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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...
  9. 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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