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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th June 2016, 14:40
Replies: 7
Views: 3,320
Posted By Alfie
Definitely don't feel so bad now then. Robin, I...

Definitely don't feel so bad now then. Robin, I believe we may have met at Stoneleigh many years ago when we were just starting our projects. My donor was an E30 2.5i M20 engine......30 years old now...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th June 2016, 20:26
Replies: 7
Views: 3,320
Posted By Alfie
I don't feel so embarrassed now if you took 11...

I don't feel so embarrassed now if you took 11 years! My test and retest and re-retest were done at Exeter. The guys there were very helpful...... professional but friendly, explaining their...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th June 2016, 13:31
Replies: 7
Views: 3,320
Posted By Alfie
Smile Longest Sportster Build Ever

Hi everyone.
It's been a very very long time since I posted on here, for a variety of reasons which I will not bore you with now. What I would like to say is, after very many health and personal...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th October 2010, 11:51
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By Alfie
I planned on having car on the road for exeter...

I planned on having car on the road for exeter show but, for various reasons, it hasn't happened. I will be going on sunday.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th September 2010, 12:17
Replies: 19
Views: 6,275
Posted By Alfie
Mine was pre-cut, with a reinforcing collar...

Mine was pre-cut, with a reinforcing collar supplied separately.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th September 2010, 21:26
Replies: 19
Views: 6,275
Posted By Alfie
Good luck. Makes mine look positively advanced!

Good luck. Makes mine look positively advanced!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th September 2010, 21:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2,417
Posted By Alfie
Seats are a VERY tight fit. They are too wide at...

Seats are a VERY tight fit. They are too wide at the front to slide forward but I don't mind 'cos I need the drivers seat set right back anyway. And they do look good!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th September 2010, 16:43
Replies: 3
Views: 2,417
Posted By Alfie
Proof

Finally decided to try uploading pictures, just to prove car is real.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackdownsportster
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th September 2010, 11:08
Replies: 93
Views: 32,717
Posted By Alfie
Sorry Robin, I ignored your original question. I...

Sorry Robin, I ignored your original question. I have never been to Stafford, so know nothing about it.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 3rd September 2010, 11:32
Replies: 93
Views: 32,717
Posted By Alfie
I had hoped to have car on the road for this show...

I had hoped to have car on the road for this show but I don't think it will happen now. I will still be going though.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 3rd September 2010, 09:35
Replies: 93
Views: 32,717
Posted By Alfie
Exeter has changed dates this year to 23/24...

Exeter has changed dates this year to 23/24 October.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th August 2010, 21:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,631
Posted By Alfie
Welcome and good luck with your build.

Welcome and good luck with your build.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th August 2010, 14:58
Replies: 2
Views: 2,512
Posted By Alfie
Sorry. You are 20 years too late! I lived in...

Sorry. You are 20 years too late! I lived in Boston for a while in the 80's. Ask Terry at Marlin. She will know who has bought a kit near you, or try contacting the owner's club.
Alfie
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th August 2010, 18:13
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
Ok, thanks.

Ok, thanks.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th August 2010, 16:23
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
Planned on doing that already.... I have sorted...

Planned on doing that already.... I have sorted out a local guy to do it when I'm ready. Will that mean the seats will be ok with the harness? (Sorry if I'm being a bit thick). On the subject of...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th August 2010, 13:59
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
Thanks Chris. I suspected as much. I'll have to...

Thanks Chris. I suspected as much. I'll have to have a rethink then...... it's never straightforward is it, this car building lark.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th August 2010, 11:35
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
If I use 3 point harnesses with roadster style...

If I use 3 point harnesses with roadster style seats, do I have to have harness slots or can the straps come around the sides and over the shoulder? (I have found some nice seats without slots).
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th August 2010, 17:33
Replies: 13
Views: 4,536
Posted By Alfie
Hi Spart and welcome. Just to let you know you...

Hi Spart and welcome. Just to let you know you are not alone. I too have had my kit for many years (E30 2.5) and I too got it part built then,for various reasons, did not touch it for over 2 years....
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th July 2010, 09:56
Replies: 24
Views: 6,932
Posted By Alfie
Well done and welcome. I hope you make faster...

Well done and welcome. I hope you make faster progress than me, although my delays are largely for personal reasons and not problems with the kit. As I recall, my kit was ready for collection before...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th July 2010, 16:33
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
I have seen those Cobra seats on the web, Corbeau...

I have seen those Cobra seats on the web, Corbeau do something similar. The thing is that I would like to have a look and try "in the flesh" before buying. I didn't get a proper chance to at...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd July 2010, 11:33
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
Seats. The seats I have are now IVA non-compliant...

Seats. The seats I have are now IVA non-compliant (no head rests). I want to fit something cheap and cheerful until I can get to a show, have a good look and try various types and also decide on a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th July 2010, 10:06
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
Vertically, same as you. The metal plate on the...

Vertically, same as you. The metal plate on the outer side, holding the threaded part, just came away. It looks like the thread is tack welded to the plate, which is then stuck to the rubber. the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th July 2010, 20:33
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
Evening all. Not posted for a while.... been a...

Evening all. Not posted for a while.... been a busy boy, so I thought I'd give a quick progress report.
I have sorted the wiring and worked out the runs front and back. The wires have been put into...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th June 2010, 13:27
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
I have to go to Taunton tomorrow, so I will call...

I have to go to Taunton tomorrow, so I will call in at the test station and ask.
Plenty of other things to do in meantime. I actually have a very nice (well I like them) set of VDO clocks which I...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th June 2010, 11:47
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alfie
Thanks. I agree Chris but s*d's law says they...

Thanks. I agree Chris but s*d's law says they will! Jason, do you recall who told you KPH was needed?
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