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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th May 2017, 19:56
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Well it is the end of my 10 year Marlin...

Well it is the end of my 10 year Marlin experience:

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u401/tim_brierley/20170509_190211_resized_zpsf1pykyvr.jpg

I am pleased to be able to report that it has...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th March 2017, 11:31
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Thanks you, Peter (and Mike for your helpful...

Thanks you, Peter (and Mike for your helpful explanations on the MOC forum).

Sometimes it is easy to jump to conclusions without having all the facts.

For example, although it may appear from...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th March 2017, 11:36
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Up for sale now: ...

Up for sale now:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162443178194?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th March 2017, 10:54
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
MOT day yesterday. I thought it was going to be...

MOT day yesterday. I thought it was going to be one of those days as 1/2 mile from the garage it just died on a roundabout, no crank, nothing.

Fortunately turned out to be just a loose connection...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th October 2016, 23:11
Replies: 192
Views: 47,008
Posted By timbo
Pleased to report my Sportster has been out and...

Pleased to report my Sportster has been out and running over the summer, including a lovely run recently through Cheddar Gorge and surrounding area:
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th October 2016, 20:54
Replies: 192
Views: 47,008
Posted By timbo
Congratulations, Mike, your car looks fantastic!...

Congratulations, Mike, your car looks fantastic! The colour looks spot on too, great choice.

I wasn't sure how long it would take when we met at Adam Ergen's workshop 2 years ago (!) to get our...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th July 2016, 23:01
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
The system was described to me as like a daisy...

The system was described to me as like a daisy chain. If you start removing parts of the daisy chain then the system will end up not being able to send the new rolling codes back and forth from the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 3rd June 2016, 14:58
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Belated thanks for that idea, Robin. After a...

Belated thanks for that idea, Robin.

After a lengthy delay due to a combination of work and ill health I can finally report some good news :)

After fixing a couple of leaks on the new coolant...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th April 2016, 22:49
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Rebuilt the front and took it for a tentative...

Rebuilt the front and took it for a tentative test drive this morning. I haven't managed to solve the small hose leak so guess it will need some sealant - any recommendations?

The temp went up to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th April 2016, 16:12
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
After a frustrating amount of time spent trying...

After a frustrating amount of time spent trying to get the temperature gauge working, I have reached the conclusion that it is the gauge itself which is faulty. Since I didn't really fancy taking the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd April 2016, 11:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,588
Posted By timbo
This is the cooling system I am going to try: ...

This is the cooling system I am going to try:

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u401/tim_brierley/230416%201_zpspsykk9ct.jpg
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th April 2016, 20:13
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Well further investigation revealed that the...

Well further investigation revealed that the cooling system wasn't de-pressurising correctly, hence the catastrophic failure of the radiator.

I have now re-designed the whole system, using an...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st April 2016, 13:18
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
On reflection, I think I will start by replacing...

On reflection, I think I will start by replacing the thermostat.

The only gauge on the E30 clocks that I couldn't get to work was the temperature gauge so maybe that is all tied in with the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st April 2016, 11:59
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Well a good news-bad news day. We have...

Well a good news-bad news day.

We have managed to replace the MAF and get it working, so it has now passed the MOT. Got the road tax sorted so all road legal. :)

Decided to take it for a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th March 2016, 19:06
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
So we've replaced the MAF sensor but no joy,...

So we've replaced the MAF sensor but no joy, still the same problems with spluttering and lack of power and revs when you put your foot on the accelerator.

Any ideas??

Thanks
Tim
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th March 2016, 22:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By timbo
They would seem to meet both the positioning and...

They would seem to meet both the positioning and visibility requirements as outlined in the manual but your best bet is to call your local IVA station and ask them I would think.
Tim
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 3rd March 2016, 09:45
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Thanks for that info Robin, I may well change it...

Thanks for that info Robin, I may well change it over at some point soon, especially given yesterday's events at the MOT...

... which was mixed news. Failed on headlight adjustment (easy fix),...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd March 2016, 20:50
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Oops, mis-communication error!?! The red is BMW...

Oops, mis-communication error!?!
The red is BMW Chilli Red, as used on their Mini's I believe. The silver powder coating was described as titanium by my powder coater.
Tim
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd March 2016, 09:31
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Hi It's the Marlin-supplied radiator but to be...

Hi
It's the Marlin-supplied radiator but to be honest it under-performs in stationary or slow-moving traffic. I think a lot of builders have used bigger and better radiators and fans and I would...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th February 2016, 15:14
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Got there :) ...

Got there :)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u401/tim_brierley/250216%204_zps5fyfyuoq.jpg

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u401/tim_brierley/250216%205_zpsa4xauypz.jpg

Had a little...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th February 2016, 15:08
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Today I drove the almost-reassembled Sportster...

Today I drove the almost-reassembled Sportster for the first time in over 6 years! Admittedly it was only from inside the garage to just outside the garage but I'm counting it!
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th February 2016, 21:39
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Thanks Cammy. Trying to do several more...

Thanks Cammy.

Trying to do several more jobs, including preparing the boot:

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u401/tim_brierley/Boot_zpsnkyfzxak.jpg

Yes, it's warmer to do it in the lounge...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th February 2016, 12:12
Replies: 80
Views: 23,779
Posted By timbo
Well the 'tidying up' took longer than expected,...

Well the 'tidying up' took longer than expected, but I now have the dash and scuttle back on.

All working (except I got the side repeaters the wrong way round, oops! Fortunately a simple fix).
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th January 2016, 11:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By timbo
Well the Gauge Wizard Mk3 arrived this morning,...

Well the Gauge Wizard Mk3 arrived this morning, fitted and programmed in about 10 minutes! Seemed too easy, but appears to work perfectly.
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th January 2016, 22:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By timbo
Thanks for your help guys. They have a Mk 3...

Thanks for your help guys.
They have a Mk 3 version available so have gone for that one. Seems pretty straightforward to wire in and calibrate. Will be sure to post progress!
Tim
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