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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st September 2021, 12:16
Replies: 78
Views: 6,054
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, 16:41
Replies: 78
Views: 6,054
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, 08:53
Replies: 47
Views: 5,379
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, 09:10
Replies: 78
Views: 6,054
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, 08:17
Replies: 2
Views: 152
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, 11:10
Replies: 2
Views: 152
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, 16:32
Replies: 20
Views: 649
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, 17:37
Replies: 78
Views: 6,054
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, 20:22
Replies: 78
Views: 6,054
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, 16:39
Replies: 78
Views: 6,054
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, 19:39
Replies: 20
Views: 649
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, 19:14
Replies: 78
Views: 6,054
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, 10:29
Replies: 20
Views: 649
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, 08:33
Replies: 536
Views: 229,521
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: 78
Views: 6,054
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: 536
Views: 229,521
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: 78
Views: 6,054
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: 78
Views: 6,054
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: 78
Views: 6,054
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: 495
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: 1,494
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: 536
Views: 229,521
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: 78
Views: 6,054
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: 78
Views: 6,054
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: 78
Views: 6,054
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...
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