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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 12th January 2016, 18:26
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Hi Guys / Girls,

Just wondered if anyone is currently building an exi; or about to start?

Activity levels have died on the forum!

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Old 14th January 2016, 11:18
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Perhaps their new car will create some new interest??

https://www.facebook.com/avatarsport...type=3&theater

Looks pretty cool.

cheers, peter
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Hi Rich still here, I thought much the same.

All quite, thought maybe time of year.

Hope some interest gets sparked.
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Old 14th January 2016, 20:37
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I became a new owner of my 5exi towards the end of last year.
A Rover T16 turbo engined car, ive been doing a bit of work on over the winter, looking forward to getting out about and a few trackdays this year
Below is a picture when the first owner built it, someone may know the car.
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Old 14th January 2016, 20:56
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Started building one a few years ago to use up my wifes BRM that she wouldn't sell or crush and had just left rusting on her parents drive.

it's largely all done but has to go off to IVA but before that it needs something doing with the exhaust as it makes waaaay too much noise to pass right now. So when the weather gets better I've just got to get a trailer and take it off to the exhaust place so they can put a reasonator in somewhere to drop the noise.
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Pictures..???
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Old 16th January 2016, 19:52
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haha "Marlin T16" it was you that beat me to that on ebay some months back!!! Hope its going well?

Just bought one as of Wednesday - a 1600 K series none registered vehicle as it stands.

Does anybody have any original build documents or manuals that I can purchase?

Many thanks,

Alex
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Old 17th January 2016, 20:03
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Hi Alex,

Whose car have you bought? What spec etc...and what do you still need to do on it?

Reason I ask is that there are 4 main sources of info for build:-

1) Marlin instructions (3 pages of A4 and a disc with loads of pictures)
2) Which Kit magazine build article series
3) This forum
4) Other builders websites / blogs

Depending on what you need to do will depend on the best source of info.

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Rich
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Old 17th January 2016, 21:35
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uhhh, heres some pics - I don't have a blog of them or anything because I'm not a massive user of such things on the internet [ironic when you consider what I do for a living].

Windscreen not on in these ones as the most recent ones are on my wifes phone [it's technically her car!].

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackson...57663593851166

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Old 17th January 2016, 22:12
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Hey guys, thanks for the reply and links to pictures.

I bought a black 5EXI off eBay, it was sold as none running and no IVA. It's a 1.6 k-series, looks almost complete.

I've had a little play with it over the weekend and have noticed some minor things that require attention but on the whole the car is almost there.

I guess I'd really just like to understand the wiring of the vehicle so any circuit diagrams would be useful - although I guess each is rather individual. Long term I would like to use PG1 gearbox so any mechanical info where that's concerned would be great too 😀

I'll begin to upload some photos in coming weeks - hoping for warmer weather 👍😎

Thanks very much
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uhhh, heres some pics - I don't have a blog of them or anything because I'm not a massive user of such things on the internet [ironic when you consider what I do for a living].

Windscreen not on in these ones as the most recent ones are on my wifes phone [it's technically her car!].

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackson...57663593851166

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Nice pics, I have not seen a green one before. Looks good. Looks like you have the mark 2 chassis and suspension? Should help the handling.

When are you planning iva?
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Thanks. IVA will be as soon as I sort the exhaust noise out [currently whacks out about 104dB according to my sound meter so will never pass] so probably March/April.

There's a bit of orange to eventually go into the paint job as well on the nose to give the the racing green/orange snout look of the BRM donor.

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I guess I'd really just like to understand the wiring of the vehicle so any circuit diagrams would be useful - although I guess each is rather individual. Long term I would like to use PG1 gearbox so any mechanical info where that's concerned would be great too.

Thanks very much
There is a PDF of the original Rover Electrical wiring which I used extensively - rather than upload it I've found a link here http://roverclub-bg.com/index.php_fi...diagrams98.pdf

I ended up building my own loom from scratch as i never had the mini-loom and it was just easier so my diagrams wouldn't help you much.

I've got the PG1 gearbox on the VVC and the linkage is quite different from the R65 box but ultimately it just needs a different bracket to connect cables to and it works fine.

HTH

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Hi to all I look in from time to time and have still got a 5exi (parked up till spring)
good to see there are still a few on the go and a few of the old times still at it. For what its worth I still have the wiring drawing that came with my car that was a mark 1 if it is any use I can scan & mail it over to anyone.
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Thanks for the info jacksongreen, I'd be interested in seeing images of the PG1 linkage for future reference and modifications if possible?

mike joiner - any original documentation would be great.

I think I am planning on taking the whole assembly back to the bare bones and starting from scratch, just so I understand the car and how it goes together etc.

Incidentally, does any body know what the ball joints are from for the ear and front hubs? Mine appear to have started to split and would defo fail any IVA inspection.

It has been a while since I have toyed with cars - I need to get back in to the swing of things!!

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Thanks for the info jacksongreen, I'd be interested in seeing images of the PG1 linkage for future reference and modifications if possible?

mike joiner - any original documentation would be great.

I think I am planning on taking the whole assembly back to the bare bones and starting from scratch, just so I understand the car and how it goes together etc.

Incidentally, does any body know what the ball joints are from for the ear and front hubs? Mine appear to have started to split and would defo fail any IVA inspection.

It has been a while since I have toyed with cars - I need to get back in to the swing of things!!

Alex
Alex,

I think that the bottom ball joint is Austin Maxi? (I'm sure someone has identified it on this forum previously if you search)



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Hi there
Not 100 % but I think the ones I used were a Landrover part
will try and find box tonight and get back
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Alex,

I think that the bottom ball joint is Austin Maxi? (I'm sure someone has identified it on this forum previously if you search)



Rich
Very unscientific google search came up with this:- I reckon they may well be the ones?
http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product...ducts_id=11839

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Very unscientific google search came up with this:- I reckon they may well be the ones?
http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product...ducts_id=11839

Rich
Wicked - thanks dude, would be nice to just be able to replace the boot. The car hasn't seen the road so it will be fine other than the cracked boot.

I'm itching to get going with this, but lack of heated garage and dark nights is holding me back!!

Guys, I need advice on some of the smaller things too. I've searched the forum, the car apparently used to belong to user 'rob101' who sadly passed on by the look of things. I do not have any idea about the donor vehicle, but wish to use the donor plate. I have as much as an engine number. How do I go about sourcing the original plate. Is it best to get a plate before IVA? I've noticed there is a chassis marking - would this be given by the DVLA or would it be made up by the original owner? I'm unsure how all this works?

Any help is again much appreciated guys.

Cheers,

Alex
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Alex

The old plate wont help even if you had it, you cant use the number, what you would get is an age related number, and that's based on you having the old details.

As you don't have anything it maybe worth exploring a new reg if you have enough new parts, or at least receipts, a number of us went down that route.

If you do decide the age related, might be of some value if you could buy a old car such as rover 216 ect just for the details.

To answer should you get a plate in advance, no, the DVLA will grant you a number after IVA and checks done to confirm your engine number. Not 100% on how its done these days as I got my car through SVA and the local DVLA inspector came to check my car then I git my number issued.

Hope this helps.

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