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    Was it you, nice red roadster on the A59 driving though Harrogate, on the 15th at about 16:30.
    You looked to be enjoying yourself.
    Terry
    I had one like that and the wheel fell off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryreed1664 View Post
    Was it you, nice red roadster on the A59 driving though Harrogate, on the 15th at about 16:30.
    You looked to be enjoying yourself.
    Terry
    Hi Terry
    Yes, it was me. I had just fitted the 6 speed gearbox Bought from Chris Weddon recently and 15" MGF wheels and was taking her for a test run. I always seem to have a cheesy grin when i'm out in my Marlin. I am hoping to get to some meets now I can get a decent MPG and there is less stress on the Motor. I have a perfectly good Marina gearbox for sale if it is of use to anyone.
    Steve Lilley
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenlilley View Post
    Hi Terry
    Yes, it was me. I had just fitted the 6 speed gearbox Bought from Chris Weddon recently and 15" MGF wheels and was taking her for a test run. I always seem to have a cheesy grin when i'm out in my Marlin. I am hoping to get to some meets now I can get a decent MPG and there is less stress on the Motor. I have a perfectly good Marina gearbox for sale if it is of use to anyone.
    Steve Lilley
    What is your 6 speed gearbox from Steve? And is it bolted to a Marina engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    What is your 6 speed gearbox from Steve? And is it bolted to a Marina engine?
    Hi Mike. Its a gearbox put together by Chris Weedon using a Marina gearbox with a Laycock overdrive from a dolomite boted to it. Apparently, its the same type of unit that the BL Rally team used in the 70s.It fitted straight on to my 1.8 Marina motor. I now have overdrive in 3rd and 4th reducing the revs by 25%. So now 4000 at 70mph is now 3000. Quite a difference!.
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    Hi Stephen, I heard you first, and then saw you heading west on the A59 to the roundabout where the A61 crosses.
    I was crossing the road to the fish and chip at the top of the hill when you went by, and yes you did have a large grin on your face (don't blame you one bit, jealous or what).
    Nice car.
    Terry
    I had one like that and the wheel fell off.
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