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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st August 2020, 15:32
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By MartinClan
I took a few pictures of the dirty bits yesterday...

I took a few pictures of the dirty bits yesterday before covering the car up till I am ready to start stripping it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50251164223_c9431b4f76_c.jpg...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th August 2020, 14:30
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By MartinClan
Marlin Roadster (Re)Build

I have just acquired a previously built Marlin Roadster which I am planning to re-build/restore.
It has an interesting history in that the guy I purchased it from is the original builder. The car...
Forum: General Build Chat 17th June 2020, 07:57
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By MartinClan
I suppose it depends on what you call legal.......

I suppose it depends on what you call legal.... Whilst the average PC wouldn't know if it was legal or not questions may be asked if you were involved in a prang.

And the way that the DVLA has...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2020, 12:40
Replies: 18
Views: 2,523
Posted By MartinClan
Haha. Yes I noticed that as well. I would say you...

Haha. Yes I noticed that as well. I would say you could get out the other side but there is only a door on one side.

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th January 2020, 11:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,523
Posted By MartinClan
For anyone else interested in the Corsa Spyder I...

For anyone else interested in the Corsa Spyder I found this U-Tube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8FOpwrunic&feature=youtu.be

Check out the front and rear suspension. Not very Standard...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th December 2019, 08:17
Replies: 433
Views: 86,633
Posted By MartinClan
The type 12 caliper is held together with 2...

The type 12 caliper is held together with 2 bolts. The type 14 with 4. So it looks like yours are type 14.

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th December 2019, 17:21
Replies: 18
Views: 2,523
Posted By MartinClan
It's good to know someone else on this forum has...

It's good to know someone else on this forum has already built one with the 6 cylinder engine. Were there any issues squeezing it in?

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th December 2019, 11:56
Replies: 18
Views: 2,523
Posted By MartinClan
Yes - I am considering the Corsa Spyder with...

Yes - I am considering the Corsa Spyder with Triumph straight 6 lump but it's a bit of a heavy old beast... I found pictures of at least one Corsa that already has been fitted with the straight 6.
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th December 2019, 08:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,523
Posted By MartinClan
Engine choice

I am considering building a Corsa Spyder which is based on Triumph chassis. But I would like to use something more interesting than the Triumph 4 pot engine.

Suggestions please ☺

It needs to...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th November 2019, 12:56
Replies: 433
Views: 86,633
Posted By MartinClan
There is a brand new pair for sale on eBay 88....

There is a brand new pair for sale on eBay 88. Just search for Triumph spitfire brake callipers.

Cheers Robin
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th November 2019, 08:42
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By MartinClan
On the theme of a re-body. What exactly does the...

On the theme of a re-body. What exactly does the V5 show after a re-body?
Does it loose the original vehicle's identity completely?
Or is there still reference to the fact that it once was a...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 3rd November 2019, 12:43
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By MartinClan
Hmm. Good suggestion. 95" is exactly 12" more...

Hmm. Good suggestion. 95" is exactly 12" more than a Spitfire... Makes you wonder if that was how the Corsa Spyder started. A rebody of the difficult on the eye Spartan.

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd November 2019, 10:28
Replies: 482
Views: 201,145
Posted By MartinClan
Awesome! But it's gving me that itchy finger...

Awesome! But it's gving me that itchy finger feeling (again....)

Cheers, Robin
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 3rd November 2019, 09:28
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By MartinClan
No its not unfortunately. 12". I am not sure why...

No its not unfortunately. 12". I am not sure why a Spitfire chassis was chosen as the Herald has about 8" longer wheelbase and wouldn't have needed quite so much stretch....

Cheers Robin
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 2nd November 2019, 15:30
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By MartinClan
You just need to request the price list from the...

You just need to request the price list from the guy. The kit contains most everything, bar the Spitfire, including all the metalwork to modify the chassis. And there is a lot of that. It's sub 3k...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 1st November 2019, 08:21
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By MartinClan
Corsa Spyder

Corsa Spyder
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 31st October 2019, 09:18
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By MartinClan
What chassis modifications are permitted

Hi-jacking this thread a bit but seemed like a good place to pose this question.

I am thinking about another build. The kit I have in mind is based on a Spitfire / GT6 chassis but with quite a few...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th July 2019, 17:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By MartinClan
On my E30 based sportster I was able to reuse a...

On my E30 based sportster I was able to reuse a BMW throttle cable. The return spring at the pedal end however was a different story. There was no provision in the Marlin pedal box so I had to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th July 2019, 20:16
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By MartinClan
I am afraid you will find most builders did there...

I am afraid you will find most builders did there own thing with the throttle cable. What pedal box and engine do you have.? That information may help someone, with a similar configuration, provide...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st May 2018, 12:28
Replies: 2
Views: 2,393
Posted By MartinClan
Whoever makes the propshaft should/will use a...

Whoever makes the propshaft should/will use a sliding joint so absolute dimensions not an issue as long as they are within the joint's range. There are a few companies out there that make custom...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th January 2018, 12:22
Replies: 482
Views: 201,145
Posted By MartinClan
That stuff looks idea as it remains flexible once...

That stuff looks idea as it remains flexible once cured (according to the data I read). One of the main problems and causes for failure when bonding disimilar materials is their different expansion...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th December 2017, 15:32
Replies: 482
Views: 201,145
Posted By MartinClan
As I discovered to my cost, the "core" of a...

As I discovered to my cost, the "core" of a threaded bolt is actually a lot less than the actual bolt size by the time you take into account how deep the thread is. As I recall, for M6, it is less...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th August 2017, 12:33
Replies: 12
Views: 5,179
Posted By MartinClan
Strange that it jumps like that. I would,...

Strange that it jumps like that. I would, initially, check that the gauge is matched to the sensor and that the gauge is receiving the correct supply voltage. Many of the older gauges (Smiths for...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th July 2017, 07:47
Replies: 366
Views: 78,255
Posted By MartinClan
Fixed mudguards are normally far more robust. The...

Fixed mudguards are normally far more robust. The only thing you will have to contend with is, as they don't turn with the wheels, if you happen to be unlucky to be out in the rain each right hand...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th July 2017, 07:41
Replies: 2
Views: 2,528
Posted By MartinClan
I sold mine recently. It was a very well finished...

I sold mine recently. It was a very well finished and sorted car. It only fetched 9k. I am afraid that for an unpainted and uncomplete car you must expect much less than that. The amount you spent on...
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