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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th October 2016, 21:46
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
Thank you Tim for the kind words I still do...

Thank you Tim for the kind words

I still do not have my M54 running, let alone installed in my Cabrio - but I can, and do, draw confidence that it will work based on what Adem achieved with your...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th October 2016, 21:39
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Hi Jeremy I am very interested in your big...

Hi Jeremy

I am very interested in your big brake kit - presumably this is based on 4-stud E30 spindles?
Have you used the hubs made by Max by any chance? And what disks have you used?

Mike
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th October 2016, 22:04
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
Smile Thanks Patrick - and Jeremy : your day will...

Thanks Patrick - and Jeremy : your day will come:grouphug:
There was a time when I fully expected you to get to IVA before me, but then the patter of little feet........... it just slows everything...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th October 2016, 10:13
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
Complete!

I had forgotten about this thread, so I'll bring it to a close with my last update, as my Cabrio is now finished, painted, and about to make the front cover of Kitcar magazine.

Since passing IVA I...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th October 2014, 19:44
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
Its not just Speedycables - a BMW elec tec told...

Its not just Speedycables - a BMW elec tec told me the BM gauges are designed to sit rock steady at "Normal" over quite a wide temperature range - but if they do move off normal towards "high" it is...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th October 2014, 16:28
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Hi John Sorry for the delayed response -...

Hi John

Sorry for the delayed response - been away on holiday.

Although you seem to have settled on an answer to your own question, one comment I would add is that when talking to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th June 2014, 19:17
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Your m54 should have plenty of bottom end torque...

Your m54 should have plenty of bottom end torque - have you checked your DISA valve - these are very prone to wearing out?

You may be right about not improving the M50 bottom end torque...... it...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th June 2014, 23:22
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
VDO Temperature Gauge

After a further 4 weeks Caerbont have now told me their VDO 'Low' Temperature gauge will not work with the BMW sender!

However, they have a programmable gauge which will work with the BMW VDO...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th June 2014, 22:24
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
BMW M50TU Vanos

BMW M50 VANOS - Variable Valve Timing

The internet is a wonderful resource for finding information easily..............and finding problems too, real or imagined!

The following may not be of...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th May 2014, 10:05
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Water Temp Sensor/Gauge Saga

Despite ordering a special Smiths classic VDO temperature gauge from Caerbont designed to work with my BMW VDO sensor, when I tested it to calibrate the scale, I could not get a reading.

I then...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 31st March 2014, 16:10
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
This was my Smiths sender in a collar to fit the...

This was my Smiths sender in a collar to fit the BMW head compared to the original - you can see why I was not happy with it!


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7029890259_ba96a215eb_n.jpg
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 31st March 2014, 15:57
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Hi Ian Thanks, it was your engine bay...

Hi Ian

Thanks, it was your engine bay dimensions that suggested that it was going to be possible in my Cabrio. And like yours I have trimmed the elbow back as far as possible. One thing that did...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 31st March 2014, 10:20
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Never believe what you are told, nor make assumptions.......

When I bought my Cabrio kit, Marlin had only built one demonstrator using the BMW M50 engine, and sold one kit to a builder. In order to fit the engine width in the engine bay they had both cut 3"...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th December 2013, 17:57
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
After a bit more research, I agree it will be...

After a bit more research, I agree it will be difficult to alter the sump depth without running into oil starvation issues. I've measured my sump clearance with my new wheels at 125mm, which is not...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th December 2013, 19:27
Replies: 192
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Posted By Mike
Sleeping policemen don't bear thinking about.... ...

Sleeping policemen don't bear thinking about....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/11314958153_e2efab90de.jpg

Dry sumps and a new pump are the best way, but very expensive.

When I built my...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th December 2013, 08:05
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Iva Pass!!

Photos added


Today my Marlin Cabrio passed the IVA test!

I drove my Cabrio 120 miles without a number plate or tax disc........................and all quite legally! It was great fun....
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th December 2013, 20:30
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Thanks Peter that is useful to know - I've...

Thanks Peter that is useful to know - I've scanned a copy.
If DVLA get it right it should come back with MAG 111D on the V5c.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th December 2013, 19:41
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Iva Pass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today my Marlin Cabrio passed the IVA test!

For the photos - have a look here:

http://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?4589-Mike-s-Cabrio-Build

(why can't it be simple to copy...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th November 2013, 12:39
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
My IVA Test Day

November 5th 2013 - My Cabrio IVA Test Day

The day didn't start too well - at 5.30am it was wet, requiring us to fix a tarpaulin over the cabin:
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th November 2013, 18:33
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
IVA Test Tomorrow

Its amazing how time flies when you are enjoying yourself............or are under pressure to get your car ready for an IVA Test.

Mine will commence at 8.30am on Tuesday Novemebr 5th - and I...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th October 2013, 22:03
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
The Uxbridge Wobble

Major Setback - Front Hub "Wobble"


Just when all seemed to be going well..................I have the "Uxbridge wheel wobble".
( So named after "Peterux" who had the same problem earlier this...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd October 2013, 21:20
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Hi Robin Yes it is the exciting/scary stage...

Hi Robin

Yes it is the exciting/scary stage - my local test centre rang today and left a message asking what date I wanted for my test?
I 've had a long panic on my 2 hour drive home from work...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2013, 22:51
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Hi Patrick I am logged into both sites, yet...

Hi Patrick

I am logged into both sites, yet it does not show the photo when I copy my own thread across from the MOC site - it just shows the link.

I have had to copy across the photos and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2013, 22:39
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
How long can it take to fit one...

How long can it take to fit one nut?....................TWO AND A HALF HOURS!!!

As my seat belts are fixed to both sides to the seast, the seat mountings to my chassis floor need to be...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2013, 21:43
Replies: 192
Views: 65,394
Posted By Mike
Copying Photos Across?

Why is it not possible to copy photos hosted on the MOC forum by copying their URL and then inserting here?

example:
...
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