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

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Old 23rd August 2010, 21:19
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Talking Marlin 5exi pass's IVA :-)

Hi all,

2.5 years after starting the Marlin has just passed its IVA at Derby Test Station. Think this may be the Marlin 5exi to have undergone a full IVA rather than SVA.

Well Chuffed, now the hard work starts.

David.
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Well done !!
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Congratulations!
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Well done David. A great achievment.

As you say, now you can start playing!
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Congrats !!!
What was your donor car??
Is this a successful first attempt and first time pass?
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2nd time pass, the first time it failed on Emissions, and a few radius/light issues.

Based on a rover 25 1.6 k-series donor.

Now to sort out insurance and the paperwork for the DVLA.
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Good work! How is the suspension after your worries about the travel / ground clearance?

Interesting choice of test centre - how did that come to be?
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Many congratulations, a great achievment
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Old 25th August 2010, 15:01
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Thx,

Yeah I sorted the suspension at least enough to get through the test, some very stiff springs and wound right down and new wheels (as the ones I had got wouldnt fit without cutting bodywork). Also sorted some of the other problems that delayed my first IVA. Its a bit go-kart like though at the moment needs some adjustment.

I went for Derby as some of my friends take cars through there, also I was a bit nervy about the number of kitcars Norwich would have seen. Had a very good experience with the IVA tester, throughly nice bloke was really interested in the car and seemed to realise the practicalities of building as well as the manual.
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Forgot to say, rang up to get insurance yesterday, did it through Adrian Flux, aparently theres a 5exi out there that has 4 seats someone modded it and extended the chassis !!!! Now that I have to see.
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David

Great news such a great moment, well done.
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Excellent, well done
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