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    Re: Exeter Trial 2022 Simms Hill

    The MCC 'Edinburgh' Trial (so named for historical reasons only) takes place in the Peak District every October (first Saturday) and is one of the other 'big 3' classic MCC trials along with the...
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    Re: Trails car suspension

    Your question is well timed as I've just done the same job and it's fresh in my mind. I raised the front by 75-80mm and the original (Herald rear) front dampers were at almost their full travel...
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    Re: Pinto side exit exhaust manifold

    Thanks Bill, PM just sent.
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    Re: Pinto side exit exhaust manifold

    Ah yes thanks, I saw that one and have contacted the vendor for some dimensions as I'm not sure it will fit.
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    Pinto side exit exhaust manifold

    Hi all,

    I'm struggling to find a 4 branch side exit exhaust manifold to fit my Pinto-engined roadster. Currently in the process of converting to classic trials spec so obviously had to ditch the...
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    Re: Edinburgh Trial

    Yes it certainly did happen, I know as I was marshalling and I’ve only just dried out…! The event was hit by delays due mainly to the weather and several sections ended up being cancelled for quite...
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    Re: Torsion bar reaction lever adjustment

    A quick update as I got the job done last Sunday. Jack up under the chassis and after removing the damper bottom bolt and reaction arm clamp bolt it was pretty easy to turn the reaction arm...
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    Re: Torsion bar reaction lever adjustment

    Thanks, that's very helpful.

    Gerry
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    Re: Torsion bar reaction lever adjustment

    That's great thanks Jon, much appreciated. How does the clamp bolt work then, presumably there must be a slotted hole in the chassis so that it can be retightened in a different position (sorry not...
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    Torsion bar reaction lever adjustment

    Apologies if this has been covered on the forum before, but I've tried searching and can't find the specific info I need.

    I'm trying to increase front ride height using the adjusting bolt in the...
  11. A long shot I know - but can anyone help with an uprated trials rear axle please?

    Hi all,

    Four months since I bought my roadster (1988 Roadster with Pinto and type 9) and I'm having the time of my life with it, it's great fun to drive and to fettle.

    The idea all along was to...
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    Re: Pinto cylinder head

    Good advice, thanks - will do
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    Pinto cylinder head

    Hi all,

    I'm after a 2.0 pinto head, doesn't matter if it needs a rebuild as long as it's not too far gone. Or even a full 2.0 pinto engine in need of rebuilding. This is for a project to show my...
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    Re: adjust the camber

    Camber can't be adjusted as such but it'll vary according to suspension compression/rebound as per any unequal length double wishbone design (albeit not real wishbones in a Marlin, but same...
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    Re: Trials memories and the future

    Ha ha, technically yes....! But I'd definitely be a single man again if I brought that van home, probably stand a better chance with the green Marlin!
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    Re: Fake Marlin in Auction?

    May well be tyres marketed for trailer use. In today's world of low profile tyres for road cars, tyres intended for vans and/or trailers give a much better choice for deeper profiles (i.e. full 80%...
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    Re: Trials memories and the future

    Yes, I saw that one - ironically as a LWB it'd be a good road car and the axle could find a home in my SWB... but really can't justify buying yet another car!
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    Trials memories and the future

    Hi all,

    I finally became a Marlin owner six weeks ago, but as this is the culmination of a 40 year interest in these cars, I thought it might be interesting to share some memories.

    My late...
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    Re: Fake Marlin in Auction?

    Tyres are marked 7.00 x 14 Monarch remoulds (photos expand if clicked, large enough to see detail)
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    Sound advice thanks. I've some experience of trialling in Imps, Beetles and my late father's Singer 9hp, but never in a Marlin....

    Having said that the last long distance trial that I drove was...
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    Yes good point about leaf springs having that progressive effect - might be useful to exploit that.
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    Re: Marlin trails car

    Interesting thread this so thought I'd weigh in with some thoughts. As a new Marlin owner who plans to do some trials this is interesting to me. To my mind there are 3 main factors at play with the...
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    Re: Suspension questions

    Yes, we didn't have a tyre pressure gauge when I picked the car up so couldn't check before I drove it home, but suspect that they're a bit on the high side.

    I can check the tracking as I have a...
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    Re: Suspension questions

    Yep - drove my newly purchased car back from Leeds to Manchester today. It's on 185/60/13 and steering is pretty 'wanderey' - but the plan is to fit MGF 14" steel (spare) wheels and either 175/70/14...
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    Re: Suspension questions

    Thanks for the feedback - I do remember getting used to it driving my late father's Marlin (about 20 years ago...) it's just that I'm used to steering which weights up nicely in corners. ...
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