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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th August 2017, 10:57
Replies: 3
Views: 3,691
Posted By alackofspeed
I've had my fun, now it's someone elses turn to...

I've had my fun, now it's someone elses turn to enjoy some cheap track day entertainment.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th July 2017, 10:06
Replies: 3
Views: 3,691
Posted By alackofspeed
My car is on ebay....

I wonder what it'll fetch and whether the top bidder will be genuine!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/162594658495?

If anyone is interested in the car, I can be contacted on 01929 477551...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th February 2016, 11:55
Replies: 4
Views: 2,015
Posted By alackofspeed
Insurance

Hi all,

5exi owner invading the Sportster forum area as it's more lively here! I'm looking to put my car back on the road and looking around for insurance. I last insured my car with Frank Pickles...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th August 2014, 12:28
Replies: 7
Views: 3,121
Posted By alackofspeed
Is it possible that by increasing the castor you...

Is it possible that by increasing the castor you have also improved the bump steer curve, hence the appreciable improvement in feel and confidence?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st November 2013, 20:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By alackofspeed
I'll be attending Bedford GT Circuit on February...

I'll be attending Bedford GT Circuit on February 15th should you fancy it again.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th September 2013, 21:57
Replies: 6
Views: 3,173
Posted By alackofspeed
Good to learn you're on the road. Enjoy the...

Good to learn you're on the road.

Enjoy the car, but be mighty careful of the rear end, especially as the roads turn greasy.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th September 2013, 19:13
Replies: 16
Lsd
Views: 3,878
Posted By alackofspeed
Ken Robson's car had a 1.8vvc from a BRM with...

Ken Robson's car had a 1.8vvc from a BRM with torsen equiped gearbox. His car came to an end sadly, but he may still have the drivetrain.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th September 2013, 18:48
Replies: 16
Lsd
Views: 3,878
Posted By alackofspeed
Honda K20A2 from a UK Civic Type-R with a...

Honda K20A2 from a UK Civic Type-R with a matching gearbox. Power unknown, but 197bhp stock, and mine has been remapped, so I'd hope it's making a typical remapped figure of circa 220bhp.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 15th September 2013, 16:00
Replies: 16
Lsd
Views: 3,878
Posted By alackofspeed
Quite possibly a feature of the camber sweep /...

Quite possibly a feature of the camber sweep / pro-squat of the stock marlin geometry. I can launch mine like a hooligan in a straight line and it digs in and goes with very little wheelspin.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th September 2013, 21:12
Replies: 16
Lsd
Views: 3,878
Posted By alackofspeed
You're unlikely to feel much benefit from a LSD...

You're unlikely to feel much benefit from a LSD in my opinion. The only time I find one would be useful is when pulling out of a junction with lots of lock on.

On a track I've never found...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 13th September 2013, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 2,760
Posted By alackofspeed
Danboline - its marine bilge paint and suitable...

Danboline - its marine bilge paint and suitable for GRP.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 11th August 2013, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 3,127
Posted By alackofspeed
Good to see the car passed the IVA. Now the fun...

Good to see the car passed the IVA. Now the fun can begin.

Before you start giving it the boards, I'd suggest checking the stock map is working acceptably with the engine. You're welcome to borrow...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 11th August 2013, 19:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By alackofspeed
You're welcome to take a look at my car's hood...

You're welcome to take a look at my car's hood fit if it helps.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th June 2013, 20:45
Replies: 23
Views: 5,401
Posted By alackofspeed
Can't recall how much caster my car has, but it's...

Can't recall how much caster my car has, but it's not a great deal.

Caster or no caster, if the rear is flexible and has bump steer, it'll feel like it does regardless of what the front's doing;...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th June 2013, 17:25
Replies: 23
Views: 5,401
Posted By alackofspeed
I've played with pressures on track, and other...

I've played with pressures on track, and other than raising or lowering grip, it didn't make too great a difference to the fundamental feel of the car.

After the suspension was changed on my car...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd June 2013, 21:16
Replies: 23
Views: 5,401
Posted By alackofspeed
Dave would be the better person to call in my...

Dave would be the better person to call in my opinion.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd June 2013, 17:43
Replies: 23
Views: 5,401
Posted By alackofspeed
http://www.trackdevelopments.co.uk/ My car...

http://www.trackdevelopments.co.uk/

My car was very much a development mule, so the price I paid is no longer valid.

Limpabit's car is the better reference.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd June 2013, 15:54
Replies: 23
Views: 5,401
Posted By alackofspeed
Mine was as you described when first built, hence...

Mine was as you described when first built, hence I did this:

http://madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1639&highlight=handling+woes

Now much better. I've driven Mallory once, and the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd June 2013, 21:55
Replies: 4
Views: 2,122
Posted By alackofspeed
In the knowledge that there have been 3 (to my...

In the knowledge that there have been 3 (to my knowledge) wishbone failures in the 5EXI and 1 in the Sportster communities of this site, combined with the inherent issues with bump steer and jacking,...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd June 2013, 20:15
Replies: 4
Views: 2,122
Posted By alackofspeed
The bump steer and flex in the rear makes the car...

The bump steer and flex in the rear makes the car very twitchy. The most notable thing is that when it does come around (be careful on damp roads) it'll do so at a rate that even the sharpest driver...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd June 2013, 20:13
Replies: 20
Views: 5,003
Posted By alackofspeed
Ah, just thought I'd check this thread to see if...

Ah, just thought I'd check this thread to see if I need to search out the diagram...

Good to learn the engine is currently in an emissions pass state.

Yes the engine will need something other...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th June 2013, 15:48
Replies: 20
Views: 5,003
Posted By alackofspeed
I may have got the sensor wires totally wrong -...

I may have got the sensor wires totally wrong - don't rely on the pins I mentioned - I haven't touched the wiring on my car since 2006.

The comment about voltage remains though - with the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th June 2013, 16:52
Replies: 20
Views: 5,003
Posted By alackofspeed
Sounds like ecu is seeing a lean signal,...

Sounds like ecu is seeing a lean signal, correcting by maxing out the +ve fuel trim, hence the lambda value and emissions result seen at the IVA.

I think sadly that Saturday's test will prove...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th June 2013, 22:16
Replies: 20
Views: 5,003
Posted By alackofspeed
Not a clue about the part number, I just bought...

Not a clue about the part number, I just bought an OEM spec' NTK narrowband sensor from the somewhere on the internet about 5 years ago. It has the standard zirconia sensor colours: 2No. white, 1No....
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 13th June 2013, 20:56
Replies: 20
Views: 5,003
Posted By alackofspeed
Tim, Does your post mean that last night the...

Tim,

Does your post mean that last night the heater was being fed a constant 12v with fuse replaced?

If the lambda signal voltage was still dubious with the heater working, I'd suggest the...
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