Forgotten V8

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Killarney Racer » Sun 13 Apr 2008, 18:59

The Lupini's of Camaro and CCA fame claim to have the Marriner Lark. They were going to report on its restoration progress in every issue but there has been a deathly silence since. I see he is selling the Camaro, probably tired of engine blow-ups!

Can anyone give details on this project and is it REALLY the Marriner car?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Sun 20 Apr 2008, 20:26

Does anyone remember the Golden- and Silver Hawks? There are two great examples racing in this country, one at Zwartkops and one at Killarney.

I'm sure Gunter will remember the ones raced at the ovals.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Gunter » Sun 20 Apr 2008, 21:09

Actually wondered why the Hawk didn't race yesterday? saw it out at practice last week....such a pretty looking car
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Mon 21 Apr 2008, 08:19

It is a lovely looking car. He just needs to get it going a little quicker. I believe they're a handful to drive.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Killarney Racer » Mon 21 Apr 2008, 08:38

I ran with the Hawk for a lap or two in practice. The car is obviously heavy and I guess brakes are a problem. But a lovely car.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by FairmontGT » Mon 21 Apr 2008, 08:42

Its a very nice shape those cars - one of my friends here in potch has one.
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Fairlane 500 » Sat 26 Apr 2008, 00:05

It seems they are tail happy if pushed hard through a corner

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Tue 29 Apr 2008, 09:27

They don't seem to handle very well and seem to have brake problems, that is the racing ones. The one up at Zwartkops seems to run hot and cold.

I wonder why because they are pretty low cars.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Tue 01 Jul 2008, 21:39

Does anyone remember the Ramblers that used to roam our country, with their heavy V8 sound?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Killarney Racer » Tue 01 Jul 2008, 22:52

Francis Tucker of Kyalami fame used to race one with some success. I have some pics of this truck flopping around corners. It looked pretty standard but I'm sure it wasn't.

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