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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 28th August 2012, 19:47
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Very nice
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Old 28th August 2012, 20:35
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Hi Peter

I had a look on the Royale site, and was quite surprised that this kit can be completed equally effectively in "period" style, or as a modern take. I really liked some of the more modern looking styles.

What engine are you planning to use?

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Hi Mike,

yes, there are some superb examples around. I'm collecting as many images as possible and plan to view some at shows before fixing on a particular style and colour scheme. ( Pauline tells me that it will be dictated by the red coloured hood but until I clean all the muck off it I won't know if it is usable).

The other big question is which engine and gearbox? The chassis is designed for Ford engines being a Sierra/Granada based car but I'm keen to see if a BMW engine will fit. I think an M30 might look good under the bonnet, but I have lots to do before finalising on the engine.

...peter
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Hi Mike,

yes, there are some superb examples around. I'm collecting as many images as possible and plan to view some at shows before fixing on a particular style and colour scheme. ( Pauline tells me that it will be dictated by the red coloured hood but until I clean all the muck off it I won't know if it is usable).

The other big question is which engine and gearbox? The chassis is designed for Ford engines being a Sierra/Granada based car but I'm keen to see if a BMW engine will fit. I think an M30 might look good under the bonnet, but I have lots to do before finalising on the engine.

...peter
Malcolm Platts Nissan 280ZX straight 6 would look good under the bonnet - much more in keeping with the period look - and a very good engine by all accounts
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Old 29th August 2012, 18:52
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Beautiful motor Peter. I am not as well up on cars as you guys and have never heard of the car.

But wow its looks are fantastic, a bit of comfort in your old age
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....................... a bit of comfort in your old age

Love it Dennis!!
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Old 29th August 2012, 20:55
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...a bit of comfort in your old age
That'll depend on how long it takes me to get it finished!!
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Old 30th August 2012, 07:59
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I'll now revert this thread to updates on my Marlin.

New thread on the Sabre here.............

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