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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 8th March 2013, 19:34
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ex-Biker
So 3k for a quick sale sounds reasonable then ....

So 3k for a quick sale sounds reasonable then . . . .

Anyone want to buy a 5exi?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 28th February 2013, 19:08
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ex-Biker
So, is it worth putting it up for sale? If...

So, is it worth putting it up for sale?

If so, where is the best place?

Not sure eBay is the best place . . . .
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 19th February 2013, 21:18
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ex-Biker
John You could always put that 100 to the...

John

You could always put that 100 to the charity I'm raising money for - Mind.

I'll doing the Ride London 100 mile event in August:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkSansby

As you'll...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 19th February 2013, 21:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ex-Biker
What makes it worse is that I pick up a motorbike...

What makes it worse is that I pick up a motorbike on Saturday . . . .

I spent about 9,500 building it, probably take less than 4k if someone offered me the cash . . . . .
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 19th February 2013, 00:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ex-Biker
Looking to sell my 5EXI

I'm looking to sell my 5EXI (chassis No5), 1.6 Rover engine, in Black gel coat.

It was the last car to pass the SVA at Exeter test centre.

It has been hardly been used since SVA and has been...
Forum: General chatter 18th June 2010, 23:30
Replies: 1
Views: 2,038
Posted By Ex-Biker
Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th June 2010, 18:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ex-Biker
Why thank you. :tea: Must take some...

Why thank you.

:tea:

Must take some pictures of the car.

Must also finish off the bodywork.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 16th June 2010, 20:58
Replies: 2
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ex-Biker
Wow - feel like a newbie . . .

My last visit was 29th October 2009.

:flock:

Am I still welcome?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 16th June 2010, 20:56
Replies: 0
Views: 1,480
Posted By Ex-Biker
Anyone own the Yellow 5exi in Cornwall?

I've seen one driving around the Truro / Bodmin area.

Would be nice to meet up & compare notes.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd October 2009, 20:50
Replies: 8
Sva
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ex-Biker
I wound up the suspension for the SVA. It was...

I wound up the suspension for the SVA. It was mentioned that I could fail if the wheels were outside of the bodywork at an point. To ensure it didn't we fitte 'spats', but they intruded into the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st October 2009, 19:01
Replies: 8
Sva
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ex-Biker
I things hadn't improved over the last week or...

I things hadn't improved over the last week or so, the only pics would have been of a bonfire.

Bodywork is still tatty, but I'll try & get a pic or 2 over the weekend - you never know it might be...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st October 2009, 18:15
Replies: 8
Sva
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ex-Biker
Sva

I am officially the last person to pass an SVA at Exeter test centre.

5exi passed (retest) today.
Forum: General chatter 25th April 2009, 09:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,368
Posted By Ex-Biker
Well done Andy. Sorry about the break down. ...

Well done Andy. Sorry about the break down.

Mine failed this week.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd April 2009, 22:36
Replies: 5
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ex-Biker
BiB were no problem really. They told me they...

BiB were no problem really. They told me they were guessing what the car was and although I had no rear plate, they were going to let it go, until they saw I had no front one either.
Bit of a...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd April 2009, 16:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ex-Biker
Failed ! . . . . . & that's just part of it!

SVA yesterday.

Everything going well - just a couple of silly things to secure, then I drive it round for emmisssions . . . ..

Thottle body sticks & it's either doing 900 rpm or 3000 rpm.
...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 19th March 2009, 15:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,970
Posted By Ex-Biker
SVA date confirmed

After nearly 5 years of faffin' about, getting a lot of help with bits, building on a small budget, lack of money etc etc I had my SVA date through yesterday.

22nd April

Looks like I've got one...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th February 2009, 09:06
Replies: 4
Views: 2,383
Posted By Ex-Biker
Garage were pretty good. They offered a few...

Garage were pretty good. They offered a few ideas and will re-check it after I've had a bit of a play.

In the end they charged me twenty quid (inc an emisions check).
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 25th February 2009, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 2,383
Posted By Ex-Biker
Fooookin suspension setup!

Just had a call from the garage setting up the suspension on the car.

'there is not enough adjustment to get the tracking as per Marlin spec'

Marlin's response:

'hi, I'm sorry but we are not...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th February 2009, 14:05
Replies: 7
Views: 2,890
Posted By Ex-Biker
Bang on Steve Mine's basically the same...

Bang on Steve

Mine's basically the same donor car (96P 416Sli).

Seems a bit heavy though. Does it matter too much if you are a bit out with weights etc?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th February 2009, 08:47
Replies: 7
Views: 2,890
Posted By Ex-Biker
Rover 1600 K series Question

Just filling in the SVA form, but can't seem to find anywhere the 'Maximum power engine speed'.

I can find torque figures, max revs, max speed etc, but not power @ revs.

Can anyone help?
...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st July 2008, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 2,293
Posted By Ex-Biker
Thanks for the response guys. Seems to be...

Thanks for the response guys.

Seems to be differing opinions.

Might give Exeter centre a call.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th June 2008, 17:50
Replies: 6
Views: 2,293
Posted By Ex-Biker
Mirror question

Do mirrors have to be 'E' marked for SVA?

I am looking to buy a set of motorcycle mirrors. They are the same as OEM, but are aftermarket ones and aren't 'E' marked.

I don't fancy buying a set...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 13th June 2008, 08:54
Replies: 27
Views: 6,382
Posted By Ex-Biker
Like the use of donor parts for the centre...

Like the use of donor parts for the centre console.

I've done the same with the screen surround and I was going to paint the front splitter too.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th June 2008, 09:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,469
Posted By Ex-Biker
Insurance

Anyone know of a good place to get a quote.

The Marlin site shows what seems to be very cheap insurance, but has no link to get a quote etc.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th June 2008, 09:45
Replies: 2
Views: 2,179
Posted By Ex-Biker
Terry As these shots will be used for...

Terry

As these shots will be used for commercial purposes, are you looking to pay for pictures you use?
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