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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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    Re: Suspension questions

    Thanks, will give searching another go!
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    Suspension questions

    Hi all,

    Just a couple of questions re Roadster suspension from a relative Marlin newbie:

    - if a Roadster has Marina rear springs and they have 3 leaves as opposed to 2, does that mean that they...
  17. Re: New member intro - and looking for a car

    Thanks for the welcomes and initial advice. Yes, I should have realised the Triumph rear end would be too weak. Will look for a mk2 with Ford or BMC power and see how we get on!
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    Hi all,

    Quick intro - over the last 25 years I've owned/hillclimbed/raced Imps, Ginettas, Davrians and did a bit of trialling with a Beetle a long time ago. My late father owned a Marlin around...
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