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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 11th February 2011, 22:37
Replies: 7
Views: 4,788
Posted By DavidH
Website is: www.project-5exi.co.uk I'm...

Website is:

www.project-5exi.co.uk

I'm re-writing it at the moment but all the photos are there in the photo albums.

Cheers

David.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 8th February 2011, 23:39
Replies: 7
Views: 4,788
Posted By DavidH
You may well have IVA problems with the number...

You may well have IVA problems with the number plate holder as is (it will depend on the tester) basically the rear number plate holder must have space for the number plate and gap around it without...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 3rd November 2010, 13:16
Replies: 5
Views: 3,057
Posted By DavidH
Hi Tim, I can probably help. My car...

Hi Tim,

I can probably help.

My car went through IVA in August and has Angel Eyes. The rule that must be met is that the car can only have 4 forward facing side lights e.g. you cannot have...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 25th August 2010, 15:05
Replies: 11
Views: 3,413
Posted By DavidH
Forgot to say, rang up to get insurance...

Forgot to say, rang up to get insurance yesterday, did it through Adrian Flux, aparently theres a 5exi out there that has 4 seats someone modded it and extended the chassis !!!! Now that I have to...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 25th August 2010, 15:01
Replies: 11
Views: 3,413
Posted By DavidH
Thx, Yeah I sorted the suspension at least...

Thx,

Yeah I sorted the suspension at least enough to get through the test, some very stiff springs and wound right down and new wheels (as the ones I had got wouldnt fit without cutting bodywork)....
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th August 2010, 10:52
Replies: 11
Views: 3,413
Posted By DavidH
2nd time pass, the first time it failed on...

2nd time pass, the first time it failed on Emissions, and a few radius/light issues.

Based on a rover 25 1.6 k-series donor.

Now to sort out insurance and the paperwork for the DVLA.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd August 2010, 21:19
Replies: 11
Views: 3,413
Posted By DavidH
Talking Marlin 5exi pass's IVA :-)

Hi all,

2.5 years after starting the Marlin has just passed its IVA at Derby Test Station. Think this may be the :first: Marlin 5exi to have undergone a full IVA rather than SVA.

Well Chuffed,...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th April 2010, 23:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,445
Posted By DavidH
Thumbs up Having seen it at Detling I can confirm it looks...

Having seen it at Detling I can confirm it looks good. Was interesting to see one with a similar rear end to mine. Was a good opportunity to see how Mark intended mine to be. Was also interesting to...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th March 2010, 23:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,836
Posted By DavidH
I am using an all in one digital dash - Dash 2,...

I am using an all in one digital dash - Dash 2, paired up with a DL1 datalogger. Both from Race-Technology, they have integrated well with Rover Sensors and have plenty of capacity left for some...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st February 2010, 22:56
Replies: 9
Views: 3,497
Posted By DavidH
Debating if I may need a set of them to get by...

Debating if I may need a set of them to get by IVA, not done final body fit yet but its very close on the vertical view as to whether I will, thankfully I think they suit the car.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st February 2010, 22:49
Replies: 22
Views: 7,106
Posted By DavidH
if its the same as mine.. not sure it is though....

if its the same as mine.. not sure it is though. You will also need to make new brackets for the handbrake cables. the Marlin ones wouldnt fit between the upright and the caliper, in fact I even had...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd December 2009, 16:21
Replies: 147
Views: 36,273
Posted By DavidH
umm wonder which the ones I just bought from...

umm wonder which the ones I just bought from Rimmer Bro's are. they looked identical and made sure taper was the same, but havent tried fitting one yet to a suspension arm.

D.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 20th December 2009, 15:09
Replies: 8
Views: 3,546
Posted By DavidH
Yeah I had to make a loom from scratch, and made...

Yeah I had to make a loom from scratch, and made sure left and right side and dipped were seperated, so a fuse blowing only knocks out one side. Rover used high current switch's hence Marlins...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th November 2009, 23:43
Replies: 147
Views: 36,273
Posted By DavidH
I am gonna set it for 3 inch's this weekend then...

I am gonna set it for 3 inch's this weekend then maybe increase to 4 inch's with different springs later on. The front has tonnes of range its the rear thats more limited 4.25 inches and the shock...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th November 2009, 22:40
Replies: 147
Views: 36,273
Posted By DavidH
OK thanks for the warning I have one replacement...

OK thanks for the warning I have one replacement off the car I got a spare from Marlin early on just not 2 spares, will take that to my local factors.

Got my car back the other week, they worked...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th November 2009, 22:15
Replies: 147
Views: 36,273
Posted By DavidH
Were the bottom ones Metro in the end? I need to...

Were the bottom ones Metro in the end? I need to replace a few too, unfortunately the rubber perished before I even got to SVA :-(. Know the feeling of the car fiighting you. Some days its one...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th October 2009, 19:56
Replies: 27
Views: 7,623
Posted By DavidH
yeah I'm a bit sceptical, why I'm interested to...

yeah I'm a bit sceptical, why I'm interested to see what the new guys manage with their chassis. Must ask Mark what he runs the race ones at as the photos suggest they may even be higher than what...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th October 2009, 19:28
Replies: 27
Views: 7,623
Posted By DavidH
Where are you measuring this? between chassis...

Where are you measuring this? between chassis rail and ground? I will have nothing like this in fact will have less than 50mm at rear... Not sure its gonna work, may be a visit to Mark to look at...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 10th October 2009, 12:09
Replies: 33
Views: 9,539
Posted By DavidH
Have you taken any photos of the rear suspension...

Have you taken any photos of the rear suspension arms, am interested to see how they have changed compared to mine, wondered if they had done anything about rear ride height as mine is very low we...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 9th October 2009, 18:24
Replies: 33
Views: 9,539
Posted By DavidH
yeah the rear is same as mine, I didnt have a...

yeah the rear is same as mine, I didnt have a removeable back section.

I agree the engine looks to be fitted more level than mine. Although the K series can be canted at quite an angle without...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 9th October 2009, 14:25
Replies: 33
Views: 9,539
Posted By DavidH
Interesting looking at your delivery photos the...

Interesting looking at your delivery photos the design of the front has changed in front of the petrol tank is now a bolt on section, that looks to have changed where the rad mounts etc.

David.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th October 2009, 20:49
Replies: 5
Views: 2,391
Posted By DavidH
I was looking a few months back as I was...

I was looking a few months back as I was considring extending one of mine. Managed to track them down as being remote cables used on boats for remote throttle and steering controls. My local boat...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th September 2009, 17:12
Replies: 3
Views: 3,103
Posted By DavidH
I'd like to say thanks for the fast response on...

I'd like to say thanks for the fast response on this. It reassuring that as soon as a potential reoccuring issue has been identified you are taking this step.

David.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 13th September 2009, 19:46
Replies: 15
Views: 6,349
Posted By DavidH
Umm looking at my MK2 rear suspension it also has...

Umm looking at my MK2 rear suspension it also has about 8-10mm guess its how far the insert is welded though that will be a factor in how much of a lever there is.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 9th September 2009, 14:30
Replies: 19
Views: 6,618
Posted By DavidH
Sounds like either a caliper issue or possibly a...

Sounds like either a caliper issue or possibly a handbrake issue. thats exhibiting itself when the brakes heat up. I would tend to err to the latter as it sounds like its effecting both sides...
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