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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 29th March 2020, 19:43
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So after 2 years of running the Marlin on the road to Iron out any mechanical issues (of which there were many!) I have finally managed to get the car painted and back together so thought I would share with everyone! Hopefully the link below should take you to a Flickr album with photos.

https://flickr.com/photos/163157494@...57713675748996

My car is a bit of a one off as it was the first E39 rear suspension type Marlin on the road. My build still uses the E36 front uprights and is powered by the e36 3.2 M3 Evo engine, which having now fixed a vanos issue is utterly insane to drive.

The car is in no way perfect, but I’m happy with the end result and I think Range Rover red is a pretty good colour. I still need to fit the windscreen back on and bolt in a spare wheel when I can get my hands on one!
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Old 29th March 2020, 20:58
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Looks fantastic, well done!
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Old 30th March 2020, 10:12
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Looks wonderful.
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Old 30th March 2020, 11:10
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looks great, but you'll need to fix the cross-eyed headlights :-)
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Old 30th March 2020, 13:42
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looks very good!
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Old 1st May 2020, 13:44
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Where is your ECU mounted. Is it just underneath the scuttle but on top of the chassis? Just trying to assess options instead of cutting an oversize hole in the bulkhead to feed the loom through.
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Old 1st May 2020, 16:25
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My ÉCU is mounted on the left hand side of in the passenger side footwell. The other relays etc attached to the engine loom are under the scuttle but on top of the chassis.

Unfortunately I made the mistake of cutting a hole in the firewall on the passenger side to feed through the ECU wiring. But it was the only way to get the écu into a safe and dry place without cutting the loom up and extending
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Old 1st May 2020, 17:01
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OK thanks. Will take another look at my engine loom and see what is possible.
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Well done looks awesome
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