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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th May 2022, 10:00
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
Yes I think SS made the complete system. But,...

Yes I think SS made the complete system. But, although they remember making it, they no longer have any of the patterns. Or so they told me.

Cheers, Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th May 2022, 07:49
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
I have been looking for ideas that would help to...

I have been looking for ideas that would help to bring the exhaust out of the side of the car as Marlin intended. Marlin supplied a special exhaust downpipe which allowed this but it was a very...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th April 2022, 09:51
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By MartinClan
I used the standard Marlin supplied brackets but...

I used the standard Marlin supplied brackets but there were two versions, one made from solid rod and the other from tube. I had the solid ones and they were fine while I had the car (and still are...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th April 2022, 08:24
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
Posted By MartinClan
My first kit was also a Dutton Phaeton, and my...

My first kit was also a Dutton Phaeton, and my second a Marlin Roadster. In my view there is no comparison. The Dutton (in my experience) was poorly made and flimsy compared with the Marlin. I may...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th April 2022, 08:34
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
Head Completed

I have now completed the dissassembly and reassembly of the head. It's now resplendant in MGB maroon which I understand would have been the original colour. Everything looked pretty good. The head...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th April 2022, 08:29
Replies: 570
Views: 257,982
Posted By MartinClan
They do look immaculate! Cheers, Robin

They do look immaculate!
Cheers, Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th March 2022, 17:20
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
Engine

Never buy an engine from ebay and someone you don't know were the words echoing in my head as I handed over my hard earned.....
Anyway the story is BMC 1800 engine (Marina, MGB etc.) for sale on...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th March 2022, 18:28
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
Door and windscreen frame

I have been making slow progress albeit going a bit from one thing to another.
The windscreen frame has to be one of the Roadster's main features doubling up as a roll bar. However I was never very...
Forum: General Build Chat 22nd February 2022, 10:27
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By MartinClan
Dressing up your engine

I swore I would never do this but as the Marlin I am re-building is going to have a low key body I thought I would dress up the engine. Never done it before so what is the forum's suggestions? ...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th February 2022, 11:25
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
Scuttle Top

After a great deal of fitting and re-fitting I finally have the scuttle top fixed in place. It needed a lot of fettling to get it to fit and even now, if I was to be critical, its a little too narrow...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th February 2022, 07:57
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
Posted By MartinClan
Hi Mick Thanks for the pictures. Have you...

Hi Mick

Thanks for the pictures. Have you any idea as to the condition of the gearbox? (I guess the answer is no....) And how much were you thinking of asking for it?

Cheers, Robin

PS - Good...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th February 2022, 16:33
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
Posted By MartinClan
Gearbox and exhaust

Hi Mick

Is it a standard MGB overdrive box? I only ask because the pundits on the Marlin Owners forum seemed to think that wouldn't fit as the tunnel is too narrrow.

And I would be interested...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th February 2022, 08:38
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
Posted By MartinClan
The B series is a heavy old lump. I found it...

The B series is a heavy old lump. I found it easier to drop the engine out underneath lifting the car to clear it. The B series engine must make up a large percentage of the Marlin's overall weight....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th January 2022, 08:27
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
Took me a few minutes but I see what you mean. As...

Took me a few minutes but I see what you mean. As far as I am aware it doesn't really apply to steering shafts. But I will do some Googling to check.
The problem with the first arrangement is that...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th January 2022, 19:03
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
I have made a little progress inbetween kitchen...

I have made a little progress inbetween kitchen fitting. I have remade the lower steering column mount so it now clears the pedals. While I was at it I bent the clutch pedal so it is now a more...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th December 2021, 16:23
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
Posted By MartinClan
I have almost (see below) completed the revised...

I have almost (see below) completed the revised steering column arrangement. The column now exits at the bottom of the dash, instead of through it, and the steering wheel is angled at about the same...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th November 2021, 18:20
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
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, 09:36
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
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, 12:13
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
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, 08:58
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
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, 14:03
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
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, 08:26
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
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, 17:12
Replies: 42
Views: 5,265
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, 17:06
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
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, 10:07
Replies: 111
Views: 14,556
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...
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