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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 10th June 2009, 10:23
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Just a quick update for anyone following my build - very presumptious that there is anyone interested , but I follow as many other Marlin builds as I can for ideas.



Fopllowing Chris Cussens problem with proving he has built his own car as an amateur build, I have decided to start to include me in some of the photos as well as the garage/house to try to "prove" I am the builder.

I am currently working on my grille as I have located some stainless profile and mesh - and really I am putting off the next step - The Electrics - as this is the one area that I do not fully understand.
Still its always good to learn.................
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Old 10th June 2009, 10:38
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We're still reading Electrics were easy for me, Richard did them
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Old 10th June 2009, 10:43
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Why can I not get in to edit miss spellings?

I tried to add this link last time, but it did not work. here's a second attempt



http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikes_bmw_marlin_cabrio/
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Dunno, I get this image on all my own posts so I can edit it:

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Dunno, I get this image on all my own posts so I can edit it:

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I do too, but when I try to use it , it throws me back to the log in page - user access is denied - so I log in again and it throws me back to the login page again!!

What can Bigcheese tell me?
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Looks good Mike. Must be nice having all that room in the garage...

Double garage? Luxury! We used t' dream of 'aving a double garage. We had to make do with t' shoebox...
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I am currently working on my grille as I have located some stainless profile and mesh - and really I am putting off the next step - The Electrics - as this is the one area that I do not fully understand.
Still its always good to learn.................
Plenty of people on the forum that have already done their electrics so I am sure you will always get an answer if you have a problem. My best tips would be:

Take it one step at a time
Use the proper tools and materials (Don't use sticky electricians tape!)
Write down what you have done for future reference.

Robin
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Following Chris Cussens problem with proving he has built his own car as an amateur build, I have decided to start to include me in some of the photos as well as the garage/house to try to "prove" I am the builder.

Hey Mike, you need to get an action shot like this one..........

http://www.msportster.co.uk/data/lon...hton09_008.jpg



Keep the updates comming, we all like reading the updates....
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Old 14th June 2009, 22:03
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Since it has taken me two full days to make a partially finished grille surround I feel entitled to post my efforts for all to see!! Two whole days....crazy or what?!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikes_bmw_marlin_cabrio/

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that looks like a lot of work, nice results
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Old 15th June 2009, 10:07
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Some pics of my grille surround in the making
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/...4aa863070d.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/...c4b7dbfcbd.jpg
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I had forgotten about this thread, so having re-discovered it, I feel I had better bring it up to date with key milestones (if you would like to see the whole history try this site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikes_bmw_marlin_cabrio/




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A few more key updates:



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Mike,
great progress and looking really smart. I like your 'original looking' traditional dashboard.

Time to get that engine fired up again?

Here are a couple of useful links.....(which you may have already?)

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/...April_2003.pdf

http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/19...g%20Manual.pdf



cheers, Peter
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Hi Mike,

I'm still cogitating on the inlet ducting. I like your solution and I hadn't thought of seperating the AFM from the inlet elbow. That may provide a few more options but I don't think I have room to take the ducting into the nose cone as you have done. At the moment I'm thinking of a canister type air filter mounted low down and aft of the throttle body with an air intake cut into the engine bay side panel. But it will probably need some sort of scoop to ensure that Mr. Bernoulli's principle doesn't give me any power sucking negative air pressure in the inlet manifold!!.

I like the wooden dash. I plan to have an oak or cherry dash with a dark mahogoney stain that should work well with my white faced instruments. My worry has been the need to create a 19mm radius on the bottom edge to meet IVA requirements. How are you planning to overcome that. Have you got a seperate IVA dashboard as a tempoary fit..............!!

How are the electrics coming along. I have found it a lot less of a problem than I thought. (But I may change my mind when I connect a battery). I have left the ECU loom untouched except for a change in a couple of cable to accomodate the new position for the alternator. I have sussed the pin out for the X20 connector ( the interface between the ECU loom and the main vehicle loom) and I have made up the vehicle loom wire by wire from basic principles - supply - switch - load - earth. I needed to sort out a few relays and provide some permanent live and swithced live power supplies, but it has been fairly straight forward. I hope to connect a battery in the next few weeks. I'll make sure that all the fuses are removed and then put them back one by one. (with one hand on a fire extinguisher.................!!)Then I'll really find out how straight forward it's been!!

But it's looking like a really nice car with some great progress. Any thoughs about an IVA booking yet??

Cheers

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My worry has been the need to create a 19mm radius on the bottom edge to meet IVA requirements. How are you planning to overcome that. Have you got a seperate IVA dashboard as a tempoary fit..............!!


Nigel
The IVA manual says...(and was very similar on the old SVA)

7. The instrument panel lower edge within the “specified zone” must have a
radius of curvature not less than 19mm or 5mm and covered with a nonrigid material.

I used some soft rubber 'u' channel stuck to the bottom edge.


Passenger foot well by marlinpeter, on Flickr

But I guess this might not look to pretty on a wooden dashboard?
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I used some cheap pipe insulation stuff made from foam and covered in vinyl, glued to bottom of dash. No questions asked at IVA. But as Peter says, it would look odd with a wooden dash. Guess it might accidentally fall off later though??

My air intake is in the passenger footwell - solution courtesy of Mark. Does give out a few sucking noises when you put your foot down, which can be a surprise to your passenger

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Mike - looking good. One thing to note though - it looks as if your instruments have a non IVA friendly ring on them:



They need to be radiused, and it looks as if yours have a V profile.
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Mike - looking good. One thing to note though - it looks as if your instruments have a non IVA friendly ring on them:

They need to be radiused, and it looks as if yours have a V profile.
Hi Goo

I have a gash dash template to go over the instruments.
I do not want to put a lot of work into the template, but I guess its too obviously a temporary IVA fix at the moment!


Nigel
Once the centre console is complete I will only have the passenger edge to deal with, and plan to do something like Tim has suggested with a foam collar trimmed in black vinyl and attached to the underside of the dash. And yes I fully expect it remain only until its passes the test.
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