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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 12th June 2006, 20:37
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The pipes supplied by marlin dont have anything written on them either.
Mark at Marlin seems to get away with a lot at the SVA that other mortals seem to fail on?

Perhaps, as the cars designer, he is able to present his responses in a fashion that they accept. I couldn't believe that Stuart failed on the steering column?

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(P.S. I guess Stuart is spending all his time driving his new Toi, as he hasn't shown up here for a while?
Come on Stuart, give us your first impressions of your first few weeks on the road!)
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Old 20th June 2006, 22:08
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I have updated my Flickr pictures tonight.
Fuel level sensor preparation and propshaft fitted.
(the fuel level sensor is still not actually fitted as i have started fitting the wiring loom)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peters-bmwmarlin/

reagrds

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Old 21st June 2006, 07:06
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Thats looking really good Peter
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Old 21st June 2006, 20:50
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I assume that your "ring of nuts" to fit the fuel level sender will fit inside the tank? Looks like a cunning plan... Methinks I will do the same.

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Old 21st June 2006, 20:53
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That indeed is a good plan. Rivnuting direct in the tank didnt work so well and I had to use lots sealer!
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Yes, the 'ring of rivinuts' is to mount the fuel sensor, but haven't actually tried it yet.
The plan is to hold the ring in place with just two short screws.
Then loosely mounting the sensor with long screws through the tank holes into the ring.
Then remove the short screws and mount the sensor using the correct length screws.

(or I might just glue the ring in place?)

I'll let you all know if I manage to do it without dropping the ring and/or screws into the tank!

Peter
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I have added a few more pictures of progress from a couple of weeks ago.

Take a look at my 'cool' Air Filter!

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Old 2nd July 2006, 21:54
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ooooo shiny

that hose looks really nice, im starting to think i should replace mine too. Where did you buy the Sytec hose?

I've found the spec sheet: http://www.fuelsystem.co.uk/Hosedesc.pdf

The fuel hose i have in my parts draw is the ihs stuff which doesnt appear to be rated for brake fluid so i will have to buy some new.
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Hi Patrick,

Yes, that's the one.

I got mine from 'Need for Speed'.

http://www.needforspeed.co.uk/pages/home.asp

I hadn't used them before, but you can order online and they were quick and efficient.

I've since noticed that Burtons also do the same hose for about the same price.

https://www.burtonpower.com/default.aspx

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Thanks Peter, I'm going to order some of that tonight
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Hi Peter

Can you tell me where you got the little plastic ferules that you have use to finish off the end of your brake fluid hose? Did they also come from need for speed? Makes it look like a "proper job"

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I thought it was shrink tubing
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Can you tell me where you got the little plastic ferules that you have use to finish off the end of your brake fluid hose? Did they also come from need for speed? Makes it look like a "proper job"

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Robin / Patrick,
they are in fact rubber end caps for braided fuel pipes. I bought them with hose clips but decided that they looked neater without the clips and there is no additional pressure on these pipes.

I bought them from a parts stall at the Uxbridge Auto Show so not sure where you can get some.(This years show is on the 16th July, so could pick some up for you, if the same guy is there?)

On a similar note has anyone worked out what the rubber boots Marlin used on the end of the front wishbones on their new Red demo car? They look familiar but I can't figure out what they are off?

BR

Peter

P.S. Have you guys noticed that Marlin have a new website and new format price list.

P.P.S Whatever happened to their BMW Deisel powered Sportster? Did it get finished??
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If you could pick some of those up for us that would be great I'm on holiday that week so wouldnt be able to go myself

EDIT: started new thread on the website: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...read.php?t=708

Dunno about the rubber boots, I seem to remember there being something about a part like that in kitcar mag a number of month ago. I'll see if I can dig it out.


As for Diesel power, last I heard they were still working on it - I suspect some chassis mods will be needed to fit the diff from an E46 that goes with the 330d engine.
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Robin / Patrick,
they are in fact rubber end caps for braided fuel pipes. I bought them with hose clips but decided that they looked neater without the clips and there is no additional pressure on these pipes.

I bought them from a parts stall at the Uxbridge Auto Show so not sure where you can get some.(This years show is on the 16th July, so could pick some up for you, if the same guy is there?)
Thanks for the offer - can you remember if they come in different sizes? They would be handy to finnish all my fuel hose ends as well - and there is quite a variety of sizes (6, 8, 10 and 12!)

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Thanks for the offer - can you remember if they come in different sizes? They would be handy to finnish all my fuel hose ends as well - and there is quite a variety of sizes (6, 8, 10 and 12!)

Cheers

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Robin,
I think they only did this size, but i'll take a look when I go next week. I'll also try to get a contact number, if the guy is there this year.

Patrick,
no problem. Do you want two or six? I didn't bother with the ends that fit on the reservoir or the clutch, as they are out of sight.

Peter
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Robin,
I think they only did this size, but i'll take a look when I go next week. I'll also try to get a contact number, if the guy is there this year.

Patrick,
no problem. Do you want two or six? I didn't bother with the ends that fit on the reservoir or the clutch, as they are out of sight.

Peter
6 please, then I've got some spares How much were they?
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Can't remember, but I think only a few pence each.

Peter
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Doh, my ordered turned up today and the pipe is black not blue, nevermind - black it is then!

Let me know how much i owe you in total for the caps plus postage once you have them and I'll send you the cash over
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Hello Peter

6 for me as well. Please let me know how much I owe you in total for the caps plus postage once you have them and I'll send you the dosh.

If you can get the guys contact details that would also be good - I keep a little book (old technology) with stuff like that in it - just in case...

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