfin.com.au/flash/streamliner.aspx) ... :eusa_drool: ... ooo .... "that's nice" I thought ......
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd October 2005, 18:12
Replies: 4
Views: 5,921
Posted By richardh
Be careful if tempted to take your chassis to be...

Be careful if tempted to take your chassis to be hot dip galvanised. The heat can cause distortions so you end up with a banana chassis, well several mm out of line.

This phenomena is a big...
Forum: General chatter 3rd October 2005, 14:51
Replies: 10
Views: 4,670
Posted By richardh
Safety?

So my wife is still sceptical (all her family have driven Saab's for the last 15 years for their solidity and silence!)

How crash safe are these kit cars? I assume monocoque is safer than space...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th September 2005, 14:42
Replies: 4
Views: 3,091
Posted By richardh
Re: hose problem

Copper is used domestically because it is cheaper, easier to bend and work compared to stainless steel.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th September 2005, 14:35
Replies: 5
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardh
Am just pyscologically preparing myself for this...

Am just pyscologically preparing myself for this kit-car malarchy. It seems to me that you'll have plenty of time to work out how many rivnuts you'll need.

One glance at the self-build...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th September 2005, 13:48
Replies: 10
Views: 4,479
Posted By richardh
Maybe you like holdaying on your own, I rather...

Maybe you like holdaying on your own, I rather like to having my "girl" at my side and she needs a roof and a door. And yes, sacrificing the purity of my car is more than compensated by the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th September 2005, 09:40
Replies: 10
Views: 4,479
Posted By richardh
Fitted to the roll bars? Will be interesting to...

Fitted to the roll bars? Will be interesting to see how it works with the hood up. (assuming luggage = touring = need to be weatherproof)

I had my friend's Caterham in mind with its chrome luggage...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 29th September 2005, 18:48
Replies: 10
Views: 4,479
Posted By richardh
Potential for touring

Not an owner yet, but thinking ahead I thought muontings could be fitted for a luggage box above the engine bay grills. After all, the race track rear spoiler fits in a similar area.

Anyone tried...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 29th September 2005, 18:45
Replies: 24
Views: 9,050
Posted By richardh
Not an owner yet - but that one party trick alone...

Not an owner yet - but that one party trick alone is almost enough to make me part with the cash!

Trouble with many "sporty" cars is the harsh ride penalises touring. Nice idea to set it soft for...
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