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    Hi Nigel ,lovely job, it does look as if you have plenty of ground clearance! From the shallows of my wisdom a shorter shock should work but I would be inclined to talk to a suspension specialist. It might be cheaper in the long run. I echo millemarlin about the teardrop!
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    IMG_20190601_170644.jpg

    Nice new shiny shocks with the spring sprayed to match the car, one is fitted so I know it fits. Ride hight and travel looks better than the old setup.
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    Look nice. If you don’t mind how much were the pair?
    Cheers, Martin.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    Just back from a road test and wow that worked I used an online spring calculator

    https://www.hypercoils.com/spring-rate-calculator/

    and settled on a 240 lb I was using a 120 lb so was not to sure but time for a change. To my delight the ride is soft and comfortable but the cornering is the best i've ever had and well balanced.

    it all came from Rally Design

    Gaz Shocks part number G140/095 B12 £59.50 each
    Springs 1.9" 240 lb 8" long but 9" would be better £16.90 each
    all plus vat
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    I am amazed at those spring rates
    My "device" is 800 kg - 900 kg with me in it - and 45% on the front and I am using it on the road/track with 110 lbs/inch on the front -
    my springs are more vertical (strut design) but I was under the impression that a Marlin was a lot lighter
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    I know what you saying, the calculator actually pointed towards an evan higher rating. But the settings I have works for me
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    all working as it should
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    Good result. This could be a winter plan. Duncan ,what is your 'device' it looks awsome!
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    Great to see them in action, may have to invest in a pair myself but I must concentrate on getting mine on the road first.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyDave View Post
    Good result. This could be a winter plan. Duncan ,what is your 'device' it looks awsome!
    "Duncan's Dubius Device" - is my electric roadster - Hitachi Forklift motor and Chevy Volt Battery

    https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forum...ghlight=duncan

    My Marlin is sitting in my shed - and unfortunately does not have space for batteries so it will end up with an old Ford 1300 crossflow - no time at the moment to build it
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