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by mickthefitter
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Understeer:Devon special
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Understeer:Devon special

Correction...it was there when I got in today from work. All is well. Morale is, just because mine went walkies last time, don't assume it has done again....
by mickthefitter
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Understeer:Devon special
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Understeer:Devon special

Well, while everybody is reporting in whether they've got an Understeer or not....nope.
by mickthefitter
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Spotted
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Spotted

MoT history only dating back to May 2014 online. Last MoT expired last June. Tax last December. Low mileage. Mileage at last MoT was 29,860 miles. It's a November 1978 registered 1275cc.
by mickthefitter
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2176
Views: 625980

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

You won't have any problems with sediment blocking those drain holes, Alex!

(Unlike the two litres of water I recently released from the n/s/r door on my 2014 Astra!)
by mickthefitter
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: BATTERY
Replies: 27
Views: 4936

Re: BATTERY

Speed reading this thread I get the impression the original battery question has been solved but I thought I'd add my own experience. My Marina had multiple hidden starter issues when purchased (among others) but it mimicked a failing battery. It came with an 038. I was advised to get an 015. Locall...
by mickthefitter
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: 10cwt van rear brake shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Re: 10cwt van rear brake shoes

When I worked in the electric cable industry in the 80s and 90s we used to have a cable winding machine, German made I think, that used car brake pads on a disc brake system that slowed down the take-up drum. We used to have a spare set of brake pads in the spares cupboard. It's a long time ago now ...
by mickthefitter
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: 10cwt van rear brake shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Re: 10cwt van rear brake shoes

As usual I know nothing, but you could try phoning this guy up. He's got a lot of cross-referencing catalogues.

https://www.carparts-direct.co.uk/fitta ... older-cars
by mickthefitter
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 25
Views: 1309

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

Morris McKinnon wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:12 pm
The front looks almost Porsche like? Would be more suited to the coupe I reckon, just looks odd on the saloon.
It's basically TR7 wedge front meets Mk2 Cortina. Doesn't really work. It isn't really a styling exercise, it's a safety-feature technical exercise. On a typically BL limited budget.
by mickthefitter
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 25
Views: 1309

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

It's.............different.
by mickthefitter
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2176
Views: 625980

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Good! Thought for one moment there you needed Kilroy's unpatented starter relay modification!
by mickthefitter
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Year's Day meet.
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: New Year's Day meet.

Well that's defo too far for me and my car's hermetically sealed in a bag! :mr green:
by mickthefitter
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update
Replies: 306
Views: 27154

Re: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update

I said it couldn't be done, and I said I wouldn't do it. But I've spent Christmas morning wrapping something instead of unwrapping something. Last week I went into the garage and found the underneath of my Marina drenched in condensation. I used a fan heater run from an extension lead strung along t...
by mickthefitter
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Brighton ASDA, 1987
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Brighton ASDA, 1987

I've just scanned this image of a supermarket car park from 1987, taken from October's Practical Classics Magazine, the reason being there are two Marinas in the scene. One appears to be a Sandglow Mk2 Coupe near the left of the picture, and the other a Harvest Gold Mk1 four door. If anything, on cl...
by mickthefitter
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)
Replies: 25
Views: 1309

Re: Marina Phase 2 (SRV2)

Words actually fail me!