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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 15th February 2010, 21:36
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Moto lita steering wheel. It's enough to make a grown man weak at the knees....


Robin,
That is a super wheel and goes well with your dashboard style. I think the grip will be good and the larger diameter will make the steering lighter when parking. Good choice!
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Old 15th February 2010, 21:53
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I still haven't put drain holes in my doors.... makes for an interesting conversation piece. Now all I need is some goldfish
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Old 16th February 2010, 07:34
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Ooo niiiiice steering wheel

The only thing I'd be a bit worried about with the radio where you've put it water getting to it
I have to confess I hadn't thought about that. I guess that the cover should keep a lot of it out though. I already made up a new front plate to cover the area left when I removed the face. The main place where it is vulverable is at the back where all the connections are. Hmmmm - I may box that in completely. Then there would have to be several inches of water in thae car to be a problem!

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Old 16th February 2010, 18:41
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Any chances of some pics showing the adaptor plate? I guess it's just a lump of polished, machined metal with the 6 x 70mm holes interspersed with the moto ones...
Yer tiz.....



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Old 16th February 2010, 22:05
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Ah - everything becomes clear. Looks like a nicely made piece, and not obvious that it's an adaptor once mounted, I guess.
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Old 17th February 2010, 07:43
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Ah - everything becomes clear. Looks like a nicely made piece, and not obvious that it's an adaptor once mounted, I guess.
You don't even see it once the steering wheel and horn push are fitted.

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Old 21st February 2010, 16:56
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I completed the "boot" today except for the top fixings which will have to wait till the tub comes off for painting. (Roll bar cross member in the way!)

I had a brain wave about the aerial. I used a 2 pillar mount job from Ebay but on a home made bracket that allows it to be swivelled down when not in use. Seems to work OK (in the garage anyway....) The bracket incorporates a couple of nylon washers to isolate the aerial from the body. I need to find a plastic clip to help support it when it is up.







Also had a play with the polishing stuff that I bought and the rattle can of Audi Amulet Red that I intend to use.

It's easy to get a mirror shine - but very tricky to get it consistent. I will have a go at one of the bonnets next weekend.



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Coming along very nicely I really should make a lockable boot lid for mine sometime.
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So I guess it's......
Aerial up - for cruising and listening to the radio
Aerial down - for high speed driving

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Old 23rd February 2010, 20:08
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So I guess it's......
Aerial up - for cruising and listening to the radio
Aerial down - for high speed driving

Aerial up for radio control (I should watch less Mythbusters....)
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Just as long as they get Grant to do the RC... Adam's rigs look a little 'Ghetto' most of the time.
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Just as long as they get Grant to do the RC... Adam's rigs look a little 'Ghetto' most of the time.
Did you see the one on Monday with the RC bus? - Awesome But it was an Adam rig so it failed horribly and needed manual overrides
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Yes - One of the best episodes of MB ever. Worth watching just for Adam's reaction when the rocket sled hit.
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I should watch less Mythbusters
- I must be gettin' old LOL...
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You're never too old for Mythbusters.

http://www.yourdiscovery.com/web/mythbusters/

Discovery Channel, 8pm Monday Nights. Enjoy.

(No, I don't work for Discovery Channel)
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