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Baja 1000- Marlin Crawler "prototype" Transmission
« on: Nov 02, 2007, 04:26:54 PM »
As many of you desert racing fans (I’m one) know the Baja 1000 is coming up this month November 10-16th (stat of race is 6:30am on the 13th.). It’s been in the making for some time but we are now proud to announce that we will be sponsoring Fire Guys Racing team #747 in their class 7SX Toyota truck. That’s only part of the excitement, the biggest part is the Marlin Crawler (or maybe I should say Marlin Hauler) special prototype transmission that will be put to the ultimate test on the most famous off-road test track in North America. Fire Guys Racing are running a 2.7L LCE engine with our prototype R150 transmission built exclusively by Angelo. The actual specs that make this transmission stand above our other HD models is top secret for now. We have been working on and off this project for a while now and were probably not finished with it yet.

 You may know the “Fire Guys” from their many years in off-road racing and BITD series. Jason Hutter owner/drive was forced out of the 1000 last year (due to engine trouble) 4 hours ahead of the class.   We will try to get live satellite race coverage updated every 60-90 seconds on the main web page. Follow the Fire Guys #747 through the race and let’s hope for nothing less then a class victory.
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YAY!!!! I'm so going to watch it now.   

Btw - id this works, does that mean there will be an *extra HD* version in the future?

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I think I read about these guys in a magizine a while ago. GO TEAM GO! :cheer: :woohoo: Wish you all luck! And I hope you finish like this: :adoration:

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awesome im so proud of you guys!!!  :rivers:
next thing you know marlin will be makin a moon crawler for nasa
looking for another baja driver i gots mad skillz?!  :driving:
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next thing you know marlin will be makin a moon crawler for nasa


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 :funny:


Awesome news. Going to have to down to so cal this year and watch the race.


Good luck!!  :thumbsup:
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Cool! Keep us posted.
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hopefully i'll see you guys at tech.. i'm leaving this Sat. This race should be awesome...
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You chasing or racing, steveco?

I'm working the BFGoodrich/Mirage pit near La Rosarita.

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Gotta at least have a picture of the truck...



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how does one happen to get on the pit crew of a baja team?

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We were hoping to race but no $$$ hahaha.. so this time it'll be a chase :beerchug: i think the parade is starting in TJ from what i've heard...
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i love that truck 84-88 style with a taco front clip, im glad to see them using a 2nd gen, how hard is it to taco your 2nd gen??
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how does one happen to get on the pit crew of a baja team?

Know someone with a rig and lots of money. Get really fast at replacing anything and everything and make sure your on the spot mechanical knowledge is top knotch for starters....
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how does one happen to get on the pit crew of a baja team?

start by hanging around a fairly new fab shop and be a shop hand for a loooong time.. hahahha easyiest way to get in.. or just talk to people and network... best place to do that is at the race or at the offroad expo.. lots of racers there....
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i love that truck 84-88 style with a taco front clip, im glad to see them using a 2nd gen, how hard is it to taco your 2nd gen??

easy

http://www.hannemannfiberglass.com/Toyota_Pickup.html

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glassworks also carry's it also...
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Hey Dave.. Randy here, thanks for taking the time to do this for the guys! Everyone is very excited and ready to go! I wish i was going!! I like the name "Marlin Hauler".. I might just stick!! Go get 'em Jason!!

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Hey Everyone...Thanks for all your support.  We want to give a big "shout out" to Marlin Crawler for helping us out with this project, a bullet proof transmission is one of the things you need in this off road racing stuff.  They were super easy to work with and right on time with everything.  Tested the tranny today and everything is great.  Here is the live tracking info: www.racetheworld.net  look for the "live baja 1000 tracking thread" there are two maps, upper and lower baja (if you don't see us on one check the other)  class 7SX #747 Jason Hutter.  It should take around 37 hours to complete the 1300 miles :) sometimes the tracker will show 0 mph, but don't give up, there could be a bottleneck/pit stop/briefly stuck in some silt/flat tire/anything really BUT we don't give up easily.  It should be fun and if any of you are down in Baja stop by and say "HI"!

Jason & Paul

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A couple of pictures with the new paint job.
« Last Edit: Nov 09, 2007, 09:20:14 AM by BigMike »

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2nd try!




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Good luck guys!
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Hey Dave.. Randy here, thanks for taking the time to do this for the guys! Everyone is very excited and ready to go! I wish i was going!! I like the name "Marlin Hauler".. I might just stick!! Go get 'em Jason!!
Hey Randy! Glad to see you here. I extremely pumped about this. I had a new sticker idea give to us for this. Image the turtle in flight, about 2 feet off the ground, slightly tilted and he is wearing a sombrero.


Hey Everyone...Thanks for all your support.  We want to give a big "shout out" to Marlin Crawler for helping us out with this project, a bullet proof transmission is one of the things you need in this off road racing stuff.  They were super easy to work with and right on time with everything.  Tested the tranny today and everything is great.  Here is the live tracking info: www.racetheworld.net  look for the "live baja 1000 tracking thread" there are two maps, upper and lower baja (if you don't see us on one check the other)  class 7SX #747 Jason Hutter.  It should take around 37 hours to complete the 1300 miles :) sometimes the tracker will show 0 mph, but don't give up, there could be a bottleneck/pit stop/briefly stuck in some silt/flat tire/anything really BUT we don't give up easily.  It should be fun and if any of you are down in Baja stop by and say "HI"!

Jason & Paul

Awesome, I'm glad the racing gods were on our side to make this happen so quickly. Good luck guys!
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FireGuysRacing: I think the problem is that the forum you are trying to link your pictures from only allow members to view attachments.

Instead, you may upload your pictures as attachments here on Marlin's forum by replying to this thread and selecting the "Additional Options..." link below the text area, and Browse your computer for a picture to upload.

Here are some pictures of the MC Race transmission 8) Note the Blue paint, different from our Rock Crawling Red:



« Last Edit: Nov 09, 2007, 03:56:50 PM by BigMike »
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Mike, is the Marlin emblem on that transmission a sticker or a plaque?

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Here is the video as linked above. Way to go guys! Nice work! I would love to see this video without the music! :thumbs:

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Mike, is the Marlin emblem on that transmission a sticker or a plaque?

It is a plaque! All of our Transmission rebuilds have them!
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It is a plaque! All of our Transmission rebuilds have them!
Very cool. :cool:

 
 
 
 
 

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