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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th July 2021, 08:33
Replies: 532
Views: 223,876
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, 15:20
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
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, 07:35
Replies: 532
Views: 223,876
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...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 10:10
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. The original...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. The original doors were 25mm ply skinned with aluminium and never warped - so I was following that method. The trick I hope is to get some good quality ply and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 07:20
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Yes, it's expensive. The problem I have found is...

Yes, it's expensive. The problem I have found is that even some of the expensive stuff is rubbish. I don't mind the cost if the quality is there but the stuff from the usual builders merchants...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th April 2021, 10:31
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
I have finished making the prototype door and...

I have finished making the prototype door and have been experimenting a bit with cleaning and painting the chassis.

I have used a Land Rover latch as suggested by Peter. Morgan also use this type...
Forum: General Build Chat 2nd April 2021, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By MartinClan
I used Sikaflex to bond the windows in my camper...

I used Sikaflex to bond the windows in my camper van. Don't remember which one but a quick Google should find it. And 3M seem to do a specific goo for windscreens.
Whatever you choose though make...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th March 2021, 08:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By MartinClan
Not 100% relevant, but this is how it's done on...

Not 100% relevant, but this is how it's done on my Pembleton. The stays are made by a guy in Belgium who started off making them for the Lomax but now makes them for any 2CV based kit.
As you can...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th March 2021, 10:53
Replies: 532
Views: 223,876
Posted By MartinClan
Looking great. Upholstery is one of those things...

Looking great. Upholstery is one of those things that I never achieved satisfactory results. I don't think I have the patience....
Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd March 2021, 09:49
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Prototype door

The original Marlin Roadster doors are pretty small due to the position of the running boards. But as I am going for cycle wings I thought I would take advantage of the extra depth. So I have removed...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th March 2021, 10:10
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
That's a good idea. In fact many years ago I used...

That's a good idea. In fact many years ago I used a sand blast attachment on my Karcher to good (if messy!) effect so I might do that. My lawn could do with some sand treatment anyway ;-)

Cheers,...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th March 2021, 08:11
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
You'll have to give lessons! I spent ages...

You'll have to give lessons! I spent ages googling without coming up with anything. The catcescon ebay look like they should fit the bill. As possibly the LandRover ones referred to in the Morgan...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th March 2021, 09:14
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Door catches

I am using the IVA manual as a bit of a guide while rebuilding the Roadster even though it is already registered and has no need for an IVA test or even an MOT due to its age.
I would like to use...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th March 2021, 08:23
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Ah. Could have done. So now you recommended it to...

Ah. Could have done. So now you recommended it to me does that mean I recommended it to myself? :-)

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th March 2021, 08:51
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Stage 1 complete

The chassis is now in the man-shed ready for the start of refurbishment and re-assembly! It fiited lengthways with only a few inches to spare but fortunately plenty of space widthwise. I had measured...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 26th February 2021, 07:53
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Yes the reservoir is shallow but quite wide. I...

Yes the reservoir is shallow but quite wide. I never thought about it before but you are probably right in that it is to clear the bonnet on the TR6.
It's interesting how all the bits from...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 25th February 2021, 20:14
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
The TR6 servo and master cylinder arrived today....

The TR6 servo and master cylinder arrived today. Pretty much a perfect fit other than the servo needed packing out about 6mm. Temporarily done with washers but I willl make a proper spacer. The angle...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 18:42
Replies: 510
Views: 104,580
Posted By MartinClan
I concour that it seems to be Marina based....

I concour that it seems to be Marina based. Interesting that the tie bars are mounted back to front. I am not sure how sound that is! They are smallish in section, about 12mm, and I guess the most...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 18:35
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Good and bad today. First the bad news.... I...

Good and bad today.
First the bad news....
I attempted to dissasemble the master cylinder and it's just one mass of rust. I don't think it's worth saving. ...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th February 2021, 18:52
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
In my drive for a slightly more modern and safe...

In my drive for a slightly more modern and safe car, and after some searching, I managed to find a rare Marina pedal box with servo and dual master cylinder (wow). Both were options would you...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th February 2021, 16:31
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
The chassis is pretty now pretty much dismantled...

The chassis is pretty now pretty much dismantled and ready to be moved up to the man shed for restoration and a couple of planned modifications. I'm surprised how heavy it is - I guess the box...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st February 2021, 19:39
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
The front suspension is now entirely off...

The front suspension is now entirely off revealing some fairly horrible construction in places. Odd bolts, holes in the wrong place etc....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 16:14
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
It's been too cold do do an awful lot on the...

It's been too cold do do an awful lot on the mechanical side as the car is outside atm. But I have done a little work on the first of the fibreglass mouldings, all of which need some form of repair. ...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th January 2021, 17:56
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Must be the colour lol.

Must be the colour lol.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th January 2021, 16:10
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By MartinClan
Removed the engine this weekend. I decided to...

Removed the engine this weekend. I decided to drop it out underneath as that avoided having to use my hoist. Nothing wrong with using a hoist to remove the engine but it's not a job I like to do...
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