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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd July 2022, 17:22
Replies: 113
Views: 16,768
Posted By MartinClan
Engine build now complete. Been a bit delayed...

Engine build now complete. Been a bit delayed with problems caused by poor quality parts. As the MGB is so popular you wouldn't think it would be a problem but there is pretty much nothing available...
Forum: General chatter 17th July 2022, 12:45
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By MartinClan
There is a similar one - Manx and spotless - that...

There is a similar one - Manx and spotless - that regularly turns up at the pub classic car meet that I attend. I wonder if he knows how much it's worth!
Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 25th June 2022, 18:46
Replies: 113
Views: 16,768
Posted By MartinClan
I have pretty much finished the engine build now...

I have pretty much finished the engine build now other than the water pump and sump.
The sump I have to swap from the original engine as the one that came with the replacement had been buchered...
Forum: Seven Style builds 25th June 2022, 12:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By MartinClan
Watching with interest as it is bringing back...

Watching with interest as it is bringing back memories of my build over 40 years ago.
As I remember the seat tub was extremely flimsy. You may want to check yours with a possible view to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th June 2022, 08:42
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By MartinClan
10mm is a very strange bore size for a master...

10mm is a very strange bore size for a master cylinder. Could just be a mistake in the listing. It looks very similar to the one I used.
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th May 2022, 08:03
Replies: 47
Views: 6,503
Posted By MartinClan
What a coincidence. YKX 2X, the Dutton I built,...

What a coincidence. YKX 2X, the Dutton I built, is red (green when I built it), had a 1600 crossflow, and according to the gov Web site due for tax 01/01/07....
Cheers Robin
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th May 2022, 17:16
Replies: 47
Views: 6,503
Posted By MartinClan
Look forward to seeing your progress 😀 I hope...

Look forward to seeing your progress 😀
I hope the Dutton you bought wasn't YKX 2X 😉

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th May 2022, 10:00
Replies: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 582
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: 47
Views: 6,503
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 574
Views: 267,182
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 338
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 47
Views: 6,503
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: 47
Views: 6,503
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: 47
Views: 6,503
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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: 113
Views: 16,768
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...
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