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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 2nd March 2017, 21:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By bigrich
Hi, Can't help on brake bias as I don't...

Hi,

Can't help on brake bias as I don't have an adjustable setup. I know what you mean about powder coat...

Regarding IVA - are you going to Shrewsbury? Reason I ask is that the tester there...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd February 2017, 20:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By bigrich
Edd, First of all - well done for getting...

Edd,

First of all - well done for getting this far! ...and don't be too disappointed if the first IVA fails; that's normal.

Regarding setup; you are fortunate in that you have the latest...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd December 2016, 16:53
Replies: 0
Views: 1,081
Posted By bigrich
Happy Christmas

To all current and prospective exi owners....a Merry Christmas one and all!


:)

Rich
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 13th December 2016, 22:47
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By bigrich
Wow! - I reckon you must be the only '2 exi'...

Wow! - I reckon you must be the only '2 exi' household in the UK.

...glutton for punishment ;)
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 7th September 2016, 21:02
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By bigrich
...try the marlin owners club or marlin...

...try the marlin owners club or marlin themselves.

What have you done ! :(
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 7th September 2016, 20:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By bigrich
been on and off a few times this one. From...

been on and off a few times this one.

From memory it was showed by Marlin at the Exeter show some years ago....looks a good build that needs some tidying up.

4k would be a good buy in my...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 2nd September 2016, 23:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By bigrich
10 years old :)

MOT passed this week, no advisories. 17,000 miles in 10 years....can't believe the time has passed so fast!!
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th April 2016, 14:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,852
Posted By bigrich
Unless there is a miracle with the weather...

Unless there is a miracle with the weather Stoneleigh is a no show for me this year too. Just too damn wet, changeable and salt everywhere on the roads still !!

Aargh!!!
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th April 2016, 17:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,852
Posted By bigrich
Question Stoneleigh '16

Ok guys, so far I've only ever seen 3 x exi's together at once. Maybe this year that can change??

Who's up for Stoneleigh and which day? Sun 1st / Mon 2nd / Both

Rich
(Can hardly believe mine...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd January 2016, 17:07
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Alex, Goodluck with the engine, gearbox and...

Alex,

Goodluck with the engine, gearbox and ECU swap. The results are worth it in my opinion.

Regarding the IVA - I suggest you get the paperwork sorted out soon and booked. From memory my SVA...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 20th January 2016, 23:15
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Alex, I converted mine from 1.6K with R65...

Alex,

I converted mine from 1.6K with R65 gearbox to 1.8VVC using the R65 gearbox still a couple of years ago. Doing it this way is relatively simple and keeps the gearing good for fast...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 20th January 2016, 20:30
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Hi Alex, I remember this black car coming...

Hi Alex,

I remember this black car coming up 5 years ago....the builder had unfortunately passed away in a motorcycle crash and his wife was selling the car. It was around Warrington somewhere I...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 19th January 2016, 19:47
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Very unscientific google search came up with...

Very unscientific google search came up with this:- I reckon they may well be the ones?
http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=1375_1594_1600_1601&products_id=11839

Rich
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th January 2016, 23:31
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Alex, I think that the bottom ball joint is...

Alex,

I think that the bottom ball joint is Austin Maxi? (I'm sure someone has identified it on this forum previously if you search)



Rich
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th January 2016, 22:36
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Nice pics, I have not seen a green one before....

Nice pics, I have not seen a green one before. Looks good. Looks like you have the mark 2 chassis and suspension? Should help the handling.

When are you planning iva?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th January 2016, 22:31
Replies: 9
Views: 4,246
Posted By bigrich
wiring diagram

Alex, try this diagram....
Rich
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th January 2016, 20:03
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Smile Hi Alex, Whose car have you bought? What...

Hi Alex,

Whose car have you bought? What spec etc...and what do you still need to do on it?

Reason I ask is that there are 4 main sources of info for build:-

1) Marlin instructions (3 pages...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 16th January 2016, 10:00
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Smile Pictures..???

Pictures..???
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th January 2016, 18:26
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By bigrich
Is there anybody out there...

Hi Guys / Girls,

Just wondered if anyone is currently building an exi; or about to start?

Activity levels have died on the forum!

Rich
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th June 2015, 20:52
Replies: 11
Views: 3,538
Posted By bigrich
Smile ...one thought would be Tigerseal. This...

...one thought would be Tigerseal. This polyurethane sealant is resistant to most stuff and sticks like **** to a blanket. Just don;t be in a hurry to dismantle it once sealed....sealed for life is...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st June 2015, 22:39
Replies: 11
Views: 3,538
Posted By bigrich
Smile Hi, I'm running the 1.8VVC at present with...

Hi,

I'm running the 1.8VVC at present with the 1.6 fuel pump unit - no problems. Not sure how the pump would cope with 2.0L? I have no experience of this but guess if it is providing enough fuel...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 31st May 2015, 22:47
Replies: 1
Views: 1,796
Posted By bigrich
gone.... who bought it then??

gone.... who bought it then??
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th May 2015, 22:47
Replies: 1
Views: 1,796
Posted By bigrich
Ex Factory Demo For Sale

...like buses, you wait ages for one then....
...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th May 2015, 22:41
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By bigrich
Hi Martin, If replacing the thermostat try...

Hi Martin,

If replacing the thermostat try and get one with a 'jiggle pin' (or drill a smallish 2mm hole in the 12 o' clock position in it.....this really helps the air locking problem when...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th May 2015, 19:16
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By bigrich
Smile Hi Martin, Rad rans running constant.....is...

Hi Martin,

Rad rans running constant.....is this from cold start or just once warmed up?

Also what does the idle run at when warmed up? Should be around 850rpm......if it is around 1200rpm and...
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