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  1. #1 1700 Marina bits 
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    Am I right in saying that bits for the 1700 Marina engine are much more difficult to source compared to the 1800?
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    Hiya again

    Lets put it this way you can buy a complete slightly damaged MGB 1980 ebay number 260941882425 for 950
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    Some parts like the thermostst housing are almost impossible to find. Its a question of numbers, as I said in another place the 1800 is pretty much an MGB engine so there are no real problems with supply and plenty of alternatives.
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    Yes I looked through the Earlparts catalogue and many parts for the 1.7 engine are unavailable. Guess I will give the one I was interested in a miss as I dont want to start off my Marlin ownership with a car I cant repair.
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    So you have moved away from a Bulldog and towards a Marlin?
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    If your looking for a project then this one is a runner, although has an 'A' Series engine.

    The engine mounting points will already be on the chasis is you wished to change it for a 'B' series engine.

    Ebay 110826899559

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    Yep

    At the moment my cars of choice are the Marlin Roadster, The JBA Falcon, the NGTF and the Bulldog. All are a similar style.

    I have left myself a broad scope in the hope of finding a good one. Have moved away from the 1.7 Marina engine. 1.8 would be OK as would the Ford engines.

    I would want to avoid over complications of fuel injection as need to stick with what is comfortable for working on.
    I need to open the bonnet and have the alternator, carburretor, starter motor, distributer laid out easily in front of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    If your looking for a project then this one is a runner, although has an 'A' Series engine.

    The engine mounting points will already be on the chasis is you wished to change it for a 'B' series engine.

    Ebay 110826899559

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    I saw that - too far from me and too much work to get on the road. I have a garage but no room to work.
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