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  1. Re: Differences between the B series engine used in the Marina and the MGB?

    In addition to the flywheel, backplate, starter motor & spigot bush (which you may need to get made, as the hole in the MGB crank is way larger than the Marina), depending on the age of the MGB...
  2. Re: Can I change a Q plate to age related?

    My understanding has always been the same...i.e. once a Q always a Q...which has it's benefits come the MoT.
    I know that back in the day the various regional DVLA offices (when such things...
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    Re: Tom Frame please contact me

    Welcome Tom
    Worth making friends over at the Marina Owners club and keeping an eye on eBay...lots of stuff there at the moment, including a set of Ital front uprights; several rear axles, diffs,...
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    NOS 1.7 O Series Engine

    * 2 being advertised on eBay, item 274517517188
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    Re: 1.8TC exhaust system options

    The TC manifold, 12H3550, is different to the MGB insofar as it has plinths cast into it upon which the inlet manfiold is bolted. There are 2 manifolds listed for the MGB, 12H709 for HS carbs and...
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    Re: 1.8TC exhaust system options

    TC downpipe on eBay here item #253117890637
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    Re: 1.8TC exhaust system options

    It's possible to butcher an MGB downpipe to exit under the chassis rail (I did this back in the day and IIRC the chrome-bumper downpipe is the shortest version), but getting the 2-1 section bent to...
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    Re: Steering rack

    Coventry Automotive manufactured a run of rack conversion kits a few years back, on the back of their work on a rally-spec Marina project. There is mention of them on the Marina Owners club...
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    Re: Overheating Roadster

    I do like that rad..!


    Don't forget to check timing & mixtures...overly lean mixtures or excessively retarded ignition will generate additional heat and cause rough running. Also check for leaks...
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    Re: Single carb vs Twin Carb

    From the original build manual:


    "Some TC's were fitted with thick spacers between carb & manifold. This must be sawn down to 1/4" thick or obtain thin ones from your S.U. carburettor dealer."
    ...
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    Re: Brake parts.

    Try Rimmer Bros or other Triumph specialists. Marina axle is Triumph-derived.
    https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-V5435
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    Re: Smiths gauges and aftermarket ecu

    Indeed...my old Rover T-series had 2 temp senders, one for the gauge & one for the ECU. When I stuffed it into the Roadster I replaced the gauge sender with one to match the Marina clocks and used...
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    Re: Speedo Sensor

    Assuming a Ford 'box, why not fit an electronic sensor..e.g. https://www.burtonpower.com/ford-electronic-speedo-sensor-revfss.html
    Certainly made it easier than trying to find somewhere to fit an...
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    Re: Marlin Cabrio for sale on ebay

    It's this one https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?8242-Unfinished-Cabrio-for-Sale
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    Bump...any interested parties..?
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    Copied to new appropriately named thread &...

    Copied to new appropriately named thread & closing this thread
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    I agree it needs changing but it is far from obvious how to accomplish that, despite the assistance of Google.
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    I agree it needs changing but it is far from obvious how to accomplish that, despite the assistance of Google.
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    I've been and had a look at what's there and it's definitely a Cabrio...looks like a SWB.
    2.0 8v EFI, said to have been rebuilt and not run since along with the donor engine loom & ECU. Donor was...
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    I've been and had a look at what's there and it's definitely a Cabrio...looks like a SWB.
    2.0 8v EFI, said to have been rebuilt and not run since along with the donor engine loom & ECU. Donor was...
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    Looking more closely at the photos, the doors suggest this might in fact be a Cabrio kit. I will try and inspect in the coming days to determine for sure.
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    Re: Unfinished Roadster for Sale

    Looking more closely at the photos, the doors suggest this might in fact be a Cabrio kit. I will try and inspect in the coming days to determine for sure.
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    Unfinished Cabrio for Sale

    I've been approached by a gent with an unfinished Roadster for sale.
    I haven't seen it but the pictures he's sent me show a Sierra-based YKC roadster.
    The seller, who by his own admission knows...
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    Unfinished Cabrio for Sale

    I've been approached by a gent with an unfinished Roadster for sale.
    I haven't seen it but the pictures he's sent me show a Sierra-based YKC roadster.
    The seller, who by his own admission knows...
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    Re: Jrr 929 d

    Inclusive of VAT..? Any "go-faster" mods included..? Removal/fitting included..?

    I recently had a B series done by a reputable classic engine specialist (no fitting, just engine-work)...3/4...
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