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  1. #281 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member David's Avatar
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    Good progress, and a good effort. I too tried to get JRR there but too many 'potential major' issue to risk the run up there.
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
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    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    I took a snapshot of my Cabrio’s recent test. Similar results to yours. I’m not exactly sure what the various numbers are. It gives two weights for each wheel and two overall weights. I assume the two kgf measurements for each wheel relate to toe in/out the third on the rear being the handbrake.

    With the rear mounted trunk fully laden, a full tank and two plump passengers Millie’s handling is not as good as usual.

    Sorry you can’t bring your car to Stoneleigh but hope to see you there.
    Paul

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  3. #283 Re: Berlinetta build and restoration 
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    I assumed that the Marlin would be slightly heavier at the front, never having seen it weighed before.

    The last couple of weeks has been like a scene from so many car restoration tv shows, where they always seem to have a deadline to meet. Where is Edd China when you need him?
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    At long last I took the Marlin for a first drive in 19 years, not counting the MOT. After a mad rush trying to make it to Stoneleigh things calmed down a bit, and I decided to get the Marlin finished (are they ever finished?) before driving it. First stop was for fuel, then I did a big circle which has several short cuts home incase of any problems. I'm pleased to report that I covered 40 miles with no real faults. The steering wheel is slightly left hand down when driving straight, the rear shocks need a couple of clicks stiffer and the passenger door mirror needs adjusted.

    When I was test driving the car on the farm road I felt that the engine was a bit flat, but after tonight I have no worries. It felt crisp with plenty of go and no flat spots or hesitation, I thought it felt quicker than before with the V8 but it was 19 years ago! I have a mate who just happens to own a garage with a rolling road so after a few hundred miles I will put it on there and see what power I have. So far so good, touch wood!
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    Well done that man.

    I did the batism by fire and went to Le Mans via Calaise two days after I built the thing.

    Have faith in your work and enjoy.

    Look forward to seeing you on the the circuit.

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    At long last I took the Marlin for a first drive in 19 years, not counting the MOT. After a mad rush trying to make it to Stoneleigh things calmed down a bit, and I decided to get the Marlin finished (are they ever finished?) before driving it. First stop was for fuel, then I did a big circle which has several short cuts home incase of any problems. I'm pleased to report that I covered 40 miles with no real faults. The steering wheel is slightly left hand down when driving straight, the rear shocks need a couple of clicks stiffer and the passenger door mirror needs adjusted.

    When I was test driving the car on the farm road I felt that the engine was a bit flat, but after tonight I have no worries. It felt crisp with plenty of go and no flat spots or hesitation, I thought it felt quicker than before with the V8 but it was 19 years ago! I have a mate who just happens to own a garage with a rolling road so after a few hundred miles I will put it on there and see what power I have. So far so good, touch wood!
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    Well done Scott hope the weather is kind for you and you get lots of opportunity to enjoy your hard work. Rgds Angus
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    Good job ! Look forward to seeing it "in the metal" one of these days

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    Looks fantastic! Now enjoy
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    Bought in 1983 as a running restoration
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    Wow! Looks great! Now get some miles on the clock!
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