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by Morris McKinnon
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

When I took ownership of TDT one of the previous owners had painted the roof in underseal! On cold days it was fine and actually looked good, even had the textured look of vinyl but when the sun was out it went all sticky. Lost count how many people leaned against it :lol: Many a shirt was ruined!
by Morris McKinnon
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

Yes, the hight of the underseal line in my town indicated the rank you held on the road :lol:
I said that to one of the guys at work one day, he knew it was banter and complete bs so he said "What if you paint the whole car black" I said "That's ridiculous, no one ever held a rank that high" :lol:
by Morris McKinnon
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

Best car I had for all round viability was a mk2 Escort estate. The estates only came in two door form and the rear side windows ran the whole length from B post to C post.
1980 mk2 Escort Estate and 1989 Austin Metro (1998).JPG
by Morris McKinnon
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

The Marina could have done with reverse sensors. It's impossible to tell where the overhang is hence not many Marinas left with straight rear bumpers!
by Morris McKinnon
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

Yes, that's why cars look the way they do now. Not only does the body have to be safe it has to somehow fit around all the safety features under it! Cars are a lot "fatter" now to incorporate side impact bars, side air bags etc without compromising cabin space.
by Morris McKinnon
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

That's the thing. People just won't accept a car that looks like that so instead the roads have had to change.
BL was definitely forward thinking though I'll give them that.
by Morris McKinnon
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

Yeah, I've seen that thing. I never did like the look of it, the front just doesn't suit it. The 1100 version looks even worse, and with that catcher bar on the front :lol: ... what were they thinking? Safety car.jpeg If I got hit by it I'd probably make myself comfy and tell the guy to keep going u...
by Morris McKinnon
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update
Replies: 305
Views: 16593

Re: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update

I went through a few different rated thermostats when I thought my car was over heating but turned out to be the stabilizer. That's not to say your's is broken though. I can't help with what causes mis fires and such. I think every car I've ever owned has either a flat spot, mis fire or cuts out bef...
by Morris McKinnon
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Coverdale carpets
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Coverdale carpets

I got mine from Carhoods on eBay. Pretty good though the fit could be better for the price. They have improved since I bought the first set for my red saloon which was a few years ago now. The rubber mat disintegrated after a few months and the carpet went thread bare by the pedals after a year or s...
by Morris McKinnon
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New club mag is out
Replies: 123
Views: 6492

Re: New club mag is out

paulradio wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:53 pm
Brillliant, got mine in the post today. I'd forgotten about Something for Everyone. A good read.
I didn't see a copy of the Spring 2017 magazine. Anyone got a copy I can have?
I have one spare. Good read too that one :thumbup: pm me your address you can have it.
by Morris McKinnon
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New club mag is out
Replies: 123
Views: 6492

Re: New club mag is out

Still waiting for mine. I forgot about it to be honest :lol:
by Morris McKinnon
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2147
Views: 585160

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Caught in the nick of time by the looks of it Chris.
by Morris McKinnon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Barn find
Replies: 31
Views: 1317

Re: Barn find

My girlfriend showed me some pics of it through her Facebook and you know, it looks doable :think: I haven't seen underneath but from what I can see the front end looks worse because of the lack of panels. Those are the same panels I have to replace on mine so basically it has no front end just like...
by Morris McKinnon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Barn find
Replies: 31
Views: 1317

Re: Barn find

Yes, good luck! Can't wait to see some pics and hear about it's history :thumbup:
Can't be worse than mine!
by Morris McKinnon
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: MK1 Gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: MK1 Gumtree

It is an odd one. I was never asked to pay anything up front. I'd be suspicious if she asked for a deposit to secure the car but all I've had is replies saying she'll pass my number on to her husband. She has told him I'm interested in the car as she said her husband would give the inside a bit of c...