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by MarinaCoupe
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2425
Views: 736172

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

There are two things with lever arms, the bump and rebound resistance and the bushes keeping everything in line. You can check the bushes for movement. There used to be companies that would replace the bushes, but I haven’t heard of anyone doing it for about 10 years, does anyone know who might rebu...
by MarinaCoupe
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system
Replies: 24
Views: 1781

Re: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system

Sounds like the head gasket leaking between one or more cylinders and the water jacket. If you are lucky it’s just the gasket, however it’s always best if removing the head to check the flatness of both the cylinder head and the top of the block, with a steel rule after removing all traces of the ga...
by MarinaCoupe
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Canadian Mumford
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Canadian Mumford

That looks brilliant - well done. How long has it taken you to get it up to that condition?
by MarinaCoupe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Earlpart in receivership
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Earlpart in receivership

I have been chatting to David, he says that he will continue to stock some Marina parts, what parts exactly he wasn’t clear about. He was saying that the old Earlpart had three guys working on exhaust manufacture full time, but they never got the business they needed to make it pay, so they increase...
by MarinaCoupe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: A nice day for boost
Replies: 20
Views: 1729

Re: A nice day for boost

Good spot David.
by MarinaCoupe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: A nice day for boost
Replies: 20
Views: 1729

Re: A nice day for boost

Ben, I have my Coupe’s Spax shocks set on three clicks only at the rear, as any more makes the ride very choppy.
by MarinaCoupe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: A nice day for boost
Replies: 20
Views: 1729

Re: A nice day for boost

What shocks are they on the rear Ben?
by MarinaCoupe
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: It’s that time of year!
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: It’s that time of year!

There I’ll be a ‘tick box’ on the online or paper tax renewal form, by which ticking says that the car a Vehicle of Historic Interest (VHI) if you tick the box, no MOT is necessary. There are no separate MOT exemption forms. If you don’t tick the box the computer will search for a current MOT, if it...
by MarinaCoupe
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Brightwell classic auction
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Brightwell classic auction

Strong prices for the Coupes, seeing as they aren’t all original and in need of recommissioning and MOTs. It gives a real world view to their value.

I need to up my insurance.
by MarinaCoupe
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Earlpart in receivership
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Earlpart in receivership

Update - the business and premises have been sold to the same guy. No news whether it will re-open there or elsewhere.
by MarinaCoupe
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Earlpart in receivership
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Earlpart in receivership

Many of you will have read that Earlpart in Derby have gone into voluntary liquidation after the owner has been unable to continue due to illness. I contacted the Receiver on behalf of the club to see whether it would be possible to buy their Marina & Ital spares stash and have received a reply that...
by MarinaCoupe
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: The old steering rack bush trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: The old steering rack bush trouble

Nicola - The old ones are hard nylon in a metal ring and break up or wear oval over time.

I got your PM and have replied.
by MarinaCoupe
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk3 Gold saloon
Replies: 22
Views: 2182

Re: Mk3 Gold saloon

No probs, should answer questions about internal oil pumps and filters though.
by MarinaCoupe
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk3 Gold saloon
Replies: 22
Views: 2182

Re: Mk3 Gold saloon

Lee,

I found this some years ago on a Dutch SD1 website. LT77 gearbox rebuild in 5 parts (left side of the page) even I understood it.

http://www.roversd1.nl/sd1web/index.html
by MarinaCoupe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Understeer:Devon special
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Understeer:Devon special

Yup, late postie today, through the letterbox when I got home.