What did you do to your Marina today?

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Morris McKinnon » Mon May 07, 2018 9:52 pm

I still use cassettes :lol:

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Post by Gee tc » Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 pm

Morris McKinnon wrote:I still use cassettes
I do use both cassettes and the transmitter in the Escort.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Mon May 07, 2018 10:17 pm

Cassettes not used much, but I kept my pre-recorded ones but binned my home recorded ones a few years ago. Still got a deck to play them on, and a 70s Grundig portable that was a Christmas present over 40 years ago (ulp!) and I have a teeny tiny collection of old car radios and radio cassette players when I went a bit berserk on eBay about four or five years ago. Though I've got a Clarion with digital display that was new to me in 1990, one of those pull-out jobs with a handle that you carry around like a suitcase to stop it being nicked, before they thought of removable face plates! My favourite to potentially go in the Marina (which still has its original Radiomobile push button MW/LW radio) is a mint looking, but never tested, Sharp FM radio/cassette that is identical to the one that came out of my mum's club book (Empire Stores) in 1978, and went in my Mk3 Cortina when I was a learner. My Mk1 Marina was the last car that Sharp radio graced, in 1985, by which time it had chewed a few too many tapes, before I went and got a Mk1 Astra with a Philips Turnolock radio installed. Though the Astra only stayed with me for six months, after the best part of four years with the Mk1 Marina.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by JoshWard » Mon May 07, 2018 10:43 pm

That’s no good as an advert for selling the other radios Tony lol

AM was rubbish in East Anglia with Smooth radio being just about the only music station I could pick up here, but then a few months ago Radio Caroline came back to AM with their transmitter on the Suffolk coast!


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Post by Gee tc » Mon May 07, 2018 10:51 pm

JoshWard wrote:That’s no good as an advert for selling the other radios Tony lol

AM was rubbish in East Anglia with Smooth radio being just about the only music station I could pick up here, but then a few months ago Radio Caroline came back to AM with their transmitter on the Suffolk coast!


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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Morris McKinnon » Wed May 16, 2018 4:39 pm

Well, that was a nightmare to get off :lol: Did a quick oil and filter change on PTH earlier.
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That filter was stuck fast! I tried everything from a filter chain tool to smashing a screwdriver through it to turn it. Had to chisel the thing from the base in the end and even that took some brute force. I put that filter on myself last year only hand tight like I always do. I've removed rusty oil filters from engines that have been on for maybe thirty years and even they have been easier to remove than this!

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Wed May 16, 2018 5:40 pm

Wow that looks like it was a mission!! Did you put a smear or oil or grease on new filter seal? I find it helps when trying to remove it next time.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Morris McKinnon » Wed May 16, 2018 5:47 pm

david painter wrote:
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Wow that looks like it was a mission!! Did you put a smear or oil or grease on new filter seal? I find it helps when trying to remove it next time.
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It was indeed a mission! Yes, I always smear a bit of oil on the rubber. I think I read that in PC years and years ago :thumbup:

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Gee tc » Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am

Didn't eat enough weetabix.....

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Morris McKinnon » Fri May 18, 2018 3:01 pm

Gee tc wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am
Didn't eat enough weetabix.....
Bah, Weetabix is for try hards, two shredded wheat is what the big boys eat :wink:

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by balmy » Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 pm

Morris McKinnon wrote:
Gee tc wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am
Didn't eat enough weetabix.....
Bah, Weetabix is for try hards, two shredded wheat is what the big boys eat :wink:
Hmmm. I have bitesize Shredded wheat in a morning. What does that say?!?!?!?
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Fri May 18, 2018 7:04 pm

Think that filter needed three full sized Shredded Wheats!!!!!
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Morris McKinnon » Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 pm

balmy wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Morris McKinnon wrote:
Gee tc wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am
Didn't eat enough weetabix.....
Bah, Weetabix is for try hards, two shredded wheat is what the big boys eat :wink:
Hmmm. I have bitesize Shredded wheat in a morning. What does that say?!?!?!?
I think it says, some people can't handle the full size servings! :lol: (I better stop or there'll be Queensberry rules at the nats) :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Sun May 20, 2018 9:09 pm

Loaded brown Mk3 Coupe on the trailer to take it into work going to put new Clutch, Slave Cylinder & pipe in it then try and remove trim to get it painted work diary looking quiet this week that may change though.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by beniboyz » Mon May 21, 2018 10:53 am

Had a lucky escape - was moments away from having this burst. Feed from stat housing to heater core... it slipped onto the exhaust manifold on the Turbo... whoops. The car obviously didn’t like red pipes... replaced with a standard heater hose and re-routed away from extreme heat...

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