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by MarinaCoupe
Tue May 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Leaf springs - where to source
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Leaf springs - where to source

On this subject---whilst working on my mk3 project, I discovered that a previous owner has fitted huge (70mm) lowering blocks to the rear springs. When I removed them the suspension is way too high. Are these springs not marina ones, or is this what is implied from the above post please? The front ...
by MarinaCoupe
Mon May 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Wiper spindle problem
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Wiper spindle problem

You beat me Baz 😀 37H 7084.
by MarinaCoupe
Thu May 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: MOT exemption

No, there was a concern, but the DVLA clarified that it wasn’t the case.
by MarinaCoupe
Thu May 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: MOT exemption

Don’t confuse MOT exemption with Historic Vehicle zero VED. Your MOT status has nothing to do with the VED tax rate. Whether you declare your car is MOT exempt or you get an MOT pass, you still have zero VED, as VED is based just on date of manufacture and not whether the car is roadworthy or not.
by MarinaCoupe
Tue May 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2423
Views: 732856

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

You won’t get the “doesn’t need an MOT” message until your existing MOT runs out.
by MarinaCoupe
Mon May 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2423
Views: 732856

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Jeeese
by MarinaCoupe
Sat May 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: MOT exception

As I am putting my Coupe back on the road after 5 years, I will have it MOT’d this year to have a third party check my work, not sure about future years though.
by MarinaCoupe
Sat May 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Wheels nuts...
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Wheels nuts...

As long as they were 3/8” unf that’s all that’s important.
by MarinaCoupe
Sat May 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Wheels nuts...
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Wheels nuts...

The thread is 3/8” unf, the nuts must have a 60 degree angle, for them to seat into the wheel centre properly.
by MarinaCoupe
Wed May 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Good news.
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Good news.

Wow, that’s brilliant Ken. Which white is it, it really pops?
by MarinaCoupe
Fri May 04, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system
Replies: 24
Views: 1707

Re: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system

All B series engines in Marinas were painted black, both the head and block.
by MarinaCoupe
Thu May 03, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system
Replies: 24
Views: 1707

Re: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system

I have freed off a B series head by removing the rockers, leaving the plugs in and turning the engine over a few times and using the compression to pop the head off. I have also heard, but not tried, removing the plugs, feeding soft rope like sash cord into each cylinder after removing the the rocke...
by MarinaCoupe
Tue May 01, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system
Replies: 24
Views: 1707

Re: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system

Unlike modern car head bolts, which are designed to stretch when tightening and as a result can’t be re-used, A & B series engines use non-stretch studs screwed into the top of the block face, so they should be reusable. However if a stud unscrews from the block when you take the head off, you shoul...
by MarinaCoupe
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Soon be ready to roll
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Soon be ready to roll

Looking good, did you measure the PCD wheel stud spacing in the end?
by MarinaCoupe
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system
Replies: 24
Views: 1707

Re: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system

Go for a Payen gasket. They have rubber compression seals built in, which help to avoid future head gasket failure.