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    Major Garage Clearout

    One man's rubbish is another man's goldmine. I'm having a major garage clearout, post-rebuild, and have loads of no-longer-required parts. See the attached PDF for info and photos. Best offer to the...
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    Re: Trials Marlins

    Those with an interest in trials-prepared Marlins may like to view my recently-updated Register, linked from https://wheelspinclassictrials.wordpress.com/marlin-roadster/
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    Re: Q232 PDS Where is she now?

    My "Marlins in Trials" database notes say: "This car had 'done the rounds' in Gloucestershire, being owned by Dave Gobey and Rodney Green, before it was bought by Ian Ramsay in Summer 2002. Ian was a...
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    Re: Dulux or Hammerite?

    Just painted the relevant parts in Dulux Weathershield Gloss Black, 'cos I just happened to have a spare tin in the back of the garage. Looks fine now, if a tad too glossy, but we'll have to see how...
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    Re: Dulux or Hammerite?

    Many thanks for the contributions so far. Andrew.
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    Dulux or Hammerite?

    The Roadster rebuild continues at a snail's pace ... but I have now got to the stage where I want to smarten-up parts of the chassis and suspension without further dismantling (so powder coating is...
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    Re: Marlin for sale

    Dave - Go for Q 67 VAF if possible (Pinto rather than B-Series).
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    Re: wanted Marlin to rebuild

    Dave - Re the last line of your 30-10-2013, 01:01 PM posting.

    The quick answers are weight (too heavy), power (not enough for many engine types), and steering (a tendency to plough straight on!!)....
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    Re: wanted Marlin to rebuild

    Steve - Thank you for stepping-in during my "absence" from the Forum (Day Job taking precedence I'm afraid). You are quite correct that the trials community can be a bit of a "closed shop" when it...
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    Re: Towing Roadster using an A frame.

    Gareth. I've been-round-the-loop on this one in the past and eventually decided that a proper trailer is the only real answer. The Brian James Minno takes a Roadster easily and can be parked in most...
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    Roadster front wings

    Long shot I know, but ... does anyone out there have a spare offside front wing for sale? I don't mind doing a bit of fibreglass repair work if necessary. Direct email if you prefer to...
  12. Thread: Column Stalks

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    Re: Column Stalks

    To go back to the original question at the start of this thread ...

    I have just bought a complete set of Mini stalk controls (lights and wash/wipe on combined backplate). They were marked "Mini...
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    Re: Trials prepared Roadsters

    I've just published the first comprehensive update in over a year. All is revealed at http://www.wheelspin.info/cars/marlin.htm#020

    As before, there are still lots of question marks, cars which I...
  14. Thread: Air filter

    by AndrewKB
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    Re: Air filter

    I, and others, have always assumed that thinning-down the spacers between carbs and manifold is one of the contributory factors to twin SU B-Series-engined Marlins always suffering badly from...
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    Re: Trials prepared Roadsters

    Gary? Steven? Probably not until after the results of the MCC Exeter Trial have been published, so early February earliest. What you see on the Wheelspin website is just the tip of the iceberg -...
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    Re: Trials prepared Roadsters

    Just a test post to see if the new Forum allows live links - http://www.wheelspin.info/cars/marlin.htm#020

    That worked OK, now I just need to see if it's possible to edit old posts to make the...
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    Re: Website statement

    I can't believe that no one else has commented on the incredible irony of this so-called "out-of-date-and-awful" forum being used so extensively by its detractors to post messages saying how bad it...
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    Re: Start of the month

    Wimps! All the trials fraternity are now wondering whether to take their cars off the road after the Lands End (at Easter) and save a few months tax over the summer whilst they rebuild them for the...
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    Re: Ford engine numbers

    See this posting:
    http://classicaltrials.multiply.com/journal/item/1460/Ford_engine_numbers

    Andrew
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    Re: Trials prepared Roadsters

    I have just posted an update to my "Definitive List of Trials-Prepared Marlins" at http://www.wheelspin.info/cars/marlin.htm#020

    As before, if anyone can fill in the gaps, notify me of errors, or...
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    Re: History of my Marlin

    1. Join the Marlin Owners Club.
    2. Join the Stroud & District Motor Club.
    3. Send me the Reg.No. (my email address is on the Wheelspin website). I may have more, unpublished, information about the...
  22. Thread: Hood Fitting

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    Re: Hood Fitting

    If it's like an original "Marlin" Roadster, then there are no fixings. The cant rail clips over the top of the windscreen frame and is held in place by the tension of the hood only.

    You need to...
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    Re: Electronic Ignition for Marina 1300/1800

    Aldon Ignitor - http://www.aldonauto.co.uk/shop/ - that's the system most "competition folk" prefer, that or Lumenition. Andrew.
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    Re: Edinburgh Trial 2.10.10.

    Liz - Except that the pic is of Simms, in Devon, and several hundred miles away from BC. ;-) Andrew
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    Re: Edinburgh Trial 2.10.10.

    Liz - If you want to see the best, IMHO, pic of a Marlin in trials action, see the Home Page of my www.wheelspin.info website. Andrew.
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