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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 7th December 2011, 12:54
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You cant see from the pics so far but there is a power hacksaw and a large drill press hidden by the chassis but they are going soon oh yes and a barrel of beer...thats going too....
I rewired the garage prior to this too so plenty of power and sockets!
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Old 7th December 2011, 12:55
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"build manual"...hmmm I got a bunch of notes printed on A4 sheets. Actually lots of interesting stuff but very Ford oriented. I see the Marlin Owners Club sell some build notes on a CD?
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Old 7th December 2011, 13:07
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That is the build manual!

I also got a CD full of pics from Terry. To be honest, I didn't read it at all - I just took my lead from other builders (Patrick, Robin, Peter)

There's tons of info and advice on their websites, and I've documented my findings on mine.
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Old 9th December 2011, 20:21
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Mike has been good enough to send me some pages from the Cabrio build manual which looks really professional, typed up with photos and everything! Was there anything like this for the Sportster or is it just the handwritten notes? Also has anyone bought the MOC assembly notes disc?
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Old 9th December 2011, 20:59
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I have a typed version of the A4 build manual, but not in softcopy. From memory, it's about 20 pages and there are no pictures but a few drawings. I don't have access to a multipage scanner, but I could make a photocopy and send by Royal Mail if nobody else has a softcopy.

The CDROM has no instructions, it was just a load of pictures.
I don't think you'll find anything on it that isn't on Jason, Patrick, Robin's websites or my Flickr site.

Sorry, no idea what the MOC build manual is. To my knowledge there was no proffesional build manual like the Cabrio one for the sporster.

Maybe NigelB or Morris (Ian) could comment on what they got more recently.

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The build manual CD I got was a collection of photos and a Word doc. The instructions aren't as much help as the info you get on this forum. There are no diagrams or specifics about what torques or fasteners to use and a lot of the info seems to relate to the older ford based kit.

You're just as well to sit back, look at all the bits you have and take it from there, posting questions here if you're stuck.
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Old 10th December 2011, 07:35
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Thanks for the kind offer Peter, I think that is what I have already (I was being a bit simplistic!). I agree with you Ian, I will unpack everything and then throw myself on the collective mercy of this forum! Thanks in advance to you all....
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Old 22nd January 2012, 15:28
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OK well I have started! I have decided to start with the pedal box which I will modify following the advice from Mike and others. First off I have made an adaptor to allow the clutch MC to be fitted - I had the same problem as GOO in that the pedal box was not designed for the MC I have, some angle and tube sorted this out but I will need to source a clevis to connect to the pedal. I have also cut out the first access hatch to help get at stuff. None of this has been as precise as I would like but I am just getting back into using my hands and will improve.
This burst of enthusiasm also co-incides with me having to spend the whole of February in Canada for work - damn! Never mind, it will give me thinking time! John ps pics to follow when I work out how - just changed for Photobucket to Flikr...
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Old 22nd January 2012, 15:37
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Here are some pics:

errr....watch this space, they're coming/

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This is how to post pics on this site, it was supplied by Peterux from a previous post, lots of us have trouble posting pics until enlightened :-

In Flickr....
Click the 'Share' button...
then click the the 'Grab the HTML/BBCode'
then click the 'BBCode' radio button...and select the size you want.
then copy and paste the code in the box into your Madabout message box.

This creates a picture that people can click and go to your Flickr site. You can edit the code to remove the text if you want to after you've pasted it in the Madabout message box.

You can test it works by trying 'Preview Post' in Madabout
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Old 22nd January 2012, 17:39
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clutch MC mounted on its bracket with the spacer tube by oldpropuk, on Flickr
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Old 22nd January 2012, 17:40
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roughly placed in position by oldpropuk, on Flickr


The bracket wont overlap the edges whe its fitted for real btw!
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access panel cut by oldpropuk, on Flickr
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Old 22nd January 2012, 17:50
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Dennis you are a gem! thanks a lot. I cahnged to Flikr because everyone said that it was easier and indeed, when you know how, it IS!!! Also, I didnt realise about the "preview" feature because I use the quick reply a lot.

Thanks for the help - John
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I will make up a cover plate for the access panel and rivnut it on but I am still pondering on edge sealing. Whether to use a stick on neoprene on the cover plate or to find some sort of edging for the hole which would also remove the sharp edge.
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Hi John,
it's good to see you've started your build!

That looks like a hefty old clutch master cylinder your using?
I think you'll need to line it up at the same angle as the e30 BMW version...


Clutch Master cylinder by marlinpeter, on Flickr

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Old 23rd January 2012, 12:51
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Peter, actually you raise a good point! The history is that I did not source this MC. It was with the parts I bought .... Hmmm. I will check it! John
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Old 23rd January 2012, 20:22
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Peter, actually you raise a good point! The history is that I did not source this MC. It was with the parts I bought .... Hmmm. I will check it! John
It looks like an e21 master cylinder?

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...34&hg=21&fg=05
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Old 28th January 2012, 08:24
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I will do some work on identifying the clutch MC and let you know. I think alignment will be ok as long as I am careful.

One more in my series of stupid questions! What paint do is best to use to touch up the black powder coat when it is necessary?

John
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Old 28th January 2012, 08:32
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Hammerite black satin spray is a good match,and durable.
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