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  1. #1 Marina based Roadster for sale in Fife Scotland 
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    Just noticed this roadster for sale on ebay
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  2. #2 Re: Marina based Roadster for sale in Fife Scotland 
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    I saw that. O Series engine. Was that any good? Must have been 'better' than a the A or B Series I would have thought. So probably Ital based?
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    From the 1.7 Ital the basic running gear, front suspension/steering, transmission, gearbox and rear axle are all the same as the 1.8 Marina only some very minor negligible changes were made, away from the bodywork and trim etc.
    The OHC engine for the time was indeed better than the B Series.
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    The O Series were also prototyped into the MGB as a replacement for the B Series. The Perkin Prima diesel (used in LDV CityVan, Maestro & Montego) is based on the O Series petrol.
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    Parts are available for an O series, but can anyone source a replacement for the thermostat housing?
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    I remember replacing a thermostat in one of those engines for some one many years ago. Iirc it was a funny looking thing. Wasnt the housing like a long tube bolted to the head? Im intrigued so will do some googling. is there a shortage of housings? Are they prone to failure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CompoSimmonite View Post
    The O Series were also prototyped into the MGB as a replacement for the B Series. The Perkin Prima diesel (used in LDV CityVan, Maestro & Montego) is based on the O Series petrol.
    Article about this here http://www.mginfo.co.uk/upgrades4mgs...eries_mgb.html

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  8. #8 Re: Marina based Roadster for sale in Fife Scotland 
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    Just noticed that the car went for 1960
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