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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2022, 12:36
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Patrick
Excellent :)

Excellent :)
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2022, 12:35
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Patrick
Sometimes you shouldn’t touch a thing, although...

Sometimes you shouldn’t touch a thing, although in this case it was probably good I did. Sportster clutch pipe from the reservoir to the master had a split so it leaked everywhere – outside the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2022, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Patrick
The ball joints in the gaz shocks were worn out,...

The ball joints in the gaz shocks were worn out, they didn’t have an upgrade unit available with stock BMW top mount/shock positioning. I therefore looked for an alternative which I found with the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2022, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Patrick
Last year the MOT person mentioned there was...

Last year the MOT person mentioned there was excessive movement in the rear shock mounts. After some testing it was mainly the top mounts. They are from Gaz Shocks, purchased in 2005. They still...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st October 2022, 12:33
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Patrick
Wiper motor wiped, new shock mounts, clutch hydraulics and first show in years

Some recent service items:

Took a test drive after swapping the shock top mounts. It’s a few days until MOT time and this is obviously when things like to break. I had no wipers, no washer fluid...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th September 2022, 04:17
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Patrick
I think a big part of the heavy clutch is the...

I think a big part of the heavy clutch is the pedal box design, mine doesn't disengage until quite far down with considerable pressure, and I just changed everything for new parts last month...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd April 2022, 20:26
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Patrick
Possibly, but I figure if 1cm thick stainless can...

Possibly, but I figure if 1cm thick stainless can hold an exhaust up it'll probs work fine for the wings. However the originals are substantially heavier so they'd probably benefit from bracing /...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st April 2022, 23:10
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Patrick
Can't argue with that logic - welding puts a lot...

Can't argue with that logic - welding puts a lot of heat into the metal. Bikes certainly last a long time.

The new wing stays I built have only a single weld each side now where they join to the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st April 2022, 19:12
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Patrick
Hi Chris, not sure if you got my reply on my...

Hi Chris, not sure if you got my reply on my site;

I'm happy with them.

I was recommended to move the wings closer to the tyres over on the MoC forum...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th April 2022, 17:56
Replies: 117
Views: 19,778
Posted By Patrick
Nice, like the colour. Sonuds like it'll be...

Nice, like the colour. Sonuds like it'll be pretty peppy.
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 23rd November 2021, 18:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By Patrick
Every week the same car photos at very random...

Every week the same car photos at very random prices get posted in cars and classic cars. Most have a gmail address in the photo. You’d think they’d setup something to catch the checksum of the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th November 2021, 10:39
Replies: 583
Views: 280,691
Posted By Patrick
Looks good, like the precision / detail on stuff...

Looks good, like the precision / detail on stuff like this.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th November 2021, 10:37
Replies: 117
Views: 19,778
Posted By Patrick
Awesome work Robin :)

Awesome work Robin :)
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th May 2021, 23:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Patrick
Another small project, recently tried to flush...

Another small project, recently tried to flush the brake fluid with a pressure bleeder. It uses a chain to hold a top on the fluid reservoir/expansion tank. That doens’t work at all well, didn’t...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th April 2021, 21:41
Replies: 583
Views: 280,691
Posted By Patrick
Those look nice

Those look nice
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 21:15
Replies: 583
Views: 280,691
Posted By Patrick
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th April 2021, 00:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Patrick
Thanks Peter, I didn't know until I recently...

Thanks Peter, I didn't know until I recently stumbled over rebuild kits on eBay then found the mr injector site :)
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th April 2021, 20:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Patrick
For a number of years now the heater has caused...

For a number of years now the heater has caused problems with the fans moving out on the shaft and scraping against the side of the outer casing. The tick tick scraping noise can be heard even with...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th April 2021, 20:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Patrick
Fuel Injector Rebuild and Oil Filter Housing Plug, coolant tank and heater

Numerous little updates on the Sportster:

In 2005 when we build the car we had the fuel injectors out, added new o-rings and gave them run in an ultrasonic cleaner. They are now 33 years old and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 2nd April 2021, 09:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,857
Posted By Patrick
Those look nice and sturdy, much more...

Those look nice and sturdy, much more triangulation and a larger mount surface. I could extend my mounting plate adding a second U bolt and some triangulation.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th March 2021, 23:43
Replies: 583
Views: 280,691
Posted By Patrick
Looking good :)

Looking good :)
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th March 2021, 09:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,857
Posted By Patrick
The uprights are modified E30 uprights - on the...

The uprights are modified E30 uprights - on the E30 the shock is mounted inside the upright which is a tube design - they chopped the top of the tube and weld in an insert with a thread for a metro...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 22nd March 2021, 18:53
Replies: 5
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Views: 1,270
Posted By Patrick
Looks really nice! :) Something things that...

Looks really nice! :)

Something things that might help, this is from the SVA days - from 2007 so some things may have changed since then:


Bottom of the dash radius - I used pipe insulation...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 22nd March 2021, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 2,857
Posted By Patrick
Thanks Andy! On the last mild steel version the...

Thanks Andy! On the last mild steel version the part that bends up and over the tyre had rusted, fatigued and broken off. That's why you see a bit of damage on the carbon where it impacted the tyre...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th May 2020, 13:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By Patrick
Thank you :) I added some rubber around it,...

Thank you :)

I added some rubber around it, it seems to stay in place without needing additional mounting. No movement after a spirited drive - I might add a bit of velcro later.
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