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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 22nd April 2006, 19:00
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Hi, well took mine to the Action Day at Castle Coombe today.
Met Jerry aka Big Fella...Jerry you gotta finish yours for next year!

After 15 months hard work it was ace to try her out.
The straight line performance is devastating...but then came a few corners and chicanes...hmmm...

There is no doubt that for track use I need track day tyres...as I got it sideways on a couple of occasions but she recovers well so no spins!!!

Biggest issue is the brakes...the stock rear callipers just don't do enough...so it's time to get the brake issues sorted.

Another issue was engine oil temperature that rose to 120 degrees C, so the Oil Cooler needs to be re-located into an air stream to stop that. I also reckon the pump has to come off and one of the ports will need to be welded up to ensure the oil flows thru the cooler all the time...more on this later.

I struggled a bit trying to get down to second gear on a couple of occasions at the chicanes...this is down to the design of the shift cables so that needs a major improvement.

Other than that I think the guys in their Evo's were pretty impressed whilst I gunned it down the straights away from them...

Lots of issues to resolve to make it a serious track day car however...

What a day.

John
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Old 22nd April 2006, 19:53
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Sounds like you had some serious fun John. Are you bringing the car to stonleigh next weekend?
My 110 BHP K-Series car is quick, so I just can't imagine how quick your Turbo version is, no wonder it was a handful on the track...
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Old 22nd April 2006, 20:47
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Dan,
Fantastic day. But I can't make Stoneleigh this year...grrrrrr...
The EMS reads about 240bhp at the moment with the Autronic SMC, so that's not bad, as I said the straight line acceleration is awesome :-)

Lot's to sort out though...

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Old 22nd April 2006, 23:16
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This sort of thread needs an on-board video
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Old 23rd April 2006, 20:17
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Sounds like fun was had!

Threads like this are exactly what I need to really get me motivated to build my car!

"Other than that I think the guys in their Evo's were pretty impressed whilst I gunned it down the straights away from them..."

That line especially!
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Old 23rd April 2006, 20:36
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http://media.putfile.com/coombe-vids

wait till near the end...not that exciting, but i was!

John
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Old 23rd April 2006, 20:37
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I have a Video Cam that maybe I could get rigged up to the roll bar...hmmmmm...just might do that....next time :-)

John
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Old 23rd April 2006, 21:59
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Looks like you have a great time mate. Can't wait for my turn.

My local test track is Brands Hatch so that will be my local shake down when she's done.
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Nice to meet you John
I now have the urge to get on and do some more
Just got to do the wiring next (uuuumm honda wiring)
Two fuse boxes and a lot of relays
I will get there in the end
I will post a pic of you car when i got a moment

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Old 2nd May 2006, 22:22
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http://www.sw-pc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7544

I'm not sure non-members can view this video, but it's no stress to join!

Look at the third video..........................

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Old 3rd May 2006, 06:57
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Hi John.

Looked fun mate. What was the car filming trying to keep up?
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Old 3rd May 2006, 18:50
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EVO VI...sticky rubber...big brakes.
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Old 4th May 2006, 06:37
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You could see the acceleration of the 5EXI on some of the straights. I can't wait now.
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I Havent been on here for a while but just had the extreme pleasure of watching that vid clip.... Seeing the Exi pull away from that Evo V1 on the straights has put the BIGGEST cheesey grin on my face you have no idea....

My Turbo kit will be going in for SVA in 2 weeks (24thMay) and i'm counting the seconds even more so after seeing that clip...

Well done on completing yours John... I have every respect for your determination to finish the build.... I have cheated a little.... ?1?!?!?

ATB 2 all....

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Hi Andy.

Don't worry about cheating. We all cheat in some ways to get these built. Perhaps you can help me cheat by popping down so I can compare notes and photos if that's ok?
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Would love to mate, I can then give you the full story of exactly how much i have cheated... ! ! ! ! ! !

Once the car has gone through SVA on 24th, i cant see it being more than another week after that and my baby will FINALLY be free. I'll then arrange a time with you to drive her down to sunny Basildon and take you out for a spin and a good ol chin wag yeah?

Any help i can be i am more than happy to give... If you need any help with your build while i'm there then just say the word. As long as ya kettle works we have no problem....

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Old 11th May 2006, 16:05
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I bet you can't wait. I can't wait to see her. Would love to see you and the car and go for a spin.

Keetle is always working mate. And if it's a nice day perhaps a little barbie.

Lots of little bits and time consuming bits that need doing.
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Its a date - I'll bring a pack of burgers and my new "5exi" girlfriend!!!!!!! (thats if it gets that far without konkin out!!!!!!)
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Right so for 2007 the following people will attend...:-)

Jerry (Big_Fella)
ALackOfSpeed (Name?)
John (Limpabit)
5EXiFirstTimer (Name?)
MikeN (who I met today!)
Dan (WTF is going on with you mate?) :-)
John (MarlinTurbo)

So I reckon we'll need our own paddock area and stand.

Good

See you then.

John
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Right so for 2007 the following people will attend...:-)

Jerry (Big_Fella)
ALackOfSpeed (Name?)
John (Limpabit)
5EXiFirstTimer (Name?)
MikeN (who I met today!)
Dan (WTF is going on with you mate?) :-)
John (MarlinTurbo)

So I reckon we'll need our own paddock area and stand.

Good

See you then.

John
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There's possibly a few more.

Dylan (Dylan)
Trev (tomboysexi)
Ian (216 GTI honda!) - Who got engine started for the first time yesterday.
Brian (Holgate86)
Exbiker (name??)
Steve (SDMC001)
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