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by mickthefitter
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2452
Views: 765501

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Finally managed to successfully join the owners club. Had to use my work laptop, as my elderly home laptop didn't seem to be compatible with the club site or payment software. Probably time to upgrade... Yeah but Windows 10 will bend your mind, looking for stuff that was obvious in XP and has eithe...
by mickthefitter
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Car of the Year 1972
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Car of the Year 1972

Quite interesting. Obviously when I was 19 and had my first Morris Marina, and didn't notice any of the handling deficiencies everyone talks about (in non-Marina circles) I must have been driving at 40mph on perfectly smooth roads! Not far from the truth really. I also find interesting the opinions ...
by mickthefitter
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina music
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Marina music

I think I would have ordered mine in 'Oh Fudge'...
by mickthefitter
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Boot Light Switch Position
Replies: 15
Views: 285

Re: Boot Light Switch Position

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by mickthefitter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2452
Views: 765501

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Impossible to grumble at that, £2.40 for a Mann oil filter for a 1.8?
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by mickthefitter
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Boot Light Switch Position
Replies: 15
Views: 285

Re: Boot Light Switch Position

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by mickthefitter
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Boot Light Switch Position
Replies: 15
Views: 285

Re: Boot Light Switch Position

And HLs...

I'm at work. If no one beats me to it I'll do it when I get home tonight
by mickthefitter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2452
Views: 765501

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Not entirely unlike the situation I described on my Mini then in the original post, with the drum backplates wrong-handed, and someone else had suggested the calipers were upside-down. Glad you got it sorted :thumbup:
by mickthefitter
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: starter motor
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: starter motor

I don't know anything about Powerlite starters except what I've just read online. Never heard of them before. Both models they list for a Marina (one covers 1100 and 1300, the other just 1300; 1100cc would be a van) are said to replace inertia type starters, yet look like pre engaged starters, which...
by mickthefitter
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Coventry Area - help bleeding brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Coventry Area - help bleeding brakes

Okay here's my two penneth. I've bled brakes and had some success but also been dumfounded by brakes that won't respond and got sick of losing brake fluid over the floor, so vowed not to do it again (and got rid of my Easibleed). Most likely the situation I'm about to describe cannot apply to a Mari...
by mickthefitter
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Sinking seat
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Sinking seat

Sponge is crumbling on mine.
by mickthefitter
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2452
Views: 765501

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Nope it doesn't have a/c. All the better for it as far as I'm concerned. It's definitely ethylene glycol. I...er...tasted it. To be sure. Not recommended. But it distinguished it from screen wash fluid!
by mickthefitter
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2452
Views: 765501

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Leaky brake line? Nah. Definitely water. Coolant in fact, with ethylene glycol. I've checked under the Marina since and apart from where the transmission insists on still leaking from, nothing else has dropped. The coolant must have dropped from the one time I put the Escort in the garage for a few...
by mickthefitter
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2452
Views: 765501

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Went for a little drive in the HL in the sunshine. On putting it away, I noticed something on the spill pad in the garage besides the patch of pink ATF (yep the ATF patch on the fresh spill pad is still growing but it's that casting on the side of the transmission that's leaking, not my new cork sum...
by mickthefitter
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New club mag is out
Replies: 141
Views: 27521

Re: New club mag is out

The font style and size looks much easier to read than last time :thumbup: