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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th November 2021, 19:20
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
I have made some good progress on replacing the...

I have made some good progress on replacing the front bulkhead. The original was rather tired and had a scary crack from pressure from the pedal box....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd November 2021, 10:36
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
Heater Options

I am currently re-making the front bulkhead of DRL152K and, as that is where it may be mounted, I am thinking about heater options. I wondered what others have done and I have a few questions.

Is...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st October 2021, 13:13
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
Thanks for the comments and tips. STILL waiting...

Thanks for the comments and tips. STILL waiting for my Ikea kitchen so progress continues. After a lot of delays the zintec steel for my front and rear bulkheads arrived. I am making them from steel...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th October 2021, 09:58
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By MartinClan
As I am a bit of an anorak I bought a copy of the...

As I am a bit of an anorak I bought a copy of the Haynes manual for the Talbot Sunbeam - just to find out a little more about the engine and drive train. I discovered a couple of interesting facts....
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th October 2021, 15:03
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By MartinClan
Don't forget Imp engines were fitted on a slant....

Don't forget Imp engines were fitted on a slant. You may find the carbs are at the wrong angle if on an upright engine.
Cheers Robin
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th October 2021, 09:26
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By MartinClan
Good spot. I have been searching Ebay with no...

Good spot. I have been searching Ebay with no result. I must revise my search criteria.

But as you say. Rather optimistically priced especially as the condition is unknown. Would you mind sharing...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th October 2021, 18:12
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By MartinClan
Hi Mick Have you made any progress checking if...

Hi Mick
Have you made any progress checking if it will fit OK? I am now quite keen to go this root myself - should I ever be able to find a suitable engine and gearbox...

Cheers, Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th October 2021, 18:06
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
Couldn't resist trying a splined hub and wire...

Couldn't resist trying a splined hub and wire wheel. The hubs were intended for one of the small Triumphs, but as these share a lot of parts with the Marina I gambled they would fit.
They look...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th October 2021, 11:07
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
I trial fitted the refurbished axle this weekend....

I trial fitted the refurbished axle this weekend. It is very heavy! I have been pontificating about what dampers to use but Ebay had a special offer on Spax adjustables (20% off) so I spashed the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st September 2021, 13:16
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
A little bit of progress mainly due to the fact...

A little bit of progress mainly due to the fact that IKEA seem to be out of stock of some of the components for our new kitchen! Which seems to prevent you ordering any of it....

So - I trial...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th September 2021, 17:41
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
Today I bit the bullet and chopped the old, very...

Today I bit the bullet and chopped the old, very rusty, spring pads off the axle and replaced them with new shiny ones.
My main concern was getting the new ones back in exactly the right place. To...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th September 2021, 09:53
Replies: 47
Views: 6,381
Posted By MartinClan
Notwithstanding the current climate I couldn't...

Notwithstanding the current climate I couldn't agree more. In my view it would now be much better as a one day event and perhaps an alternative venue that didn't look so tired. And not have the HS2...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st September 2021, 10:10
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
The fuel tank, made by CompBrake, arrived and is...

The fuel tank, made by CompBrake, arrived and is exactly as my fag packet sketch so thumbs up to them. It fits almost perfectly (see below!) between the chassis rails as planned. The original tank...
Forum: General Build Chat 31st August 2021, 09:17
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By MartinClan
OK - thanks. A good set of original used gauges...

OK - thanks. A good set of original used gauges would have been my choice but they were starting to get a bit thin on the ground on Ebay last time I looked.

Cheers, Robin
Forum: General Build Chat 30th August 2021, 12:10
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By MartinClan
Cheap "Smiths" gauges from India

I need to by a set of gauges for my current build. They need to be traditionally styled. In the past I have used genuine Smiths but the prices seem to have gone through the roof.
Does anyone have...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th August 2021, 17:32
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By MartinClan
A great find! I have also dreamed about a...

A great find! I have also dreamed about a Coventry Climax engine.
I have been thinking about alternatives to the old B engine which is awfully heavy. So far everything I have come up with has been...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th August 2021, 18:37
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
Made some good progress in the last couple of...

Made some good progress in the last couple of weeks. After a lot of fitting and refitting the rear body tub now fits square. It had been originally fitted (by Marlin) not very well and I had to fill...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th August 2021, 21:22
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
The plan is to use a vented cap. And I will make...

The plan is to use a vented cap. And I will make the cut out for the fuel sensor myself once I know what I am using.
Had a quote of 240 from CompBrake which seems reasonable. Made from 3mm ally...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th August 2021, 17:39
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
I have cut down the rear bumper. It's robust but...

I have cut down the rear bumper. It's robust but a bit utilitarian looking and as I am planning cycle wings I thought it would better a little smaller....
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th August 2021, 20:39
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By MartinClan
The uprated Trunions are available from the...

The uprated Trunions are available from the Marina Owners Club. They are quite expensive but cheaper if you join the club first.
Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 7th August 2021, 20:14
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
Some more progress.... I have re-made the rear...

Some more progress....
I have re-made the rear tub support plate. The original was pretty ugly with oversized holes. The new one is a tad lower so I should be able to get some tite-n-fast trim...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th August 2021, 11:29
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By MartinClan
Good luck. As you may have seen on the Vintage...

Good luck. As you may have seen on the Vintage and Classic Roadster section I am doing the same. Mine is also Marina based with the 1.8TC engine.
Biggest issue so far were the front uprights and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th July 2021, 09:33
Replies: 541
Views: 239,366
Posted By MartinClan
That must be the most complicated door of any kit...

That must be the most complicated door of any kit car! And the fibreglass mouldings are amazing. I wonder if they were made from a mould taken from a "real" steel door? If not they must have taken...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th July 2021, 16:20
Replies: 92
Views: 8,535
Posted By MartinClan
A little update

It seems ages ago since I last posted an update but I have been beavering away.
I have made new seatbelt mounts to take standard inertia reel belts. I say new, but there wasn't really any proper...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd April 2021, 08:35
Replies: 541
Views: 239,366
Posted By MartinClan
I have a remark about your "sunken" fuel filler....

I have a remark about your "sunken" fuel filler. I don't know if it may be an IVA issue but possibly worth checking.
Is there anything in place to drain away any splashes or fuel spillage? Normally...
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