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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th June 2019, 21:35
Replies: 27
Views: 5,135
Posted By Leadfoot
Never had problems with adjusting the ride height...

Never had problems with adjusting the ride height either too low or high (Gaz coilovers). My main issue was setting the height and maintaining a decent level of 'hardness'. Changed to 10.5" 300lb...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th June 2019, 11:56
Replies: 27
Views: 5,135
Posted By Leadfoot
I run 195/50/R15 which I calculate has a total...

I run 195/50/R15 which I calculate has a total diameter of 576mm.
195/55/16 calculates at 620.9mm.
This is a difference of 44.9mm or to put it another way, your wall height from the wheel...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 5th February 2019, 12:06
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Leadfoot
Noj/Bigrich, Re: Fixing point - Don't worry...

Noj/Bigrich,
Re: Fixing point - Don't worry about it, it's going to be my number one job as soon as I can get time to look at it!!!

Just kicking myself about why I accepted that set-up and never...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 29th January 2019, 14:02
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Leadfoot
Seatbelt or Harness

I'm with you now (I think) and it's made me question my set-up.
The anchor point on my end is simply not fixed as per the attached 'old' photo.
This means it crosses my shoulder and not the lap....
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 29th January 2019, 11:45
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Leadfoot
Seatbelt or Harness

Hi Noj,
Hopefully the two pictures attached helps with the 'third' mounting point question.

I have seats that can take a four point harness but I think it would get very old for me quickly when...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 30th October 2018, 11:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,475
Posted By Leadfoot
Track rod end

I'm pretty sure that the Metro track rod ends I ordered (which didn't rattle on the threads as mentioned by Limpabit) were Quinton Hazell parts, Ref No. QR2381S
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th October 2018, 18:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,475
Posted By Leadfoot
Steering rack

Hi Nick, take everything I say with a pinch of salt but...

I believe, based on the tie rod ends I bought for mine, that the steering rack is from a Metro.
I recently changed my 280mm steering...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 9th June 2018, 22:36
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
The 645mm long Rover 25 nearside driveshaft fits...

The 645mm long Rover 25 nearside driveshaft fits fine and engages better than the brand new/old one (620mm) that was in. You called it in advance Rich :eusa_hand:
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 5th June 2018, 21:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
Thanks for the kind offer of support anyway. Much...

Thanks for the kind offer of support anyway. Much appreciated.
Don't know what the dimensional differences or mounting points are between the PG1 and R65. It was a thought that if my gearbox had...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th June 2018, 17:45
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
No, it's the R65 I believe.

No, it's the R65 I believe.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th June 2018, 15:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
Hi, the pick up points for the engine and gearbox...

Hi, the pick up points for the engine and gearbox are set by the chassis builder so I have no reason to think it's set too far one way from another. There is 40mm worth of sliding play in the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 3rd June 2018, 09:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
Driveshaft failure

Hi Limpabit, took the new driveshaft back out and stripped it down on the inner end to transfer this onto the old driveshaft, unfortunately the tri-bearings inner cage height is thicker and has a...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 31st May 2018, 21:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
Driveshaft failure

Hi, can't see anything on the original but I did do a side to side comparison of old and new and the length was the same. That's why I couldn't understand today's immediate failure...
The 'original'...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 31st May 2018, 19:49
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
Driveshaft failure

So today, after patching the gearbox, resetting the geo, making new engine mounts and fitting the new driveshaft, I got 6ft out of the garage and the driveshaft popped out straight away. Arrg!
So...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th May 2018, 12:06
Replies: 16
Views: 2,660
Posted By Leadfoot
Nearside driveshaft

Having suffered a driveshaft failure coming back from Stoneleigh, I have now repaired the hole in the gearbox and fitted a new driveshaft. My issue is that the tri-bearing on the inner joint is very...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 16th May 2018, 21:06
Replies: 22
Views: 4,344
Posted By Leadfoot
Hi limpabit, I'm assuming you administer the 5exi...

Hi limpabit, I'm assuming you administer the 5exi members map? If yes, can you add me in?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th May 2018, 07:53
Replies: 22
Views: 4,344
Posted By Leadfoot
:Welcome aboard Noj :thumb:

:Welcome aboard Noj :thumb:
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th May 2018, 07:50
Replies: 22
Views: 4,344
Posted By Leadfoot
I've been looking at those but with a darker tint.

I've been looking at those but with a darker tint.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th May 2018, 18:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By Leadfoot
Thumbs up If you get there, introduce yourself. I owe some...

If you get there, introduce yourself. I owe some gratitude to the Madabout "hardcore members" who have posted good technical stuff that I have shamelessly used to help me with my project. Thanks are...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th April 2018, 22:02
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Leadfoot
My now road legal 5exi. Hopefully I've...

My now road legal 5exi.
Hopefully I've uploaded the pic properly.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th April 2018, 21:55
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Leadfoot
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th April 2018, 21:09
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Leadfoot
Thanks. PS. Stop messing about and get your...

Thanks.
PS. Stop messing about and get your car out in the sun and to Stoneleigh!
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th April 2018, 15:49
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Leadfoot
Great day!

After a 2yr rebuild, MOT passed!:dance:
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 28th March 2018, 11:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Leadfoot
Cool Hi Alex, Interesting engine choice, basically...

Hi Alex,
Interesting engine choice, basically an updated K-Series, so no major drama in fitting?

I think there may be a little seeping on the gearbox seal so if I do have to take the gearbox off,...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th March 2018, 11:49
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Leadfoot
Smile I'm about 100miles away from Stoneleigh, so I...

I'm about 100miles away from Stoneleigh, so I will be travelling down the motorway. Mine has the 1.6 K-series engine and gearbox, so I expect high(ish) revs at motorway speeds due to the gearing. ...
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